People who are posting videos online on YouTube are always curious as to what Google finds when they run a search for their videos. Google does not publicly share information about their searches, but there are ways to figure out what they are looking for. We will look at ways to find out who has viewed your video and get more traffic to your website. Searching by YouTube user ID is the first step towards knowing who has watched your video. You need to find your user ID by clicking on “YouTube” at the top right of the YouTube home page and then scrolling down to the bottom of the screen. Then you will see a drop down menu that says “search by users.”
You will also see that there are buttons next to each video that says “watch video,” “watch channel,” and “watch comments.” Click any one of these buttons to see if you can find out who has watched your video. For instance, if you saw a video uploaded by You Tube user ID 1 titled “How to Lose weight Fast,” then you would use the button for “watch video.” If You Tube shows that it is actually You Tube that is watching your video, then it is most likely an affiliate marketing site.
The next thing you can do is to look at the date the video was uploaded to YouTube. A lot of videos are uploaded at different times around the day. When you see the date that the video was uploaded, you will know exactly what channel or video it was posted on. Go to the channel or video’s description to find out more information.
You can also use the search engines to see if you can learn anything. Try entering the keywords “who watched your video” into the search engine. This will bring up any results that have the keywords you searched for. To narrow down the results even further, try looking for videos that are highly related to the keywords you searched for. For example, if you searched for a video about dog training, you can try to do searches about dog training, pet behavior training, or dog training videos. In either case, you should be able to find videos that have to do with dog training.
One more way to see who watched your video is to use the social networking sites to find it. On Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, you can put the video you want to research on and tell people the link to it. Hopefully, they will share it with their friends and followers. For YouTube, you can set up a fan page for your channel or business and include a link to the video in your stream.
Finally, if all else fails, you can try to see if there is a Google search for the video. Google does have an internal search engine called Google Videos. By typing in the name of the video file, you should be able to see it. Of course, this won’t help if there isn’t a direct link from the website to the video. It will, however, give you an idea of the popularity of the video.
The last method I’ll discuss to see if YouTube can answer the question, “Who watched my video?” is to use its search function. Simply search for the URL of the video on Google and see what comes up. If there is information on the site about the uploader, it should come up.
Finally, if none of these methods brings up anything, your last option is to try a paid service that specializes in finding video files. You can search for YouTube or similar video websites online and see if they have any information available. Keep in mind, however, that these sites often charge a fee for the service. Also, there may be restrictions on the type of information you are able to access.