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HELP: How to hide a d f l y as source for youtube views?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by captainhook, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. captainhook

    captainhook Registered Member

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    Hi everyone. Hope you can help in this matter. I have a blog and I am sending traffic to my youtube videos through a d f l y links. The problem is that I don't want Youtube to see that the source of the views is a d f l y. There's any way to hide that?
     
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    adfly ->anoney->Youtube
     
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  3. captainhook

    captainhook Registered Member

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    Thank you for the answer. Does youtube like anonymous referrer? Why am I asking this? well, the video is stuck in 301+ views for about 12 hours and I am sure that it is still receiving views. The adfly links has received about 7000 hits. So I guess youtube doesnt like views coming from adfly, that is why it must be not counting me the views. But what about anonymous source? I have read that bots used to use anonymous referrer and youtube was not counting the view either. So maybe youtube is not friend of anonymous source? I would thank if you or anyone else can tell if it is safe to try this (anoney) because I don't want to mess up that account which is linked to adsense. I am affraid if I anoney, youtube may think I am send traffic from some bot. May this happen? Thank you
     
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    lord1027 Elite Member

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    IDK about anonymous traffic, but there are tutorials teaching you how to spoof referral, you can create your own "spoofer"
     
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  5. tb303

    tb303 Power Member

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    If you dont want to use an anonymous referrer then how about
    set up a javascript redirect on a domain you own that redirects to your video.
    send adfly to that url instead.
    the traffic source will show as your domain.
     
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  6. captainhook

    captainhook Registered Member

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    Thank you both for answering

    I was reading all the afternoon about "spoof referral" but It seems I need to be more advanced about using codes and that would take me longer to resolve this issue. Besides, all the threads about "spoof referral" I found, are from 2010-2012 so I guess that it is very likely that google and youtube has already found the way to see when a page it's trying to fake their traffic.. am I right?

    That sounds as something I can try. It doesn't seems to be difficult to do. I wonder if youtube would count views coming from redirects? I think that they are not counting views coming from a d fly redirect, because they want views that reflect user's real interest to watch the video and with a d f ly links the user doesn't have the certainty about what really is behind the 5-sec ads, so very likely they are considered as spam views.
    So redirects could be the same case?... have you tried to do this? Anyway I will try it and I will tell my results later. Any suggestion in the meanwhile would be nice.
     
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  7. K.H.R

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    Add Custom Domain. So that you can hide the adfly link/source.

    Watch this:
     
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  8. captainhook

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    Thank you, k.h.rifat for that suggestion but I already have my custom domain. Sorry for not mentioning that before. When I say a d f y link I am already refering to my custom domain. Even though I have that custom domain Youtube is not counting the views coming from it. Views counter got stuck at 301 even when my a d f l y stats said I had more than 10k clicks. So I guess go ogle (you tube) can check easily when a domain is addressing to a d f y . What do you think?
     
  9. AdFlySupport

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    Hi,

    If you are an Advertiser you can use the 'White label traffic' feature, it will allow to hide the AdFly referral URL. For more information you can go to adf ly / contact
     
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    How about gocodes plugin if we are on wordpress??
     
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  12. captainhook

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    Thank very much for this answer. The javascript redirect worked perfect. Youtube decided to count the views and I passed the 301 barrier :)

    I am not advertiser. I am publisher. I put a d f l y between the source and the target.

    I have not heard about gocodes before so I will research more about that. Thank you for the suggestion.

    You're welcome, I see you found here a chance to increase your posts