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High retention views by a NOOB???

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by AlphaZeta, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. AlphaZeta

    AlphaZeta Junior Member

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    Was just analysing top 10 videos for a niche and found this.

    WTF??

    Total video duration - 2:24 mins
    Average view duration - 5:34 mins :D

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  2. innozemec

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    avi619 Supreme Member

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    That happens if a video is viewed by the same person again, that is, video is viewed till 2.00 minutes and then clicked back to 0.00 to view the whole video again.
    From youtube : Absolute audience retention helps you see how often each moment of your video is being watched as a percentage of total views. Rewinding and re-watching can result in values higher than 100%.
     
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  4. starburst

    starburst Newbie

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    That's crazy. By those numbers the average viewer watched the video twice!
     
  5. AquaticGamer

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    Could be a tutorial, many people watch tutorials over and over again. Just saying..

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  7. undiesman

    undiesman Junior Member

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    Not a bug but I know view botting does that (with the right values).
    I have a (botted) 30 seconds video with 3 minutes average view time, 241% retention rate.
    The retention chart gets all fucked up.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2013