Youtube backlink question

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

  1. Rebel24

    Rebel24 Registered Member

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    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

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    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

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    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.