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Ranking a video on youtube

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by iManage, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. iManage

    iManage Regular Member

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    Hey guys!
    I am quite confused at how the youtube rankings work.
    I uploaded a 1 minute video for my niche, along with 146k views (they are NOT mobile) and 600 likes. It is on page two. Whilst another video with 46k views and 200 likes/100 dislikes is ranked #1 page one, however has 7 pages of comments.

    My question:
    How does the second video obtain that ranking with such little amount of views and likes? Is it the comments which are affecting the rankings?
    P.S How do I further rank my video on blogging sites? I heard that youtube videos get ranked better if you post on niche-related sites with your video.
     
  2. Raulies

    Raulies Junior Member

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    therage Senior Member

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    Viewer Retention, views, likes, dislikes, favorites, seo optimization, account age, video age, competitor statistics, backlinks all factor in ranking a video first. Most of the time it is a good solid video retention that gives youtube rankings a boost.
     
  4. cricket1

    cricket1 Senior Member

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    The length of the views plays a big role too as it shows whether the video is high quality or not.
     
  5. qritel

    qritel Newbie

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    The length of the views plays a big role too as it shows whether the video is high quality or not.
     
  6. mannnoj

    mannnoj Junior Member

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    Length, comments, likes all are considered in ranking videos
     
  7. H4CKCIDBURN

    H4CKCIDBURN Newbie

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    Well, it's not the number of views that count but its retention. Let's say you have 2 exact same video, video A and video B. You could buy 120K normal views that would watch i don't know let's say 15% of the video length on video A. Now you have the video B on which you bought 40K High Retention views, with these views let's say that the average of them lasted 95% of the video length. Video B will have ranked better than the video A, with less views on the counter. It's not the quantity but the quality here. Then comments/likes/keywords/optimization comes in the game but we were talking only about the views here.