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YouTube's algorith is nuts

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by paulik123, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. paulik123

    paulik123 Junior Member

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    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=facebook
    See for yourself...

    How is animal sex first result for such a big keyword on youtube??
    It doesn't even appear in the title or in the tags... Same for the top 5 results. Is it a youtube prank or something?

    Can a mod edit the title? I forgot to put and m.
     
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  2. Dagreyon

    Dagreyon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I see it ranked 5th. The reason it's ranked so well is that it's 2 years old with 25 million views and although it doesn't have Facebook in the title, it does in the description. Regardless of the title, YouTube ranking is similar to Googles ranking in the sense that you can rank for a keyword when it's not even in the title, it's all about backlinks and in this case also views, likes, favorites comments etc.
     
  3. nixonsmom

    nixonsmom Registered Member

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    Haha good stuff. I see it as rank 7 though.:confused:
     
  4. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    And if you search Youtube, psy will come up.
     
  5. paulik123

    paulik123 Junior Member

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    I guess it depends on the country you're searching for but that is still awkward.
     
  6. ContentLockPro

    ContentLockPro Power Member Premium Member

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    Youtube ranking is not a perfect one. The same applies to the google