How to rank Youtube videos?

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Well,
We've been able to rank a few videos high by relevant tags, description all overall optimization. However, we also involved with a person who was able to rank a video within a couple of days without empty description and barely optimized title.
Does anyone know how one may able to do it? Some kind of back end work, like links to the video or embeds? VIdIQ plugin we use didn'ts how any social shares. That video had no likes and 10 views.

Any tips?
#rank #videos #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
    Rankings are based on viewer retention. Create video that people watch for a longer period of time and your videos will rank higher.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by Brian Johnson View Post

      Rankings are based on viewer retention. Create video that people watch for a longer period of time and your videos will rank higher.
      This. Views are not important any more, but YouTube tracks viewing time for each individual user. You can see the overall stats from your video admin pages.

      Also, engagement. Channel subscriptions, likes/dislikes, comments, and shares too.
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      Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
      Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

      What's your excuse?
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    • Profile picture of the author Emilygrey
      Originally Posted by Brian Johnson View Post

      Rankings are based on viewer retention. Create video that people watch for a longer period of time and your videos will rank higher.
      Fact but you may also use Social media to be mentioned. If people appreciate your video according to the material you added in it. Your video will be highlighted then.
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  • Profile picture of the author RoellyWinklaar
    Likes/dsilikes and so to say reposts in other social media sites?(FB, instagram), subscribers of the channels make a difference as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author stockriderman
      Hmm..thanks for the participating, but notice guys, none of you actually answered my questions...
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      • Profile picture of the author mumbi
        you tube videos ranking soully depends upon the backlinks to them
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      • Profile picture of the author seomahabub
        Originally Posted by stockriderman View Post

        Hmm..thanks for the participating, but notice guys, none of you actually answered my questions...
        Think how you would have worked if this would be a normal web page / post not a video. Yes you can apply almost all the SEO techniques.
        Your SEO effort starts with good keyword research and good keyword selection.
        Have interesting content, and optimize keyword in title, description, use tags. share the video on video submission sites, always mention the youtube link as the original source.
        Backlinks will surely help ranking higher.
        More views, more subscriptions, more shares, more comments, are the signs of ranking better.
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  • You would rank the video the same way you would a normal website. High PR links with low out bound links! Duhhh
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by stockriderman View Post

      Hmm..thanks for the participating, but notice guys, none of you actually answered my questions...
      Your "question" was a vague anecdote. What kind of reply do you expect?

      Originally Posted by mumbi View Post

      you tube videos ranking soully depends upon the backlinks to them
      That's complete BS. Backlinks might be a factor, but it's clear that YouTube prefers engaging videos with good viewer retention.
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      Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
      Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

      What's your excuse?
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      • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
        Originally Posted by stockriderman View Post

        We've been able to rank a few videos high by relevant tags, description all overall optimization. A person who was able to rank a video within a couple of days without empty description and barely optimized title.
        Originally Posted by stockriderman View Post

        Hmm..thanks for the participating, but notice guys, none of you actually answered my questions...
        @stockriderman You already answered yourself and creating a new problem with no basis concerning the person who rank the unknown video.
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    • Profile picture of the author seomahabub
      Originally Posted by TotalWebsiteControl View Post

      You would rank the video the same way you would a normal website. High PR links with low out bound links! Duhhh
      True, You need to do optimization of keyword(title, description,tags)

      Ranking will also depend on
      number of views and comments,
      number of subscriptions,
      number of times the video getting shared by social media channels
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  • Profile picture of the author vithobaaseo
    I hope this will help you
    1)Create a YouTube channel..
    2)Write a perfect metatags, keeping SEO in mind for the video.
    3)The title of your video should at least 5 words long(include keyword)
    4)You can include your full keyword without keyword stuffing
    5)The description should be at least 250 words(use keywords 3-4 times)
    6)Try to get more views for the video by sharing it in social media and quora.
    7)Place Video Link in Your Email Signature and Blog posts
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  • Profile picture of the author SahaayNisha
    There are so many factors for Youtube video ranking. Starts with channel setup, title, description etc. It also includes the no of channel subscribers, no. of viewers, etc.
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