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What's the deal with ranking YouTube in Google now ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by obeselizard, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. obeselizard

    obeselizard Regular Member

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    So a few years back I used YouTube all the time to drive traffic, what I did was rank YouTube videos on Google for keywords and it was fairly easy for lower comp keywords anyway but then one day things seemed to abruptly change a couple years ago. No matter what backlinking I did videos just did not seem to stick in Google, but also the removing of "black hat niche" related videos seemed to get worse honestly even pretty legit topics were getting removed, so I figured it was time to move on. But now a couple years later all I ever see in my "black hat niches" are YouTube videos at the top of the Google search and usually they are really old videos (in YT terms).

    I have two questions

    1. So my first question is what does it take currently to rank a YT video at the top of Google ? Like what type of backlinking strategy if any at all ?

    2. Then what strategies/tips are best to follow to keep videos up as long as possible or avoid detection ? I have heard people mention that YT auto checks for certain "bad words" now ?

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  2. obeselizard

    obeselizard Regular Member

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    Any thoughts guys ?
     
  3. diesel1

    diesel1 Senior Member

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    BreaknBrix Power Member

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    No. Has nothing to do with badwords. I've been tracking a list of over 10,000 video keywords for over 2 years now.

    Read this post I made: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...o-not-need-views-rank-google.html#post7665693

    The answer to your question is both simple but complicated. The simple answer is, if you know what you're doing you can still rank. The long answer is what it takes in August 2015 as opposed to August 2014 or August 2013 is like 10xs harder. In all respects of video keyword targeting, ranking on YT then ranking on Google. All 3 have become harder but the first 2 have become exponentially harder. To combat that I use custom built software.
     
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  5. HoneyHelper

    HoneyHelper Supreme Member

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    get more high quality views and create some nice backlinks [you can buy the same from the marketplace] to rank your video on Youtube and on google!
     
  6. Sekundar

    Sekundar Newbie

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    Natural high retention views and backlinks
     
  7. obeselizard

    obeselizard Regular Member

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    Is it possible to spam backlink the crap out of YT videos to get them on Google ? Or do you have to tier it also ?
     
  8. ChanzGrande

    ChanzGrande Elite Member

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    Checked out your feedback in that other thread, and it seems you have your information super tight. Having run so many advanced case studies it seems you are perhaps one of the foremost experts we have here on BHW when it comes to ranking videos on YT and Google. I cannot directly confirm your observations simply due to lack of empirical evidence, but what you say makes sense so I'll try working it into my future YT promotions, and I'll enjoy finding more relevant threads you've commented in.
     
  9. obeselizard

    obeselizard Regular Member

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    Ok I got a test video right now which is now on page 1 of YouTube for it's keywords actually 1 of the keywords is on the number one spot on YouTube. So what do I have to do now to get it to rank on Google, nothing at all just wait ? Or do I now have to also backlink the video it to get on page 1 of Google ?
     
  10. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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    I'd like to hear more about this too, like for the YouTube backlinking strategy part. If you have taken care of the SEO stuff on YouTube then what kind of backlink strategy do you use to get video then on Google ?
     
  11. The Ouroboros

    The Ouroboros Newbie

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    It would be interesting to hear more of your findings on this topic.

    Do you think it is now harder to rank YT videos in Google than websites?

    How about Vimeo and Dailymotion?