How to Add Captions to Your Youtube Videos

by | Jan 25, 2021

Have you tried “Every Trick in the Book” to boost your YouTube Channel?

Why are your competitors getting more “Views” and “Subscribers” than you?

What is the secret to a Perfect YouTube Strategy?

With the evolution of modern, smart search engines, the outdated methods and gimmicks of ramping up SEO of your content no longer hold any ground.  In modern SEO tools, “Captions are the New Black”

Get a detailed analysis HERE as to why every promising content publisher must include captions with their content on YouTube or on any social media platform.  You do not need to be tech-savvy to add captions to your YouTube content. There are multiple ways to do that. Let’s find out.

How do you add captions and subtitles to YouTube videos?

When it comes to adding closed captions and subtitles to YouTube videos, you have many options, including using the YouTube Caption Editor, DIY captioning, and outsourcing.  YouTube’s amazing speech recognition technology makes it extremely easy for you to caption your own videos. The only problem it entails is that the accuracy of these captions tends to be rather low, and you will have to manually do the vetting of complete transcription. So far, we have established the fact that adding captions to your videos can enhance its visibility multifold. Now let’s find out how to do it. 

Step #1: “Sign In” to YouTube Studio.

The very first step is to go to YouTube and Sign in to your YouTube Studio account.  You will find yourself in “Channel dashboard” which is kind of a main hub to manage and view channel analytics and activities.

Step #2: Go to the Subtitles tab in the left sidebar navigation.

At the far left, you will find a vertical bar with several tabs. Look for the one named “Subtitles” and click on it.


Step #3: Choose the video you want to add captions to.

You will see a list of all your uploaded videos. Look for the one you want to add captions to, and click on the “Languages” column.

Step #4: ADD the captions to your video.

Under the subtitles column, look for “ADD” and click on it. A new window will appear.


Step #5: ADD the captions to your video.

You will see multiple options here.  You can either upload captions from your computer by clicking  “Upload file”  (if you have an srt file). Or you can “Type manually” as well and synchronize it using YouTube’s Captions Editor.


Wait a Minute. You have another option! Instead of wasting hours by doing the transcribing yourself from scratch or using machine-generated captions, which aren’t accurate most of the time, use Empire Captions’ easy, fast, accurate, and budget-friendly services and get synchronized captions for your YouTube videos.

What makes ECS better than the rest? Great question indeed!  Well, we use professional and experienced transcriptionists, whose priority is to provide top-notch, digital accessibility services.  We do the heavy digital lifting for you. No matter how bad the audio quality of your video is, we ensure 99% accuracy and guarantee satisfaction of our clients.

Let us help you get more subscribers.

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