Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Mariuz, Jan 2, 2013.
Is there a way to see if one video has real views vs. ones produces by bots
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.
If your video statics looks something like this :
If there was, fake views would cease to exist as YouTube would scrub every single last one
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
analyse the channel and the other videos from the same user. thats the easy way
I generally assume the views are fake if the video has over 100K views but only one like.
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.
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