Does Google consider the number of views of a youtube video for Google's rankings? With my first video I first went for a very long tail keyword. Dominated it and got views from that and more competitive keywords easily came in later. With my new 300 viewed video I'm immediately attempting high competition keywords but its just not working. I'm not ranking anywhere. The number of backlinks should do it considering a youtube video with 9 backlinks is ranking for that keyword and mine with 100 backlinks isn't even in the top 50 pages. Have you found the views to help? I'm thinking of just stealing a few thousand views off my other video (its less important) to quickly boost this one up if its the views that make the video stand out.