The heading is a little more dramatic than the truth but I wanted it to be easy for others to find as well.
After going through a course I bought on ranking video's I produced and published a YouTube video to send traffic to my t shirt site.
After running its URL through a few pinging sites, putting up on social media sites and embedding it in a classified ad, I decided to follow another apparent white hat method in the course and use youlikehits.com to get more views. I bought some credits and let it run overnight and it collected just under 1000 views and was ranking on page one for a highly competitive keyword in a google search. Then suddenly YouTube stepped in and sent the views back to 301+ while they checked to see if my collected views were genuine. According to them this would take a few hours, then my view count would climb back up. This was over a week ago and the only change had been the video has plummeted in the rankings and can no longer be seen in the top 10 pages on a search result.
Of course I am not happy as this vid is important for me to get traffic to my site, so I am considering a solution....
What if I pulled the video and edited it by a few seconds so YouTube saw it as a different video, then put it back up in a day or so but was less aggressive in my SEO methods? Do you think that could work?
Thanks in advance,