From Youtube Help: "Previously, the YouTube algorithm suggested videos (whether related videos on the watch page or recommended videos elsewhere on the site) based on how many people clicked to watch a video. This was a helpful way to promote channels, but issues like misleading thumbnails kept this system from bringing videos with deeper engagement to the top. After March 14th 2012, the algorithm for suggesting videos are based on which videos contribute to a longer overall viewing session rather than how many clicks an individual video receives." Source: hXXp://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2500737 Just thought that this would be relevant to mention also here as some (=many) might be unaware. I guess it remains to be seen what impact does this have on view counts.