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Black/Grey Hat YouTube Trick for more views

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Sythix, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Sythix

    Sythix Senior Member

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    So long story short, I was on YouTube and saw a video in my recommendations that had the "watched" logo on it. I thought to myself, wtf I never watched this video? Sure enough, I clicked on it and started watching it to make sure. Turns out I had already watched it, but I had no recollection of it.

    This had got me thinking.. What if you put the "watched" logo on your videos, it could just even be in the first second of the video, just long enough to show up in the thumbnail. You will get a ton of people like me watching the video simply out of curiosity.

    I don't really do YouTube, I've never tried this, idk if it works, or how well it does..

    But maybe one of you YouTube guys can give it a spin and let the community know how it goes.

    That's it.
     
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  2. cruguy

    cruguy BANNED BANNED

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    The more important is getting your video on the top of the video which is being played, as long as it will be shown up, then it might work sometimes, but this is just blackhat.

    Try and see if it works.
     
  3. HoNeYBiRD

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    The problem with this, that it's not enough to start to play the video, the video needs to be watched for a minimum of ~30 secs to count as a view on Youtube. So for too spammy videos it won't work for sure, but if you have some legit stuff, i guess it still should work to an extent, but i doubt the effectivity. And i assume the videos can get easily removed, if someone reports them.

    But as you said, black/grey hat trick. Get views or die tryin. :)
     
  4. Desolairs

    Desolairs Newbie

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    There's no need to put the "watched" logo in your videos. You can just upload a custom thumbnail with the "watched" logo. :)
     
  5. sethkimball

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    This is a great idea, will let you know how it goes if we try