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Question about sending Backlinks to youtube video

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by sherryhairyberry, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. sherryhairyberry

    sherryhairyberry Junior Member

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    I have a question regarding sending backlinks to youtube. Im pretty sure most of you will see this and think im really stupid lol. But I need to make sure so I can stop wasting time and do what needs to be done.

    I've managed to rank a few youtube videos on youtube but cant seem to get them ranked on google. I've been sending backlinks to this link http://www.youtube.com/edit?video_ but I think I should be sending the backlinks to this link instead http://youtu.be/GXUIGcIsyI0.

    The links are for the same video. I checked both links on ahrefs.com and it showed a ton more backlinks to the first link i displayed above as I had send all the backlinks there. But I am confused because its the same video.

    I am having a hard time explaining myself, hope its clear.

    If anyone can clear this up, I would be greatly appreciative. And sorry for the noob question.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Inetpub

    Inetpub Regular Member

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    The second link is a shortener. Its still going to the first link, just in a cleaner, shorter url. (hence the name shortener). Google has one in goo.gl and other third party vendors have their own including bit.ly and ad(f).ly.
     
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  3. sherryhairyberry

    sherryhairyberry Junior Member

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    Ahhh ok thanks for the quick reply. Cant believe I didnt see that. But Im still confused as to how they both have different amounts of backlinks allocated to them.
     
  4. lmxftw

    lmxftw BANNED BANNED

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    your first link is sending people who click it to "my videos" section so it's not good ... 2nd link is good but youtu.be and youtube.com are different

    youtu.be has a N/A PR while youtube.com has is a PR9 ... send your links to the normal video URL

    Code:
    [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vvSmEY5TFI"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=[/URL]VIDEO_ID_HERE
     
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  5. sherryhairyberry

    sherryhairyberry Junior Member

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    Ok thanks for that. It was confusing for me to understand the differences in links. Ill just keep using the link you displayed above. I checked it in ahrefs and says i have 141 backlinks but im not showing on google yet. So I guess this must mean the competition is a little high or something.
     
  6. leetchart

    leetchart Regular Member

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    Remove your video ID or your account will be removed from YT.
     
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  7. seochris96

    seochris96 Regular Member

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    Yeah, I've just started promoting my first video and I was curious about this as well. Should I build all of my links to the youtube.com address and not use the shortener? I would think Google could detect if you're using nothing but the original URL and penalize you for it since most people link to the shortened versions.
     
  8. sherryhairyberry

    sherryhairyberry Junior Member

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    Thanks, just removed it. Wasnt aware of this.
     
  9. watsonovedades

    watsonovedades Senior Member

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    just backlink the two of them is what seems more natural, peaple sharing your viral video, will always click and share diff linkss to get to it, this is a big lead for Google :)
     
  10. leetchart

    leetchart Regular Member

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    No problem. Put just your competitor channel here and hope to get banned!
     
  11. sherryhairyberry

    sherryhairyberry Junior Member

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    Lol! Hope I never have to do that :p