Youtube Blocking Views?

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Has anyone noticed a significant drop in the amount views that UTub is allowing through/counting these days?
 

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Not really. But yes, Youtube has started cutting down fake views.
 

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Yes it happened with my video as well.I don't know why its happening can anyone figure it out...
 

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Rookie: Not sure exactly what you mean without more info, but Youtube freezes the view count for videos somewhere in the 300's for a day or two. After that period of time, the view count will then continue to increase normally. Is that what you are seeing?
 

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Rookie are you paying for views anywhere?

Or are the views 100 percent real?

There is a similar thread about w33dl0rd and the YT service he provides the thread says everyone is getting the 300'ish freeze.
 

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Rookie are you paying for views anywhere?

Or are the views 100 percent real?

There is a similar thread about w33dl0rd and the YT service he provides the thread says everyone is getting the 300'ish freeze.

Please dont get me started on what YT is doing to the way they count views these days... :D they are basically shaving views from unreferred sources (according to them to save on bandwidth costs) :rolleyes: and its getting worse specially over the weekends.

About the the infamous "300sh" freeze point, its happening to most video nowadays but as long as the views come from a legit source (no proxies, no bots, nothing unusual) the views counter should start moving again after a period of 48 hours max.

Hope this helps :44:
 

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Yes - definitely buying views. I didn't know they were shaving views. What's the source on this?

That being said, if I'm using "block referrer" where I'm sending traffic from currently it would come up as "viral", but if I run everything through a redirect it would come up as that redirect yeah? Thoughts?

The freeze has been there for over a year now, nothing new.
 

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Youtube has cut back on their views, and they are giving higher views to their partners (partner network).

A few months ago with Youtube Jumpstart I was getting 200,000 views per day accumulated from over 1,000 videos I had uploaded, but then it got cut down to about 20,000 views per day, and so I stopped using Jumpstart.

In my opinion, Youtube is going downhill, and a new site will take over.
 

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good to know im not the only one experiencing a significant drop in views, is utube really doing this to save on bandwidth costs? cuz there the biggest video sharing site on the net and their backed up by google, the biggest site on the net so i don't see why money should be a problem.
 
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In the last month or two I've noticed my views just aren't there.

I think its a change in Youtube on the whole, and it's nothing to do with fake views.

I have personal accounts that have been hit. My rugby account was getting almost 50,000 views a day. Now? 5 k a day.

Uploading new videos is where I've noticed a real difference. I can have videos sit there with 0 views for almost a week.

In the past all my videos would get around 50 in the first 24 hours. My niche is no more competetive than before either.
 

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HAHAHHA the 300'ish freeze is no form of defence by youtube ROFL!!! im a youtube partner.... jeezus lol. who told you guys this? it freezes at 300 because the video is new and even though it says its done processing it is still doing it on there end. meaning if you get a lot of views fast. you will freeze the counter at 300 but the views are still being added, and then withing hours it will jump to the number it is suppose 2 be at...

its called famous people get views faster than youtube's system processes their videos.
 

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good to know im not the only one experiencing a significant drop in views, is utube really doing this to save on bandwidth costs? cuz there the biggest video sharing site on the net and their backed up by google, the biggest site on the net so i don't see why money should be a problem.

they are google. the youtube staff is dead. they have been bought out. they are now google employee's youtube is just a site, the company is gone. GOOGLE HAS CONSUMED THEM FOR DINNER!

in other words.. google does all the work. thats why the site sucks compared to before when they were not sellouts..

i mean really? who needs 600millions dollars... right? .. oOmGgz
 

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youtube usually blocked it if the system will see suspicious activity for views like proxy
 

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OK, so has anyone noticed if their views are being unfrozen yet? The general answer is "wait 48 hours", but has anyone noticed their view count resuming after 48 hours yet?
 

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Thanks for replying to this thread guys. Did some research this week and this what I found:

-YT is counting 15-30% of "no referrer" or referrer blocked views
-If you're using an auto-redirect you can get around this.
-Make sure you set your auto-redirect to "2" seconds instead of 1 or 0.
-If you're using a service that "blocks referrer" do not use this option.
-If you send traffic at a rapid rate, slow it down slightly and send it a bit slower.
-If you get onto the most viewed pages, they won't serve your video on the home page. They monitor attention span and how many external sites are sending views at your video.

I'll let you know if I find anything else.

Hope that helps

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Dunno - I don't use that service - way too slow for my needs.
 
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