I've flagged this.
Plus I don't understand what's unethical about writing a strategy around a case study.
Far from unethical, it's a best practice.
Source: I wrote a lot of papers like this for business school.
Back on topic, there is also a section of the Hacker News guidelines which I feel is appropriate here:
> Please don't complain that a submission is inappropriate. If a story is spam or off-topic, flag it. Don't feed egregious comments by replying; flag them instead. If you flag, please don't also comment that you did.
This case study mentions only one brand - their client.
Can you please elaborate what do you mean by that?
SEO games all the way down :)
But it looks like they aren't too familiar with the YouTube tagging system. No hard feelings, you can't please everyone! :D
If anyone hasn't read it yet, it's a YouTube case study. Totally different.
Tags do not boost your SEO at all, they rather help your video appear in the Recommended Videos section on the right of a YT video.
When I tagged competitors I was simply telling YT that it can show the videos to people watching another video from one of KalariLab's competitors.
There are 3 main ways to get views on YT when your channel is small:
2. Homepage recommendations;
3. Recommended videos on other video pages.
The tactic with tags works only for the 3rd category above.
I hope that settles this discussion once and for all.
Sidenote: I still don't understand why this post was flagged...
People watching your customers' competitors are not yours to target through their brands, but you can target them through keywords that describe the content, not to use the names of your competitors.
The fact that you are still arguing this is proof positive to me that you are an unethical operator and that this is not just an innocent mistake.
This post was flagged because it is low value, unethical and ultimately an attempt to do to HN what you are already doing to youtube. You will find that HN has considerably more effective anti-bodies against SEO 'specialists' (I use the term liberally) hijacking the audience than youtube has.
EDIT: then again, they could be getting their 'Hacker News case study' article ready...
I don't know why it boomed like that so this is going to be the shortest case study ever:
We Got Over 1k Pageviews In 30 Minutes Just By Posting On Hacker News
Quite an impressive milestone to say the least. It's nice to see how they have planned this whole thing out, executed on it, and it's obviously worked quite well. On the other hand, fixating on social media algorithms can drive you absolutely bat-shit; as a personal anecdote, I used to be addicted to getting more 'impressions' on Twitter. But that got me nothing. These platforms are designed to batter your mental health for the maximum engagement. In this case, increasing 'views per year' works very well for YouTube: the channel operator is drawing more views to the website as a whole. Then, of course, YouTube generates revenue from advertising to those users.
I shall leave you with my sentiment, and good job Chillital!
It seems to be a form of martial art, but is it a performance or combat? I don't see any video on sparing, so it doesn't seem to be a functional combat art.
You have to practice for 2 years before you will learn how to actually fight. Until then you mainly practice the movements and get your body accustomed to the flow.
We were case studying the YouTube SEO strategy, not the content itself.