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Buying YT Video Likes lower the retention?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by captainhook, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. captainhook

    captainhook Registered Member

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    This is a question I have in my mind for a while. Everyone knows how important retention is for rank. So, if I buy video likes, the accounts that enter into my video will only press like button and leave. So that would affect my retention in a negative way, right?
    I may be wrong. Please give me comments to clarify.
     
  2. Social Media Experts

    Social Media Experts Regular Member

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    No have idia about that.
     
  3. captainhook

    captainhook Registered Member

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    well, Social Media Experts, at least you bump the thread :). Let's see what others say
     
  4. darknova36

    darknova36 Newbie

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    YouTube ranks by total Watch Time and not by Retention % and thus buying likes does make your average Retention go down but doesn't hurt your ranking.
     
  5. captainhook

    captainhook Registered Member

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    Thank you for your comment. Can you tell me the difference between Watch Time and Retention. As I understand, Watch Time is the time a person keep watching your video and doesn't leave. That is measured by the Retention. The more clicks for just pressing like button and then abandoning, the lower the Watch Time (Retention), so lower rank.

    Some quotes from an important information I have just found.


    sources: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/141805?hl=en
    http://youtubecreator.blogspot.cl/2012/08/youtube-now-why-we-focus-on-watch-time.html
     
  6. darknova36

    darknova36 Newbie

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    Retention turns into Watch Time after the viewer is done with your video or has closed it. So when you buy likes and the bot instantly closes your video, 0 seconds of watch time get added to the Watch Time of your video which is neither good or bad.
    If YouTube actually ranked videos according to their Retention instead of Watch Time, shorter videos would be dominating since watching only 15 seconds of a 20 second video is already 75% Retention. But that's not the case. Longer videos that are able to gain 10 minutes of Watch Time of a single view are the ones that rank the best.