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Is this video botted?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by merlonanski, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. merlonanski

    merlonanski Guest

    Can't post url. The vid is from "officialpsy" with title "Psy- Performs on 'The x-factor Australia'"
    It has 3.3M views and about 1.58M views are from mobile views. Can this be legit?
     
  2. willo556

    willo556 Guest

    Its funny you should mention this, I was thinking that PSY might be botting mobile views... Sheerly based on the massive view spikes they get on Socialblade, on Gangnam Style they have 200mil-ish mobile views... If you compare that to a video with a similar amount of views like Justin Bieber, you will notice the amount of mobile views is significantly less, which leads me to think that a majority of PSY's mobile views are in fact illegitimate. (I could however be completely wrong haha).
     
  3. merlonanski

    merlonanski Guest

    I heard that north korea (not sure really where I heard that) said, that psy botted his views.
     
  4. ADHD-Dude

    ADHD-Dude Power Member

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    So Psy booted a video that isn't that good?

    For a month his videos or other remakes are on front page.

    One of his videos has 600 million views in 3 months, 208 millions are from mobile
    Psy got famous that is why he has so many views
     
  5. illfounded21

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    Haha N-Korea speaking badly of S-Korea... Who would have thought it ;)
     
  6. InternetUser

    InternetUser Senior Member

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    even if he did, he has a real following now, so it worked out. it'd be an excellent example of blackhat methods used properly
     
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  7. moneyhustler88

    moneyhustler88 Newbie

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    if he did i wonder how much he paid lol
     
  8. -ReX-

    -ReX- Power Member

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    At $1/10,000 views, it would have cost around 20k. But he is a yt partner, and they pay $2-3 per 1000 views, so he would be way in profit from all the legit views he has got.
     
  9. KillerHeck

    KillerHeck Regular Member

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    Won't be the first time that using botted mobile views makes a video really go viral *cough*kony*.

    Botted view is just a smarter and cheaper way of promoting your video and if people love it, they will do the rest. Like what InternetUser said, you just need to create great content, which sadly most BH suck at.
     
  10. lk_galspanner

    lk_galspanner Registered Member

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    they pay for mobile views? o_O