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4/13/17
Original Poster
THE MARKER

Tags stuffing in description. No action from YOUTUBE.

I reported this channel for using tags in description, wrong thumbnails and using someone else's channel name in channel keywords.

Even after reprting this to YouTube, there is no action.

MISLEADING KEYWORD IN CHANNEL TAGS
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This channel uses "Sew with me" as keyword in channel tags. "Sew with me" (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJoFOhBFDKRyBf1SyMQzMmQ) is a popular channel in fashion designing. Using someone else's channel name in keywords/tags is against YouTube terms and it is clearly an attempt to mislead users and game search algorithms.

TAGS STUFFING IN DESCRIPTION
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This channel uses description to stuff tags which are not related to the videos. You can find the names of different types of designer dresses/clothes/etc. in description which are not related to the video uploaded. The trick this channel uses is it mentions all the names of the clothes under "about channel" heading in description which is unncessary as there is already a separate place for writing channel description on YouTube. Also, the channel description used in "video description" and "channel description" does not give any information about the channel, instead it appears as a collection of different keywords collected to gain more views.

These attempts to game search algortithms are "INTENTIONAL" and are not good for YouTube community as a viewer and creator.

I hope YouTube will take appropriate steps against this channel.

Here are the links for videos which contain unnecessary keywords in description under the disguise of "about channel" heading in video description.


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MadFranko008
4/13/17
MadFranko008
On Thursday, 13 April 2017 12:24:19 UTC+1, THE MARKER wrote:

I reported this channel for using tags in description, wrong thumbnails and using someone else's channel name in channel keywords.

Even after reprting this to YouTube, there is no action.

MISLEADING KEYWORD IN CHANNEL TAGS
====================================
This channel uses "Sew with me" as keyword in channel tags. "Sew with me" (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJoFOhBFDKRyBf1SyMQzMmQ) is a popular channel in fashion designing. Using someone else's channel name in keywords/tags is against YouTube terms and it is clearly an attempt to mislead users and game search algorithms.

The problem there is while someone may indeed have a channel that's called "Sew With Me" the actual words "Sew with  me" are just that... words...

Words that can be used to describe what happens to be going on in the video and NOT meaning a particular channel and would therefore are a perfectly valid video tag when when used in the proper context...
4/14/17
Original Poster
THE MARKER
What about tags used in description for more than 50 videos? Why YouTube does not take any action ?

Regarding channel keywords. There are also other channel names used in various tags in description. This is not a coincidence, he is doing it intentionally and it is wrong. 
longzijun
4/14/17
longzijun
It could simply be that no one has taken a look at it yet. I would guess there is a kind of priority system. Reports of things like sexual endangerment of children would be given priority over things like stuffing tags in the description. Maybe you can wait until next week (it is a holiday weekend) and try again.

It looks like a nice channel with relatively good content. You can also consider  contacting the channel owner and asking him/her to change the descriptions before the videos are reported.   
4/14/17
Original Poster
THE MARKER
There must be some tracking system to know the status of our complaint. They cannot simply drop the complaint without informing us.

Is there anyway we can directly contact the YouTube team ?
MadFranko008
4/14/17
MadFranko008
On Friday, 14 April 2017 18:08:39 UTC+1, THE MARKER wrote:
There must be some tracking system to know the status of our complaint.

Nope there isn't (at least no tracking system that provides info to end users)...

 
They cannot simply drop the complaint without informing us.

Yes they can and yes they do, you will only know if your complaint has been successful IF you go to the channel or video and find it has been taken down...
 

Is there anyway we can directly contact the YouTube team ?

Nope... 
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