As the title says. I have gained 40K subs in the past year , I get about 2-5K legit views a video but I don't feel like spending 50$ / video anymore just so I can compete with all the people ranked first for all these high competition tags. And what's even worse is than even when I buy 50K views for example + the organic views that I get , my videos only stay ranked for a few days while those other videos have been posted months or years ago , they get the same views per hour or lower as me and yet their rank barelly changes. I am doing everything right , I post good videos , high quality , SEO is done perfectly , thumbnails are great too , I have all my keywords 5+ times in the description. I've bought backlinks , social signals and what not for my channel URL. Another thing that I find odd is that if I type in one of the words that my channel name consists of in the youtube search ( it is high competition ) and change the filter to channels , my channel is all the way on page 10 , yet you have channels with significantly less subs and engagement ranked on page 1 and 2. I don't want to start a new channel cuz I've spent way too much time , money and effort on this one . I honestly feel like the channel itself is fukked . Youtube hates me for some reason . How do you rank for something for a longer time period ? I tried what people told me , keep adding views to it little by little but that doesn't seem to be working either. Anyone having similar problems or is it just me ?