YouTube has, for some years now, been one of the most solid platforms where you can promote your business or a project. Thanks to it, in fact, you can reach a large number of users in a short time frame without having to use large financial resources.
What is the parameter used by YouTube to determine the popularity and success of a particular video?
With this article we want to introduce you to this concept and give you some insight into all the dynamics behind the tools of the famous video-sharing platform. You’ll get to know what the best methods are in order to make the most of it and succeed with your channel! So let’s get started right away!
The view-tipping point
Visual verification by the algorithm is triggered when your video reaches 301 views. Why 301 views? The analysis of the YouTube view counting system shows that any display of more than 300 visuals obtained in a few minutes is a clear sign of popularity that could affect the counting of the YouTube ranking trends, thus contributing to crowd the home page with video. In reality, they do not deserve that position, because they are “inflated” by views that are absolutely not real.
Counting frozen views at 301 views is not a problem if you have been using a legitimate means for promotion.
Ted Hamilton, YouTube Analytics Product Manager, has explained several times that YouTube’s database is set to lock view counts at 301, giving YouTube employees the ability to manually verify whether or not views were obtained legitimately.
Below is a typical time when you realize you haven’t got any bans on YouTube!
How the new algorithm detects fake views
Many people not fully aware of the risks think that it is still possible to get more views using services of fake views. They don’t know, however, that this implies not the removal/loss of views purchased, but also the ban of the video and the channel.
YouTube analysts, through the new tools available, quickly identify comments, likes and views, cataloguing IP addresses and actions performed by individual accounts, often scheduled to perform the same fake interactions in a short period of time.
Don’t panic when your views stop.
The views are still counted and even the number of likes seems to play an important role; it is estimated that a well-balanced number of likes should never exceed 10% of the views recorded in the video.
However, in case of a momentary block don’t worry, your video can still be viewed and monetized despite the blockage of views. Once you have verified the authenticity of the visits, YouTube statistics will release the actual number of views and the view counts will increase again.
It is not clear how YouTube actually verifies the number of video views with over 301 views.
If you have already used our sponsored service, or used Google ads by yourself, you may have noticed that YouTube statistics never update in real time and in order to often have a 360-degree view of the data, you have to wait at least 72 hours.
In the case of Veedoo promotion or if you are running an AdWords Video campaign, you have nothing to worry about. However, if you’ve heard of fake views from the many affordable providers, there’s a very high probability that your views will be deleted and so will your video.
Here are some of the factors you need to focus your analysis on to understand if the views you have received are fine:
- The video is displayed after just 30 seconds to get views.
- The visualizations come from countries and regions outside of your target geo location.
- Views increase but are eliminated later.
Choose the sponsored Veedoo
There are many ways to increase view counts; the purchase of one of our Veedoo promotional video campaigns is a safe and transparent method of execution.
Buying YouTube views just for the purpose of increasing numbers publicly exposes you to serious risks, even creating preconditions for a ban, ruining your image as an artist.
Through Google Video Ads you have the opportunity to really promote yourself to an audience 100% in line with what you propose, increasing your views, creating the conditions to receive new subscriptions, likes and natural comments. Other than bots!
Although at the beginning it may seem difficult to start your project and receive positive feedback and consensus, following all the rules and regulations provided by Google and YouTube is definitely a winning choice for those who want to plan for real growth.
We always advise you to focus on a careful analysis of the data that can be collected on the statistics of the videos promoted. If, for example, you promote two videos, you can collect several very useful data points and thus optimize your channel by aiming for greater customization of the resulting content.
Always keep an eye on the trends of the moment and try to improve by learning new techniques and promotional strategies to get the most exposure on social media. Remember that to get the best results, you have to differentiate your distribution channels, communicating in different ways according to the platforms. With passion, dedication and the right analysis you can really get tons of views and start monetizing your videos!
Enjoy your skyrocketing growth on YouTube!