Will backlinks on their own rank a YouTube video?

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Hi,
Will building backlinks to a YouTube video be all that is necessary to rank it, or should I also try and get views, likes, comments and subscribers?
#backlinks #rank #video #youtube
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  • Profile picture of the author jay mehta
    Yes, its just not about building backlinks but submitting your video on sites/groups/forums where the target audience. For example you can share your video on some fb groups etc. If your content is good enough you will not only get views, likes, subscribers but also might get a better ranking for a particular query on youtube if you optimise it well.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    User engagement is a HUGE factor in YouTube's ranking algorithm. It's not all about links. Good luck with it and come back and share your successes with us once you figure it out!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bivhab
    Yes, it will gives you more traffic. It is essential to make visitors. You will get rank by link building.
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  • Backlinks are not the important role played in the video submission
    But you can share your video content on social media
    for views and subscribe
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  • Profile picture of the author Bivhab
    If you want to make views, likes and comments and subscribers then you can make backlink. From the backlink you will get all those think as your expectation.
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  • Profile picture of the author dilipcybex
    Engagement will certain affect popularity of YouTube videos. If there are many comments and likes, that is certainly going to help the reach of the video. Think of like as the old +1 Google used to promote.
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  • Profile picture of the author crackhouse
    Use proxies to create sepearte YouTube accounts to create engagement on y our videos. A bit of a long way to go about it, but that is how to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author nutnight
    You need both but mainly links. Its easy to rank youtube video than ranking a blog or lp.
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  • Profile picture of the author shahfahad
    Your Youtube video will surely rank in SERP but the only factor is, you have to take links from high domain authority sites... No need to make backlinks in bulk.
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  • Profile picture of the author Malthus Butler
    Yes, of course! This is a key factor to raise your rank on YouTube. But you should try other methods, as well as some, are on par with backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeny89
    yes you need links they will give you traffic..
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  • Profile picture of the author DRP
    Originally Posted by DeclanF View Post

    Hi,
    Will building backlinks to a YouTube video be all that is necessary to rank it?

    No. Nothing on it's own will rank a video on YouTube. It's a variety of signals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Herewegoagain
    Hi DeclanF,

    To save yourself time, you might want to produce your own check-list of steps to undertake when ranking YouTube videos (sometimes called on-site SEO).

    Back-linking and book-marking are great off-site SEO tactics to apply after the on-site SEO

    Hope that helps.
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  • Originally Posted by DeclanF View Post

    Hi,
    Will building backlinks to a YouTube video be all that is necessary to rank it, or should I also try and get views, likes, comments and subscribers?
    No. A lot of other factors (besides backlinks) influence how quickly (and how well) a YouTube Video will rank in Google. Metrics, such as user experience signals, are very important when trying to rank Youtube videos. For example, it is important for the video to obtain long-retention views. This is just one of the many crucial factors that influence Youtube video rankings. Please see the following article for a more in depth explanation: http://backlinko.com/how-to-rank-youtube-videos

    There are people who will work for pennies and perform the necessary tasks to get your YouTube videos ranking higher (eg: views, comments, likes, etc)
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