a database of let's players and reviewers organized in a way to help
discover new and upcoming talent, rank content creators based on the
games they play, and help them optimize their metadata. It relies on
the YouTube API to function, and the data pulled from YouTube is then
organized and mixed in with our own video game data and algorithms to
create rankings, listings for obscure content creators, and reviews and
let's plays for specific games.
of it's usage of the YouTube API, Youtubeñ must adhere
to the YouTube
API Terms of Service, including the Google
API Services Developer Policy.
does Youtubeñ work?
pulls video data from the YouTube API to add new videos, update
statistics like view counts, and to update metadata. The website adds
additional information to these videos such as game, platform, and
category data. This allows the website algorithms to aggregate the data
and create listings to organize the data, as well as rank videos and
channels based on criteria not necessarily found anywhere else. e.g.
Most views on videos for a particular game, most liked or most
controversial videos on a channel, rankings for specific countries and
their content creators, etc.
does Youtubeñ associate a game, platform, and category
to a video?
with Google, YouTube, and every search engine out there, the website
algorithms determine a video's game, platform, and category by looking
at its metadata: the title, description, and tags. In order to
determine these things, the video must have good SEO (Search Engine
Optimization). Having good SEO means having a good title, a few
paragraphs in the description, and relevant tags to go with it. For
video game content, that means having the game name in all three
places, mentioning the level or the character in question, and having
well-defined multi-word tags.
is no standard in place for how metadata should be filled out, so
everyone's videos will be different and may or may not be detected
properly. The inner-workings of search engines are kept behind closed
doors, but SEO experts have determined best practices for helping your
content rank in search. The algorithms here are based on these best
practices for determining this additional data. For example, if your
video has "minecraft lets play" as a single tag, your video will likely
be detected as "Minecraft" as the game, and "Let's Play" as the
category. Having "minecraft pc" will further re-inforce the fact that
the game is "Minecraft", but also tells the algorithm that "PC" is the
types of channels are allowed on Youtubeñ?
focus strictly on channels with video game content and the aggregated
data around them. While we make our best effort to filter out and
disable non-video game channels on the site, there is no guarantee that
non-video game channels won't be added to the site, or removed in a
timely fashion. For example, a non-video game channel may upload a
video game-related video and be included for aggregation.
Youtubeñ is intended to serve the video game niche, and
non-video game channels do not serve that purpose.
do I add my YouTube channel to this website?
is a textbox at the top of the front page that allows you to add your
YouTube channel. Enter your channel address and press enter. Your
channel data will be pulled, and you will be re-directed to your
channel page on this website. It will not contain any video data
initially, but they will be requested from the YouTube API and will
appear with a few minutes.
often is the information updated on this website?
on YouTube channels and videos are updated as much and as quickly as
possible. Due to technical limitations, we cannot guarantee the
information on the website to be up-to-date, or updated in a timely
fashion. In accordance with the YouTube
API Services Developer Policy, the data we store from the
YouTube API cannot be older than 30 days.
don't want my YouTube channel/videos listed on this website, how can I
have them removed?
website's algorithms are made to automatically do this. Add "#NoIndex"
to your channel tags (or video tags if you just want individual videos
removed from the site). When the site updates your channel or videos,
it will see the #NoIndex tag and automatically flag it. Alternatively,
deleting your videos/channel or making your videos private/unlisted
will flag it as well. Only channels and videos fully visible to the
public will be aggregated. The reverse is also true. Should you make a
private/unlisted video public again, it will re-appear on the site when
updated. Please note that this does not affect the visibility of your
channel or videos on the YouTube website, YouTube applications, or an
third-party client authorized to access the YouTube API.
game/platform/category information on my videos are wrong. How do I
functionality does not exist yet, but there are plans to have a
"Development Area" where you can make site-specific modifications to
your channel and video data, as well as other information such as game
data. If you want the algorithms to correctly identify the contents of
your video, the video's metadata must be very good and very accurate.
In other words, it must have good SEO.
there any plans for new features for Youtubeñ?
mentioned above, a "Development Area" is in the works to allow content
creators on YouTube to make site-specific modifications to their
channel and video data. Other ideas being thrown around include keyword
research, console-specific statistics, and other such metrics that
don't exist yet. We're developing new ways to better serve the video
game community on YouTube, whether you're a content creator, data
researcher, or just a fan of video games.