Reply to Comments on your YouTube Video to Increase its Rankings [PROOF]

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Just found out that replying to comments on your YouTube video will improve its search rankings inside YouTube and also in Google.

How Do I Know?

Assumptions? Guess Work? Experimentation?

NO!

YouTube Told Me!

"Respond to comments in the first few hours after you publish a
video. These first viewers are your core audience and building
comments early helps increase the video's ranking in search. "

- From Creator Playbook

Many of you do not know that YouTube launched something called Creator Playbook and it has a ton of cool info about Video Marketing. Get it here:

http://static.googleusercontent.com/...r-playbook.pdf

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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    Great stuff man,

    Combine that with what you already know about ranking YT videos
    And you should see great results.
    If one video can bring 10 views per day, put 10 videos up now your 100 per day.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Mmmm interesting, I do a lot of stuff with Youtube and I'll bare that in mind next time I post a video.

    James Scholes
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  • Profile picture of the author Victoralexon
    I did not know that. I mean, I certainly understood that responding to people's questions and feedback helped, but not in that way.

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Originally Posted by Deepak Media View Post

    Just found out that replying to comments on your YouTube video will improve its search rankings inside YouTube and also in Google.

    How Do I Know?

    Assumptions? Guess Work? Experimentation?

    NO!

    YouTube Told Me!

    "Respond to comments in the first few hours after you publish a
    video. These first viewers are your core audience and building
    comments early helps increase the video's ranking in search. "

    - From Creator Playbook

    Many of you do not know that YouTube launched something called Creator Playbook and it has a ton of cool info about Video Marketing. Get it here:

    http://static.googleusercontent.com/...r-playbook.pdf

    Nice.

    I've noticed that videos in which I've replied to early comments tend to rank better. Never really thought much of it though. I'm guessing it helps prove that you're not just putting up videos for the sake of getting traffic. So perhaps it gives your video a little bit more "trust," which boosts its rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author jsmith2482
    I don't think that necessarily means that responding directly increase ranking in the SERP. We're misreading YT's statement. Responding quickly shows you're not some internet marketing scammer. Shows you're trying to build an audience and that you care. But it's not like all the responses within the first 3 hours drives it up the SERP's
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    • Profile picture of the author AnitaCross
      Originally Posted by jsmith2482 View Post

      I don't think that necessarily means that responding directly increase ranking in the SERP. We're misreading YT's statement. Responding quickly shows you're not some internet marketing scammer. Shows you're trying to build an audience and that you care. But it's not like all the responses within the first 3 hours drives it up the SERP's
      From reading the quote in the OP, I get the sense that the increase in the search ranking is on YouTube, not the search engines.

      It's still good information to know.

      Of course, you need a core following willing to ask questions in the first place, so you have comments to respond to.

      Thanks for the info and the link, Deepak Media.

      -Anita
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      • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
        Originally Posted by AnitaCross View Post

        From reading the quote in the OP, I get the sense that the increase in the search ranking is on YouTube, not the search engines.

        It's still good information to know.

        Of course, you need a core following willing to ask questions in the first place, so you have comments to respond to.

        Thanks for the info and the link, Deepak Media.

        -Anita
        They are just inter related. A youtube video with thousands of views, likes, comments and shares is more likely to appear in Google SERPs. And a high ranking inside YouTube will help achieve those signals.
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  • Profile picture of the author topgold
    Excellent information, please do keep posting!
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    Interesting indeed. I knew it was a worthy method but didn't know it would work that much. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Nick
    Thaanks for the tip man, good stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author ClasH
    For those of you that did not know....comment ratings are also great for ranking!
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  • Profile picture of the author Exel
    Creator Playbook seems to have very interesting information, didn't know about it, thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeMango25
    Thanks mate, will be trying it out next time I upload a video!
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  • Profile picture of the author CBusiness
    great to know. thanks. I'm definitely trying it out
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  • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
    Good to know timing has alot to do with it.

    Thanks for the read as well
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  • Profile picture of the author Hostpany
    Awesome dude, this is a wonderful topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author darenet
    Well that's a nice incentive from Youtube.
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    • Profile picture of the author mraffiliate
      Appreciate the information. Came at a great time!!
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