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Offline MRMILSTAR

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Unusual Youtube channel activity
« on: January 14, 2022, 05:51:52 PM »
As some of you may know I have a small high voltage Youtube channel. Overnight one of my videos went from 606 views to over 1000 views! Granted, this is my coin shrinking video which is particularly interesting IMHO but normally this video would only gain a few views per day. None of the other videos were so affected. This seems very unusual to me. Has this happened to anyone else with a Youtube channel? Does this seem legitimate?

My only explanation is the link got shared with some big group and a lot of people in that group suddenly viewed it. I've heard of coordinated campaigns to bombard certain channels with "Dislikes" but I've never heard of bombarding a video with views. That wouldn't make any sense.

I'm not complaining, just wanting to understand where the big surge came from or if it was some sort of nefarious activity.
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Re: Unusual Youtube channel activity
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 08:12:13 PM »
400 views is about normal for a single share on a social media group or forum post, even for a large site, a clickthrough rate resulting in 400 views is properly still around 2%, so it might have gotten some 20000 impressions. Which would indicate a large site/group/forum.

Go to the "Reach" tab of the single video analytics and look at the "Traffic source types" to see where it comes from, filter for the last 7 days. "Traffic source: External" and "Traffic source: Suggested videos" are the places to look, as there is very rare a jump in search terms, unless its a video about a recent event.
 
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Re: Unusual Youtube channel activity
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 08:14:17 PM »
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My only explanation is the link got shared with some big group and a lot of people in that group suddenly viewed it.
I have no evidence either, but I suspect this is accurate.  Likely a youtube channel with many subscribers added your video to one of their playlists, or shared a link as you said.  I see such behavior occasionally on one or another of my youtube videos.
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Re: Unusual Youtube channel activity
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 08:14:17 PM »

 


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