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[Youtube Update] Are you able to rank videos normally ?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by b0u4bD4, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. b0u4bD4

    b0u4bD4 Junior Member

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    It seems that youtube have changed the game , algorithmic update i guess .. my videos don't rank well anymore ! this last week have been a disaster :/ , i'm doing : 20k views (HQ) , 300 likes , 300 Favs , 300 Subs , 20 comments , 2 tires of backlinks , Social bookmarks . for the past 3 years the things i listed have been able to rank my vids within the 1st-2nd Spot on the 1st page of YT And Ggl ! about 4 months ago Ggl updated something and i don't always hit the 1st page on big G , but still rank well on YT .. this last week have been a nightmare .. i've seen 2 major mass bans AND my vids don't rank that well , in fact they don't rank at all !! .
    I'm not saying that i do alot of YouTube marketing or anything , just a couple of vids that i enjoy ranking and watch em make me a few bucks , i'm no Guru .. did you guys notice anything this week ? .

    HELP !!!!
     
  2. zerofoxtrot

    zerofoxtrot Senior Member

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    I actually increased from #2 to #1 on a keyword and from #5 to #3 just after I got 10k referral high retention views.
     
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  3. nodyguy

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    same here, not able to rank any><
    even when using SB, retention views and more...
     
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  4. therage

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    Actually it is quite common to see fluctuations and changes in the ranking on YouTube. For my videos, it solely depends on time viewed, social signals received, correct laser targeted title and keywords. You can check ahrefs for the videos that are outranking you to see if they have any heads up on you, other than that it might be that you need ti switch the quality of your views to 60%+ view duration and then big boost and come in with a view drip feed for additional authority type coverage.
     
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  5. freehealthylife.com

    freehealthylife.com Power Member

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    How do you check your video ranking?Any software using or just search it manually at Youtube?
     
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  6. valentinas25

    valentinas25 Regular Member

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    same problem
     
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  7. b0u4bD4

    b0u4bD4 Junior Member

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  8. b0u4bD4

    b0u4bD4 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the detailed answer , but it's not the first time i try to rank videos , my title and description/tags are perfect , i mean everything was working like a charm , very smooth .. now i hate YT !! UGGHHHHH é_è , i'll try 60%+ view duration views , thanks again bro
     
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    Yeah, I've noticed some changes too..just have to test and test until you find out what's currently working :)
     
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  10. Skyas

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    I suggest you do not try to rank that video anymore, same happened to me.However, today one video is on the first page but I have absolutely no idea why, my first thought would be because I used a different account(made with a different ip)but I did the same for other 2 accounts and those videos did not rank.I hate the fact that I see people uploading 100 videos on their channel and they still rank until they are taken down, and I who am ranking it carefully cannot seem to rank it.
     
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    ollie9009 Junior Member

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    I've commented on quite a few of these threads and I'll say the same thing:

    What's the source of your views? YT wont rank your video if the source is 100% retention from mobile/direct source. You need 60-100% from different sources: facebook, Google+, twitter, websites. Check the amount of backlinks your competitors on page 1 have - if they have loads more....that's probably the reason. Also, what's your video like? Have you ripped it? Are there duplicate videos? Is your video also ranked on page 1 (someone has uploaded it before you), what's the video transcription like....does the audio say any keywords in your video?

    YouTube isn't going to show duplicated videos on page 1. I personally believe that "this update" or change recently has included a "natural" look into the algorithm....it must be so obvious to YouTube if a video has 0 views and then it suddenly gets 20 comments (a few hours pass) then it gets 300 likes...then 300 favs....all with no backlinks or view source? Then suddenly 20k mobile 100% retention views get added? YouTube is clever....you're not going to trick it by adding things like this...it has to be natural, choose your services wisely.
     
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  12. J@bz.

    J@bz. Junior Member

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    i cant rank anymore either...they dont even budge... and analytics is not being updated properly either.
     
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  13. azmaatak

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    Well said. I'll take your advice and apply it.

     
  14. green212

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    hello, are fiverr gigs good for youtube anymore, if so which ones are? let me know please.
     
  15. supereek

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    i have the same problem with yt ranking at the moment. i am trying a different approach now, i try to also give some negativeness to make it look more legit, few dislikes, few negative coments (none rude)..
     
  16. mbreezy

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    I'm still holding my top spots. Not a lot of competition for my KWs could be one of the main reasons. I also optimized my videos as best I could from all the tutorials and how-tos I've read. I don't have any boosted views or anything. Most of my views come from website where the videos are embedded.
     
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  17. J@bz.

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    i had some problems ranking in the last week or so...but now i can rank again things seem to be back to normal
     
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    ADHD-Dude Power Member

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    My videos got pushed back several pages, and they all had natural views
     
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    everything is fine for me except one video that is having the same problem as yours. I think the added factor in evaluating the videos is how real the views look like. Even though they are high retention views with people that watch your video to the end. If you were getting 1-2 views a day and then suddenly the next day you have 20 k, then I am guessing google is not stupid to notice that.
    Just my two $0.02
     
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  20. b0u4bD4

    b0u4bD4 Junior Member

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    Thanks alot for the tips , i'll change my strategy for sure , thnx again for the very detailed reply :)