How Important Are Youtube Video Comments

How Important Are Youtube Video Comments?

Very recently Google implemented a new commenting system on YouTube, which integrates Google+ into comments on YouTube video pages. Maybe you’ve heard about this.

Have you had any problems with the new YouTube comments? 

Well, a lot of people haven’t taken too kindly to the change, and have voiced all sorts of complaints. I can see both positives and negatives, but it’s obvious that a lot of users (including the all important video creators) are not in the best of form.

There is One thing about the change that is clearly making the system less effective as a discussion platform is the way that people share content on social media in general. People are sharing links to YouTube videos on Google plus without thinking about what they’re saying being a comment on YouTube. If they are thinking about that, they’re not trying very hard.

 For example

There’s a new Google Webmaster Help video in which Matt Cutts discusses blog comments and link spam. Cutts is the kind of guy who when he says something, a lot of people take it serious. Which means a lot of them are going to share this video. And they have been on Google+. They want to share it with their followers. Sometimes, they’re just saying what the video is all about, and sharing it.

Another example, one user’s comment while sharing the video was, “Matt Cutts dishes out advice on commenting with links, and recommends using your real name in comments.”

And that’s fine for Google plus. In fact, it makes tons of sense. You’re explaining the video you’re sharing, so your followers know what it’s all about, and can decide whether or not they want to see it.


Sam Ammouri

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