Hello dear BHW folks. I am exploring YT methods for long and now want to make my first steps. But I need to clarify some points which really concern me a lot. 1. The length of the video. I heard that the video should be more than 10 minutes long. Why? How can it affect your earnings? Can I use some programs to prolong the time of the video. For example the original video is 3 minutes long, but I add some pictures or simply a black screen and prolong the time of the video for addditional 7 minutes with some programs... How would that work? Or it is a violation and will bring me ban? If it is a good idea and you use it, tell me the program pls. 2. Does likes and comments received from sites like like4like.com and stuff help to rank your video? Can we use it before / after we ve enabled monetization on our channel? 3. This one is a bit complicated, maybe a few experienced youtubers can answer... Well I plan to get views through SEO , and my channels are planned to be "gray" ones . I am planning to rank for both :Internatonal (English) and local (my country langugage) keywords. I understand that for English keywords and tags, the competition is huge... On the other hand , I can get many views targeting the local keywords (I can earn high amount of views ,preparing some videos for "trending" events and news in my country, and the competition is much low). But what bothers me : what if there will be very little advertisments for my country, and just 2-3% of views will be monetized? How do you look at this part of the question? Do you think I should pay more attention to International (English) or local segment? Thanks in advance, waiting answers from bright people!