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Youtube Video Ranking in Youtube Search Results

Youtube Video Ranking in Youtube Search Results


As I’ve mentioned in the last post, I will cover Youtube video ranking in Youtube. It’s an entirely different animal compared to video ranking in Google. Why?

Youtube video ranking is based on “social proof”.

Social proof consists of these 3 things:

  • Your Youtube channel authority
  • Your Youtube video authority
  • Outside authority for your videos

There is also Youtube authority which it imposes on channels and videos that are listed on their “youtube blogs”. But’s we’ll talk about this technique a bit later.

youtube search results rankYour Youtube channel authority.

It’s all about social activity on your channel. The very first thing that you should do, is to customize your channel. Add a description, change backround and make it look personalized.

Another thing is your personal activity, there is a feed on your youtube’s channel homepage, which records all your latest activity. To have good channel authority you must login from time to time and go like or comment on other videos. Also subscribe to channels, and upload you own videos at least 3-4 times a month. Just make sure your feed is updated regularly.

Other important part of Youtube channel authority is to have other people coming to your channel and commenting, liking, subscribing and doing all other good stuff. Obviously, with new channel it will take months before you will get recognized for your unique content and some social activity will occur. That’s where artificial authority comes in. Youtube doesn’t distinguish between fake social activity or the real one. So you will need to use some tools or outsourcing to get some artificial authority for your channel.

There are few options for that:

  • Use softwares like TubeGroove or TubeToolbox.

Downside is the cost. Both these tools are quite pricey, so if you don’t use Youtube that much, or just want to dip your toes in the water – choose something else. The good thing about these tools is automation and incredible array of options. You can check features on their corresponding sites.

  • Use sites like mturk.com and microworkers.com.

Downside is the fact that only Americans can register and use those websites. But the benefit of those gig sites is undeniable – you will get any job  done for pennies.. Literally! You can get likes to your Youtube videos for few-to-several cents a piece. So if you have access to mturk or microworkers, you better start using them today!

  • Using services like fiverr and Odesk.

The only problem about these is the fact that you can’t use the same people to do likes, subscriptions and comments (well, the same guy can do comments, but it can get repetitive and obvious fast. And people don’t like fake comments..), so you have to search for new ones. Unless you stumble on someone who has the tools described above.

youtube video ranking resultsYour Youtube video authority

Pretty much the same steps are required for every video, as it is with the channel. So get likes and comments. The only different thing is views. To increase your number of views, choose one of two options:

  • Buy views on services like voogen.net and viewet.com (and others)

Views are cheap and you can buy a LOT. But don’t do that for the new channel – it will be obvious that your stats are inflated and people really don’t like fakes. It will decrease your conversion rates. So 1,000 views for new videos will be enough, at start (if you work on your channel too). What’s cool about the voogen, is the fact that you can buy dislikes! You can probably do that for your evil competitors, but keep in mind that negative social activity is a social activity anyways. Hundreds or thousands of dislikes will actually help your competitor to rank better in Youtube search results. It will not help his conversions though :)

  • Hire someone on Fiverr or Odesk

Some people know how to develop scripts/bots that will give you auto-views. And some people know how to get you a lot of real views for laughable prices (sometimes cheaper than those services).  Last ones are very valuable.

Shares (under “Share” tab) are also important. Easiest way to get shares is to use either Mturk/Microworkers or Fiverr/Odesk.

Oh, and your video on-page optimization also helps with Youtube video ranking.

So use the tips described in the previous article and you will be fine – Youtube Video Marketing Checklist | Easy Ranking in Google

Outside authority for your videos

It comes down to 3 things:

  • Backlinks
  • Video embeds
  • Playlists

Yes, backlinks do work for Youtube video ranking, but not nearly as well as ranking youtube videos in Google. So don’t use them that much. In fact, if you’ve ordered a gig or two for ranking your video on Google it will be enough.

When someone embeds your video on their blog, website or somewhere on the forum, you get “credit”. Plus any embed will give you a backlink as well. It’s a quite important factor, so you should have at least some video embeds.

When people include your video in their playlists, you gain “credit” too.

Outside authority factor will help you with Youtube video ranking, but the most important thing is channel/video authority. So focus on that first.

I’ve mentioned Youtube authority factor in the beginning. Sometimes under videos you will see this – “as seen on … “, and then a link to the resource. These sites are considered to be video authorities by Youtube. So if you can get your video on any of these sites, you will get good rank improvement. It’s almost like getting your press release on Google News. Finding these sites should be easy. The hard part is to figure out how to get your video listed. I haven’t done this, but I think it should be worth it.

That’s it for Youtube Video Ranking in Youtube Search Results.

Remember that Youtube channel is very similar to your website on Google – in the beginning it will be very hard to rank your videos (pages/posts analogy for a website) well. But with time, more content and more social activity your channel will gain authority and your videos will be ranking high with very little effort. So be patient and persevere.

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Best wishes,

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7 Responses to Youtube Video Ranking in Youtube Search Results

  1. maillot de foot July 8, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    I really enjoy the blog.Much thanks again. Great.

  2. alvaro July 17, 2013 at 3:36 am #

    Hey there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m
    looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

    • Aleks July 17, 2013 at 7:58 am #


      I’m using WordPress + Canvas theme (Woothemes). It’s already quite customized so it doesn’t look like a cookie cutter theme. Although in next weeks I will be doing more customization.

      Thanks for your comment!

      Best wishes,

  3. Jim August 15, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    I have found that these links building tactics are the best (for me)

    – PAD submission (software submission)
    – RSS submission
    – Private blog networks
    – Social bookmarking

    I know most of you probably have heard that some of these don’t work for SEO.I don’t know about SEO, but for Youtube SEO they are GREAT !!!

    Here is a proof


    Check this video for these keywords:
    surveys for money
    online surveys

    And notice that I have so little views and likes, but I rank so high because of my backlinks.I also rank on Google for many related keywords…

    • Aleks August 16, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

      Hi, Jim!

      Great! Thanks for the comment.

      I agree, .pad submissions are pretty powerful. Even for your website, not just for videos. I’ve written about these in one of my previous posts.

      You might want to check my 2 Youtube video ranking guides :) And yes, these types of links work great for videos.

      Best wishes,


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