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Can youtube see through shortened url?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Chicilikit, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    Hello, I plan to upload about 1300 vids to youtube and they will all link to one (or very few definetely not 1300 various) file. So I think about using some kind of mass url shortener to not create pattern over all my videos. Can youtube see through such simple shortened urls and find out it all leads to one file? Or how would you do this to avoid creating a pattern? Thanks a lot for your help.
     
  2. revanyo

    revanyo Junior Member

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    I honestly cant tell you if they can or cant. And I dont think anyone else will wither. I think that would be someting that yt would keep private.

    However if you are worried you could try using multiple shorteners . Perhaps use google shorten-er to shorten a bitly link?
     
  3. Stizerg

    Stizerg Power Member

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    If the bot follows the link, it will definitely find out where it goes, doesn't matter how many url shorteners you use.
     
  4. Tommy Lawrence

    Tommy Lawrence Senior Member

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    From my experience, if you use a URL shortener your video is safe. However if you include the direct link then the videos will be classified as spam and even one flag will automatically take down your video.
     
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    mreidrmt83 Newbie

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    Just go ahead bro. And give us results or lessons. I think not have any one try this before.
     
  6. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    Gonna try it. What I know for sure is that using one or ten url shorteners in line ( so like ten redirects for one link) does not matter anything if the site is using bot that is checking where it leads. It surely does not work on facebook and I think also in pinterest so IF youtube would want to check where all the links lead two or even ten url shorteners would not help.
    I know that people are using mass url shorteners, so I hope it works. I will create few different files and if always gets banned like all acounts which lead to one of these files through url shortener than we have our answer.
     
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    ThreadKiller Power Member

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    Concur with Tommy Lawrence above. I have thousands of videos up, all with url shortener links leading to one site. No problem. Could be a problem in the future though.
     
  8. Gorsko

    Gorsko Junior Member

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    Why don't you just watermark the videos with a tiny-url.com/custom_link instead of adding the url to the description of the video, i'm pretty sure you'll be more safe that way.

    P.S: Just add a text in the description that tells them if they want to get whatever you are offering them, they can see the link in the video.
     
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    ThreadKiller Power Member

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    I have actually found no difference here. Which is good.
     
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    Not automatically. Manually sure, but I don't think they will bother.


    Just don't use the same link on every video, since that way all your accounts and videos will be taken down.
     
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    ThreadKiller Power Member

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    To clarify my own post here. All these links are different links leading to different pages on my 1 site.
     
  12. thebigweb

    thebigweb Regular Member

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    I would have thought that the Youtube engine would follow the link but nobody here will know for sure.