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Youtube Ranking Factors (Most Significant to less significant)

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by leandros21, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. leandros21

    leandros21 Newbie

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    Hello
    I was creating some videos to promote my services using youtube. One of the videos was in first page the day before yesterday but now is in second page. The title is eight words so it is easy to rank at least in first page. I tried to find the ranking factors but nothing. Could somebody tell us which are these factors which affect the ranking in youtube search engine?

    PS: If i use traffic exchange sites trying to have views less than 7% of the whole duration of video, comments and likes may i cause problem to rank my video or it beneficial for my video ranking?
     
  2. Wealthy Wisdom

    Wealthy Wisdom Power Member

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    ^ Not sure I agree with that, but to each their own.

    I'm noticing longer duration of videos + minutes watched (meaning high retention) rank really quick to the first page.

    My problem is keeping new accounts alive. Older accounts work great but I don't have many of them and can't find a consistent supplier.
     
  3. Nargil

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    Try to think logically. Why did your video drop? Because you fired views, likes, everything at once and then... you stopped. Youtube then marks your video as less significant and deranks it.

    High Retention views really do matter. Yes, you can rank video even without them, but it won't have as good position and it won't be as fast as with HR views.

    And about ranking factors:

    1. Backlinks
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    Everything else
     
  4. makemecash

    makemecash Regular Member

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    why does everyone think that backlinks are the key to everything?
    In reality, when it comes to youtube your title and description come in to play first, and then your keywords. Keep your keyword density to around 3% for your top keywords and start your title and description with your main long-tail keyword. If your website url matches your keyword title, that is of course the best and you want that to go first in your description.
     
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    I do not really consider on page SEO to be a "ranking factor". It is a must, not a factor.
     
  6. leandros21

    leandros21 Newbie

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    Thanks in advanced, but your answers didn't make me complete of the theme.
    Could you answer me in advanced please, i mean more simply all my questions
     
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    Youtube serps:

    1. High retention views
    2. Likes
    3. Favorites
    4. Comments

    And obviously, backlinks, the more, the merrier.

    Someone would also say that social signals are a big booster, well, I've been ranking videos even without social signals, but they can make the process faster. If you have a tight budget, then you don't really need them.


    Google Serps: - This is where the real traffic flows in, depending on niche obv.

    Backlinks



    Also, what makemecash said:

    Your keywords in Title, in description a few times and in tags. That's a must. Have a nice long description, make everything look natural.
    Don't do stuff like: Views, then a week later likes, then a week later maybe 1 - 2 comments and then a month later some favorites. Don't do that, try to act as natural as possible.
     
  8. leandros21

    leandros21 Newbie

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    Thanks in advance Nargil, i have an other question.
    Could traffic exchange(likes&views&comments) help me or something is not natural is blackhat seo? If it can help me how?
     
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    Well, blackhat seo is not natural, obviously, BUT, the point is to make blackhat look natural. :)
    Definitely use these social exchange sites for smaller videos, which do not require that many views and likes etc. or for larger videos to boost them for starters, until the bigger services are delivered.
     
  10. Skyas

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    It mostly depends on youtube, I have 500.000 views between %50-%100 retention, the views are mobile/referrer views, about 2.000 likes,1000 favorites and I am outranked by a video with 3.000 views on my main keyword.
     
  11. leandros21

    leandros21 Newbie

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    Can you tell me some examples how to make traffic exchange looks like natural for my video?(its long 3:45)

    PS: What is the ideal descriptions in youtube video, better near title(some words be the same) or changing the title using other words?
     
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    I told you what to do to make it look natural -> do it all at once, vies, likes, favs, comments, backlinks.

    It depends what keywords you want to be ranked for.
    There are tons of materials about SEO and youtube video ranking, so try to take a look at those in the download section.
    These are really basic things if you want to earn something with youtube.
     
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    But using exchange, views will not make bad to my youtube SEO? because more duration in traffic exchange is 20 seconds, my video is 3:45
     
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    Then use some service, which allows you to make that view time longer. Vagex for example.
     
  15. gabriel0270

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    Are you seriously talking about a ranking factor when it comes to YouTube? All you have to do is buy views, likes and comments. It's that easy.
     
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    just blast your youtube video with backlink to rank in google
     
  17. pr0ject

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    I suspect now other factors also play a big role.
     
  18. Wealthy Wisdom

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    Yeah but also the video being longer (around 3-5 minutes) with high retention works great for me :)
     
  19. gabriel0270

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    Then we are not using the same YouTube my friend. For me it's that simple.
     
  20. purewisdom

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    I am having issues of ranking my videos at the TOP of page one i have got 11 videos on first page but they are not at the top(where the traffic is). My videos are 2 and a half hours long so as you can guess retention views are gonna cost LOL .So if anyone can explain to me how i can go about getting my videos to the top of the page i would love them to hell and back.. but that's it :p. if you would like to discuss out of this thread please PM me

    Regards Purewisdom