Keep in mind that Chris’ data includes songs he’s been featured on, while the above stats are purely for their channel alone. Including feature views for these artists would place Brown even further behind them.
Chris Brown, of course, knew that this was a big moment in his career, and he bragged about it on Instagram:
A hip hop/rap music website was quick to tag this as ‘goat’ talk, but getting 15 billion views is no easy feat, man.
Youtube has been the digital stepping stone by individuals and groups to be able to set their foot to stardom. K-pop groups have taken advantage of this platform to gain immeasurable popularity. They have since become the stars that we adore from the past decade up until now.
Having a hundred thousand views on Youtube is already a big achievement, what more when you garner a whopping one hundred million views? Reaching this rare milestone is a fulfilling reward which reverberates all over the globe! PSY’s famous “Gangnam Style” that acquired more than one hundred million views on Youtube is a testament to the power of youtube views. Following Psy’s phenomenon, it was expected that there were tons of K-POP groups to emerge. Each has one goal in mind: have the digital spotlight on them. Thus, a surge of K-Pop idols continuously uploads their unique and quirky music videos hoping to have their own rapid journey to fame.
In today’s generation, K-pop stars have taken on a whole new level. These singing sensations are not only innocent entertainment, but they are also now considered immortal with a genre of their own. While the rise to fame was gradual, K-POP idols having more than half a billion views today on Youtube has become a regular feat. With their widespread reach, we won’t be seeing those numbers go down anytime soon.
Let’s delve into the phenomenon that we call K-POP. We’ve gathered the dirt on Youtube views, from those who paved the way for future K-Pop generations to those getting their first taste of a 9-digit standing. This is the countdown of the most recent to the first-ever K-POP group who reached 100 million views on Youtube.
10. March 5, 2017 – GOT7
First on the list and the latest to have accumulated big numbers (more than 250M views as of writing) is the guy group GOT7 with their song “Just Right”. This upbeat song brings that laid-back vibe and quirky cinematography. But the strong suit of the music video is the empowering message about accepting yourself for who you are and being happy with what you have.
The charming group, the choreography, the feel-good beat, and their encouraging message is the formula that has successfully captivated millions of listeners.
9. January 30, 2017 – BLACKPINK
Record-breaking girl group, BLACKPINK, amassed 100million views in just a short span of time. But that was only the start of something great as their stardom saw an all-time high after their debut. They now hold the record of the most Youtube views of a K-POP group with the song “Ddu- du Ddu- du”.
With more than 100million views and counting, their group is now world-renowned with a loyal following called the “Blinks”. We look forward to what this fresh and progressive group has in store for the Youtube community in the future.
8. November 10, 2016 – TWICE
The “Nation’s Girl Group” is a known veteran in hitting new degrees in the virtual world. With not just one, but two 100-million views in just the same month. Their smash hits “LIKE OHH-AHH” and “Cheer Up” rose to a hundred million views in just one month! A double victory in a short span of time is not an easy feat. This is why we anticipate that this sensational girl group will have a lot more hits up their sleeve!
BTS is not simply an acronym for “behind the scenes”, it has become synonymous to “ Superior K-Pop boy group” who are far from being behind the scenes. They reached their first 100 million views in October 2016 with the song entitled “Dope”. It was also followed by a number of songs that also prospered the career of the group.
BTS is now a paradigm of how K-POP groups are aspiring to be like them. The group’s success now is mirrored with an international following, sold-out concerts and smash hits one after the other.
6. October 15, 2016 – F(x)
It will be hard not to bop your head to the beat of F(x)’s “Electric Shock”. The group’s “shocking” single reached 100million views on Youtube. Their hard work and head-on commitment in providing an experimental spin to K-Pop paid off 4 years after the song was released.
The uniqueness of the song was a breath of fresh air to the viewers as the song incorporates the elements of electro house music. The song also talks about love as an electric shock which is reflected in every note of the song. They revolutionized the world of K-Pop as it was given attention and appreciation, opening more windows on K-Pop song innovation.
5. May 5, 2016 – EXO
K-Pop enthusiasts really got an overdose of hype when EXO released “Overdose”. Soon after, another big-time hit, “Growl”, became a huge commercial success. Leaving fans no time to breathe in between shrieks of joy, “Monster” was released. All hitting the 100million view chart.
