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Hi,

I'm looking into marketing on YouTube. I am thinking about adding videos regularly in order build up numbers of viewers.

Does YouTube have policies about how many videos that you can upload in a short time? Does it look to see if you have uploaded the same video, or slightly edited version of it, several times with different keyword optimizations? Do they mind you using the same thumbnail repeatedly?

I appreciate the actual policy is explained here - https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2801973 - but what are the practical limits? Five videos a day? 25?

I'd be grateful for your knowledge and experience in this matter.

John
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  • Profile picture of the author HostZealot
    As far as I know you can upload unlimited numbers of unique videos as soon as they are rendered. Direct answer to your question is in the second paragraph. "No repeating slightly modified content"
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  • Profile picture of the author eKing
    I don't think there is a set limit to the amount you can upload in a particular time however if you upload loads of videos at once (especially newer accounts) then it might be flagged up by YouTube for a manual checkup.

    As for how much you can get away with in terms of similar videos, it all depends. If the videos are all yours and you own all the copyrights I don't imagine they would be taken down unless every tag, thumbnail, video content was near identical. There is a similar thread about the last point here:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/social-m...s-youtube.html
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    • Profile picture of the author John Marshall
      Thanks for your input.

      I guess the real question is how much different do the videos need to be in order to be safe? How many videos a day can be uploaded safely? 5 or 10 or more?

      In reality, I have no intention of uploading dozens of copies of the same video, but it does seem to make sense to add 4 or 5 versions of similar videos which are targeted at different keywords.

      Any other thoughts and experiences would be appreciated.

      John
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      • Profile picture of the author eKing
        Originally Posted by John Marshall View Post

        Thanks for your input.

        I guess the real question is how much different do the videos need to be in order to be safe? How many videos a day can be uploaded safely? 5 or 10 or more?

        In reality, I have no intention of uploading dozens of copies of the same video, but it does seem to make sense to add 4 or 5 versions of similar videos which are targeted at different keywords.

        Any other thoughts and experiences would be appreciated.

        John
        You could try and contact YouTube for an answer and see if they can give a better guideline. There are quite a lot of duplicate videos on YouTube anyway (sporting events, viral videos) so if you're only uploading a few and the tags are different then you should be fine.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kurt
        Originally Posted by John Marshall View Post

        Thanks for your input.

        I guess the real question is how much different do the videos need to be in order to be safe? How many videos a day can be uploaded safely? 5 or 10 or more?

        In reality, I have no intention of uploading dozens of copies of the same video, but it does seem to make sense to add 4 or 5 versions of similar videos which are targeted at different keywords.

        Any other thoughts and experiences would be appreciated.

        John
        Getting REAL humans as subscribers has a number of benefits on Youtube. How do you think real humans will feel about 4 or 5 similar versions of a video?


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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    John,

    You can and should promote with YouTube but here's a little tip:

    Save all the videos on your hard drive. That way, if YouTube decides to delete your account and you want to open a new one, your videos are not gone forever.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Does YouTube have policies about how many videos that you can upload in a short time? Does it look to see if you have uploaded the same video, or slightly edited version of it, several times with different keyword optimizations? Do they mind you using the same thumbnail repeatedly?
    I think it's a fair assumption that YT staff are not hanging out on WF waiting to answer your questions.

    If you actually want the real answer then you would be asking YT.
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  • Point 1: I believe you can upload as many videos as you want, as fast as you want
    Point 2: I do believe this is against poilcy
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  • Profile picture of the author CPABeyondNetwork
    You can upload as many videos as you want as long as your CONTENT is unique and does not break copyright rights. You won't have any problems with it.


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  • I appreciate the actual policy is explained here - https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2801973 - but what are the practical limits? Five videos a day? 25?

    "It's not okay to post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted, or repetitive content in videos, comments, private messages, or other places on the site. If the main purpose of your content is to drive people off of YouTube and onto another site, it will likely violate our spam policies."


    "Untargeted and unwanted" are some of the important keywords to consider.
    If you build a community that enjoys your content, then at times you may be able to get away with a few videos being somewhat similar, etc.

    Much of the above rules are almost always abused by folks who obviously either haven't read the rules, or think that they can "game" the system. Then they come back here and cry about how their channel got deleted.

    I guess the real question is how much different do the videos need to be in order to be safe?
    Do they mind you using the same thumbnail repeatedly?
    We have a SoundFX channel that have several hundreds of exactly the same thumbnail,
    and images in the videos, but the sounds are different in each. People love them,
    and YouTube throws money at us for it.

    Now mind you, this is of course much different than uploading hundreds of Clickbank product videos with a "click here for more info" link.

    How many videos a day can be uploaded safely? 5 or 10 or more?
    Does YouTube have policies about how many videos that you can upload in a short time?
    We have uploaded 100+ videos at a time or more without issues. But that is just our experience.

    In reality, I have no intention of uploading dozens of copies of the same video, but it does seem to make sense to add 4 or 5 versions of similar videos which are targeted at different keywords.
    There's a difference between "similar", and "the same".

    Does it look to see if you have uploaded the same video, or slightly edited version of it, several times with different keyword optimizations?
    "it" (YouTube bots) look for allot of things. Many folks try to claim that they know exactly how YouTube works, (You know, "I'm an expert, now buy my WSO), but in reality,
    allot of rules, policies, and things accepted or not, change frequently.

    The best thing you can do is to make a channel / videos for a purpose (passion, expertise, etc) other than the main motive that most marketers use it for. (Convincing traffic to click on some link leading to a Clickbank product or opt in form).

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    be sure to join: The Official Warrior Forum High Voltage Video Forum

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