Our Algorithms Work For You: A blog about how our algorithms work to optimize your ranking on YouTube and Google, just like a CPU does for data.
The two biggest search-related businesses on the Internet, Google and YouTube, are both owned by the same company, Alphabet. The success of these two companies has been built on their ability to deliver relevant results to users’ queries. The ranking algorithms that power these services have historically been kept under wraps. We’ve done this for a few reasons:
* To prevent spam and gaming of the system
* To prevent competitors from copying our ideas
* To protect intellectual property that may be useful to us in the future
We are excited to announce a new series on the YouTube Creator Blog: Our Algorithms Work For You. In this series, we will share how our algorithms work to optimize your ranking on YouTube and Google, just like a CPU does for data on your computer.
The first post in this series covers how our algorithm works to help viewers find the best content for them. We use a variety of signals, including the video’s engagement metrics (e.g. watch time, likes, and shares), relevance of the title and description, and other metadata provided by creators like annotations and closed captions. By focusing on high-quality content that viewers find engaging, we can help you build an audience.
Over time, we have developed ways to improve these rankings even further based on what viewers actually do after seeing your video in YouTube search results or as a suggested video. If they watch it all the way through or return to watch more of your videos at a later date, we know it’s relevant for that viewer. That’s why you may see your video improve in ranking over time because you’ve received more engagement from viewers who watched the video after finding it in search results or as a suggested video.
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Our algorithms work for you. We’ve spent the last 12 months building a powerful, easy-to-use video ranking algorithm, and we’re excited to finally make it available to the public. It’s called the “Grey Code”.
How Does The Grey Code Work?
The Grey Code works by combining two types of data: historical and algorithmic. Historical data is data that comes from your past success on YouTube, such as how many views your videos received in the past, how many times they were shared, etc. Algorithmic data is what we call data that comes from the way our algorithm works.
Our algorithm uses this information to help you rank higher on YouTube and Google for your target keywords. We use your historical and algorithmic data to create a customized ranking strategy for each of your videos. This means that if you’re a YouTuber with a lot of subscribers or if you have a video with high watch time, your video will be boosted in search results and potentially get more views.
We hope this post has given you some insight into how our algorithms work to optimize your ranking on YouTube and Google, just like a CPU does for data. If you have any questions about the Grey Code, please feel free to leave them in the comments below
We’re constantly working to improve the experience on YouTube for everyone. As we roll out new features, optimize the placement of videos in search results and improve the ability of users to find what they are looking for, we want you to know that our algorithms are working hard for you.
As a content creator on YouTube, you’ve probably wondered what happens when your video is uploaded to YouTube. Here’s an inside look at the technology behind our systems and how they work together just like a CPU does for data.
The first thing that happens after you upload a video is that we analyze it and extract information about the content. We have been using machine learning (ML) and AI-based models since 2012 to automatically detect spam, nudity and other types of inappropriate content. Our ML models have been trained on millions of examples of various types of content, so they can learn to identify similar types of inappropriate content in your video. The extracted information helps us understand what type of content your video contains and make sure it is classified correctly so that it can be shown to the right audience.
We also extract information about how people engage with your video over time. This includes things like whether people watch it all the way through or click away early on; if they like it enough to thumbs
As a developer working on the YouTube search ranking algorithm, I’d like to talk about how it works in more detail.
The algorithm we use is based on the Gray Code, a binary numeral system where two successive values differ in only one bit. We like using this code because it’s designed to minimize errors, making it the perfect way to optimize our video ranking and give you the best results possible when you search for something on our site.
To understand how we use this code, let’s look at an example:
Say you’re searching for “dog videos” on YouTube. The first thing we’ll do is look at all of the videos that have been tagged with “dog,” and then we’ll rank them by popularity (number of views). Next up comes relevance: if there are any videos about dogs that are also tagged as “funny,” they’ll get bumped up higher than other ones just about dogs; likewise for other attributes like duration (longer videos are more relevant than shorter ones). Lastly there will be freshness: videos uploaded today will rank higher than those from last week or last month.
It’s important not just to find what you’re looking for, but also what else might interest you!
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This was a fun post to write. I’m a huge fan of the grey code and I think it deserves more attention.
The grey code is an ordering of the binary numbers such that only one bit changes at a time as you move from one number to the next. For example, if you start with zero, then count up in grey code order, you get:
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1
0 0 1 1
0 0 1 0
0 1 1 0
0 1 1 1
0 1 0 1
0 1 0 0
1 1 0 0
1 1 0 1
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 0
1 0 1 0
1 0 1 1
1 0 0 1
1 0 0 0