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My SEO experiment...Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Strategies & Technique Advice' started by Joey Mesa, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Joey Mesa
    So, sometime in May of this year, in trying to grow my channel, I started using vidIQ. It seemed really helpful optimizing my videos as I uploaded them to Youtube. I started looking at some of my older videos and most had very little in the description and tag category.
    Around June I started to tweak some that I felt were good videos but underperforming. Then I think I made a big error. I started adding tags and messing with the video descriptions on some of my well performing videos. The result was a pretty quick drop off of my suggested videos in traffic sources. Like a cut in half drop.
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    It took some time, but my search and external views grew, but overall, it was a definite setback of several months. It seems my suggested views are still not great and not getting much better. I've seen a few things on not messing with videos that were performing well, but that was after I was trying to figure out what was going wrong.
    Anyone else make this mistake?
  2. KatyAdelson
    I Love YTtalk Moderator
    I moved this to the strategies discussion forum. :) The SEO sub-forum in the tutorials/articles section is more for how-to tutorials rather than open-ended discussions. ^_^
    Joey Mesa likes this.
  3. Highfalutin' Low Carb
    Loving YTtalk
    Most “gurus” will tell you that every time you hit “save” on the video description and details page, it’s like hitting reset on the video and the algo dumps all your past results (both good and bad) which is why this can be good for poorly performing videos and bad for videos that the algo seems to favor.

    Interesting results. Thank you for posting and sharing.
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