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Surprise! YouTube is Auditing Your View Count for Fraud

Profile photo of Ann Submitted by Ann February 15, 2014 Website: www.marketingpilgrim.com

I’d like to think that hard work and quality content are the keys to success on YouTube. But we’ve all seen those bad, useless videos that have more views in a week than most of us will see in a year. Sure, bad videos do catch on. Sometimes it’s because they’re so bad and sometimes because a celeb took pity and gave a young tuber a boost. In both of those cases, the video may not deserve the attention but they got their views organically and honestly.

The guy who pays a third-party service to inflate his views – not so much and YouTube is cracking down.


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3 Responses to “Surprise! YouTube is Auditing Your View Count for Fraud” Leave a reply ›

  • Profile photo of Mujtaba Profile

    This was actually implemented long back i guess. I remember there was a report which said that many high traffic videos on Youtube had ‘faked’ their views just for making it appear like trending.
    And many people still buy these cheap views with the hope that it will help but it does not actually help !

  • Profile photo of Sunday Profile

    Its a welcome idea and I think it would bring some sanity in this system.

    There is no doubt that many people are “gaming the system” for more views but it would only take a strict measure from YouTube and Google to checkmate the trend!

    Lets hope the whole auditing style would actually work to prevent or eliminate fraudulent view count practices.
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  • Profile photo of Ryan Profile

    Great news Cynthia.

    Cutting down on fraud only lifts the video marketing game up. This benefits everybody; viewers who are getting the real McCoy and publishers who need to create super content to boost views.

    Thanks!

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