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Did Google Slap Videos?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by prophecyprojekt, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. prophecyprojekt

    prophecyprojekt Regular Member

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    I've noticed with all these marketers claiming they can take over Google with Youtube videos that many of their links are no longer on top and some that were rewarded with huge thumbnails have been deduced to regular.

    Anyone have any insight on this?
     
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    FBGuru Senior Member

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    I'm not sure I understand your question. Are you asking about ranking YouTube videos on search results?
     
  3. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

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    Yes they did. I've posted the data before I'll post it again.

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    Based on a sample pool of 10,014 video keywords ranking on page 1, 11 months ago.....

    6,782 were removed from page 1
    3,101 dropped from the top 3 to positions 3-14
    131 stayed in the top 3

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    That's just a summary. And in statistics a sample size of 1000 is considered significant, so I tested more than 10xs that amount.

    Based on this data, roughly 68% of video keywords were demoted/deranked/removed right off page 1 of Google.

    -BB
     
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  4. hnmfvnxe

    hnmfvnxe Regular Member

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    This has been the case for months now. Nothing new.
     
  5. iranker

    iranker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Attendee

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    This is a very helpful information. Glad to see some statistics.

     
  6. myfault

    myfault Power Member

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    Good, atleast some of my videos in the 131 "top 3" position. :D
     
  7. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Is this your own data or an industry study?

     
  8. prophecyprojekt

    prophecyprojekt Regular Member

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    Thanks a lot for reposting. This is exactly what I suspected.