Research, YouTube

Why some YouTube videos get popular

I was looking at some space related videos on YouTube, and a lot of poor results were popping up. Like things not even related to outer space. This got me somewhat interested in how YouTube decides what videos to show. A few minutes of Google later I find this interesting article SEO YouTube.

SEO stands for search engine optimization; which is the process of getting search engine results to show up higher. Well, let’s say a lot of the crappy videos I encountered had some very good SEO, while some awesome videos had no SEO.

It’s unfortunate YouTube’s algorithm can’t punish low quality videos yet, hopefully one day in the future they figure this out. Until then we’re stuck sifting through low quality irrelevant videos to find what we really want.

At the end at least I learned a little about how search engines work; which was very interesting by the way. So if you have a few minutes to spare I recommend checking out the link above, or this site: