Hey everyone. My family and I run a kids channel. You all know me as the guy who bitches about a channel not growing for the last 2.5 years now. We invested in just about everything there is. Nothing seemed to work. Now I am working with the owners of a site to try to crack the code and wanted to see if anyone has any input. My recent thread containing links to the site has been removed because obviously someone reported it as spamming, which is quite unfair to struggling youtube creators like myself, so I am removing the links in this new post. If you need to know details feel free to message me. So let's talk about the youtube channel toys and me, which started in April 2015, which is 2 months AFTER we started ours. The channel now has 5 million subs. We have 21k. AWFUL. What are we doing wrong? Well the answer is simple. TOys and Me has fake views, fake comments, and fake likes on EVERY posted video right out of the gate. Day one 150k plus, day two 300k plus, day 3 300k plus, and then a drop if the video doesn't catch, or a drop and then sustained views if it does. Rinse and repeat. What did we do wrong? Simple. We couldn't AFFORD to repeat the trick. It appears to be a one million view buy per video as well as, and this is important, AT LEAST 6k likes, 1k dislikes, and 800+ comments. And then there is TRENDING. I will be updating this thread with important info of tests we run so maybe it can help someone out who was in my shoes or is in my shoes. Lesson learned? There is no such thing as organically growing a youtube channel. WE DID EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK. Channel was all but dead. All that SEO bs you see is just BS. Last week I saw a video in American trending list which didn't even have keywords AT ALL!!! NOT ONE! A single sentence description and a two word title. Yet somehow it was in TRENDING in America of all things! Oh and 160 million views on day one MAGICALLY. Yea right. Youtube is all about tricks. Lesson learned. SIDENOTE: Youtube updates seemed to knock the view services down and continue to do so. Search for Fun Toyz Collector channel just for fun. You will notice a DRAMATIC drop in their view count per video. You ask how is that possible. 9 million subs and yet 100k views per video lately? Their view provider is DOWN. No tricks= no views (So far, for us the site I am working with is working just fine with a bit of slow down to 200k views per day temporarily because of high demand on servers being that everyone else is down.) Why? Well simple. Checking Toys and Me stats you can see clearly NO VIEWS are sub driven. 1k per video if they are lucky. Each new video you post has it's own life cycle. It either benefits from the TRICK, or stagnates. The trick MUST be done on each new video.