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How is this embed autoplay Youtube video counting as views? or is it?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Eclipses, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Eclipses

    Eclipses Newbie

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    So I came across this social exchange site: utubehits - cant post full url. Just search on Google.
    Basically, you can watch other people's vids to earn them views. The way this do this
    is through embedding an old embed youtube code that autoplays instead of loading the whole
    url in a popup window.

    The thing is, you don't click on the video to play it, it's on auto play which after testing multiple times
    on my site and other sites, it wouldn't count as a view unless the video is manually clicked on.

    Also, when I looked at a particular video on their page, it had e.g 160 views, I kept refreshing their
    autoplay videos, the views never increased.

    This tells me that their views exchange is fake and that they use their own bots for the views part.
    This is what most sites do regardless of having manual exchanges for views/visits.

    Unless they somehow do something? Ideas?

    Thanks.
     
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    Plus44 Power Member

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    Views from autoplay videos do not count.
     
  3. tb303

    tb303 Power Member

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    out of interest, is it using the old <object> embed code (flash player)?
     
  4. Eclipses

    Eclipses Newbie

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    Yes I think so together with the youtube slash v slash id instead of slash embed.
    As for the Object embed code, not too sure.