It is my understanding that if you want to rank a video on YouTube the biggest factors are the views and then likes/comments/ect. And it is my understanding that to rank videos on Google the backlinks are the biggest factor. I never have cared about ranking on yt really I always just focus on Google, so I do backlink SEO for my videos and send no views or likes at all (sometimes a few likes) and what I have found is that in about 1 month after the SEO give or take a few days the video starts to rank high on Google to soon thereafter the first page. Now I have never yet tried to rank a high or even medium comp keyword like this, they are usually lower. Is this really how it all works at the moment for ranking videos? Also for people who do backlinking for yt videos, do you find it takes about the same time as me to reach first page of Google for keywords when you don't send views or likes but just backlink?