This guy talks about how to get your YouTube videos on the front page of Google within 24 hours. Guess what, he is using basic SEO techniques to do it. This video is great to watch. He even proves to you that he can do it with a video that he uploaded. Now here is a question though... if he had uploaded that video to a regular site and not YouTube which is a major site, would he have had the same results? Did YouTube play a major role in the placement of his video?