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Autoplay youtube videos on Landing pages count the views?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by rodvan, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. rodvan

    rodvan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hello.. I would like to confirm this.
    I want to create a landing page for a video. But I dont know if it will count the views. Do you know if this can get the video freezed?
    Thanks in advance guys!
     
  2. raygun3001

    raygun3001 Regular Member

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    I don't know. But I'm up for contributing a little $ for a test with you.

    I certainly know that autoplay embedded videos stopped working a while ago.
     
  3. d4pp3r

    d4pp3r Junior Member

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    well your certainly wrong

    i have an embedded video from youtube which autoplays on my website
     
  4. d4pp3r

    d4pp3r Junior Member

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    As for the views going up im not sure if they count or not as its not my own video
     
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    search it on google, there is a ton of people that has asked this...

    "The answer is yes. If you Embed your video at different website or blog, and if any user watch the video from that blog/website, youtube will count the video as viewed.

    Remember, view will not count if the user just only browse the page. The user needs to click the play from embed player. You can do a trick here. Make the embed code as auto play. So that whenever the user will load the page, the video will be played automatically, and you'll be granted a view count."
     
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    Sorry, I meant that autoplay views from embedded videos don't count. Youtube only counts autoplay views that are [Youtube] internal i.e. channel page etc...
     
  7. scooby2830

    scooby2830 Registered Member

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    i dont think it does cause i tried it with traffic exchange sites and my views didnt go up.
     
  8. Four Seasons

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    Yes, autoplays from other website/blogs are counted as views.
     
  9. rodvan

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    So there are different answers, I did a test about this, redirecting traffic to youtube video to be autoplayed there, but when I redirect the domain, on PPC campaign counted like 100 views from 1,200 impressions.
    Im a little confused about the autoplay in embeded.
     
  10. CenTu

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    Only the channel featured video will count the views on autoplay.
     
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    Why don't you guys buy traffic from ****** directly to your videos? :confused::confused: it costs 1$ for 1k...

    uuu big guru secret.... :ban:
     
  12. twinn305

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    i sent u a pm
     
  13. rush7

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    ****** doesn't work with youtube directly, though you can still embed a video with auto play on a website and get some views
     
  14. phatzilla

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    embedded autoplay doesn't give you views
     
  15. RCKid

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    one day it worked for me last month, the next day it stopped lol
     
  16. moneymachine01

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    ^^ This, end of thread plx.
     
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    So why not send ****** traffic to your channel page, with the video you want featured there and set to auto play?
     
  18. rodvan

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    I dont think that could work, Linkbucks deny that.. but Maybe ****** will allow it, we have to try.
     
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    That's what I thought too but I when I have a look at the stats on youtube for one of my embedded videos it says 9/27/11 First Embedded on - (webpage) 1,603 views.

    I take this to mean that 1603 views have originated from that webpage since it was embedded?

    The website has only had about 1000 visitors during that same period.

    I used a different embed code than standard. One that has it autoplay and loop as well as remove the controls and the watch on youtube logo.

    If autoplaying embedded youtube videos don't count as views then where are the views coming from?
     
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  20. ericsson

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    There is a script which will play hidden vids in iframe (1*1x) in the background on your page.

    I tried it once, and all counted as "views" on youtube. So yes it works.. ;)

    Here are the script guys!! ;)

    Code:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        var sLocation = document.referrer.toLocaleLowerCase();
        //Links to boost
        var rDomains = ["youtubeurl-to-videoid-here"];
        //Allowed domain referrer
        var aDomains = [".com",".net",".org"];
        var valid = 0;
    
        //Valid referrer
        for (i=0;i<aDomains.length;i++) {
            //Check referrer
            if (sLocation.indexOf(aDomains[i], 0) > -1) 
            {
                valid = 1;
                break;
            }
        }
    
        //Valid referrer
        if (valid == 1) 
        {
            //Loop
            for (i=0;i<rDomains.length;i++) {
                //alert(rDomains[i]);
                invisibleWindow("mydiv" + i,rDomains[i]);
            }
        }
    
        function invisibleWindow(iframeID, url) {
            divel = document.createElement("div");
            divel.id = "div" + iframeID;
            divel.style.width = "5px"; 
            divel.style.height = "5px";
            divel.style.visibility = "hidden";
    
            //Add div
            document.body.appendChild(divel);
    
            domiframe = document.createElement("iframe");
            domiframe.id = iframeID; 
            domiframe.src = url;
            domiframe.style.width = "5px"; 
            domiframe.style.height = "5px";
            domiframe.style.visibility = "hidden";
    
            var divid = document.getElementById("div" + iframeID);
            divid.appendChild(domiframe);
        }
    
    </script>
    Just switch out the youtube url above to your video.. And see the results
    var aDomains = [".com",".net",".org"]; means that it only counting autoplays from any of following domains (.COM, ORG, NET) :) Ofcourse u can add more such as ".info" etc
     
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