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View number vs audience retention

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by tempguy123, Aug 22, 2012.

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View number or audience retention

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  1. tempguy123

    tempguy123 Regular Member

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    Which is more important to you?

    What services provide amazing audience retention at reasonable prices?

    If it's difficult to pick, what about this... 1 million views OR 500,000 views watched through the WHOLE video of your choice.
     
  2. PinguSpy

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    Sure number of views =)
     
  4. willo556

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    500,000 views watched all the way through... Imagine the views from suggested videos and search results >:]
     
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  5. tempguy123

    tempguy123 Regular Member

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    Especially if its a lengthy video...
     
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    AudioMacOSX Junior Member

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    I'd rather have the 500k views at full video length to help with SEO resulting in increased real people seeing the video, which is ultimately what is important.
     
  7. tempguy123

    tempguy123 Regular Member

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    With 1 million views, you DO get some exposure though and maybe some youtube medals as most watched of the day and stuff
     
  8. skittles

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    New Videos - View Number... give the video the maximum exposure in shortest amount of times (most viewed or front page possible) which results in double of traffic from real targeted audiences.
    Old Videos - Audience Retention... in my opinion works best to rank on youtube searches and keep their rank in place.
     
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    Use fake views to gain real views. Use them strategically to gain real exposure. Then you won't need to worry about fake views.
     
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    isnt that the whole point of this thread? our fake view strategy? :p

    it really depends on what you're trying to accomplish

    long term ranking = audience retention

    short term ranking = views

    again .. it really depends on what youre trying to do