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YouTube Views Findings

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by platipuss, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. platipuss

    platipuss Newbie

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    I've been learning quite a bit about YouTube views over the past year+ and I still have many questions. Thought I'd also share what I know, or at least what I think I know :)

    What I think I know...

    Some videos get stuck initially at 340 views (or somewhere in that neighborhood) for days it seems, before YT releases it again. During this view freeze it appears as though YT still builds up the count, but does not show it. Some videos this never happens, and other videos can stay stuck for 4 or 5 days.

    Embedding videos does not increase views. Why is this, YouTube? If a video is legitimately embedded at a site, and hundreds of people view it, they don't count as views? They certainly don't, in my findings. I've even embedded a video on the home page of a fairly high traffic GPR5 site and it resulted in no change to views. It doesn't seem to matter whether or not I have autoplay turned on... the views just don't count.

    Views are based on unique IPs? It seems the first few hundred views are a free-for-all, but then YT counts views based on unique IPs. I've tried using proxy software to manually increase views by changing the IP after every video view, but this is a slow process (and there aren't many good proxy servers) so that's why I've turned to paying for views.

    Buying Views

    I have purchased views many times for my videos. It costs me about $20 for 10k views. The thing I don't like about him is that most (if not all of them) are not from the U.S. which is suspect to me because my content is strictly targeted for US viewers. I'm sure if YT looked into it further it would raise some red flags for my account. The views increase by about 1k per day which seems reasonable and has never caused me any drama with YT. Still, I'm looking for someone who can sell US-only views on the cheap, with a slow trickle of those views over a period of 2-3 weeks.

    What's funny about buying views is that I'll have built up a few hundred views on my own, but then once the purchased views kick in, within hours I get an automated email from YT "Your video has been submitted for revenue sharing". LOL. It's like clockwork.

    I've thought of creating a bunch of YT accounts and after a new video is uploaded, commenting and rating it so that it gets an honor or two, but that seems like a lot of work for a limited amount of success.

    There's still a lot that I don't know, and after reading through BHW I've learned a few new things, but it still seems like there are a lot of unknowns.

    If anyone has any advice, please share here or PM me. Thanks!
     
  2. pokerzor

    pokerzor Newbie

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    If you say embedded views doesn't count... what this mean then?

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  3. platipuss

    platipuss Newbie

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    Hmmm... good point :)

    Well, there are a lot that aren't counting, then. I embedded (with autoplay) a video of mine on the home page of a GPR5 site for about a week and it still shows only 24 views for the embedded player. There should have been thousands.
     
  4. pokerzor

    pokerzor Newbie

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    what is GPR5?
     
  5. platipuss

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