|Tags apparently not working, strange video suggestions?||TriggerV||3/9/12 7:08 PM|
I have uploaded music video for our band few days ago.
I added usual tags while video was uploading: Name of our band, name of the song, name of the original author (this is cover song), usual music genre tags etc. As soon as video was up, suggested videos on the right side were strange, with no connection in tags and theme with our video, just general pranks, funny stuff etc. No matter what I do, how I change, simplify and reduce number of tags, or add new tags, suggestions stay the same. These suggestions are not music videos, and our new video is not showing up as a suggestion when our other, older videos are played. New video is not showing up as a suggestion even from older simple video for the same song we uploaded before that has same name and similar tags like the new one. Anyone else experiencing this?
Video was hidden, private for a first day or two, is there a possibility that it has somehow influenced this?
|Re: Tags apparently not working, strange video suggestions?||ebbixx||3/9/12 8:32 PM|
There have been numerous similar reports lately. It's not likely it was the result of anything you did in particular. Still trying to narrow things down on this and get a credible answer. May not happen before the new work week, at this rate. If you spot other threads on this, and care to explore any common factors with others reporting the problem it might help to explain and to shed more light on the problem. I'll try to look for more threads in my available time, but don't expect to have a lot of free time this weekend to devote to this puzzle.
|Re: Tags apparently not working, strange video suggestions?||TriggerV||3/10/12 8:24 AM|
Thank you for your reply. For some reason, this morning suggestions started getting better - one of our videos with similar tags appeared there, some other music videos as well. But after few hours it all disappeared, and now suggestions again do not have any tags similar to our video. I did not change tags or anything else about video. What I have noticed is that at the same time more logical suggestions appeared, about 400 views more came up - youtube has obviously detected them yesterday and counted them, but it was temporary not visible in view count. These are mostly views from yesterday (I have serious doubt that fans of rock music here watch music videos much between 06 AM and 11 AM) :) I am not sure it is connected with tags problem though.
It is hard to report any kind of common factor, as I personaly can't see much logic in all this.
|Re: Tags apparently not working, strange video suggestions?||ebbixx||3/10/12 9:52 AM|
As an update, we did get some feedback from staff that this was a known, recently emerging issue they were working on, which probably explains why it returned to normal, at least briefly. Thanks for pointing out it has re-emerged again. Apparently the fix may not have worked as well as they hoped. I'll forward the information to staff.
|Re: Tags apparently not working, strange video suggestions?||TriggerV||3/10/12 10:08 AM|
It seems like it is partly working right now, suggested videos are again as they were this morning, but only two videos have similar tags. It looks like youtube suggests only videos connected with two or three words used for tagging but ignores the rest of tags. Again, thank you for your reply Ebbixx.
|Re: Tags apparently not working, strange video suggestions?||gbcali||3/10/12 10:48 AM|
This has been fixed.
|Re: Tags apparently not working, strange video suggestions?||TriggerV||3/10/12 11:20 AM|
Well it does not look like it is fixed. Most of the suggestions still have only one tag in common with our video, and some don't have any common tags. Only two suggested videos should be there.
|Re: Tags apparently not working, strange video suggestions?||TheScantilyClad||8/16/12 5:05 AM|
The problem still exist. Tags of videos are currently not showing. In Edit mode it appears but not on regular pages (Viewing mode).
|Re: Tags apparently not working, strange video suggestions?||ytKeane||8/16/12 10:27 AM|
Tags are no longer shown on the video page. Check out this post for more info: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/youtube/playing-and-watching-videos/ask-a-how-to-question/chrome/GO_l2Rr5DtQ