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How can I tell if a youtube video has fake views?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Mariuz, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Mariuz

    Mariuz Registered Member

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    Is there a way to see if one video has real views vs. ones produces by bots
     
  2. cgimaster

    cgimaster Power Member

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    Pretty hard call, I would check account and video creation dates, if the account have a channel, how many videos, see if the other videos have patterns.

    Check if there are comments and how they look (pretty easy to see spam comments), check the likes/sub for inconsistency.

    Even doing all the above there may still be some videos you won't catch weather they are cheating or not.

    Some videos let u see the stats and where they are coming from too so that helps a lot to find u2bviews, vagex and others.
     
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  3. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    If your video statics looks something like this :D : statics.jpg
     
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  4. MatthewWoodward

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    If there was, fake views would cease to exist as YouTube would scrub every single last one :)
     
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  5. cgimaster

    cgimaster Power Member

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    Well they actually have a proactive hunting(not that they can catch everything, but some of it) on partner's channel but not on normal channels as much AFAIK
     
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    MrLongHat Newbie

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    analyse the channel and the other videos from the same user. thats the easy way
     
  7. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    I generally assume the views are fake if the video has over 100K views but only one like.
     
  8. dbyrn

    dbyrn Power Member

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    Yeah, views to likes and views to comments ratio can tell you pretty much. Plus contents of the comments plus likes on the comments.
    Anyway it's still a guess.
    Take care,
    D.