This post will be covering all steps in one post, that I went through for my newest video.
1. Keyword Research
I can't tell you much about the keyword research for my newest video, because I was done were quickly. I just had a cool idea to create a Vlogging-Thumbnail and then started to design it. I liked the result, so I wanted to publish it to YouTube. I looked up for the keyword "VLog Thumbnail Template" and knew, that I would choose this keyword to target on.
If you don't know, how to do keyword research, check out the YouTube-Guide.
As you can see, this is a really good keyword to target on, because of the high search volume and very low competition. In addition, the competition is even lower, because the most videos aren't even related to the topic "Vlog Thumbnail Template".
2. Creating the Video
There's not much to say, I just used HitFilm 3 Express to edit the video and Nvidia Shadowplay to record a bit, those 2 tools are both free, Nvidia Shadowplay only works with Nvidia graphics cards, you can download them here:
3. Publishing the video to YouTube
(4.) The rankings of the video
Now, I'll still quickly show you the rankings of the new video:
I'm quite happy with these rankings, the video was just published two hours ago, so I'm really looking forward to this video getting some hundred clicks. Everything is working fine, already #6 for "Vlog Thumbnail Template" and #9 for "Thumbnail Template Vlogs". There will probably also be some updated posts about the rankings in the next days.
Here, you can also see the video once again: