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Ranking from backlinks in youtube description

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hudsonhicks, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. hudsonhicks

    hudsonhicks Junior Member

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    How valuable are back links from very popular niche related youtube videos?
    There's a youtube video ranking on the first page of my niche keyword (competition). I emailed her and asked for a link on the description box in exchange i'll embed her vid in one of my pages. She's replied with good news..



    Probably just a coincidence but my ranking has just gone up 3 places after being fairly static the last few days..
     
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    Nonilol Elite Member

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    From SEO perspective they do not have much value since they are rel=nofollow.
    Climbing up 3 places in SERPs probably had a different cause.
     
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    Hey isn't that a reciprocal link ? Anyhow, the ranking increase do not seem to be directly related to that, rather a mere coincidence.
     
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    The backlink from it is not much of a ranking factor, but the video itself might be valuable when ranking for a low comp KW.
     
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    Are there other video sites that do give linkjuice?
     
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    polarbearer Newbie

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    They don't help much, the movements you saw may be co-incidental. But report back after a couple of days whether you see further improvements.
     
  7. SEO Dave

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    For ranking purposes, it's not going to have a big effect on its own, but finding popular videos that you can get your link on is great for traffic.

    Quite an old tactic really, but it does still work. A lot of people don't know the value of the traffic they've got, especially when they're not marketers.
     
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