YouTube views are an important part of growing your reputation as a video content creator and achieving your goal of becoming famous. However, it can be difficult to understand how youtube views are counted and how the algorithm works to avoid phony and spammy videos. This article will explain how YouTube determines a view and what you can do to increase your number of legitimate youtube views.
A view on youtube is a video that has been watched for at least 30 seconds. This does not necessarily mean that the video has to be watched in order from beginning to end. It can be a little tricky to figure out what counts as a view since some viewers will skip through the video or watch parts of it several times in succession. However, as long as the total time spent watching the video is over 30 seconds it will count as a view.
Another key factor is the location from which the video is being watched. YouTube will only count a view if it is coming from a real person in a real location. If you notice a sudden spike in your views from a strange country, it is likely that these views are not legitimate.
Additionally, if a user is repeatedly replaying your video or refreshing the page of the video to artificially increase the number of views, it will not count as a view. Youtube will only allow 4-5 replays of your video in 24 hours before it begins to spot this behavior and mark it as spam.