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: I streamed the video using Wirecast and it automatically got to the bottom of page 2 the instant I finished the stream. Waited for two days to make sure the bottom-of-page-2 ranking was stable. 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: 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? 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? 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.