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How significant are links when ranking YouTube videos?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Mr Cracker, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Mr Cracker

    Mr Cracker Power Member

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    This is regarding ranking on the YouTube search results not Google. When ranking videos from research it would seem very good watch time (high ren) views are the biggest factor, and then comments, likes and very good title/description/tags are key too.

    My question is how important are backlinks, I read video embeds, social signals/bookmarks and shares are good. I wonder though how important are they compared with lots of good views, and I guess if the links are needed it's important to focus on getting them indexed too.
     
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    I guess links are only good for google ranking, I don't think that YT take links as a factor at all.
     
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    Study some medium popular videos, and you will probably find they have backlinks. Thats what i found.
     
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  4. Mr Cracker

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    Are you sure about that?, can you give me some type of source that explains this.
     
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  5. Mr Cracker

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    Sure, but that does not really answer my question?
     
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    Look at it like google have to, all google ranking algorithm had to be added to youtube algorithm and then give You result, technically it can be done because they can share google engine with youtube engine, but I would be quite complicated for millions of results, so I bet they just didn't do it.
     
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  7. Mr Cracker

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    I expected more to join in on this. :(
     
  8. Mr Cracker

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    Bump.

    Would love to hear other views on this.
     
  9. Kingsmarque

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    links don't actually count that much, the most important factors are

    1.comments
    2.likes/dislikes
    3.views and retentivity
    4.subscription driven videos
    5.length of the video/keyword used
    6.social signals
    7.tags and metadata - the latest youtube API doesn't need metadata to understand content

    Hope it helps
     
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  10. Mr Cracker

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    Thanks, so besides the obvious non links, just spam the video with lots of social signals and shares, pretty much then.
     
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    not exactly, as everyone knows views and user actions are the most important ranking factor ofc. but in the past year's backlinks used to be a huge ranking factor.

    nowadays content seems to be the key and the youtube algo seems to read through the content without the help of the user input data.
    Subscriber driven videos always ranks higher. also the length of the video is important 6-16 minutes seems to be ideal as most of the featured videos come under this section.
    I really didn't mean spamming with social signals rather its more important than links when coming to ranking

    it would help if the targeted keyword comes in the video and the video has cc enabled.
    its also been said that nowadays audibility is also considered a major factor in ranking* not sure thou
     
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  12. Mr Cracker

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    Cool thanks for the info buddy.
     
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    How do you guys get your social signals for a YouTube video?
     
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    Important only for ranking in Google search, not in YouTube.
     
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    it does. you just dont want to learn and put effort into it.
     
  16. Mr Cracker

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    Hahaha okay kiddo, sure, because you know what I do, and who I am right. Checking videos does not answer my question. Move on.
     
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    Mr cracker how comes your not asking vlan your quistion .

    vlan and stork

    no there stuff , I am sure your part of vlan blastersuite group?
     
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    answer to be expected.
     
  19. Mr Cracker

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    Reply you was expected also. Move on.