Location: United States
Company Age: 3 Years
Price: $5 and up
3 / 5 Stars
3 / 5 Stars
Decent service and pricing, but lack of responsive support is concerning
- Quick Summary
500Views – Our Review in a nutshell
500 Views is an online provider of various social media services, including “Buy Views” and other YouTube services. They are a U.S. based company with a phone number listed in California.
Their “hook” is that they can deliver just 500 views for $5, which is an inexpensive way to try out their service. In fact, their prices are cheap overall, and they deliver a decent quality on a timely basis. The retention rate of views is about 50% on average, with viewers from all over the world (about 20% of viewers were from the US).
Customer service via email is fairly quick. There is also a chat window, which seems to always be “offline.” Additionally, they provide a phone number and Skype account, although we did not test those.
All in all, we feel OK with this company, even if there are several others on our list that we like a lot better. Recommended.
- Service Quality
We ordered 1,000 views from them, and within 24 hours they had delivered them all, plus an additional 50%. In many ways, quick service doesn’t necessarily mean good service. We’d much rather have the views trickle in a little slower, giving the growth a more natural appearance.
A week or so later, we checked back and most of the views were still there. We lost exactly 100 out of the original 1,500 that were delivered. On the surface, this looks pretty good—after all, we got 40% more than we ordered in the end. However, it’s obvious that YouTube detected something suspicious and deleted 100 of the views from our counter.
Perhaps if we had ordered some likes and comments to go along with the views, this might not have happened. It’s hard to know. But suffice to say that if quality is your top priority (and why wouldn’t it be?), then you should look at other companies on out list.Tip: Always add the extra likes & comments when buying views. Even though you may receive some natural likes and comments, the “guaranteed minimum” of hundreds of likes and dozens of comments adds more credibility, likability and encourages discussion on videos.
- Pricing and Discounts
Pricing and Discounts
500 Views offers ten different packages, all of which are on the cheap side of average. As their name implies, they can deliver as few as 500 views for just $5.
YouTube Views Prices500 Views – $7.99
1,000 Views – $13.99
2,000 Views – $26.99
5,000 Views – $40.99
10,000 Views – $59.99
25,000 Views – $134.99
50,000 Views – $229.99
100,000 Views – $405.99
250,000 Views – $899.99
500,000 Views – $1,799.99
1,000,000 Views – $3,500
While we may recommend them for some of their smaller plans (mainly due to their lower price), we don’t necessarily recommend them for larger plans over 50,000 Views. Their views are not the best in quality and larger plan increase the risk of your video getting removed. Check our Top 5 List for safer providers.
- Customer Support
500 Views provides several ways to get in touch with their Customer Support including a “Contact Us” form, a phone number (NOT toll-free, however), and a chat window.
We sent them a couple of emails to ask some follow up questions, and they were quick and mostly helpful with their responses. They tried very hard to get our business, and even offered to send us some free views as a way of testing their service. The email signature also contains a Skype handle, which for some reason is not posted on their website.
- Policy Highlights
Privacy and Refund Policies
They do provide a Refund Policy. However, it’s full of disclaimers and exceptions, to the point where it almost sounds useless. Basically, they will only consider a refund (or partial refund) in the event that they are unable to deliver your order. It makes no mention regarding retention or the quality of those services.
- The Conclusion
There are some things to like about 500 views. Namely, they have good prices and seem anxious to get your business. Their customer support works, and there is some vague notion of a money-back guarantee. However, the low retention of the views and lack of policies makes us less enthusiastic.
In the end, we recommend 500 Views if you’re looking for a cheap option that delivers halfway decent quality. There are certainly better providers on our list that, for just a few dollars more, offer much higher quality and safety.
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Last Updated by
Robert Dupont on Feb 24th, 2015.