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Youtube removed tags?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by sentryguns, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. sentryguns

    sentryguns Registered Member

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    I can't see tags on youtube videos anymore, could youtube have actually removed them, and what effect will this have?
     
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  2. techndeals.net

    techndeals.net Junior Member

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    o crap you're right wtf maybe just for viewers.
     
  3. PinguSpy

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    yeah for viewers only.
     
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    =| I was trying to steal some not too long ago was dumbfounded.
     
  5. GamingForever

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    watch?v=yyVc7NaQASk

    Someone already made a video about it... I think its good they are hiding them...
     
  6. lsmstd

    lsmstd Regular Member

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    You can still get the data through the API:

    https://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/VIDEO-ID?v=2

    Replace VIDEO-ID, open the downloaded file with notepad, the tags will be between <media:keywords> and </media:keywords>


     
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  7. SEOnetic

    SEOnetic Senior Member

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    We have to use the API for getting tags? Does it work?
     
  8. lsmstd

    lsmstd Regular Member

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    Sure, just try it.

     
  9. Adam Rock

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    For Firefox (fuck Chrome, Safari and whatever else you people use):

    Right click on the background of a youtube video.
    Click "View Page Info"
    Scroll down to "keywords"
    Look at the keywords/tags the video used...It's separated in comma's...
     
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  10. imguy

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    This does not show all tags...
     
  11. imguy

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    Can someone share the method, how to see youtube video tags?
     
  12. sentryguns

    sentryguns Registered Member

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    Thanks, but that doesn't show all the tags, is there anyway I can do that?
     
  13. Adam Rock

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    The other way isn't as easy and the API method would be the next best thing...
     
  14. imguy

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    Now youtube does not require tags for video?

    someone posted video, here is video link:
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfIDb0eRuYA
     
  15. imguy

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    Here is another guy who said:

    "AS FROM YOUTUBE FORUM POSTED BY YOUTUBE STAFF - This isn't a bug. We removed tags from the watch page, since we were finding that folks weren't clicking on them too often and they presented an opportunity for some for abuse (by copying tags in order to manipulate our discovery systems). When you upload a video or edit an uploaded video, tags can still be set, and they still aid the discovery of your videos just like they always have. The only difference is they don't show up on the video page."

    Source:
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQGAkcEFarQ
     
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  16. a32335

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    For viewers only, you can add tags once you're the uploader.
     
  17. cricket1

    cricket1 Senior Member

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    Oh, I actually like the idea of tags being removed for the public. This could make the game more interesting.
     
  18. ber789

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    Easy enough with the API.
     
  19. GamingForever

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    The api link isn't working but I found if you view page source you can still see some of the tags being used...
     
  20. lsmstd

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    youtube.com/watch?v=QFvNhsWMU0c
    Use the red part from your video link to replace VIDEO-ID in the API url and don't state that youtube API doesn't work anymore :rolleyes: