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YouTube: The 300 Views Freeze: Some Thoughts/Questions

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by wopsy, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. wopsy

    wopsy Newbie

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    Hi

    Firstly, I understand YouTube freezes views at 301 views. I know why they do that and that makes sense, so my question is not about that. It is more to get some clarity on how those first 301 views need to be made up, as I have read so many conflicting reports. I am, like many others, trying to drive traffic to YouTube but want to do it in a safe way that does not result in my video being frozen for days or weeks on end.

    If anyone could provide some clarity for the following questions,

    Basically, is one allowed to create any or all of these 301 views by auto-refreshing (I think this used to be the case, but not so sure now). Another post on this forum cites information from Vagex saying you can't do this and your video could get frozen for longer if you click the video yourself many times. I was dubious as to whether this information is from Vagex or YouTube.

    I have also read that one is able to auto refresh the video around 299 times and if you let the remaining two hits be 'natural' (ie non auto-refreshed to take it up 301) then the video will not get frozen for as long. This seems iffy because what if genuine views are coming in at the same time as you auto refreshing and the point at which it hits 301, the view that triggers the 301 is one of your auto refreshed views and not the genuine one. (Hope I have explained that one clearly enough!)

    Finally, assuming you get to 301 views, your video is then unfrozen, does any auto-refreshing work beyond this point, or can that still be a barrier?

    So essentially I am trying to find out, can you auto refresh for any of those first 301 views and how many views does it then take for it to become unfrozen if it was done this way. Obviously I know the absolute safest approach is not to auto refresh any of the first 301 views and have them all totally unique views, but it would still be interesting to know, so I can work within the boundaries of what YouTube allows.

    Any unbiased information would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. blueplanet

    blueplanet Senior Member

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    Well Youtube is going crazy last 1 week , their stats updates changing every day , some videos stats takes 1 week for update ......
     
  3. Alphabet

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    I don't believe what you do from 0-301 views matters, because they aren't using any serious algorithms to count views which is why auto refreshing works. I don't think the freeze has anything to do with what types of views you got from 0-301, it's the views you're receiving after that point.

    It's once you hit that 301 where they start caring about the views being genuine, and this is where the more complex algorithms kick in, and where auto refreshing becomes useless.
     
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  4. therocketdude

    therocketdude Regular Member

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    i wont recommend using auto refresh
     
  5. wopsy

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    Thanks for the thoughts so far, anymore ventures anyone?
     
  6. dheer

    dheer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I second that what blueplanet said above. Youtube implemented massive changes past 2 weeks. Will take few more days to catch the changes and fix them ;)