EXO was deemed as the beginning of a new breed of K-Pop idols, EXO played a big role in the revelation of the next generation of K-POP idols.
4. October 31, 2015 – Super Junior
The legendary and inevitable Super Junior reached 100 million views on Youtube in October 2015 with the hit song “Mr.Simple”. The hit was anything but simple as it echoed worldwide and rose above the charts up until this day. This highly talented group became the benchmark that sets the standard that inspires other up and coming K-POP idols in the industry.
3. October 5, 2014 – 2NE1
The empowered female group, 2NE1, accumulated 100 million views with their song “I AM THE BEST”. Proving that they are indeed the best, it was also awarded as “Song of the Year” at the 2011 MNet Asian Music Awards. They have become a household name in the industry with their powerful, catchy and impossible-to-forget hits.
2. March 27, 2014 – BIG BANG
Coming in at an early 2nd in our countdown is the Big Bang. Their cleverly-produced hit, “FANTASTIC BABY”, reached 100 million views on Youtube. The song which was constantly played all over radios and TVs was the start of the blossoming of the group’s career. Henceforth, several of BIG BANG’s songs were also viewed one hundred million views and beyond. Their extensive fan base knows no bounds, making the group will remain forever as an icon and will always be known as one of the most viewed K-POP groups.
1. April 1, 2013 – Girl’s Generation
The first-ever K-POP group who reached the one hundred million views on Youtube was… *Drumrolls*… the Girl’s Generation! Their song teeny-bopping song “Gee” was the first to ever reach one-hundred million in the video viewing platform. Soon enough, Girls’ Generation brought the whole world by storm and gained attention from every nook of the globe. They were the springboard for K-Pop to conquer the global charts, forever marking them as the foundation of K-POP.
K-Pop is not just music, it has become a lifestyle.
Ever since the boom of K-POP idols, the outpour of views in Youtube was non-stop. It has continued to dumbfound and impress people how the K-POP business has reached limitless success in all parts of the world despite any language barrier. These groups have leaped boundaries with their creative and amazing songs. This goes to show that the K-Pop community, idols, and aficionados alike, will continue to prove that there is always room for diversity in the music industry.
Cross-promotion is an effective strategy where
you promote your YouTube videos on other social media platforms. This can work
on nearly any platform if you do it right. Here’s how to do it on Pinterest!
Cross-promotion through Pinterest
We’re used to seeing video creators plugging
their videos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Did you know that you can
also do this on Pinterest? People won’t even have to leave Pinterest to watch
your videos. Here are the steps to do it:
Optimize your YouTube videos and channel
Make sure that your
video title and description are fully optimized for SEO before you pin it on
Pinterest. The description should start with a link to your blog, offer page,
or opt-in page. The link will be the first thing that people will see, so make
sure it’s clickable and working.
After watching your
videos, the viewers might get interested and check you out on YouTube. When
they click on your YouTube profile name, they will land on your YouTube channel
so make sure that your channel name and description are interesting. Also, add
a profile photo to make visitors feel more connected. On the right-hand side of
your channel, you can add a list of links to your opt-in or offer pages.
Now that you’ve
optimized your videos and YouTube channel, you are ready to pin your videos on
Download Google Chrome plug-in
While other browsers
allow you to share your YouTube videos on Pinterest, Google Chrome has a free
browser extension that makes the process easier. If you don’t have Google
Chrome yet, download it here.
Go to YouTube, select the video you want to pin, and click on the plug-in icon at the upper right-hand corner of your browser.
A new window will
open which will direct you to your Pinterest account.
Create a board for your YouTube
For a more organized
Pinterest profile, create a board for your YouTube videos. You may also create
multiple boards for different types of videos.
Make sure that your
board name is SEO-friendly since Pinterest traffic can come from Google
searches too. Take time to research the appropriate keywords to use.
Maximize the description box
The description box
is another venue for you to make use of targeted keywords. Since you are given
500 characters, make sure that the description is complete and has a call to
action that directs viewers to your blog or opt-in page.
Make pinning a part of your
Pin all of your
YouTube videos on Pinterest, and create different boards for each type or
category of videos. Do this to new videos too.
