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YouTube Disables Tags to the Public

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dzepe, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. dzepe

    dzepe Junior Member

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    Joker7 Regular Member

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    Just saw this as well. Wonder why they implemented the change but it's pretty clear.

    "Decrease the amount of individuals abusing the algorithm"
     
  3. florflor

    florflor Senior Member

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    Doesn't make sense as they are still used in the algo. Strange behaviour from YT.
     
  4. psytrance

    psytrance Power Member

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    flor flor, think about it a little bit.... this is good for us, users and also YT :)
     
  5. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    They can still be fetched through source code and API, people mentioned. So the developers either missed those ones or are bit dumb. People who are smart enough to use tags to their benefit are able to google and get the tags through other means.
     
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    smskiller Newbie

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    Awesome, I seriously don't know how some of you guys that do utube hang in there...
     
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    guldilox Registered Member

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    It doesn't really seem like it'll affect anything from an SEO perspective? Just public visibility...?

    If anything, it makes expanding the description of something less cluttered :)
     
  8. dzepe

    dzepe Junior Member

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    for me is better now :p u cant get our tags :p so easy
     
  9. valentinas25

    valentinas25 Regular Member

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    you can get tags from the source code(but it won't show all the tags)