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URL Rank on Ahrefs ? Question about YT video

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gamingseo, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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    I have a YouTube video I uploaded about 6 days ago which is starting to rank for some of the many keywords I'm aiming for. Anyway I just checked the video on Ahrefs and it shows a URL rank of 40 at the moment, and I noticed that for a few of the bigger keywords I'm going for the video still is no-where to be seen on the first couple pages of Google (I know it's early), but I noticed that the top video on Google for the keywords only has a URL rank of like 16 with 0-9 backlinks haha. So my question is, should my video eventually move up and replace these videos with time, or is there more to it than that ? I should note that the top video does have some social signals showing on Ahrefs but not a crazy amount just like 5-10 per signal type, where my video just right now has a few Google + shares.
     
  2. SpiderBlast

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    URL rank of 40 on a 6 day old video?
    I must be missing something. Did you build any backlinks?

    You should NOT have an url rank of 40 with 0 backlinks and a 6 day old video.
    I noticed that ahrefs stats are not always the same from day to day. So if I
    were you, I'd double check your video a few days from now.

    I have videos with thousands of links, huge link pyramids, high pr links that
    only have an url rank of 37.

    Either way, if your competitor only has a few links, no matter what you
    can outrank them. But you need backlinks. If he only has a few, I would
    try to get a couple hundred indexed with your main and secondary anchor
    text, then wait 4-6 weeks and see what happens.

    When I do YT competitive analysis I analyze around 30-40 different factors.
    So I can't guarantee anything w/out knowing the keyword. But from what
    you explained, you definitely need at least a few backlinks. And as far as
    how long it will take to rank, again, I can't say that w/out knowing the
    keyword.

    Either way it should be a joke to outrank. But don't get too excited.
    Because keywords that are that easy to rank for, are usually easy for
    a reason. :D

    -SB
     
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  3. TheDJBA

    TheDJBA Newbie

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    Hey Spider, got a question for you. Do backlinks have an effect on searches done on YouTube itself or is it only for Google?
     
  4. SpiderBlast

    SpiderBlast BANNED BANNED

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    IME only for Google. For YT rankings I just do retention views, likes, ratings, likes, subs, etc etc.
    For G rankings backlinks have proven to be the #1 factor. I like to use GSA, edu and wiki gigs from
    fiver, then high pr blog comments (just a few). And I always submit my links to indexification.
     
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  6. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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    Sorry if I confused you Spider, I was saying that my competitions video's had no backlinks and were on page one, but my video had plenty of backlinks (just never stated this) and as of 6 days my URL rank was 40, so I was wanting to know if that means my video should over take those others in due time?

     
  7. analyzeseo

    analyzeseo Newbie

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    IME backlinks can play a roll in yt rankings.. also embeds..