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Which Youtube URL to send backlinks to?

edited October 2014 in Need Help
Hi guys,

I got a question as to which URL to send backlinks to a youtube video.

Youtube gives you a short url version e.g htp://

And the following version: htps://

Does it matter which one you send backlinks to?


  • MorphManMorphMan British Expat lost in S.E Asia
    I build links to 3 https:// http:// And the short URL I think it looks more natural if links are built to varied URLs instead if just 1
  • Thanks for the awesome advice morphman!

    I guess I'll just do that then :)
  • @Live4TheRisk focus more on creating a high quality video thats engaging..You'l be suprised to see how that can help your video rankings.
  • BrandonBrandon Reputation Management Pro
    I build links to the final URL. for youtube it's the domain. is redirect.
  • Yes nothing will compare to creating a good video that people actually watch. If you pump out two minute videos that no one watches more then a second of good luck unless your targetting keys anyone could rank for.

    But I would share the main url and the share url under the video and make sure to hit all the social networks they have under the video as share options. Then ping.

    I have never made a video that came in any less the spot 50 within literally one minute after doing that and pinging for key that get a minimum of 500 searches. Thats google organic and youtube search..

    A million backlinks arent going to beat a page that doesnt have the basic onpage seo stuff done.

    Also I create longer  tutorial videos that are jampacked with affiliate offers that I personally use and its clear In video. The key is use youtube as lead gen and get them the hell of youtube and on to your site/blog where they become a subscriber.

    Then you have a list of targeted people who know you know your shit and they will listen when you suggest things beause they signed up to your list and watched your video becasue you were able to help them in the first place.

    I'd have to agree with young_gooner
  • Wow thats really informative guys. Thank you so much, I learned an incredible amount.

    I will try to look at it a little differently.

    Great stuff.
  • I build links to 4 
    the short URL
    the channel

    I like this combo because it allows my channel to build some links & authority too.
  • Very cool @localmarketingpros, i love that idea!
  • royalmiceroyalmice WEBSITE: ---> | SKYPE:---> asiavirtualsolutions

    I earlier posted about what Youtube links can be used, check it out in my thread :

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