12 Oct 2012

YouTube Video Search, Results Now Ranked By Time Watched

The way video algorithm search works is by selecting individual videos to be displayed, however a new system to rank video results is changing, it then follows that YouTube will now display results by ranking videos based time watched metrics. The objective by YouTube is to present videos to users (or viewers) that are trending and engaging by the length of their individual viewing times.

This new changes comes in a context where ongoing efforts to streamline video search based on features such as watch time, furthermore it follows the changes made to Suggested Videos, and recent improvements to YouTube Analytics. Yesterday, it was also introduced a new Time Watched reporting to YouTube Analytics.


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