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YouTube Algorithm Change - Key to Higher Video Search Rankings

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by ollie9009, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. ollie9009

    ollie9009 Junior Member

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    Hi all,

    Just thought I would share this useful info for YouTubers...I know a lot of you already know this was going to happen;

    YouTube has started adjusting the ranking of videos in YouTube search to reward engaging videos that keep viewers watching. In other words, ?watch time? has replaced ?view count? in the YouTube algorithm.

    More info here:

    http://searchenginewatch.com/articl...e-Watched-Key-to-Higher-Video-Search-Rankings
     
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    ChEcKeD Senior Member

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    Has anyone noticed any drastic changes in their earnings yet? Mine have remained pretty steady for now.
     
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    HostStage Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    To avoid easy shortcuts, i assume it is a correlation between video lenght and view lenght. Otherwise, we would publish a million of 1 Second video ;).
     
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    ollie9009 Junior Member

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    Yeah it will probably be a % of the video length....in other words the "viewer retention rate".
     
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    Well not exactly actually. If you watch 1sec of a 1 sec video, it is 100% and they wouldn't allow 1sec videos to rank that high.
     
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    mikemeth Power Member

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    Definitely will be harder now, Kinda waiting for a software that will increase "time viewing", could be possible
     
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    OR you could make quality content and get more view retention rates. Overall, I see a trend of the front page videos. Most of them for me (yours will be slightly different) are around 3:00 or more, and the top ranking videos are around the same. That doesn't mean jack squat with YouTube but you could try to make longer more engaged videos to rank better. Ultimately is still comes down to viewer retentions for higher views and videos. You can't buy cheap garbage services anymore, now it comes down to who can provide the longest times NON MOBILE.
     
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    Good news...

    I always try to raise the level of curiosity in my vids right from the beginning.
    Make the viewers sit through at least 1/3 of the vid before they get what they came for.
     
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    ollie9009 Junior Member

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    I believe some view exchange sites offer this...for example Vagex (it just costs more credits per 30s of viewing time).

    Does anyone know how long websites like View- Tornado/ YTNuke view videos for? Is it a % of a video or a set time?
     
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    [h=3]Why This Shift?[/h] YouTube's video discovery features were previously designed to drive views. This rewarded videos that were successful at attracting clicks, rather than the videos that actually kept viewers engaged. (This short-sighted focus led some video marketers to use "cleavage thumbnails" to attract clicks.)
     
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    Wasn't it like this before ?
     
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    It is and will always be 1-3 seconds for those POS services. As for any other services being "awesome", no one has cornered this market for non mobile. You can always try to rank your videos with a seo service.
     
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    martinmerl BANNED BANNED

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    hit a niche early and all this rubbish is irrelevaent, just for people who are to slow to figure out what makes $$$ on youtube
     
  14. rulez05

    rulez05 Power Member

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    this is old youtube doing this months ago.