could this be proof spam links still work?

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I was just messing about today and searched "make money online". The top result was this video


I wondered how it could be top when it was only uploaded recently (18th March) to be exact.

In AHREFS he has 40k spam links going to the site all of which were built over a 2 week period.

How?
#links #proof #spam #work
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  • Profile picture of the author online only
    I can't see it in top 10, neither in top 30.
    Anyhow, YT is carrying some "authority" that's why it's easier to rank videos. You can spam more out of it. I think it's only matter of time when this strategy will be history. Furthermore, you only need few "reports" from your competitors and you are gone for good.
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    • Profile picture of the author smodha
      Originally Posted by online only View Post

      I can't see it in top 10, neither in top 30.
      Anyhow, YT is carrying some "authority" that's why it's easier to rank videos. You can spam more out of it. I think it's only matter of time when this strategy will be history. Furthermore, you only need few "reports" from your competitors and you are gone for good.
      I'm not so sure about this. Yes, Google/YouTube might make it harder to rank videos but why wouldn't the company promote it's own brand (YouTube) in the SERPs?

      Google is promoting more and more ad space for it's videos so I doubt it would unnecessarily risk slapping YouTube from search results. A crap video with rubbish content is still eyeballs and $$$$ for the organisation.

      In fact I think you will see alot more YouTube videos in the SERPs. I recently read an article about this dubstep artist in the UK (I can't remember her name!). Her YouTube channel was getting insane views, went viral, and she was quickly signed up Lady Gaga's PR company. Instead of promoting this artist down mainstream channels, the PR company are expanding her YouTube following and crushing it with ad revenue.
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  • Profile picture of the author MagicWorld
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    I searched top 10 today the top video is How to Make Money Online From Home Every 60 Seconds - YouTube

    This is weird how can this random video post be on the 1st of google page 1 for the keyword ''make money online'' Google algorithm fail again..
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  • Profile picture of the author Cash37
    They never stopped working if you knew what you were doing....
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Thats not proof that spam links work. Thats proof that Google likes to rank their own properties. not surprising in the least.

    Google algorithm fail again..
    IF you think Google's algo isn't designed in a way to favor their own properties I have some land in the everglades you might be interested in .
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Doesn't matter, Google/Youtube is cancelling out most of that Google search traffic by forcing viewers to have a Youtube account.

    Traffic would most likely pick a relevant video in the Youtube right sidebar, where they don't have to login to a Youtube account.

    Good luck with that.






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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    The last time I checked, YouTube had something like 1 trillion views. I don't see any reason why they would want to change that and make videos less accessible by enforcing viewers to sign up for an account.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by smodha View Post

      The last time I checked, YouTube had something like 1 trillion views. I don't see any reason why they would want to change that and make videos less accessible by enforcing viewers to sign up for an account.
      Either way, that's exactly what Google/Youtube did in OPs ranked video page.

      Not everyone has/wants a Google account & there's millions of other videos that don't require an account just to watch videos, that was my point in my last comment. IMO that ranked video is only sending traffic to the Youtube sidebar videos, not the ranked video.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bambu
    Spam still works. The usual SERPs are still dominated by spammed to death properties. And yes, YouTube videos are easy to rank, as are many web 2.0s and other high authority properties.
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