In part 3, we set up a GSA SER project to create backlinks for the 472 short 301 URL links. These 301 URLs point to the YoutTube video, so we are looking to use them as a filter to pass clean link juice to the video using SER. We did a mega blast with no filters, no drip feeding, a lot of captcha services, etc. to maximize the number of backlinks. The backlinking project was set up to create a variety of backlinks with a large variety of anchor texts. The 301 redirects were submitted to article sites, web 2.0s, wikis, bookmarking sites, social sites, directories, etc. In this part, we are going to take a look at the results after 10 days of nonstop backlinking to the 472 URLs. We’re going to to see what effect it had on both the Google and YouTube rankings of the YouTube video for the main keyword.
GSA SER Numbers
Here are the current numbers as of today after the 10 days of backlinking. There is a total of 378,010 verified links submitted.
Here are the stats for the verified links. The number of verified links peaked on the 15th at 63,304. Forum links made up almost half of the links, with social network links coming in second.
Google & YouTube Rank
Our last stats check was 10 days ago on the 11th. The highest we saw the YouTube ranking was the #81 position on the 2nd. On the 11th, the ranking was #87. As of today, it’s ranking #188 and reached it’s highest ranking of #67 on the 14th.
Here’s the rankings for today:
The video continues to not appear in the top 500 for Google.
YouTube Views And Likes
Here are the views and likes stats:
A total of 19 days have passed since the beginning of the case study. The YouTube video continues to not crack the top 500 in Google yet. The YouTube ranking continues to move a lot. After the first 3 days of backlinking, the YouTube video jumped up to the #67 position and lingered around that number for a couple days. On the 17th, the ranking dropped dramatically to the #115 position. Since then, the ranking has decreased and is currently ranking at #188. We don’t have enough information to make any conclusions on the high and the low positions since the backlinking started, but the good (or bad) news is that the YouTube ranking is jumping around a lot, so something is going on. Since it’s only been 10 days of GSA SER backlinking, we are going to continue the backlinking for another week and recheck the stats to see where we are at. Since we saw some success using Express Indexer in the link indexers case study, I’m going to start manually submitting the high PR backlinks to this service after the next stats update to get some links indexed. So we will see if that has any effect in the upcoming weeks as well. For now though, we are going to keep everything the same and keep the backlinking going for another week.
|Date||Google Rank||YouTube Rank||Youtube Views||Youtube Likes||Comments||Videos Tab||Omitted Results|
|2016/3/2||Not in top 500||81||40||0||-||-||-|
|2016/3/9||Not in top 500||93||44||0||301 Redirect submission||-||-|
|2016/3/11||Not in top 500||87||52||0||Start GSA SER backlinking||-||-|
|2016/3/14||Not in top 500||67||?||0||-||-||-|
|2016/3/21||Not in top 500||188||88||0||-||-||-|
|2016/3/24||Not in top 500||219||?||0||-||-||-|
|2016/4/1||Not in top 500||68||102||0||End GSA SER backlinking||-||-|
|2016/4/6||Not in top 500||101||?||0||-||-||-|
|2016/4/10||Not in top 500||262||?||0||-||-||-|
|2016/4/26||Not in top 500||29||?||0||-||-||-|
|2016/5/12||Not in top 500||19||?||0||-||-||-|
|2016/5/14||Not in top 500||24||171||0||Express Indexer submission||-||-|
|2016/5/29||Not in top 500||44||199||0||Fiverr gig submission||-||-|
|2016/6/1||Not in top 500||10||~5,000||~50||-||-||-|
|2016/6/7||Not in top 500||37||5,877||74||-||-||-|
|2016/6/8||Not in top 500||36||?||76||2nd Fiverr gig submission||-||-|
|2016/6/10||Not in top 500||14||?||76||-||-||-|
|2016/6/13||Not in top 500||14||14,231||81||-||-||-|
|2016/6/15||Not in top 500||?||?||131||-||-||-|
|2016/6/26||Not in top 500||3||14,264||131||-||-||-|
|2017/5/6||Not in top 500||19||14,536||134||Social signals||33||196|
|2017/5/15||Not in top 300||173||14,560||134||26||182|