First, let me say that the following is based solely on my PERSONAL experience. YMMV. By all means, please join the conversation and give your take on the subject. I'm starting this thread to compare recent experiences with the primary YT Free Viewers (Viewet, Enhance Views, u2bviews and Vagex). I utilize these services, among other methods, to jump start my videos. Because of the nature of my work, I don't typically need these services to provide a steady stream of views; mine grow organically as they're not marketing videos. Still, I do rely on them to get me past the dreaded freeze point and into regular rotation on YT. While I'm not unhappy with any of them, I will say that in the past week or so, I've noticed a lot of them having trouble. VIEWET: According to the Viewet forums, they have been having trouble since the Panda update. The developers are working to correct the issue (spk is no longer involved with this project, for the record, and the new guys appear to know what they're doing...but the transition has been a bit rough). Views are still being counted from Viewet but the process is slower than usual. Viewet has always been super slow...but steady. Lately, though, I'm noticing that it's become a crawl. Still, the views are still coming so no major complaints there. My biggest issue is that lately (since the most recent update), the program crashes unexpectedly. I haven't witnessed the crash but when running it overnight, I wake in the morning to find it no longer running. Weird. I must assume that this is part of the reason for the slowdown; everyone else's program is crashing as well and therefore causing the views to slow. Also, has anyone else noticed that the "clear cache" function sometimes goes crazy? I've had nearly 30 instances of this window appear on my computer at one time. It's not daily but easily twice a week this occurs. I then have to restart the machine. I've alerted the developers to my concerns via their forums. ENHANCE VIEWS: For some time, this service has been a mess. The guys over there seem to be overwhelmed with the project. One of the coolest features of EHV has always been the "custom comments". At one time, EHV was perfect for getting comments going on videos. Lately, however, bad syntax and repeat posts of comments have made it nearly impossible to utilize this. Additionally, their slow drip of views (250 max, one video at a time) makes it pain to utilize. A cursory glance at their forums will show that many users are getting frustrated with the service and leaving all together. I'm wondering how long this will continue to be a viable option. On the plus side, however, they just introduced a Chrome plug-in that seems to working very well. It doesn't crash nearly as often as the Firefox browser-based system. Still, right now, I'm earning a ton of credits with little to spend them on. u2bVIEWS: Not sure what's happening here at all. I know that the developer frequents BHW. For lack of a forum on his site, this is probably the only place to address any issues with his system. He's always been very forthcoming about any problems he's having and, to his credit, he was the first to sound the alarms about things not working properly since the most recent YT update. Presently on u2bviews, I have two videos with a lot of credits that I added nearly two weeks ago. Not one credit has been spent. I'm wondering if I added them during an update or something and they just didn't "take". I haven't tried deleting them and adding them again as these credits will be lost (credits are non-refundable on u2bviews) but it appears that this might be my only option. Other videos appear to have simply "stalled". My most recent adds are working but, again, very slowly. I'm not referring to the views on YT being slow - rather, credits being spent is very slow. Yesterday, u2bviews offered a 1:1 ratio for viewing. I don't think that this worked properly as I walked away with very few credits (less than 500 when I would have expected it to be well over 2 or 3K) and even fewer views. In fairness, I'll give YT time to catch up to see how this played out. Regardless, I would really hate to see u2bviews falter as this service appears very promising. VAGEX: I'm going to eat a little crow on this one. As regulars will note, I initially denounced this service and even stooped so low as to make fun it's name. LOL. I'm sorry; it's still silly....and I maintain that it WASN'T working properly a month or so ago. Those bugs now appear to have been worked out. Giving credit where credit's due - it appears to be the most reliable at the moment. I'm seeing a pretty steady stream of views. Perhaps the coolest feature of this service is the ability to enter the desired search string for a video (i.e. "Foster The Children live in Los Angeles"). This has helped me to eliminate the generic search requests in my stats. Really, my only complaint with Vagex is that the credits are comparatively pricey. Still, I suppose if it's the best working system for the moment, they can afford to charge a little more. So, that's my two cents. What is everyone else experiencing? Good? Bad? Obviously, this thread should not supersede reaching out to the respective developers via their own forums should you be having any problems; don't shout that something is broken and not contact the owners of the site directly - they may or may not be lurking here. Nevertheless, I think it would be beneficial to the community to discuss the general advantages/disadvantages of the services given the recent updates. Share your thoughts! EDIT: Also, I feel the need to stress that these are all FREE services (unless, of course, you purchase credits as well...as I do). So, with that in mind, I think we need to be understanding of any glitches. All of the developers should be applauded for their hard work so that we can benefit from their efforts. This post is just meant to discuss the overall issues with programs of this nature vs. the recent YT updates/slow view counts. Collectively, we might be able to assist the developers by providing our insights. Bottom line, try 'em all. They all have their strengths and weaknesses.