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Unlisted first? Yes or no? Flip in 24 hrs no matter what?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by punkinhead, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    I've read all I can find on it, just looking for that last up to the minute input. Nothing spammy. Nothing to get flagged. Just trying to get into trending vids for visibility.

    So... yes or no to going unlisted first? If yes, what if vendor takes too long and doesn't even start delivering views for a couple days. Do I still have to flip it in 24 hrs?
     
  2. Nut-Nights

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    First thing unlist method wont give you stable ranking, So you can go with 301 views. Even you send real views you video will derank in 2 or 3 days.
     
  3. punkinhead

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    I'm not expecting any stable ranking. Obviously if engagement isn't there once views come in, ranking won't stick. That's a given.
    This isn't spam. It's engaging content. More people who see it will only mean more subs and likes.
    Just asking whether my best shot at ranking as a trending vid happens with or without unlisted.
    That's it.... just quickest path to trending int their algorithm.
     
  4. soulcollector

    soulcollector Senior Member

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    Risk vs Reward here, and you are not guaranteed anything at all if you follow the unlist method. I'd use the unlist method if, IF, I have a big amount of subscribers (over 500k), my content was continuously posted on Reddit and judged by my subscribers and users on social media platforms as brilliant, stunning, needed to be watched immediately. I'd rather go with straight YouTube ads in some cases, as this tends to reach more of my targeted audiences faster, or YouTube views that will come from recommended videos as this helps me get more and more targeted views faster that simply ranking on keywords top spots.
     
  5. PureHustle

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    I've personally never noticed a difference between listing it within 24 hours or a few days later.

    Instead of asking questions, why are you not testing, op?
     
  6. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    Just waiting for views vendor to pop their head up since no responses in last couple of days.

    Also, I am in a much different position than most of you. All original material that in many cases takes weeks or months to produce (not including the weeks or months to produce the music it contains.

    I'm ready, though... like I said, just waiting to hear from vendor, so thought I'd get one last bit of advice.

    Not on reddit. No subs. No views from recommended. No anything. First time launching my own channel from scratch.
     
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  7. punkinhead

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    Several vids up. Still unresolved as I tried it but had so many people reporting YT issues that I flipped it over to public.
    So, I guess I'd have to feed it ONLY fake views for 24 hrs... THEN flip the switch and start my own marketing?

    Still looking for feedback on this, guys.
     
  8. brodel34

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    If your content is yours and there is no risk for flagging..... Then just promote your videos.
     
  9. brodel34

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    What does your subscriber count have to do with unlisting? If you unlist a video, it won't even appear in your subscribers feed.
     
  10. walicode

    walicode Newbie

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    if ur content is ori and not spaming ... its be nice