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Yes... but don't sweat that. YouTube is looking at different things in the first hour. And while you get the most amount of traffic via Browse, Home, Search etc in that first hour that doesn't mean YouTube puts you in front of the right audiences. Hence you typically see a pretty good drop in retention and CTR. So while your discovery is more prevalent during this time it is not the most valuable eyes you are being put in front of... and it is not the timeframe that you should focus on.Great information as always! So essentially the first hour is the most important?
A good approach is to make your greatest video possible and focus all your metadata attention on the long term rather than worrying about the time of day that you publish etc. If the video is awesome you are going to reap the benefits of such regardless of whether it hits in the first hour.