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Help with ranking a YouTube video for an uncompetitive term

Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by Monie, Oct 7, 2016.

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  1. Monie

    Monie Regular Member

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    So I'm just starting out with trying to rank for local terms (pretty much new to SEO in the terms of the fact that I haven't made a single dollar yet)

    I'm looking to get some very quick results for a very non-competitive keyword, earn the bare minimum of starting dollars, and then move on to bigger fish.

    I'm trying to currently rank my video for a keyword for a very non-competitive local term in India. Front page is full of directory sites like Yelp and none have a PA of more than 1. It has a search volume of 30 searches per month.

    Here's what I did:
    1. I streamed the video using Wirecast and it automatically got to the bottom of page 2 the instant I finished the stream.
    2. Waited for two days to make sure the bottom-of-page-2 ranking was stable.
    3. Ordered a video embed service (with one PBN link) from Source Market.
    I expected it to get to the top of page 1 very easily.

    Unfortunately after ordering the service the video completely disappeared off the SERPs. It's been 3 days since that happened and it hasn't come back.

    It's still at the top of the "Videos" tab in Google Search, but that's essentially useless.

    So, my questions are:
    1. My video had only 1 view. Could that have caused my video to get penalized? Should I order some views while simultaneously ordering the backlinks and embeds? Are views necessary to rank videos in Google in the current climate?

    2. While the original stream was 5 minutes long, I cut down the video in the YouTube editor to 20 seconds which was the actual length of the barebones video (which was looped in the stream). Would the short length of the video put me at a disadvantage in rankings?

    3. Could this be a simple case of a Google Dance and will the video come back on the radar if I simply wait for some time?
    Appreciate the help.

    I'm going to try and test the above factors for myself with another video, but it would be awesome if someone chips in with their experience.
     
  2. Justkulboi

    Justkulboi Regular Member

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    20 seconds video won't rank especially if you have ads turned on. For the length, check the length of the videos ranked in position 1,2,3. You said the keyword is not competitive which means social shares, right title, right tags, description should be enough buddy!!
     
  3. Tylor jr

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    Just follow the check list..
    If you do it properly your video might get good on on serp

    http://d.pr/f/KQO6
    PM me if you need any help
     
  4. Monie

    Monie Regular Member

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    Thanks. I don't think ads are enabled because it's a completely new YouTube account and I haven't enabled any kind of monetization. Are ads enabled by default?
     
  5. Monie

    Monie Regular Member

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    Can anyone recommend a service that gets my video views+backlinks within 24 hours?
     
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    Here is what u are looking for: konker.io/categories/seo/youtube-seo
     
  7. articlewritingwork

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    Maybe you should build a lot of links with keeping anchor text as keyword which you want to rank for..
     
  8. Monie

    Monie Regular Member

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    I've concluded that videos simply don't rank for local terms. Currently trying exact match domains.
     
  9. Zero Hour

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    What value could a 20 second video possibly provide to viewers lol. That is your first mistake. Why don't you try adding some value to the video before you start hotrodding all the freaking SEO tactics. It's youtube my friend. Al the backlinking and SEO in the world won't save you if your video sucks. YOu don't even have to use fancy cameras or expensive microphones either. All you need to do is show up and have a damn opinion on something man. Jesus. We are all trying to drive real people to properties and offers right? I mean damn...

    And I get that maybe there is a chance that you created an ultra slick 20 second comercial that provides a ton of entertainment value...but just in case you didn't I would rethink your content strategy before you start trying to distribute like a madman

    Zero
     
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