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Video Research Research Hack! Have you ever wondered where your videos have been shared?

The Jungle Explorer

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Have you ever wondered where your videos have been shared? Years ago, I got a bunch of traffic from a Other Source that analytics did not show. Someone was sharing my videos, but I could not see where they were sharing them. This sent me on a journey to find a way to track down exactly where my videos have been shared around the web. In case you are wondering how to do this, here is how it is done.

YouTube provides no internal way to do this, but it is actually quite easy. All you have to do is create a "Unique Identifier". It can be anything, as long as it exists nowhere else on the web. For demonstration, I will test the word "OKOIMOROMAKU" Next, I am gonna do a forced search on google for the word to see if it exists on the web. (Just in case you were wondering. The word here is a real word. It is an Amazonian word that means "Huge Anaconda").

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Okay, now that we know that the word is unique and not found anywhere else on the web, let's add it to all of our videos using the Bulk Edit feature.

Head over to your CONTENT page in YT Studio and select ALL VIDEOS and then select DESCRIPTION from the dropdown menu.


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Next click on "Insert at End".

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Next, input the unique identifier word into the box and click UPDATE VIDEOS.

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Now, just wait. The Google crawler is constantly indexing websites and it will begin finding websites that have embedded your videos in about 24-hours, but it takes about a full month for every one of your shred videos to be found. However, most will be found in about a week. Whenever you want to see where your videos have been shared, just search for that unique identifier word and you can see exactly where they have been shared.

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Love to try do this on all of my videos.. looks like someone shared it on Facebook. But why and i wondered who... is someone stealing my videos perhaps ? And also if i was to do how you stated..... this means my all videos (description) information on all videos will be wiped out... And i wouldn't want to do that otherwise people don't no what the video is about since i write a description below the video what the video is about and so on.
 
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Love to try do this on all of my videos.. looks like someone shared it on Facebook. But why and i wondered who... is someone stealing my videos perhaps ? And also if i was to do how you stated..... this means my all videos (description) information on all videos will be wiped out... And i wouldn't want to do that otherwise people don't no what the video is about since i write a description below the video what the video is about and so on.

No. This does not wipe out any data. It just adds the one word (identifier) to the end of the description. It does not take anything away. It would only wipe out data if you chose the "Replace All" function.
 

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No. This does not wipe out any data. It just adds the one word (identifier) to the end of the description. It does not take anything away. It would only wipe out data if you chose the "Replace All" function.
Will give it a try but why would someone do such a thing ? Could it be that type of spammers stealing videos around to gain cash to themselves ?
Usually i have below the description of the video that this is a copyright video from (me) and that would take action against the person consent.. So why would someone share the video else where without my permition and also witness someone from Facebook but i want find out of course. Also ones u do this can you delete that unique name so there's no mix up confusion with things in the long run with videos ? all i want to see is find out something from my current videos. Thanks
 
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Will give it a try but why would someone do such a thing ? Could it be that type of spammers stealing videos around to gain cash to themselves ?
Usually i have below the description of the video that this is a copyright video from (me) and that would take action against the person consent.. So why would someone share the video else where without my permition and also witness someone from Facebook but i want find out of course. Also ones u do this can you delete that unique name so there's no mix up confusion with things in the long run with videos ? all i want to see is find out something from my current videos. Thanks
Someone sharing a link to your video on YouTube is not copyright infringement. YouTube is already a public platform. Anyone can share a link to your video or embed a link to your video without violating your copyright. They would only infringe on your copyright if they downloaded your video and shared it as their own on their own channel or hosting. Additionally, it is extremely beneficial for your channel for people to share links to your videos on YouTube. These external links are very good for your video and ranking because they draw people onto YouTube and YouTube loves it when you bring people to their platform.

People will share videos for many reasons. Maybe they like it and want to share it with their friends and family. Maybe they think it has good information and they want to embed it into their website. As long as they leave the video on YouTube and only share a link to it, they are not hurting, they are actually helping you.
 

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Someone sharing a link to your video on YouTube is not copyright infringement. YouTube is already a public platform. Anyone can share a link to your video or embed a link to your video without violating your copyright. They would only infringe on your copyright if they downloaded your video and shared it as their own on their own channel or hosting. Additionally, it is extremely beneficial for your channel for people to share links to your videos on YouTube. These external links are very good for your video and ranking because they draw people onto YouTube and YouTube loves it when you bring people to their platform.

People will share videos for many reasons. Maybe they like it and want to share it with their friends and family. Maybe they think it has good information and they want to embed it into their website. As long as they leave the video on YouTube and only share a link to it, they are not hurting, they are actually helping you.
Thank you that makes total sense... I did that a theory it would more or less be like that as you stated. Thanks for the information. Just curious that i don't want to messed up all my videos i have with all the descriptions written in each video as i don't want to wipe the information off the videos below the video description.

