YouTube Ready Captioning
I'd be happy to provide high-quality, accurate captions for your YouTube videos to maximize your search-engine optimization (SEO) for increased viewership!
Why caption YouTube videos?
- Because it's required by the FCC for accessibility for people with disabilities: Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (PDF).
- So specific words and phrases in the video are searchable, people can find relevant content and discover videos they might have otherwise overlooked.
- To allow users to read the content of a video in noisy situations or where sound might not be appropriate.
- Captions increase comprehension, especially for people who are not native English speakers.
- Because YouTube's automatic captions are notoriously inaccurate, Google and YouTube ONLY index uploaded captions. So, the auto-captions will NOT help for search-engine optimization.
- Plus, pasting the transcript or key words and quotes from the captions into the video description field boosts the video’s ranking and allows viewers to scan the text without having to view the video.
Option 1: Receive premium timecoded and synchronized captions per DCMP guidelines for 6,00 € per video minute, 60,00 € minimum in WebVTT (.vtt), SubRip (.srt), or DFXP (.xml) formats.
Option 2: Budget transcript only, with no timecodes, for 3,00 € per video minute, 30,00 € minimum in text (.txt) format.
I will invoice you via PayPal and return your YouTube captions or transcript within two to three business days after payment.
To upload the captions or transcript to YouTube:
- Log into your YouTube account.
- Choose the corresponding YouTube video.
- Click on the "CC" button under the video for "Captions".
- Click on "Add a new track".
- Choose "Upload a file".
- Make sure the language is "English". Click on "Upload", and add the caption (.srt) or transcript (.txt) file I have provided.
Your viewers can now activate the captions when they turn Captions on at the bottom of the video or click on the "Transcript" icon. For more support, visit the YouTube Captions Help Page.