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YouTube starts auditing video views

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by oxonbeef, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. oxonbeef

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    BS this is YouTube attempt to scare people.
     
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  4. gorrior

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    uhh exciting - is this the end of all YouTube view services?
     
  5. Rokebono

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    Dear Youtube, yell as much as you want, only God can hear you. B-hatters will always find a way to game the system.
     
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    Supposedly they have been doing that for a long time...
     
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    The crackdown begins :)
     
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    Watch out for a few high-profile cases just to make us think the update is working...(I see it now "Eminem's latest video had 2 million views removed by YouTube's new audit....).

    Yes, yes, keep the PR coming, Google.
     
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    Does this apply to old videos or new videos?
     
  10. t5o1m

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    Yeah they've done this before with high profile videos. I remember a Brittany Spears one losing like 7 mil views or something and one channel losing over 20 mil but little was done to anyone else.
     
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    Not surprising, given their recent policies. I wonder when big G started to feel like it was enough for the Good rep among its users...
     
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    Brittany...? I suppose you're not a fan. Anyways,

    I think I've noticed that they made some changes in views.
     
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    Purchasing from third parties is not allowed yet they plaster virool and ebuzzing ads all over youtube... -_-
     
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    They don't have the resources to keep in check ALL of the YT videos.

    However, it's very likely that from now on every new video that starts receiving 50-100k views out of the blue will be checked thoroughly.
     
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    I don't think this will affect many of us, as long as we play smart. When the game changes the players adapt and I believe that will be the case. However I do like that google is doing this because there is no way psy's video has legit almost 2 billion views.
     
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    About this line : "YouTube said it will now "periodically" validate the views on videos and remove the fraudulent ones from the total."

    Might be better, if instead of deleting videos youtube just doesn't count the views.
     
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  18. oxonbeef

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    Youtube is owned by google if they can mass sandbox websites because of their backlinks they can easily do it
    to videos.
     
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    News like this make me sad.
     
  20. stevemib

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    No its not. I checked my views last night and all was good. Just checked now and 3 of my vids are at zero views.