Out of interest.. if i may aloud to ask you since your the only active user to help me out here since it is much appreciate your time and value... I only got into YouTube account since last month im on star member now and i was getting users subscribers one by another day... days ago i was getting 2 or 5 or 6 new subscribers per hour... odd... And then i end up getting a mile stone of 113 subscribers.. (Most i cant see who they are they all invisible and wouldn't no who subscribed) then a day later as i woke up there was only 103 subscribers..... and hours later there was only 98 subscribers... and then it went to 58 subscribers...... And then 8 hours later i am back to 98 subscribers.... So what on earth is going on here ? Sounds like fake statistic numbers.... I had Many Likes on the videos and these Likes are all gone because the the Subscriber (numbers) some how disappeared Now leaving me less LIKES with current state of just 98 subscribers so far as i wrote this..... So what just happen and is happening? My videos are usually travel videos... Its not possible that subscribers by a dozen all disappeared a the same time... Thought i was reaching goal to success.. But it all seems like fake numbers.. I even go to a public computer and see the same numbers of subscribers as been at home on my computer.. So it seems that the whole scenario of new subscribers are coming and then hours or iun 24hours later they all vanished and then it slowly see new subscribers coming back but not the same amount of subscribers. So what is happening? Maybe YouTube finds out that im using TubeBuddy and they aint happy or there is a cross confusing and is making my account messy for youtube ? I wish i knew what just happen.

But strange enough since i only began last months... its now 2 months... And 90% of all the subscribers are actually invisible unable to know who they are or what the profile is like from them... Unless they are spammers trying to add me as a subscriber i wouldn't no.. What happen is uncleared and like to investigate is it TubeBuddy or YouTube problem. Or YouTube just deleted my subscribers leaving me less people kept. That day that i reached 113 users just 2 days ago i was happy to know... But then hours later most of them all disapred and the Likes disapraerded and only leaving just half the amount i currently have with half the amount of likes.. So would u know what just happen and is happening? makes no sense for people to subscriber and disappeared by a dozen people doing the same thing in just the same hour and same day.
 

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And, let's not ignore the fact that TubeBuddy makes this very easy to do for all your videos with the bulk features found in our Star and Legend subscriptions.
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Thank you that makes total sense... I did that a theory it would more or less be like that as you stated. Thanks for the information. Just curious that i don't want to messed up all my videos i have with all the descriptions written in each video as i don't want to wipe the information off the videos below the video description.

Out of interest.. if i may aloud to ask you since your the only active user to help me out here since it is much appreciate your time and value... I only got into YouTube account since last month im on star member now and i was getting users subscribers one by another day... days ago i was getting 2 or 5 or 6 new subscribers per hour... odd... And then i end up getting a mile stone of 113 subscribers.. (Most i cant see who they are they all invisible and wouldn't no who subscribed) then a day later as i woke up there was only 103 subscribers..... and hours later there was only 98 subscribers... and then it went to 58 subscribers...... And then 8 hours later i am back to 98 subscribers.... So what on earth is going on here ? Sounds like fake statistic numbers.... I had Many Likes on the videos and these Likes are all gone because the the Subscriber (numbers) some how disappeared Now leaving me less LIKES with current state of just 98 subscribers so far as i wrote this..... So what just happen and is happening? My videos are usually travel videos... Its not possible that subscribers by a dozen all disappeared a the same time... Thought i was reaching goal to success.. But it all seems like fake numbers.. I even go to a public computer and see the same numbers of subscribers as been at home on my computer.. So it seems that the whole scenario of new subscribers are coming and then hours or iun 24hours later they all vanished and then it slowly see new subscribers coming back but not the same amount of subscribers. So what is happening? Maybe YouTube finds out that im using TubeBuddy and they aint happy or there is a cross confusing and is making my account messy for youtube ? I wish i knew what just happen.

But strange enough since i only began last months... its now 2 months... And 90% of all the subscribers are actually invisible unable to know who they are or what the profile is like from them... Unless they are spammers trying to add me as a subscriber i wouldn't no.. What happen is uncleared and like to investigate is it TubeBuddy or YouTube problem. Or YouTube just deleted my subscribers leaving me less people kept. That day that i reached 113 users just 2 days ago i was happy to know... But then hours later most of them all disapred and the Likes disapraerded and only leaving just half the amount i currently have with half the amount of likes.. So would u know what just happen and is happening? makes no sense for people to subscriber and disappeared by a dozen people doing the same thing in just the same hour and same day.
YT has very advanced AI that checks for Sub and Like spamming that comes from bot farms. If it detects what it considered to be subs and likes from bot farm accounts, it will delete them. If YT suspects that you are paying for this bot activity, they will delete your account as it is a a BIG No No to buy subs, likes, and comments from a bot farm. For some odd reason, bot farms will spam a channel that has not hired them. This happened to me recently and I made me extremely nervous. I have grown my channel totally organically, over 15 years and to have it deleted because some bot farmer targeted my channel was a very scary thing for me. Based on what I have heard, there is no way to get YT to reverse their decision to delete a channel, even if they made a mistake. It took it very seriously and spent days deleting all the bot activity as fast as I could so that YT would see that it was not me that was requesting it.

Evidently, YT thinks those subs and like you got were from bot farm. Whatever you are doing, you may have attracted the attention of a bot farm. I would do everything in my power to combat this on my own. I know that is sucks to have subs and like deleted, but at least they did not delete your account.
 
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Ok, so I used this and found this website where most, if not all of my videos are on. Does anyone else know what this website is?

https://kzpost.info/plus/TQGVuSADezo68_p5UNIOwA
Just wait a bit, you are gonna find a lot more sites like this with your content on it. In a month or so you will be floored by how many sites are sharing your content. These sites are bot-created sites that gather up content to attract viewers to their site to show them their own ads. In the case of the site you posted, it is a porn site. People come there to watch your video, but they see porn ads around it. This is sad, but there really is not much that you can do about it that I know of, other than changing the privacy of your video to PRIVATE, and then what's the point.

At least with this hack, you can find out where your videos have been shared. Some will be disturbing, but you find some good ones too. At the end of the day, all external links leading back to your content are generally beneficial to your ranking.