One of my YouTube videos was ranking on Page 9 for a 1.3k per month keyword and a 4k per month keyword. I built links to it using GSA SER. Currently 10000 submitted, 8000 verified and 3000 indexed. Used all platforms and content from Wicked Article Creator. Video itself has around 1000 views (currently showing 301+ views). NOW it's on page 3 for one keyword and page 5 for the other keyword. Good improvement! I actually stopped building links because it didn't seem to budge off Page 9. But about one week after having stopped the link building, it was on page 3, possibly because of links being slowly indexed. All that said, one of my biggest questions is whether it's natural for a YouTube video to have MORE LINKS THAN VIEWS? That totally seems fishy, but does Google care? Should I just keep building spammy links as before and wait till it hits Page 1? Is it possible at all for a YouTube video to get penalized if I am too spammy? I'm sure someone with experience on YT video ranking can enlighten me on this. I also tried analyzing the backlinking strategies of top ranking vids using Ahrefs. Unfortunately, it doesn't show more than 500 links, including for my video.