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Number of views very important for seo?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by cooolr, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. cooolr

    cooolr Junior Member

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    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.
     
  2. highbids

    highbids Regular Member

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    If you find out how let us know I'm also interested.
     
  3. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    The rankings are based on the age of the video, the views, and the backlinks to it. The quality of the backlinks matter as well. So if the other person has two Page Rank 8 linking to it, then it's going to out rank you.
     
  4. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    I would rather expect Google to integrate YouTube videos into their results with much more into consideration rather than just backlinks and views. As Google owns YouTube they probably mesh together the ratings/comments/favorite data into their search results.
     
  5. pokeherface

    pokeherface Newbie

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    there are a lot of factors to consider.. both onpage and offpage.. and I would agree to the above posters on how to rank higher with your video.