Video descriptions for Rumble

Mario

Creator Support Team
Staff member
#1
Online search engines have recently made changes to their requirements for video descriptions. We want to make sure our creator’s videos have an edge for a wider distribution. To achieve this, when you select our video management license we suggest our creators write around 300 words. Composed of a description with relevant tags to help identify videos on their specific topic.

A 300 word descriptive paragraph will work extremely well to increase our ranking on online search engines.

We currently work very hard to leverage our content and our distribution network to over 100 million users a month. In an effort to make your videos more appealing to search engines we need to start requesting video descriptions from all of our creators.


Rumble Creators are constantly asking us what they can do to improve their video’s chances of going viral. So here you go; one more tip to increase your chances of becoming an Internet Superstar.

When you upload a video to Rumble make sure to add a good description of about 300 words including descriptive tags, not only will it help you, but not doing so will put you at a disadvantage over other creators getting a higher search rank with search engines locating their content first.

In terms of setting a format for writing your descriptions:

1) Put the primary reason for watching (synopsis/call to action) within the first section of the description.

2) Anything you want people to see when they watch your videos on Rumble should be included right after that

3) Be careful with double line breaks (paragraphs) in your descriptions, we strongly discourage them because it may stop search engines from reading the full description.

4) More importantly: keep your title descriptive and appealing.

5) Lastly, don’t forget to add relevant tags.
 

DavidMcNab

Well-known member
#2
@Mario
Thanks for the info. It seems there have been a few changes lately to how things are being done.
I've noticed on the creator dashboard that we are no longer able to see the number of videos that we have uploaded or the approval rating as a percentage.
Is this a change that will continue or just a temporary matter?
Also, a few of us have noticed that some of the narratives and titles on older videos have changed and that the narrative includes a link to Amazon.
This raises the obvious questions about revenue and what impact this will have on a video's earning potential. Is there any information available on this topic yet?
 
#3
300 words is a lot, really a lot, to describe a dog doing a trick or something like that... I just ran some of my descriptions through a wordcounter (might come in handy for users: https://wordcounter.net), and with my basic descriptions I'm not even close to a 100 words! So for my last video I added a longer description, and it was a 150 words! I really don't know what to tell more about the video.

And for the tags, is it possible to add them later if you didn't add them at the initial upload? The editing function doesn't give room to add them.
 

Tripwire

Active member
#4
Yeah I have found this also I think 300 words is too much I really think rumble have got this so wrong .We will have a problem on most videos to achieve 300 words and I think the viewer will get bored too .IT would have to start with once upon a time ...... haha
 
#5
I agree with the 300 words being too much. I think some video creators resort to writing anything, just to fill the 300 words, even if it's nothing to do with video. @Tripwire it's not Rumble that has got it wrong! They've got nothing to do with this. It's the search engine! Rumble is just letting us know, this is what happened, so we can act on it. So thank you Rumble for keeping us informed!
 

Tripwire

Active member
#6
Oh Right thought it was rumble, Well I don't suppose there is much we can do about that then, that's my videos not being watched then because I Would not be able to keep droning on and on about a 1 min video.@sloggervlogger
 
#7
Just to show how much 300 words are, the openingpost from @Mario here is not even 300 words long (ok, it's 298 but still ;)) so imagine to write such a novel on a dog balancing a cookie ;D
 

DavidMcNab

Well-known member
#10
I agree that it's a long narrative but Rumble has been marketing our videos extremely well so far. If this is what they need then I guess we adapt. It may also change some of our content. It's easy to write a story for some videos and hard for others. We may need to start recording more complex videos with that in mind.
YouTube is undergoing some changes too, including refusal to monetize certain content. Obviously, the changes there come from changing needs of the advertisers. Rumble has been ahead of the game for a long time and the changes that we see here will keep us ahead of everyone else. While YouTube uploaders are struggling to understand what's happening and how to adapt, we already have that information.
I suggest that we start paying more attention to the videos and narratives that are being approved so we can get some ideas. We will likely find that we just become better story tellers.
 

Mario

Creator Support Team
Staff member
#11
Hey guys,

We know 300 words seems a little excessive, specially for shorter videos. But this is a recommendation based on how to make a better impression to search engines.

At the end of the day there's thousands upon thousands of hours worth of watchable content uploaded every day to the internet so we need to continuously improve to be the best.
 

Mario

Creator Support Team
Staff member
#13
Hey SV,

We're actually currently working on this feature, so just like in this box you can drag from the bottom right down and increase its size.
 
#15
300 words is nothing! In today's SEO climate, search engines are telling bloggers that 300+ words is a MINIMUM to not be penalized. That means that they want to see more, not less. This is really good info @Mario, I am liking the move toward a more transparent relationship between us(creators) and Rumble
 
#16
I have to admit that I have been enjoying the 300 word descriptions! It is a little more work but it makes the videos come to life (I am also learning a lot of new knowledge as I have to do research for my videos now)
 
#18
@DavidMcNab When I ask Mario the question he wrote back saying: Creators receive revenue on the pre-roll ads shown in the videos (also mid and post roll if there's any), all banner ads or ads found outside of the video player do not generate any revenue towards the creator's account.