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Latest YouTube Announcement RE: View counts

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Paul_X, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Paul_X

    Paul_X Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    An important message from the YouTube Team:


    Video view counts reflect the YouTube community's interests and the
    grassroots popularity of videos. We periodically make changes that
    allow us to display consistent view counts and accurately reflect a
    "real" view based on video consumption, video streaming and spam
    filtering. Unfortunately, a few people still try to artificially
    manipulate their video's view counts. Some people game third-party
    view counts as well. That can make things unfair for everyone.


    Recently, we found spamming issues associated with the view counts on
    a small number of videos. The inflated view count number on these
    videos will be frozen until actual views catch up to the published,
    artificial, view count. Also, a few people have commented that their
    view counts are updating more slowly. Occasionally the speed with
    which views update changes -- sometimes it?s faster and sometimes it?s
    slower. But we are always working to make sure that the final view
    count numbers are an accurate reflection of the community's interest.

    The YouTube Team
     
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  2. Misfire

    Misfire Junior Member

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    Ahh i knew it, the initial counter is incorrect, all the views are calculated behind the scenes.
     
  3. Paul_X

    Paul_X Newbie

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    Yeah, it's like it's been suspected for a while now, but it's nice YT have confirmed it for us.

    I see you made your post at the 'other' place too ;)

    You beta tested that new bot yet?
     
  4. Misfire

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    Currently testing it now, I'm boosting the video currently and waiting for an interval update on the counter. Will keep you posted.
     
  5. spoiledrichdakid

    spoiledrichdakid BANNED BANNED

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    whats the new bot ? and im willing to try it also
     
  6. ianwilcox

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    Yeah more info on this new bot :D
     
  7. joewilliam51

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    I will test as well
     
  8. RedMist

    RedMist Registered Member

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    Yeah I noticed the insight data was correct, guess Google have just been waiting to enforce it.

    Let us know how this new bot works out, can test if needed, have plenty of fresh videos uploaded.
     
  9. gr33n

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    What new bot?Is it working successfully?
     
  10. Paul_X

    Paul_X Newbie

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    Just checking the YouTube blog, and the residents don't seem to pleased about these developments

    hxxp://www.youtube.com/blog?entry=s9Y00m1vmhA

    It seems this new system has been somewhat less than a success...
     
  11. halfalump

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    Follow the conversation here, it's pretty entertaining:

    Code:
    http://www.youtube.com/blog?entry=s9Y00m1vmhA
     
  12. Typhoon Blogger

    Typhoon Blogger Registered Member

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    LOL dude are these actual regular youtube people commenting or just guys from BHW? lol it's like youtube though that we will kiss their a*s for making a f**king statement after 2 weeks lol fucking bi**hzzz.
    So what's happening now , this means that they made something like "youtube sandbox" and if we get stuck there we can't leave it for few weeks?
    Or it's just that views on the counter don't get updated but we get the rankings for certain keywords we target? hff
     
  13. halfalump

    halfalump Regular Member

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    I know. Go ahead, Join the flame war!