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It's definitely not a dance. This is an algorithmic penalty.
 

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Is this something related to KW stuffing? because these days people like to stuff KW's in the description.
 

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As I said, I doubt it's onsite SEO.

Here are some Afhrefs screenshots and so far this does not make any sense.

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This is basically all the data I can provide. So far I have no idea what's the issue, because it looks to be really random.
 

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If your other spammed videos aren't affected then there still must be something else. Some Google updates complete over a few weeks though so they may still get hit, and if they do, then we have nailed the issue. Since most of my vids are dancing atm anyway I can't say for myself. I think it's wait & see time. If you find anything else out let us know.

And don't forget GSA has a links removal system so you can always remove a lot of the spam and un-penalize.
 
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I checked one of my video I recently ranked with spam and it seems to be OK.
 

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I suspect that Google is more strict in certain niches. So a video that had horrible anchor text diversity in a niche like "weight loss" may have been penalized while one that had the same anchor text percentages may not have been penalized because it was in a niche that Google doesn't pay much attention to, like "model airplanes" (example).
 

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The niche selection is completely random for me.
 

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Not at all. Even in the same niche, some got penalized and some did not. Some more competetive got penalized, some did not and some goes for less competetive also.
 

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as of now i don't think niche is relevant for this penalty, i have a video that is now ranking for 6 medium-high volume kws in a very competitive niche, where 4 other vids were also on first page in different combinations, my video is the only one that kept it's ranking the others are 50+.
 

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As I said, I do not see any pattern. Age could be a factor possibly, but only if the videos are like 18 months old at least. I may try to do some tests, but I am losing hope that the ranking will get to normal anytime soon.

However when selecting "videos" tab when searching in google, all videos are where they were before. But that's useless info.
 

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They may just be rolling this out, so not every video is going to be effected. Also, just like all of the "normal" updates for SERPS, not every video is effected for some reason, so it makes it look very random at first. I do think there is something going on though. I've even noticed changes/problems in uploading custom thumbnails over the past couple of days.
 

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my niche is still full of spammed videos . that gave me a scare .
 

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I haven't seen any changes for my videos, and I have a lot of them, but I have noticed a lot of videos that I was keeping my eye on for some competitive keywords drop out of the rankings.
 

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I haven't seen any changes for my videos, and I have a lot of them, but I have noticed a lot of videos that I was keeping my eye on for some competitive keywords drop out of the rankings.

And what kind of ranking techniques you use? Just for the sake of figuring this crap out.
 

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Just because I haven't experienced anything yet that doesn't mean that I won't. I may get hit a little bit later as I've experienced with other updates with my sites. I do tiered link building mostly, webs 2.0s, wikis, pdfs, articles, bookmarks, and some blog comments.
 

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You said the video is over a year old. If this is true then this is the reason for your drop. All my videos increased in rankings, no drops on my end.

I really think you are overreacting, calm down, upload a new video, and rank again.
 

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So you want to say, that I got hit because my video is old? Videos which are like 18 months are still ok. Those which are around 10 - 12 months got hit partially.
 

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This is really important for us to get to the bottom of, because if this is all true, this would be the first time Google treats YouTube videos the same as it does websites, which has ramifications for how we promote YouTube videos in the future.
 
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