November 21, 2012

YouTube Stuck at 301 Views

YouTube stuck at 301 views.


YouTube view counts are always slow to update but why do YouTube videos get stuck at 301 views for a long time?

First, if you are seeing a new video stuck at 301 views, it is likely because the video is seeing sudden popularity e.g. the Hipster Thanksgiving video.

And, per YouTube via Numberphile, when a video sees a sudden surge in views, YouTube anti-fraud measures come into play to ensure that only valid views are being counted. Per YouTube the statistical verification takes time.

An explanation … but it makes it seem like YouTube is antique technology, which hasn’t been updated for a long time.

YouTube ought to be able to count/display views in real-time while filtering out any fraudulent views.

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