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Do people really use YouTube's share buttons?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by acidol2, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. acidol2

    acidol2 Supreme Member

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    I'm curious about this.

    Say you watch a nice youtube video, right? And you wanna share it.
    Do you just copy the link from the address bar and send it to your friends, or do you use the social buttons under the youtube video?

    I remember buying youtube shares once, to see if they had any effect on my rankings in the past, and they didnt do anything. 2.5K shares.
     
  2. africanart

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    The buttons have become a little bit cumbersome to use that in the past so the 3 to 4 seconds it takes to share make people not use it. So the address bar it is.
     
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    I copy from the address bar. The new layout has made it very inconvenient for users to add to playlists and share to social media.

    Social shares are extremely powerful and always help me to rank better. Try drip feeding them next time (100/day)

    and along side the social signals, you need tons of likes and QUALITY high retention views.

    Say you had 2,500 shares, but only 100 likes and 1,000 views... That would do nothing but tell YouTubes algorithm that you're trying to manipulate it.

    Slow and steady wins the race. Make it look natural and your ranks will improve next time.
     
  4. Grizzy

    Grizzy Senior Member

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    If you look at your engagement reports I bet you'll see that people do in fact use the Facebook social media share button, but not really any of the other ones.

    This is from a really stupid/silly 30 second video I put up a little while ago with about 120k views:

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  5. acapitalTee

    acapitalTee Power Member

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    Yes people still use the share button. I've recently started a youtube channel and get quite a few shares a day and I still use it when posting links to my personal twitter
     
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    Personally i never use the share buttons, i always hit share then copy the link. Not sure why, just seems to have become a habit.
     
  7. acidol2

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    My video had over 2K likes, and over 100K views, the shares were drip fed as well.
    I was trying to rank my video up again, since I was going down, and lost my google ranks as well.
     
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    I checked an old video of mine, thats still ranked, and gettin comments and what not from real people.
    The shares I've gotten between Jan 22, 2014 - Aug 6, 2014 is 15....
     
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    Shares are really low, it's a bit long, they should have the social media buttons next to the video displayed like some websites display the
     
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    The share and like button of YouTube directly proportional to Views.
     
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    Your video can still be saved.

    Get your subscribers driven to 1% of the videos total views
    Keep drip feeding +1's and LinkedIn shares
    Build some really good links

    SubscribersDriven.jpg
     
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  12. acidol2

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    Well the one thats already ranked, I'm replacing with a different video since conversions are so low.
    As for the one that I bought shares for, it got deleted by youtube months ago.
     
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    Did you buy "linked social shares from youtube.com" for the video or did you use shares outside of youtube.com?
     
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    It's better to create social signals with the same link you're building your backlinks with. It wouldn't hurt either way, but I always use the videos full link address.
     
  15. markop

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    Me, personally, I just copy the link. :p