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YouTube Algorithm: YouTube employees answer your questions (part 1)

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YouTube Algorithm: YouTube employees answer your questions! (part 1)

Grow views on your YouTube channel by learning about how YouTube search and recommendations work in this interview with a YouTube product manager. Decoding the algorithm: How does YouTube decide which videos and channels appear in suggested videos, homepage recommendations, search, and trending? What factors influence video ranking?

Today I'm talking to Todd from our Search and Discovery team. Tune in next week to see the rest of the conversation!


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YouTube Algorithm Questions Explained by YouTube Employees (Part 2)

In part 2 of our interview with YouTube Product Manager, Todd, we'll discuss how to think about your content strategy to optimize search results and audience retention.

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YouTube Algorithm Questions Explained by YouTube Employees (Part 3)

We're back with part 3 of our interview with YouTube Product Manager, Todd, on search and discovery.

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YouTube Employees Reveal: YouTube Algorithm Secrets

YouTube Employees Reveal YouTube Algorithm Secrets

In early February of 2019, a handful of Google employees that work on the YouTube 'Search and Discovery' Team held what's called an AMA (ask me anything). They answered questions related to how the YouTube algorithm suggests videos in 2019, what YouTubers should focus on and how to generally increase views the views to your videos. This video here, covers the questions and answers. Hope you find this helpful, below I have linked to the original document / YouTube AMA.

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**UPDATED** Even MORE clarity around Ads Friendly Guidelines

Hello Insiders! Today we're back with Conor who's going to deep dive into our monetization policies and give us more info about what can be monetized on YT and what can't. None of our policies are changing, we're just giving more info to help clarify our existing policies.

As a reminder- there are Community Guidelines, and Ads Friendly Guidelines. Community Guidelines outline what is allowed on YouTube and Ads Friendly Guidelines outline what content can earn advertiser revenue. Content must be compliant with both Community Guidelines and Ads Friendly Guidelines to stay on YT and monetize. 

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A YouTube Employee Shares Tips for Getting Discovered

If you want to learn how to grow your YouTube channel, get more views, more subscribers, and be discovered on YouTube overall, one of the best sources you can go to is YouTube themselves. In this video a YouTube employee researches the questions you submitted about ranking on YouTube, video SEO, discoverability, and other video optimization questions and gets official answers for you from YouTube. We discuss questions like:

- How to rank your videos if you're not getting a lot of watch time.
- How to write titles, thumbnails, video descriptions, and tags.
- If likes on YouTube work like up-votes for your video.
- How does live streaming affect your channel's performance in the YouTube algorithm?
- The ideal length for a YouTube video: short or long?
- And more!

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How To Grow with 0 Views and 0 Subscribers

If you have a brand new YouTube channel with absolutely no views and no subscribers, getting a little bit of traction can be frustrating. Here's a few tips on how to get your channel's first viewers and subscribers. With some effort and valuable video content, your channel should begin to grow and, before you know it, your videos will grow to thousands of views!

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How To Turn Viewers into Subscribers on YouTube


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VIDEOS ABOUT INCREASING WATCH TIME

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How I Lost 600,000 Subscribers Overnight

This was a really difficult video to make... but it's time I explain what happened. This has been one of the hardest years of my life, and it's been so difficult to figure out what to do.

Today, I'm starting this brand new channel. I'm excited, terrified, determined, scared... but most of all... thankful. I'm thankful that I'm getting a second chance.

Endless thanks go to my dopest, awesomest, most talented friend Mykie aka Glam&Gore for pushing me to just take this massive leap, and start over again. Please subscribe to her and show her that big love, she more than deserves it:

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200+ YouTube Algorithm Changes! Just give up?

YouTube rolls outs around 200-300 changes to their algorithm every year. That's a lot of changes, most of which we'll never know about. It's impossible to keep up with all the new tweaks and tests the YouTube search and discovery team is making, so should we just give up on trying to optimize videos for SEO? Maybe, but we should probably focus on YouTube's goal for the algorithm and create content that help them accomplish that goal. The better we do that the better our videos can perform. That's a much better strategy than worrying about tags, keywords, and everything that many creators spend their time doing.

Here's a look into YouTube's testing process before a change rolls out:

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IN-DEPTH! Want to know how YouTube Ads work?

Hello Insiders! Want to learn everything about YouTube Ads? Check out this video and leave your comments below.

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MYTHBUSTING #2: ARE ALL CAPS BETTER?

Insiders! We're back today with Todd, he's here to follow up on some of your questions from last time and debunk some new myths! Leave us your question and comments below!

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Channel Memberships, Studio Beta Features, and Manual Claiming Improvements!

Hello Insiders! Back with another update on Studio Beta features, Channel Memberships launches and a new requirement for manual claiming!

