The factors affecting YouTube ranking can be categorized mainly into two basic concepts: metadata and user engagement. Unfortunately, exactly how YouTube indexes and calculates where to put your video on SERPs is a top-guarded secret, and so guaranteeing your search position is going to be virtually impossible.
Luckily, there are data available that make a solid analysis possible, so we can make better videos that rank higher on the platform. Here we cover 10 YouTube ranking factors for 2017. Hopefully you can make great use of this information and start ranking higher than your competitors.