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thursday16 Sep 2021

YouTube’s VP Of Engineering Just Answered Creators’ Recommendation Algorithm FAQs

In a new upload from Creator Insider, the platform pulled back the veil on its content surfacing systems, bringing in vice president of engineering Cristos Goodrow to answer a series of creator- and user-submitted questions about how and why YouTube decides to recommend certain channels and videos.

Some of the questions were

  • If YouTube’s systems prioritze total overall watch time or individual user retention.
  • How long does it take new videos to get picked up by the recommendation algorithm?
  • Why is YouTube more likely to recommend big channels instead of growing ones?
  • etc
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