|YouTube ‘Suggested Videos’ Now Favor Longest-Watched|
|Thursday, 15 March 2012 | Mashable - Lauren Indvik|
YouTube has altered its suggested videos algorithm to favor videos that are watched for the longest periods of time.
Previously, suggested videos — which appear as related videos on watch pages, or recommended videos elsewhere on youtube.com — were served up based on the number of people who clicked on those videos. Now, YouTube videos that trigger the longest viewing times will be prioritized.
In a post, YouTube said the change was instated to serve up better and more relevant content to audiences. But it also seems to penalize those who create shorter videos.
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