I was kinda curious about some of my videos being stuck at 301 views for over a year even after using services to get views and still stuck at 301.What I did was made a few videos and manually inflated the views myself in my browser until I hit 301 views.What I learned was by doing this,your video will be stuck at 301 forever.This was on 3 different accounts. On those same accounts I have other videos I didn't inflate the views and I get real views no problems. I took one of my videos that was stuck at 301 views for over a year and just blasted it with views and took note of it's serp position.After a day I saw positive serp movement.3 days later more positive serp movement.Not alot,but positive movement. I'm starting to think that the Youtube view count that you see under your video is just a visual metric capped off by Youtube to make spammers think their video is dead in the water.If you get serp movement out of a video thats stuck at 301 forever,then I think the view count don't mean shit if you want to increase your serp position. Just test a stuck video for yourself and see if you get positive movement.It won't hurt nothing to try because that video is just dead in the water anyway.