I'd like an expert's opinion on this subject because most people giving advice probably haven't ranked a youtube video in their life. 1. I always hear people saying to build backlinks to your video so it will rank higher on youtube search. After analyzing some of the top ranking videos in competitive niches, I realize that these have 0 or very few backlinks. So is it really true that backlinks help your video rank higher? I have a feeling that backlinks will even harm your video if it is new. 2. Has anyone tried building high PR links to their youtube channel? Technically, your channel should pass link juice to your videos so I'm wondering whether this works or not. I doubt many people have tried this, but if no-one can answer then I'll have to try for myself and I'll leave the results here.