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iFrame a Youtube video = views ?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by megaplex, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. megaplex

    megaplex Regular Member

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    Does anyone know for sure if you have your youtube video set in an iFrame like on a flash site that it will register views to the video or not.

    I put a youtube video into a flash site and when i checked the video it had 80+ hits.

    There was no way that came from people because i hadnt put any tag or description yet.

    It would have been me doing a lots of tweeks on the site because the video was set to autoplay.

    I cant figure how else they got there.

    Anyone ?
     
  2. grodt

    grodt Newbie

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    i tried it some time ago and had a video iframed at 1x1px on a simple html page and it worked well
     
  3. blackhatmith

    blackhatmith Registered Member

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    But doesn't the video need to be played entirely in order to count as a view? Did all your visitors stayed in the page you iframed the time that the video lasted?
     
  4. GimmeMoney

    GimmeMoney Regular Member

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    No it doesn't.
     
  5. megaplex

    megaplex Regular Member

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    well thats encouraging, i will order 10k of views each (Ghazz) for three different sites with iFramed Youtube video's rather than embedded ones, in the hope i will still generate views but also people will see the webpage whilst there.

    The video's are set to autoplay.

    I know for sure that embedded YT video's do not generate hits.

    M
     
  6. megaplex

    megaplex Regular Member

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    That brings me to another question?

    In this forum if you just paste in only the youtube movie URL, rather than the whole embed code, just URL gets converted to a full embedded movie here, automatically.

    Now is that in an iFrame and if it is does that generate views?

    M
     
  7. iDrapes

    iDrapes Newbie

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    From what i know embed videos do generate views but not 100% sure
     
  8. megaplex

    megaplex Regular Member

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    Great thats why I started this thread, to find out once and for all and bust the Myths.
     
  9. student32

    student32 Junior Member

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    iFrame = WORKS.
    Embed = WORKS but only if autoplay is off. User must click to view.

    Tested by me. iFrame will show up as a referral.
     
  10. megaplex

    megaplex Regular Member

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    well thanks for that, i had all my iframes set to autoplay thinking that would get me more hits as people came onto the site
     
  11. student32

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    Just link your iFrame to your video URL and it will work fine. You can make it so that you can't see the frame by setting the specs of the iFrame window. The only problem is you will hear audio.

    Any embeds will not work unless autoplay is off and the video is clicked by a user.
     
  12. megaplex

    megaplex Regular Member

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    Ok let me clarify.

    If you useYouTube embed code with autoplay = no views

    If you useYouTube embed code with click to play = views

    If you use iFrame autoplay = views ?

    Hmm the last one need confirming, also autoplay anything needs to to nailed as to whether it generates views.
     
  13. quiffhead

    quiffhead Newbie

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    YouTube url in an iframe on own high traffic site = views! Doing this at the moment with a really bad test vid and it's working but traffic needs to stay on the site for least 30s to count.
     
  14. megaplex

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    30 secs of click to play = 1 view?

    or

    30 secs of autoplay = 1 view?

    Hmmm Playinator can generate 300+ views in about 10 mins when you send traffic to a video, so the 30 secs rule there is in question.
     
  15. megaplex

    megaplex Regular Member

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    Thats another question i have how is it that Playinator can pump out 300+ views in 10 mins and then cant do anymore past that ever ?
     
  16. quiffhead

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    The YouTube url autoplays in the iframe for 30 secs. thats how long the test vid is, I tried getting it to play for less but YouTube don't count it
     
  17. student32

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    Correct. I have tested it, if you want I can post stats.

    IFrame your video to the YT url and it will work. I don't think 30 seconds of viewing makes a difference...
     
  18. megaplex

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    So lets say you load 10 videos' inside the iFrame, a person hits the page from one IP youtube doesn't let multiple hit from one IP any more that i know of.
     
  19. cripter

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    here an official statement from a youtube employee regarding the autoplay issue

    http://help.youtube.com/group/youtube-howto/browse_thread/thread/871f7b5a7d562b38/

    i asked the same question in an other thread, does someone know if the channel autoplay function still works and counts ???

    @quiffhead:
    30sec = 1 view is this a 100% information?
    from where did you know that?
     
  20. almir

    almir Power Member

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    but how do you set autoplay in iframe ???