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How long to watch youtube video for it to count as a view?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Exilus, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Exilus

    Exilus Junior Member

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    We all know its easy to up the views using whitehat or blackhat methods up to 300-305, but after that the counter freezes and only updates once every few hours and it seems views aren't counted the same.



    Im about to spend enhanceview credits (i have 100k) for video views, but i wonder how long do people have to watch my 9:00-long video for it to count as a view.
     
  2. britcpa

    britcpa Power Member

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    good question and one that i'd also like to hear an answer to from a YT expert. regardless of the length of the video, i was under the impression that a minimum of 40 seconds needed to be watched, yet that doesnt seem to tie in with the recent YT bots frenzy which only appear to be logging in for a short while.
     
  3. lanbo

    lanbo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Sometimes I've noticed a 1-2 sec views long enough, but it's random.
     
  4. banddude

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    I read somewhere that to get "best" results, it needs to get at least halfway through. My advice would be to run a fixed amount of views set at the cheapest time interval today and check your progress tomorrow. if that works, there you go. If not up it and try again.
     
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    futurestic06 Supreme Member

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    Google count the total number of visitors coming to your video and also mix match the data of all views, viewers, their IDs and also the time. in an average i think 30 second is perfect.you can check it manually.
     
  6. Poppa Rotzee

    Poppa Rotzee Power Member Premium Member

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    15 secs I think
     
  7. dmitriys

    dmitriys Newbie

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    30 seconds and only 1 view count per ip.
     
  8. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    Its not more than 30-40 secs to count as a view and if you still have doubt then you can count by yourself.
     
  9. ugjunk

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    Its been my experience that you must watch at least 55% of the vid in order for it to count.