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About social signals in youtube videos

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tronox, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. tronox

    tronox Power Member

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    Recently I've read many good things about social signals.Many people say that they can help a lot in ranking youtube videos.So I decided to try it myself.
    First video had 7.5k HR views from BB.It was in 4th page of youtube for low comp keyword.
    Second video was in 4th page too with 7.4k HR views from same service.
    Third video - 9th page with 5k HR (same service).
    I gave 200 retweets to every video along with 40 fb shares.Next morning (about 12 hours have passed since I started boosting them) I open 7th page and see that first two videos are there.Third one jumped from 9th to 10th page.
    So I was wondering maybe this is some kind of new update from youtube, because in my opinion 7.5k HR 150 likes 10 comments and social signals should be enough to rank at least to 2nd page for 22k exact monthly searches and 12k results keyword ? :confused:

    Update:Added 40 more facebook shares to one of my video to make sure.And yes...After few hours it went down again.From 7th to 10 th page.Seems that social signals are worse than dislikes.Of course you can use social signals go down from first page to second or something like that if you need to.I guess that 10$ I spent on those videos went to s**thole...

    So my advice for people who want their videos to rank higher.

    DO NOT USE SOCIAL SIGNALS FOR YOUTUBE VIDEOS.

    Thank you!
     
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  2. tronox

    tronox Power Member

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    Has anyone experienced something like this recently ?
     
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    .Oscar Regular Member

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    Depends on the quality and nature of your signals, I get great results from mine.
     
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  4. tronox

    tronox Power Member

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    So I should avoid using retweets and facebook shares for my videos ? Because I used retweets and fb shares from addmefast. Is it bad ?
    I am starting to think that social signals are like dislikes for your videos.Doesn't matter what quality they are,dislikes are dislikes :p
     
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  5. tronox

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    Removed those tweets from my twitter page and my video rankings went up again.Not all the way but still.Better than nothing :)
    Now only those facebook shares are f**ng things up.
     
  6. MosesW

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    It was very interesting to read this stuff. Generally I tend to believe that social signals are good.
    Perhaps, Google/YouTube manages some criteria to evaluate social signals, which are bad for your example.