I'm curious if whether backlinking externally has an seo effect on Youtube videos when it comes to Youtube's search, not Google. Please do not guess, I'm looking for answers from personal experiences or knowledge. Honestly, I've been backlinking my Youtube videos manually creating HQ links from authority and relevant sites without any seo effect. Maybe I'm doing it wrong? or possible it just doesn't help when it comes to Youtube's search engine. Some say this when linking to a Youtube video: They are links to a spot in cyberspace, hence the ?= in the url and a creating of the youtube page it is shown on is done on the fly. A "backlink" to a youtube video is really a backlink to youtube. Is this true? If so: Do you link to your channel? or do u link to an page with ur video embeded? Thanks.