YouTube Video View Counts Freezing at 300 Views?

Jul 27, 2009 • 8:28 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

On Friday, Liz (Googler) at the YouTube support forum posted a thread at the YouTube Help forums about why some videos get stuck at the 300 view mark.

Liz explained that when some videos become popular very fast, YouTube takes longer to figure out if those views are legit or not. So it can take several hours for YouTube to update the view counts to reflect the accurate views. Let me quote Liz:

Recently we have seen questions about why some YouTube video view counts "freeze" around 300 views. To help prevent confusion, we wanted to post a quick explanation of what's going on. View counts are extremely important to our community, so we work hard to ensure those view counts are accurate. Occasionally, when a video becomes popular quickly, it takes our computers longer to make sure those views are accurate. This means a video's viewcount may not update for several hours, sometimes allowing ratings and comments on the same video to climb temporarily higher than the views. So if you see your video views aren't moving, or that your video's comments and ratings are moving faster than your views, don't worry. If you're still getting views, the count should update soon.

The issue is that many YouTubers are noticing their view counts getting stuck at 300 for a lot longer than just several hours. Some are complaining about them being stuck for several days, if not weeks. I am not sure what the issue is there or if it is a spam issue or not.

Forum discussion at YouTube Help.

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01/03/2010 01:26 pm

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06/20/2011 05:53 am

mine is stuck on 306 and i no it got a view because today i watched it in class on another persons account with him


05/21/2012 11:34 pm

Mine's been seen by everyone in my school, 3 thousand kids and it says "301 views" for 5 days.


11/28/2012 01:51 am

My view count has been frozen at 329 for around 3 days. Ik i m getting more views cuz of comments and likes also the views r not being counted in my monitization. Its very annoying can anyone help?


12/27/2013 12:55 pm

mine too, youtube whats this bullshit about?

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