Youtube video count not updating

28-Dec-2016 07:34

Fortunately, this year, somebody—Brady Haran of Numberphile—have fully investigated and finally discovered how and why videos are stuck at 301.Thus, if you currently have a video embedded on your business' website, it may be better to provide a link to the video within the You Tube player instead.I would like you to know, if a user views the video on the external website itself, it is not added to the view count of the video on You Tube.However, if a user is directed to the You Tube site on clicking the embedded video on the external website, it would register as an additional count to the video views.Regards, Shweta The You Tube Team” This is just from a support rep who may be mistaken about You Tube’s policy on counting views (we have an email in to You Tube asking for clarification), but her response does suggest that at least some views from other sites do not count.One reason for this might be that some external sites put You Tube videos on autoplay whenever the page they are on loads. Because the views do change a few hours later, there is just no way of knowing if it was from us or someone else.

When the video is below 300 views, the views are counted in the same old-school reloading system.This verification process may take several hours or several days – but should update when You Tube has verified the actual count.Contact You Tube if you continue to have what you think is an inaccurate view count after a few days.During the first couple of hours after a video has been published, we'll only show views that our systems believe to be valid.This might mean that not all legitimate views are shown at that time.

When the video is below 300 views, the views are counted in the same old-school reloading system.

This verification process may take several hours or several days – but should update when You Tube has verified the actual count.

Contact You Tube if you continue to have what you think is an inaccurate view count after a few days.

During the first couple of hours after a video has been published, we'll only show views that our systems believe to be valid.

This might mean that not all legitimate views are shown at that time.

But if someone watches a You Tube video on a site other than You Tube, does it count towards the total views of that video? One Tech Crunch reader had a video of his picked up by a popular site, where it generated 15,000 views, but the You Tube view counter for that video only went up by about 1,000 views.