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YouTube fake "official" videos

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by matrix79, May 30, 2014.

  1. matrix79

    matrix79 Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I noticed many videos that have OFFICIAL tag, but it is obvious that they aren't. How do they do this?

    Thanks.
     
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    post example here
     
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    Can't guess without seeing an example...
     
  4. matrix79

    matrix79 Junior Member

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    Maybe I shouldn't out someone's video here. But when you search for something in YouTube you get list of videos some have little tags near them placed by YouTube themselves. For example HD tag. In similar way some videos have OFFICIAL tag but when you click on it it's obvious crap and not coming from anything official.

    I will attach just OFFICIAL part (it was under video description in YouTube search results)

    offical.jpg
    I have seen a lot of this today. Never paid attention before. I actually didn't work with YouTube before, maybe that's why.
     
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    I read before that usually the video that gets most traffic from a specific search term gets it automatically.
     
  6. matrix79

    matrix79 Junior Member

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    The video I looked at was very bad. Only 7K views in one year, downvotes much more than upvotes. Video itself is just holding picture in front of the camera. No voice, no music. Monetized with Adsense. Something is going on here.
     
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    Nothing is going on; its automatic. I have an official tag on one of my videos and it's not even a thing that can be 'official'
     
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  8. matrix79

    matrix79 Junior Member

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    lol, this is weird from YouTube then!