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Question about Referrers and Embed Sources

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Cinnamonster, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Cinnamonster

    Cinnamonster Registered Member

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    So I was just watching the latest Leafy video and noticed something odd in my VidIQ; "173k referrers, 7,260 embed srcs". When I hover over the referrers I noticed every single one that came up was either a Google book, a .gov source, or something "educational". What could this be and how is he doing it? Or is this the next big secret?? I've attached a screenshot to show what I'm talking about. If this is a service that can be bought, I would be interested for sure. Screenshot_2.png
    Also note this video was uploaded just a few hours ago. If these are "legit" sources, they are linking to this video VERY fast!
     
  2. moonshine7000

    moonshine7000 Senior Member

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    The channel has about 4000000 subs.So it will have alot referrers nothing new it's an authority channel.
     
  3. Cinnamonster

    Cinnamonster Registered Member

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    Here's my thing though... How does the #1 channel, Piewdiepie, not have 200k+ referrers then? TVFilthyfrank also has over 100k referrers and they're random sites like "Uzbekistan travel" and things like that. This has to be a trick for ranking because other Authority channels don't have these crazy amounts of referrers like some do.
     
  4. jjgg89

    jjgg89 Regular Member

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    That does seem kinda strange maybe some ppl in here know the trick but don't want others finding out, I think u on right track.
     
  5. Cinnamonster

    Cinnamonster Registered Member

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    Maybe... I'll ask around to some people and see what they have to say about it I guess... This must be something that is kept very quiet because I have not seen any methods or anything on this
     
  6. harris1023

    harris1023 Newbie

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    Please do update us Cinnamonster, thanks so much :)
     
  7. DanielOnYouTube

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    This is very suspicious/interesting. With that said, I never trusted this Leafy guy from the start. Guy bought so many Reddit Up-votes and views to kick start his channel.

    Hopefully you look more into this and find out some information!
     
  8. Qcoen

    Qcoen Newbie

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    Some referrers are given by some extensions that you have installed on your Chrome. Check the Chrome extension location to see if there are something like Getsportscore. If there is, remove http://www.fastremovevirus.com/remove-getsportscore-ads-completely-from-pc.html. And the referrers may disappear from your VidIQ.
     
  9. Cinnamonster

    Cinnamonster Registered Member

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    Update: none of my friends in the YouTube SEO industry know about referrers like .gov and such. Then again they just sell Google/twitter spoofed views. Very interesting, wondering if other SEO packages on here could do this
     
  10. Cinnamonster

    Cinnamonster Registered Member

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    Yeah I figured he did that to begin with. Thinking of doing the same once I get my channel's content in order and going.
     
  11. Cinnamonster

    Cinnamonster Registered Member

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    I'm running off a clean installation of Windows 10 and the only chrome extension I have is adobe reader DC and vidIQ, don't think that's the cause
     
  12. Cinnamonster

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    What even is this? lol 124.4k votes and 134k comments on reddit... something has to be going wrong here right? Video was uploaded "6 minutes" ago... Screenshot_1.png
     
  13. harris1023

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    Right? We need to find this out! Haha and just keep it between us ;) I followed you :D
     
  14. DanielOnYouTube

    DanielOnYouTube Regular Member

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    I think this is direct proof that LeafyIsHere, possibly the fastest growing YouTube channel in 2016, is using BlackHat methods and paying for services to make his channel a success. What's funny is I never doubted it for a minute!
     
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  15. Divination

    Divination Power Member

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    Those referring are from when people have their Twitter automatically to Tweet after they've liked a video.
    Others include pages like this (look on the right, the twitter feed)
    Others include those automatic video indexing sites.
    Some of those referrers are just false. I went through every single one of these in the picture below and none of them linked to the video or embedded.
    [​IMG]

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    I don't know why some videos have 500k referrers while others have 5000. It is weird. VidIQ problems most likely.
     
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  16. seriosabear

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    It is a bot that can use referrer spoof...and the secret is...proxy still works for views and private bot can do referrer if it is coded like that or he use view script...for the proxy...there is a method to grab bunch private proxies
    Also for.embed it is like backlinks...there is a service like that
     
  17. Dano

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    Hello there, I hope you see this. Does someone here provide embeding service...indexed...for youtube rank? Thanks