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Paranoia or not? Risk of ranking YouTube vids?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Shilas, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Shilas

    Shilas Registered Member

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    Hi BHW (Le' champions of le' internet :cool:)

    I have a thought and i would really love to hear your opinion on this:

    When it comes to rank fast on big money keywords using legal black hat techniques, then i think we can all agree that it's not smart to do a crash and burn strategy on a main domain/website for a big established brand.

    But what if you use YouTube videoes instead to avoid the risk of your own domain?

    I mean like:

    - On a new YouTube account and not on the brands own channel.
    - Buying views, likes, subs, comments.
    - Building links using legal black hat techniques.

    The risks I'm thinking about:

    - They could connect the method to the main brand website.
    - They could do a manuel review, and then decide to punish the main brand website if they are sure it's those
    who are behind the YouTube video.

    And when I'm saying "They" and I'm thinking about risk - It's according to Google.

    Would there be any risk in your opinion, or have any of you experienced something?

    Thank you in advance! :)
     
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  2. Twixx

    Twixx Supreme Member

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    There's always a risk when you do something that's against their TOS, but chances of you getting banned because you're buying views / other social signals is pretty small. Just go to a reputable seller and you'll be fine. :)
     
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  3. Shilas

    Shilas Registered Member

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    Thanks for your answer Twixx.

    I know, but I'm more specifically thinking about the main brand domain/website and not the YouTube video. The YouTube could be restored by beeing uploaded again, so that would be no problem. But the main brand domain/website can't.
     
  4. Twixx

    Twixx Supreme Member

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    Oh yeah, didn't read the OP properly. Sorry, I'm no expert in ranking website and such SEO stuff, so I leave the question to someone more experienced. :)

    Cheers
     
  5. hellnation

    hellnation Regular Member

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    ranking videos with backlinks is straight foward, no penalties for a youtube video will affect your moneysite, I don't think.
     
  6. kinlee

    kinlee Supreme Member

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    From my experience my main site never got penalized in google rankings.
    I made a youtube channel and video that was all branded and looking like my site. Gave the video comments, views, likes, and all that other good stuff. The only thing I didn't do is build backlinks to the video. Eventually it was taken down due to it going against their TOS. I did get a drop in traffic to my site but I my rankings on google stayed roughly the same, it went down a rank or two but jumped back up again. Even if my site goes down I can easily bring it back up under a different domain.

    Tread safely.
     
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  7. YouTubez

    YouTubez Regular Member

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    YouTube != Google When it comes to search rankings and etc.

    They are two different entities and should stay that way for the present.
     
  8. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    Will you be linking from your YT video to the brand site? Even if you do, I doubt there will be a problem with inflating views etc. If you're really worried, make the YT account look like a normal user, and don't brand it.
     
  9. ROTAX74

    ROTAX74 Regular Member Premium Member

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    It google vs You. Who will win !
     
  10. Shilas

    Shilas Registered Member

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    Thanks for all your answers. :)
     
  11. youtubemart

    youtubemart Registered Member

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    They can catch you bro.There TOS doesnt allow this.