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can you search your own private videos on youtube? are they indexed if private?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by brulok, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. brulok

    brulok Registered Member

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    Are private youtube videos indexed? Can you search for a specific private video of yours on your own channel without making it public?

    I intend to have lots of private videos and want to be able to search their descriptions in the future... is this possible while keeping them private?


    I am testing right now by having a private video with unique search strings in it and I'll let you guys know (assuming one of you fine folks doesn't answer before my testing shows results).
     
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  2. brulok

    brulok Registered Member

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    been 24 hours and my private video is not searchable so far... i'm hoping that since my channel is small that it doesn't have high priority for indexing
     
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    No. It will not get indexed as long as you set it private.
     
  4. innozemec

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    the purpose of the private option is only you to access the video, therefore it doesn't need to be in the index and appear in search results
     
  5. brulok

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    ya my stuff still isn't indexed which is too bad. I might have to make an excel spreadsheet now :(
     
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    jimmyr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you go to your video manager, there is a search box in the top right hand corner and it works on descriptions
     
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    It is not indexed!
     
  8. brulok

    brulok Registered Member

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    confirmed!

    Woo hoo you rock and have made my day! Thanked and Repped!
     
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    Haha no worries mate, glad to help :)