The phrase "YouTube Views" gets thrown around so much, people want them, people are selling them, accounts get banned because of fake views etc... I watch YouTube videos and sometimes they are deceptive or just stupid and I want to know if, despite the fact that I've clicked back, stopped the video or whatever, did the YouTube channel owner still get a "view" from me? When/how does a view actually happen? Is it a percentage of the video watched 75? Is it if the video runs perfectly from start to finish, with no interruptions? If I made a YouTube view 'bot, could I (for example) have the video start, run for 15 seconds, click to the middle, run that for 15 seconds and then run the last 15 seconds of the video, and still get credit for a view? Any testing to prove/substantiate any of the opinions?