-50 penalty for Youtube videos? Seems like it's happening.

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A few hours ago I still thought that it is impossible to get any kind of penalty when it comes to youtube videos.
However it seems that I was wrong. This has to be new though. And it's definitely not any kind of a dance. Screenshot shows just some of those hit videos I own. Your thoughts on this?

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Interesting, I don't know what to make of it. Did you post the same question on the GSA forum? If not, then there are 2 instances of this problem this morning, which might be significant. If that was you though, then so far it's only you, which means it might be something unique to you to pinpoint.
 

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I don't have the problem like you but, in the last 2 weeks I'm unable to rank a video on Google for some reason. :(
 

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No, I haven't posted anything on the GSA forum, but I found the thread mentioning it.
It seems to be algorithm penalty, though it makes me wonder. A lot of the videos, where I used identical method and even identical backlinks, so it's either anchor diversity or onsite SEO. Otherwise I have no idea what could be the problem. It's pretty sad, that so far it's just me and some guy from Gsa forum.
 

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it's not just you, almost all of the youtube videos i'm watching are off the first page, serpbook hasn't updated yet, but if i check manually they are gone, some of my videos are still on first page.
 

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Is this happened today or you are seeing drops regularly?
 

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for me it's the first drop of rankings since i rank youtube videos (1+ year)
 

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This is the first time I've ever experienced something like this with Youtube videos. It's definitely some kind of a penalty, drops are mostly -50 and the videos are showing, but on 5th or 6th page. Serpbook is updating slowly, but when checked manually, they are mostly gone. Both old and new videos, the newest one which got hit is like 2 months old. The newest ones are still sticking though. Videos are still ranking in Youtube serps as they were.
 

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All my videos that are 3-6 months old dropped 50 positions today..:(
 

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What kinds of links campaigns were you making for those videos? It may be that G isn't giving a pass to spammed YT videos anymore. But I'd need more info to make that judgement.
 

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As you can presume, it was straightforward tierless spam with GSA. Using main keywords as anchor text only. However not all of the videos got hit. Some old ones, where I was using stuff like 100K scrapebox blast are still there. And even some blasted with GSA.
 

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What kinds of links campaigns were you making for those videos? It may be that G isn't giving a pass to spammed YT videos anymore. But I'd need more info to make that judgement.

i was basically just running gsa ser directly with no tiers with alot of contextual links but it seems spamming like its 2008 won't work anymore with yt.
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Yeh, my engine selection is similar to that of Winternacht.
 

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Are you surprised? Google owns Youtube, so it was about time they change or update their algorithm.
 

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Hmm, it does look like something has happened, let's wait & see what other reports we get now to get a clearer picture of it.

Nargil, was anything different with your videos that didn't get hit? Maybe they still will but let's get as much info as we can for now. The more info we have, the better we can fix it.
 

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My videos are still up ,using GSA,lets see for some days and i'll post back if i get hit
 

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At the moment I am trying to compare those hit videos with those which were not hit, but so far it's confusing.
I think we can almost rule out Onsite optimization penalty. My density was sometimes around 10%, but one of the members pointed out to me, that he got hit even with around 3 - 4% density.
At the moment I am collecting data, I will need an hour or so. I used same methods, some videos got penalty some did not. I can't tell any difference between them from top of my head.

TheUnborn: What is your Anchor diversity + Onsite density?
 

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I think we can rule out Onsite SEO really.
Checked some of my vids. Vids with density of 11, 10, 11, 8, 14 got hit. Vids with density of 17 or 38 percent did not. So I doubt it has anything to do with this.
Another thing that occured to me is a possible p0rn links penalty. Sometimes you can't really rule out such sites when using GSA, even though you are trying. But imo it's because of the heavy spam. Not even anchor diversity, just low quality links penalty.
 

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my videos often dance from top10 to nowhere back and forth before they settle

how old are the videos? are you still building links?
 
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