In Hump Day Hangout Episode 56, one of the participants was curious about whether YouTube has a privacy option for lead generation videos. He would like to hide his tracks from its competitors when doing video optimization. As a follow-up, he also asked if this has an impact on existing SEO campaigns.
The exact question was:
Hey Guys…1) Is there a way to go into our YT channel and make an adjustment so all our lead gen videos are not visible to competition that may be “interested” in seeing what else we have to “offer”?? I think you can do it, just not sure how.. To clarify: I just want to obviously make the viewing (ability to see them) of the videos on the channel private, not the videos themselves private in the SERPs.
2) If I do # 1 will that or can that affect the SEO of the videos since they can’t be seen visually on my channel?