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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

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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.
     
  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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    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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    I expected more to join in on this. :(