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Youtube Question.. Related videos?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by samiejg, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    I've noticed throughout a lot of my Youtube efforts in the past that a lot of my traffic came from "related/suggested videos". I haven't uploaded in quite some time though and now I'm starting to do some more uploads and I don't seem to be having any success with getting listed under related videos when looking up other videos in my niche.

    I created the video about a week ago and uploaded it. Then send 1000 HR views and 100 likes and some subs to the new YT channels. But now there's just nothing coming in at all for new viewers.

    I've went through videos that are listed under my related videos and none of them seem to have my video listed under related. Plus, I've searched up a lot of very related videos on YT and they also don't show mine at all. The video is showing high in YT SERP for my keyword, but unfortunately nobody searches that phrase on YT (only on Google which is something I'm gonna try ranking for later).

    What do you guys think I could try doing to get listed as related on other videos?
     
  2. eric1

    eric1 Newbie

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    From what I've seen it takes time and luck. A few months back a fnaf video I made gained 5-6k views a day from suggested for a few days, then dropped (due to less interest in the subject). My assumption is that it's based on watch time from suggested traffic.
     
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  3. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Interesting! I also heard that it has to do with watch time, but all my views are HR so I don't really know what the problem is yet. Maybe there is just something wrong with my view source? Or I need more views?

    I had another video I uploaded about 6 months ago (although in a more competitive niche) and since boosting the video 6 months ago, I've probably only had like 10 viewers.
     
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    eric1 Newbie

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    Tags have a reasonably big impact on what it will show up against. From my experience similar title tags an description work well.
     
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    I had a video that after 6 months suddenly got a massive view boost cause of being suggested with high ranked videos. Then after about 6 more months it just dropped. So is it a trick or just luck to get listed as an related video? Can I take it back or shall I upload a new video and hope for the luck?