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Manual review from google employee - youtube

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by lsmstd, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. lsmstd

    lsmstd Regular Member

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    I have a less than a week old account with one video, link in description, look who clicked my link:

    Country: India
    IP: 74.125.63.33
    ISP: Google
    UA: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/21.0.1180.77 Safari/537.1

    I don't have adsense on it, used the usual promotion techniques (fav, like, sub, views 2k, some backlinks). Could it be a manual review, why would they do it for an account like this?
     
  2. lsmstd

    lsmstd Regular Member

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    Nobody experienced this before?
     
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    ryanmercer Regular Member

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    Maybe they have Google's fiberoptic connection... you know an entire city is getting it right now right?
     
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    It could also have been an employee on one of their many campuses on break/lunch...
     
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  5. reinie

    reinie Elite Member

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    Google don't do their manual reviews themselves.
    They outsource it to Lionbridge so i doubt that is a review
     
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  6. lsmstd

    lsmstd Regular Member

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    Yeah but not in India.

     
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    lsmstd Regular Member

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    Do you think that is a false positive from Maxmind? Online tools show G as the ISP of that IP too.

     
  8. lsmstd

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    UPDATE:
    That video has been removed.
    The same is happening to other videos from different accounts. We are talking about vids that are ranking on first or second page for high search volume, apple related keywords. The link is US targeted, other regions are redirected to g.com.

    I have observed a consistent pattern, see this data:

    72.14.231.193 India 08/22/2012 02:37:07 PM Delhi Google Corporate IT Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1

    72.14.231.193 India 08/22/2012 02:38:37 PM Delhi Google Corporate IT Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1

    72.14.231.193 India 08/22/2012 02:39:38 PM Delhi Google Corporate IT Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1

    74.125.178.89 United States 08/22/2012 05:27:09 PM Mountain View Google Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506)

    This is what happens every time, a couple of clicks from India, then one from US and the video is removed.
    These are 100% human clicks, remember, the link is redirected to G's home page if somebody clicks from India, a bot would not click multiple times, there is a ~1 minute delay between indian clicks, the employee probably checks how the redirection is performed. Then they click from the US to see if the link is geo targeted or not.

    Please share your thoughts on this. Is it possible that there is a manual review on first page results for "hot" keywords or are they manually checking flagged videos?
     
  9. DragonLord

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    Weird. I made a little action/comedy video uploaded to private. I didn't even watch it myself and it got 5 views and one thumbs up!
    :O
    WTF?
     
  10. BreakAllTheClocks

    BreakAllTheClocks Regular Member

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    Why? You should at least redirect them to something believable like a techcrunch article. Redirect all G ips also.
     
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  11. willo556

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    Woah this is pretty interesting... I would have never thought they did manual reviews, they must be getting requests to take them down.
     
  12. vt2011

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    good observation man, I guess your explanation is the most logical, G has probably hire a bunch of guys at cheap cost in India to do those boring manual checking tasks 24h/day. On the other hand I am just a little bit suspicious about the user agent which has WOW64, it is an emulation of 32-bit application running on 64-bit server. So if I am not wrong the Indian clicks are from a windows server like windows server 2008, so why does G setup a windows server for an amployee, a simple windows 7 or vista will be enough. Usually people use windows server to run applications and not home/office desktop pc. So I am quite sure G review your video, I still have just some doubts if it a bot or manual review but it is probably rather manual than automatic. But something is for sure people can expect more bans in the future :)
     
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  13. Adam Rock

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    ANYONE can change their User Agent on their browser. My user agent is always set to Google so I can bypass people's attempt to cloak their site in search engines.