1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Youtube backlink question

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Rebel24, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Rebel24

    Rebel24 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    10
    Hey guys quick question,
    I had backlinks built to my site using this address format:
    youtubeDOTbe/__________


    but I realize, that when i go through SERP, all the youtube links are in this form,
    youtubeDOTcom/watch?v___________



    Am i still going to get ranking benefits, or did I link to the wrong web address?

    I ask because I haven't seen any improvement in ranking yet..
     
  2. anuj291

    anuj291 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    313
    yes - by defaut links go to the watch extension... if you embed then further extensions get added

    That should not be a problem
     
  3. antagonist

    antagonist Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    26
    Since youtu.be is like Google's own video url shortener I suspect it's not a problem to link to that url.

    But it's a good question. I've been linking to the latter address in the past because - as you mentioned - it's what pops up in the SERPs.