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Why are my views rocketing up?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by flow, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. flow

    flow Regular Member

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    October recently said he'd give people 50k youtube views free.. I pmed him my link a while ago, and just the other day I got 60k (I never got a response to my PM though so it might not be him??), which is great, but now I'm at 190k!!

    ?????????

    Other than the idea that October is doing this (I just PMed him), what could be the reason?

    I'm afraid my video is going to get deleted because I have absolutely NO comments, backlinks, or ratings! Shit!!!
     
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  2. repentless

    repentless Newbie

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    Doesn't your video move up in the results for certain keywords if more people view it? Maybe people are just finding it themselves? I don't know anything about YouTube marketing, I'm just guessing.
     
  3. MrsE

    MrsE BANNED BANNED

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    yeah damn...that's pretty crazy!!..
    How does youtube work?? do you have a site other than your video where people can check out your aff links and/or adsense???... can you send them to a blog???

    I've been wondering if I should try it out for a while now!!! (with the iPhone 3G being out and all, faster streaming youtube videos!!!)....
     
  4. flow

    flow Regular Member

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    Search ranking is dependent upon more than just views.. I'm on the first page, but since I have no backlinks, ratings, or comments, I'm not rated as well.

    I watermark my niche video with the corresponding niche blog website and also include the link in the description.
     
  5. flow

    flow Regular Member

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    wtf????? October said he didn't send me any views.

    There's no way I got that many hits organically. No way.
     
  6. ricktrang

    ricktrang Newbie

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    one of us sent u some hits from a bot more than likey, either for fun or testing. I often boost others videos fors shits and giggles
     
  7. comparco

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    Can you disable comments, take some heat off. Ratings I'm not sure of.
    Good way (I mean bad) to remove the competition.
    Not my style tho' I'm a superstitious karma freak
     
  8. viewsonic

    viewsonic Regular Member

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    octobers is using a special type of exploit to boost the views. you can squeeze 20 of the same videos into a 2mm square and do a special trick ;)
     
  9. tattoo

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    i would not complain about 190K views...
     
  10. flow

    flow Regular Member

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    I'm at 239k right now.... I didn't post my vid anywhere here... it's erratically going up. I guess it must be some competition randomly increasing my views to get me banned, as you all suggested.

    Thanks.
     
  11. jimmylu14

    jimmylu14 Registered Member

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    *giggles*

    Did you check the "statistics" thing at the bottom?
     
  12. jimmylu14

    jimmylu14 Registered Member

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    Give me a link to the video, I want to see the statistics stuff.
    Might give a hint to where hits are coming from
     
  13. flow

    flow Regular Member

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    Views: 239,309 Ratings: 0
    Responses: 0 Comments: 0 Favorited: 0 times
    Honors for this video (0)
    (There are no honors for this video.)
    Sites linking to this video (0)
    (There are no sites linking to this video.)


    It did get an honor a bit ago when it hit like 190k... something like #13 most viewed in Health category... could that have caused the influx? I would have assumed I'd get at least get ONE comment or rating from organic views.
     
  14. xbox360gurl70s

    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    It's like hitting a jackpot off a slot machine, enjoy it, edit your video and add some CPA shit links
     
  15. flow

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    G Analytics for the blog I'm advertising with the video says I have 1 hit with youtube as referrer (link in vid descript).
     
  16. jimmylu14

    jimmylu14 Registered Member

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    lol? Yeah most likely someone is getting you hits

    lucky you
     
  17. cpaaddict

    cpaaddict Supreme Member

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    yeh lol for sure. i usually test on some vids and giv them some rates.. favs or views. i wouldnt worry to much though.
     
  18. IMATA

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    Oh my god , I never thought people actually did that sort of stuff. I mean, I know they do it with SERPs but ...

    Anyways, have you checked your "Insight" data for the video? In particular, I'd check the "Discovery", "Views" and "Demographics" tabs. I wonder what shows up there.

    Good luck
     
  19. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    Actually, youtube works a little different. It still can happen but it takes a lot of work to ruin a video rank by amping it up, as youtube doesn't care about the hits you get. It's the views, reviews and comments that they pay attention to.

    Ride it out and take it for what it is worth.




     
  20. jimmylu14

    jimmylu14 Registered Member

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    But he is getting lots of views...