I know this topic gets beat to death, but it is a big topic. It's what everyone wants.....higher ranks. I was taught that if you backlink while getting "real" views comments and likes that you WOULD move up in the search. The key is to make it look natural to Youtube. I am strictly talking Youtube. But if it was true then most everyone would experience higher rankings when this kind of SEO is done properly, right? We I have experienced the opposite. I have gone up then out of site. I see other post the same thing. yet others claim they have success. So can anyone PROVE somehow that if you try to fool Youtube into thinking you have a growing channel that YOUTUBE will not notice you faked it? And that they will FOR SURE put you up? Because at this point I think YT knows who is faking and who isn't. If you put up a channel and it gets views and grows without you doing anything, then THAT is one that YT will ALWAYS reward! But if you fake it then YT knows and you might or might not get ranked. It's all random. I have an open mind. I AM NOT claiming anything. I might be challenging, but NOT claiming.