0:06 New Studio Beta Features
0:59 [Launch] Channel Memberships - Members-only Video
1:40 Studio Beta Bookmarks
3:11 [Update] Channel Memberships - Members-only Chat
3:30 [Launch] Channel Memberships - Intro Video Beta
4:04 [Launch] Manual Claim w/ Required Timestamps
4:45 [Launch] Viewer Activity Widget in Live Control Room
5:05 [Launch] Subs: Filter By Channel on iOS
5:30 CI Videos Localized!
Ads Friendly Guidelines - Barbara's Take:
YouTube Algorithm: YouTube employees answer your questions! (part 1):
What does YT offer Creators beyond the Partner Program?
⭐Everything you need to know about YouTube Premieres:
What THE &$!#%!!! 🤬Profanity in YOUR YouTube videos and how it affects the MONETIZATION icon 🤑
Expert Insights from Top Creator's Partner Manager:
Held for secondary review? Duplication? Get behind the scenes of the YPP application process:
MYTHBUSTING #1: Are Tags Important? Which matters more: upload time or publish time?
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8:17 [Experiment] Desktop Redesign- We're experimenting with ways to improve your experience on Home, so this layout is only available to a small number of people. You can share your thoughts and comments via the Send Feedback tool: yt.be/help/feedback
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Advice for growing your channel from Video Creators: Tim Schmoyer!

What up Insiders! Today I've got a super cool collab to share with you all. Tim from Video Creators asked his subscribers what questions they'd want answered by a YT employee and I got the chance to get his advice for growing Creator Insider.

Check it out and let us know what you think! Also for part 2 of this collab, go to Tim's video at where I answer a bunch of questions from his viewers about YouTube search and watch next recommendations.

YouTube Algorithm - MYTH! Longer Videos Rank on YouTube

It's a myth! When it comes to the YouTube Algorithm in 2018, what wins the day is watch time minutes per IMPRESSION. In this video, I cover a white paper released by a Google engineer that addresses the YouTube algorithm and suggested videos.
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Why The YouTube Algorithm Will Always Be A Mystery

The mysterious YouTube algorithm. It's confused people for years, and will continue to do so. So why isn't YouTube more transparent? It used to be that they wouldn't tell anyone how it works - but now, it's that they can't. Let's talk about deep learning algorithms, neural networks, and search engine optimisation.

CREDITS:

Thanks to animator Matt Ley for the wonderful cartoon of me:

I put this together in three days, plus a day of checking and proofing, in Adobe After Effects. It took about eight hours to render, but that's because every frame has keying, lighting, camera, and motion blur effects, and because the original footage of me was in 4.6k lossless.

Yes, the sound of the black box working is the sound of a microwave (it's the one in my kitchen). Also, those aren't faked desktop screenshots, I had to install a copy of Windows ME to make this.

SOURCES:

Deep Neural Networks for YouTube Recommendations, [PDF] — some people are saying this link 404s, but it works for me? Search for the title and you'll find it.

There's a good layperson summary of the paper here:

The Defamation Act is published under the Open Government License 3.0: and is available at

The music in the cartoon section is called 'Ukulele Beach', and it's in the YouTube audio library.

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There are a lot of references and in-jokes in here, and hopefully people will spot most of them in the comments. But if anyone wants confirmation: yes, there are references to Billy Joel, Aqua, a He-Man remix, and Elton John. The last one's pretty obscure, well done to you at home if you got that.

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YouTube Algorithm Tips pt1- How do you trigger the YouTube algorithm? Pt.1

The YouTube algorithm is Artificial Intelligence (AI) that decides which videos and channels will be discovered. When you understand how the YouTube algorithm works, you can create videos that are more likely get views and get subscribers.

Subscribe for more YouTube Tips:


How do you trigger the YouTube algorithm:

In this episode, YouTube Expert Derral Eves will explain the YouTube algorithm. He'll talk about watch time and upload frequency along with a few other triggers that the YouTube algorithm responds to.

To see the entire interview with Derral Eves, subscribe to the Business of Video Podcast on your favorite podcasting app or wait a few weeks and we'll release the entire episode on this channel



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Watch our video to see two Google engineers demonstrate a mock interview question. After they code, our engineers highlight best practices for interviewing at Google.

Learn more about how we hire at then head over to to find your role.

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How The YouTube Algorithm Works ??? - Science FACTion Show

How does Youtube Work ? - Have you ever wonder how does Youtube work? we all enjoy the platform but what is going on behind the front page? Find out more about the programming and how it affects channels and videos on Youtube works here.


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MYTHBUSTING #3: Do vacations kill your YouTube channel?

Hello Insiders! We're back with another mythbusting session with Todd. Check it out and leave your comments and questions below!

Questions / MYTHS covered today:
(0:08): Do you need to publish 3 videos per week or even daily to grow?
(1:25): What happens when I go on vacation and can't post as often as I usually do?
(2:20): What happens when some of my videos underperform? Will my future videos be hurt?
(3:36): Should I delete my older videos?

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