I've been using the unlisted method for a few months now . Sometimes it works and ranks me for high competition keywords but it doens't last long , only a few videos are still ranked and keep getting attention for some reason. ( The reason why I use the unlisted method is because when I buy views it takes them about 12 hours to start , so having my video up , getting 10 views per hour or less , compared to my other videos that have thousands upon thousands of views doesn't make sense . Ive spent a lot of money on views but I don't get very good results. ) So, if the unlisted method doesn't work , what does ? I have been thinking of buying a shit load of seo for my channel itself , ranking it on the first page of google for avarage keywords. That way people can find my channel with all of its videos rather than wasting money on backlinks for a single video. Does any of you know what else works on youtube nowadays ? I also have a few questions : Do backlinks affect YOUTUBE search ? Does social media attention such as twitter RTs, shares, google shares , facebook likes affect youtube search ? Basically what affects youtube search NOT GOOGLE SEARCH ? Also , I know this is out of context but I've been thinking of something else. My facebook page already has about 8K likes and gets 10-30 legit likes every week . If I buy A SHIT LOAD of likes for my facebook page , will that affect facebook SEO , ranking my page higher , aka more traffic ?