The YouTube algorithm is a complex system that determines the relevance, popularity, and overall quality of a video in order to determine its ranking on the platform. Some of the factors that the algorithm considers include:
- View count: The more views a video has, the more likely it is to be ranked higher.
- Engagement: Videos with high levels of engagement (likes, comments, shares, etc.) are more likely to be ranked higher.
- Watch time: Videos that are watched for longer periods of time are generally ranked higher.
- User history: The algorithm takes into account a user’s watch history and preferences to recommend relevant videos.
- Video metadata: The title, tags, and description of a video are all taken into consideration by the algorithm.
- User interaction: If a user likes, comments, or subscribes to a channel after watching a video, it is more likely to be ranked higher.