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Social Signals for YouTube Ranking

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by S1lv3rdo7, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. S1lv3rdo7

    S1lv3rdo7 Regular Member

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    I've been hearing a lot of buzz around Social Signals being the best way to rank your video on page one in YouTube. I posted about it on another thread but no one ever responded. I don't really understand what this is or how it works in relation to ranking the videos. Is this just basically spamming the links on social accounts?

    What are some ideas / methods / tips for using social signals to boost YouTube Rankings?
     
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    Right. I've been also looking at how social weigh on yt ranking so i've signed up a bunch of new accounts to test how it goes
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    I just had some good results ranking a site with a social gig on fiverr, was not too convinced about them till the other day.
     
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  4. georgelouis5

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    Yeah, I've noticed that as well. Is very easy to uncover:

    Just use aHrefs.com (free account) and add the URL of a video ranking on page 1 of Google (yeah, Google looks to love social signals too) and aHrefs tells you how many google plus, re-tweets, facebook likes, and facebook shares that video have.

    The most important factor I've seen is Facebook shares (that's always the highest number in all the videos I've analized)
     
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  5. S1lv3rdo7

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    I'm guessing you just went to all of those social sites and created accounts there. From there you would just take your video URL and post it on your own page?

    Do You have a link to the gig you used? Or maybe one like it. I'm just worried to spend $5 on a video that's not going to make anything.

    That's how you would see what you're competitors have. I was asking how to get those social signals. Other than what was posted above.
     
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    No one loves social signals alone.. There are more metrics involved in ranking YT videos.
     
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    Social signals can sure help, but I don't really consider them to be necessary. However, they can make the entire process faster, but it's up to you, whether it's worth it to spend money on them, when you can reach top positions without them as easily, but a bit later.
     
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    Social signals can include:

    -likes
    -shares
    -plus ones
    -comments on you video
    -ratings

    and the list goes on & on...

    Basically, Google and other search engines are now using all these social signals as a way to view how others feel about your content. This is more of a transparent measure for them to determine your ranking whether than just relying on traditional backlinks which they know can be easily faked or manipulated. But when others are vouching for you (basically endorsing you and your content) in a public manner, that says a lot. It's basically the Power of the 3rd party.
     
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  10. S1lv3rdo7

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    I think that's user engagement? By social signals I was referring to social sites outside of youtube.
     
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    I strongly believe that social signals play a big role in ranking videos on youtube.
     
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  12. Gassly

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    so who's selling a lot of social signals? we need someone to start up a service like this... especially someone who can get videos like 80,000 fb shares + 80,000 fb likes ...
     
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    Thanks for the good idea. I'm trying out one of the top ranked Social Signals gigs on Fiverr and I'll write a review on it in when it's fully delivered in five days. If there are any gigs that you specifically recommend, feel free to post or PM me.
     
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    Yes, I was referring to social sites as well.
     
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    Boosted my video with a facebook gig on fiverr and the results have been great all week! :)
     
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    It does not show any FB stats just g+ and twitter.
     
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    Social signals do play a role but, you also need to have a good video. Video retention is a big factor in the rankings. And make a real video, not just a slideshow i.e. if the competition is pretty tough.
     
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