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Success Metric for YouTube Search?

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Shailesh Sharma
4 min readMay 1, 2024


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Understanding of YouTube Search

YouTube Search is a built-in search engine where user can do a Text search or Voice search to find Videos and channels to their specific interest. The Search engine user’s intent and rank the results based on Relevance, P13N and Quality of Video.

The goal of YouTube Search

  • For Users: To enable and assist users in finding the most relevant videos based on their intent quickly and easily.
  • For Creators: To enable creators to make their content discoverable to the right set of audience, so that they get more views and engagement for their videos
  • For YouTube: To enable both Users and Creators to be happy, so that user keeps coming and discovering content via YouTube Search to garner more watch time on the platform and in turn more Ad Revenue.

To Achieve this Goal

  1. Users Need to initiate a Search
  2. Users Need to Complete the Search
  3. Users Need to Click on Results
  4. Users Need to Watch More

Success Metrics — North Star, L0 and L1 metrics

North Star Metric

(%) Daily Watch Hours Contribution Via Search

L0 Metrics

  1. % Search Sessions
  2. Searches per Search Session
  3. YT Search Abandonment Rate
  4. Average View Duration from Search

L1 Metrics

  1. Zero Search Results
  2. % Autosuggest Usage
  3. Median Scroll Depth

Top RCA Question Asked in Product Management Interview

  1. YouTube buffering has increased by 10%. How would you go about this?
  2. YouTube Watch Time is down by 5%. How would you go about this?
  3. The number of Trips on Uber has reduced by 10%. How would you go about this?
  4. Open Rate of Amazon Notifications was down by 20%. How would you go about this?
  5. Engagement on Netflix is down by 5%, How would you go about this?
  6. The response rate of LinkedIn Messages is Down by 5%, How would you go about this?
  7. Amazon Marketplace Orders are down by 6% Week on Week on the Platform. Diagnose this?
  8. Google Pay has seen a 15% drop in Rewards Redemption on the Platform, Diagnose this?
  9. Zomato has seen a 10% drop in engagement in User Generated Content on the Platform, Diagnose this?

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  1. Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
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  8. Question 8: What would your co-workers say about you?
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