Brian Dean Curated

Founder, Backlinko. Co-founder of Exploding Topic

CURATED BY :      +44 others


  • What is the major ranking factor in YouTube SEO that you think people should be aware of?

  • What's your philosophy on like the grind or the hustle?

  • What is the most important activity in your work-schedule?

  • Why is it so important to constantly create because there might be some stuff you've written over the last few years that still just as good today,so why create?

  • How do you divide up your work-plan?

  • Did you learn copywriting before applying it into your content writing ?

  • How important is copywriting in case of writing a blog?

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.

  • Is there any particular thing that you learnt from working with Neil Patel ?

  • Name some entrepreneurs that you look up to?

  • What's your philosophy on giving away amazing stuff on backlinko.com?

  • To what extent do watch-time and engagement influence in Youtube SEO?

  • If you start a brand new website today or you buy a new domain and you want to ace it with SEO what are the things that you would focus on?

  • What are the tactics for good SEO content links ?

  • What is that main thing that you mostly work on?

  • How are you enjoying the lifestyle that you created for yourself?

  • Tell us what's your goal with the Backlinko site ?

  • What's your strategy regarding the growth of your Youtube channel?

  • Tell us a little bit about how are you approaching the optimization in Youtube?

  • What type of tips would you give for somebody who's just looking to start a Youtube channel ?

  • How was your first experience with recording videos in Youtube?

  • Do you find that industry studies are a great way to build backlinks?

  • Do you think there is any advantage of longer videos in youtube seo?

  • Tell us a little bit about one of your methodologies called the skyscraper.

  • Are you excited about anything in digital marketing that you think is going to be big in the future?

  • Why do you always suggest youtubers to go for long content rather than short content?

  • Do you agree with the notion that that adding more and more content helps in increasing the rank of the site?

  • What's your suggestion for creators of video content?

  • Do you recommend going after longtail keywords ?

  • Name the content marketing strategies that stood the test of time?

  • What are some marketing tactics of business that can be used to scale its marketing efforts without compromising the quality?

  • How do you think online businesses can divide their efforts between testing new platforms like snapchat and consolidating their long-standing marketing channels like email marketing and content marketing?

  • Do you think SEO tactics have become more complex in the past years as algorithms on different platforms just constantly change or do the best practices still work?

  • What do you think is YouTube's point of view on pogo-sticking?

  • Do you think a good strategy and consistent implementation help in having a lot of resources to do your marketing?

  • Why do you think that the interview format does not work well in Youtube?

  • Tell us a bit about yourself and backlinko.

  • I want to talk about growing your YouTube subscribers and let's start off with I guess a good place to start is branding and positioning of your channel. What are your thoughts on that? Take us through the landscape of that.

  • So it's interesting. You say about expanding out a little bit after you've got established. I've got to ask you about that because I'm totally with you. I mean there's so I forget what the statistic is there some like X hours of video uploaded every second or something so I can understand specificity if I say that correctly. But yeah, I mean, how is it best to, what sort of rates can you expand out a bit? So I mean say for example, I wanted to start I don't know a channel on organic gardeni...

  • And so what are the things to aim for with a good intro to keep the person, you know sort of engaged?

  • Yeah. It's interesting actually because some of the videos that I watch the I've subscribed to a few channels and obviously the ones I really like and a few of those actually have quite long intros, but I tolerate them because I know the video is going to be good. So I guess trust comes into as well doesn't it?

  • Where have you been living for the last several years?

  • Now. What about good old-fashioned SEO? How do you optimize your well, I guess it's the channel and the individual videos, isn't it? How do you optimize those for SEO?

  • Now remember in the old days, we were always advised by someone or other to put the keywords as Close to the front as possible in the description. Is that still the case do you think Brian or is it not so important these days?

  • So we talked about branding, talked about intros. We've talked about SEO. What about getting more subscribers? What's the best way to do that?

  • Does it have a massive effect of those, the cumulation of those Thumbs Ups?

  • If it's a one thing that our audience can sort of take away from this today,what you think it might be Brian?

  • How can I listen to this, find out more about you and Backlinko?

  • Would you consider yourself to be a digital nomad?

  • Is there any specific conferences that you normally speak at or are you not really in that scene so much?

  • How many hours a week you work and what your typical work day looks like ?