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Is there currently a problem with views counting for "embedded" videos?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by tb303, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. tb303

    tb303 Power Member

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    Im sure I read recently on here that people were not getting legitimate views counting on embedded videos...cant find the thread now though.

    I have a video im using and embedded views seem to have stopped counting for it.
    The video is <300 views and is an <object> embedded SWF player.

    Im not talking about any kind of scripted views here. Im testing with it embedded on a page but the views are not counting regardless of IP, proxy, VPN I use. Im wondering has Youtube locked or ghosted the video or something due to something I did. Never seen this behaviour before though so is it some problem at the moment?

    cheers
    tb
     
  2. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    Of course embedded views aren't going to be broken across the board. Are you trying to bot these views with the same IP or is this natural traffic to your site?
     
  3. tb303

    tb303 Power Member

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    bit of both actually. replaced it for a fresh video/account and its counting again. guess i did something that raised a flag for the video. Never seen that happen before the 300 mark before.

    I was sure id seen something on here about embedded videos and the old embed code not counting though. maybe not.
     
  4. umerjutt00

    umerjutt00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey man that's really strange.... Maybe they have a system now which keeps check on the views and if it detects any un-natural thing the views get frozen.... can't really tell... and let me know about your results.
     
  5. seosky

    seosky Power Member

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    There are some alternate ways of getting HR views still. Just Need to be smart.