We installed a nofollow extension on the chrome browser and discovered that every single youtube video in the right sidebar widgets had a “nofollow’. This means that a Youtube video can’t benefit from the Google juice coming from other related youtube videos. It also means that the page rank of a youtube video comes from websites that linked to the Youtube video page. For sure, the Youtube algorithm is
In the video descriptions, all the links are nofollow including the links to google.
Nevertheless, one link hasn’t any nofollow, this is the link to the Youtube user channels including the Youtube channel of the video uploaders and also from the commentators.
This chrome extension adds a red rectangle around links. As you can see below, the links in red are “nofollow” in the sidebar. However, there aren’t any red rectangles around usernames on the left.