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A thought about Youtube rankings

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by dennis26, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. dennis26

    dennis26 Newbie

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    I?ve read up on Youtube Search Rankings. There are differing views on how YT ranks the videos. But most assume it to be a combination of the following: Views, High Retention views, Geo-views, likes, comments, YT channel authority, social embeds/links, backlinks etc. Right? That?s my understanding though I?ve probably forgotten some things.

    From my small experience with my own videos, I noticed that my videos reached page 1 for a few keywords but then slipped away, despite the views/HRviews/likes/comments [via Enhanceviews, U2bviews etc] increasing. Could it be that there is an algorithm linked to how many people actually click through from their YT search results? In other words, my video reached page 1, but YT then detected that people were not choosing my video to click on, or were only viewing it for a short time when they did. It would seem like a logical way for YT to filter out what the public wants or does not want from their search results.

    Anyone ever heard of this or something similar? Is it worth experimenting with? Just wondering?.. I?m new to this. Please be gentle.
    Cheers!
     
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    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There was an update on YT algo just recently.

    It's apparently tailored towards the old version of many of these YT tools.

    You need a little patient and experiment to work around the situation.

    You slipped down from page 1 to page 2 or to nowhere.

    If you are on page 2, 3 then it's normal, you just need more quality views and links..
     
  4. dennis26

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    Thanks for the replies, guys. I get the HR views bit, and I'll work on getting some more backlinks.

    To be honest, I wasn't talking so much about my videos [mainly now on page 2/3 or lower - I've also disappeared for 1 particular keyword].
    My question is badly phrased. The question is purely: Could it be that there is an algorithm not previously mentioned, linked to how people interact with their YT search results? For example - i search for "sex" on YT [never done that of course] - YT looks at how I then deal with results. If one video is consistently ignored, it receives negative ranking points. But if a video is consistently chosen and then watched for a good amount of time, it receives positive ranking points. See what I mean? Maybe not...

    Thanks anyway...
     
  5. BENNY8877

    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    I know what you mean. People have theorized this for a while with Google and sites, but really who knows, they're always changing stuff. And I'm sure they're aware that the millions of videos with 200,000 + views aren't legitimate, so they have to change something.

    In terms of your ranking, sometimes a video will drop for a bit and then bounce back. Also, lately there has been a shift in the results because a lot of videos have been deleted by YouTube, so that could cause a quick change in the YouTube SERPS.
     
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