Author Topic: Youtube saying no info rather than giving even remotely-related results?  (Read 770 times)

gm66

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Noticed it from late yesterday, obscure searches are giving a no results page ?

Usuaully you get SERPs on YT in order of relevance, but now obscure searches are giving the 'no results' page.

eg, searching for an obscure english pop song called 'theres a guy works down the chip shop swears hes elvis'
« Last Edit: August 08, 2019, 03:04:08 AM by gm66 »
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Done some further testing, YT has gone spelling-Nazi. Previously it was forgiving and now it's not, ie; just a letter or two that doesn't match and you'll get zero matches.

Only done 20 tests but so far it's 100% against mis-spellings.
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Image example, one is a search for 'can vitamin c' (no apsotrophes in search) on YT, 'No results found', the other is a G search for the same query but with YT results ?
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Did some quick testing on regular searches that i do and it's definitely a spelling thing, can't find any news about it though, secret update ? Why give no results, that equals less engagement (not that i give a f### about the G metrics, i get people ranking and they make money) but it's a definnite change.
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ffs now it's not behaving like that, glitch in the matrix and only a few of us saw it. wrote a quick script to test every 30 secs and serps are back to normal.

interesting glitch though, not a glitch but a temp algo change, maybe some testing.
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now it's giving the No Results page again, literally one minute later, this search :

theres a guy works dfown the chip shop swears hes elvis
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tested in FF, IE (edge) and chrome on DT and mobile.
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Now serps are back t normal fopr same query, it's not intermittnet, it's one way then the other, seems like a testing phase, maybe an imminent update on spelling? But that would give less results, less hits, less business for all. I've only been in SEO for 5 years so not sure how to read the signals ?
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