What criteria does YouTube go by for results?
- Does the number of subscribers play in this formula/algo?
- Is YT able to scour the audio itself for keywords/phrases?
- Does a strong linked-to site help?
- Do links from a site to YouTube help?
- Do sites hosted by YT have a preference over those privately served?
BTW - I did an Advanced search here "YouTube rankings" and was surprised to find no one else has questioned this, apparantly.