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Unpaid, unwanted bots

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by 3DTableAndChair, May 15, 2013.

  1. 3DTableAndChair

    3DTableAndChair Newbie

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm very new here, but recently, at a number of YouTube forums and product boards, many YouTube partners have started seeing that someone is botting their videos when they never set up or paid for bot views. I've been trying to figure out why a third party would set someone up with a bot when they did not want it at all. Is it a sabotage method? Or a way to flood YouTube with a rash of bots so their own bot views wouldn't get detected?

    Anyone have any insights? Trying to wrap my head around this one.

    Thanks.
     
  2. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister Regular Member

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    I wonder if someone is using adwords placement to target a specific video with their ad then giving that video a boost?

    I don't know much about adwords or YouTube but just a thought.
     
  3. 3DTableAndChair

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    I don't believe it is that because the channels that are being hit now are all very different. If it was only happening to gaming channels, then I could see that being the case.
     
  4. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    Boosting other(competitors) videos with bot views is just to bring down the competitors videos.
     
  5. NProductions

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    Thats Impossible , why would people sent free views ?
     
  6. RushingWind

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    They're not exactly sending free views. Unless they're sending to their friends of course. What they actually do Is send easily detectable fake views so the video gets banned. It's just another day in the fast lane ;)
     
  7. 3DTableAndChair

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    Is this a fairly common practice among YouTubers?
     
  8. ADHD-Dude

    ADHD-Dude Power Member

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    Some people are blasting other people videos so they lose their accounts? How vulnerable are accounts to this method?
     
  9. ChEcKeD

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    There has been a recent crackdown on fake views, so I believe this is a good sabotage method at the moment.
     
  10. RushingWind

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    They're completely vulnerable. You can't argue with YT once your account is banned.
     
  11. RushingWind

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    Yep :)