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People passing YouTube 301 mark within the hour. How is that possible?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by superboyprime2014, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. superboyprime2014

    superboyprime2014 Registered Member

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    Lately I've seen only a select few people who have posted a video on youtube and right away (meaning within the hour of uploading) their video reaches 350 views, 400 views, 2000 views, etc. I am wondering how that could be possible? I have a few theories. First, I think they upload unlisted and do that method so that by the time they want to make public, it's already on it's way passed 301. Another theory is that adwords and real views play in to effect. I heard that adwords has the fastest TAT because the views come from google/youtube ads so it's easier for them to account for. I just don't get it. On my feed, there are a few videos stuck at 301 and then in between those a certain person has their video passed 301. I don't want to call anyone out, more so figure out WHY they're doing this and HOW they're ABLE to do this.
     
  2. intruderj

    intruderj Junior Member

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    It's a part of their latest update. Videos will no longer be stuck at 301+ views. They've changed their algorithm of how views count.
     
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  3. mangoman

    mangoman Regular Member

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    yeah they are keeping an eye on it to see how it goes
     
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    hack&slash Newbie

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    first they had check 301+ freezing. after those views are verified they keep less checking on all videos.
    Now because they changed algorithm. they gonna keep eye on all videos forever :(
    and if you see those many views withing one hour of uploading then i guess they are illegal views
     
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  5. wombat967

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    Yep, the 301 bug has been fixed, but the drawback is that they will also check the "views" more closely. Al least for a period of time. So using a bot or the old refreshing method might get your videos at the bottom of the pile..or even a ban :)