Reverse Engineering The YouTube Algorithm

If you’re distributing videos onto YouTube, however, the most valuable knowledge you can have about that distribution point is how the YouTube algorithm works. But, like everything algorithm-related, that’s hard to do. YouTube doesn’t make the variables that factor into its algorithm public. So, to figure out how it works, we must peer into a very big and very dark black box with very limited data. – Matt Gielen, Tubefilter