The exact question was:
For a new youtube playlist, I was going to get views, comments and the like but I've been told this is no longer effective. Embeds are the obvious next thing to do. Is there too much when it comes to embeds to move videos up in the SERPs? What is your most recent way to rank a siloed out playlist aside from Google ads. For some reason the ads I have spent a considerable amount on and have seen no bump in my rankings. I used method shared by Bradley in a webinar for video ads to no avail.