When you pin YouTube
videos on Pinterest, you are actually creating a backlink to your YouTube
channel, which is an effective SEO strategy. The more backlinks to your YouTube
channel from trusted sources, the more it will rise in ranking because YouTube
and Google love backlinks from reputable and trusted sources.
When you add links to
your blog or website, that’s another backlink from a trusted source. Remember
that Pinterest is in the top 50 most popular websites on the Internet.
Cross-promotion has always been an effective
marketing strategy, but following these steps and sharing your videos on
Pinterest will multiply the results of your marketing efforts.
With the right keywords and optimization, this
will open up your YouTube channel to people on Pinterest as well as those who
use Google search. Including links to your opt-in page and blog will also
create reputable backlinks that will raise your website ranking as well as your
When we speak of video content, the first platform that comes to mind is YouTube. As the second-largest search engine in the world, YouTube is difficult to ignore, especially since more and more people have shifted from textual content to video content. If you are one of these people and you have a YouTube channel, we will give you some tips to increase the number of your YouTube views.
Let’s start with those tips I promised earlier:
1.Optimize your videos for SEO
YouTube marketing is
no different from conventional textual content marketing. You still need to use
SEO strategies to rank better and reach more people. If you are making a video
about fitness, make sure that you include popular search terms in your video
title, description, and metadata.
Optimize your description too by making it as detailed as possible. You can also add links to your website and other social media accounts. Don’t forget to use hashtags to make your videos more searchable.
2. Search for trending topics
Every marketer has a
niche to cater to. They have to make sure that their videos address this
niche’s needs and issues, but exploring trending topics won’t hurt their video
YouTube, Twitter, and keyword research tools can give you ideas about trending topics.
3. Make your thumbnail standout
By default, YouTube
lets you select your thumbnail from three images. However, you can create your
own thumbnail and use it on your videos. Just make sure that they are
appropriate since using misleading thumbnails is against YouTube’s terms of
service. Check out the video below to learn how to create a thumbnail on
The thumbnail should give viewers an idea of what the video is all about, and not be there as clickbait.
4. Tweet about your videos
Hashtags are heavily used on Twitter which gives you another effective way of promoting your videos. Tweet about your video, and include hashtags. You may also search for popular hashtags and create video content based on them to ride on their popularity.
5. Share it on Facebook
As Facebook is the largest social media site, you have to cross-promote your videos on this platform as well. Most people that aren’t active on YouTube are on Facebook, so it’s an effective way of reaching out to potential subscribers and viewers.
6. Upload videos regularly
uploading on YouTube will not let you gain more views. It will bury your
channel and videos among millions of other videos. Make it a point to upload
videos on a regular schedule, like once a week or every other week. This way,
your audience will know when they’ll see another upload, and they will look
forward to it.
7. Don’t forget your CTAs
There are viewers who subscribe to your channel after watching your video without the need to ask them. Only a few though will do it. It’s then important to include a call-to-action (CTA) and remind them to subscribe to your channel and like your videos. Include a CTA for them to watch the next video as well.
8. Include end screens
The final 10 to 20
seconds of your video is crucial since it’s where most viewers decide what to
watch next. Putting end screens are therefore important since you are
suggesting to your viewers what videos to watch without having to scroll down.
End screens are particularly effective for mobile users since all they need to
do to get to the next content is to click on the end screen. Here’s how you can
add and edit end screens:
9. Create Playlist
Playlists are a series of videos that viewers can continuously watch without YouTube’s algorithm interrupting the flow. When your video is done playing, another one of yours will automatically play, keeping viewers on your YouTube channel. You can create multiple playlists to cover subcategories within your niche.
10. Embed the videos on your blog
If you already have a
blog, the number of your YouTube views can greatly improve if you embed the
videos in your blog posts. You can create blog posts related to the video, or
look for an existing one and update it with an embedded video.
If you don’t have a
blog yet, think about starting one if you are promoting a brand or a product.
Blogs can drive traffic to your YouTube videos and create backlinks.
These are just a few tips that you may have
known already but aren’t implementing in your video content marketing. Several
successful YouTube channels are doing these, and you will do well if you follow
Vishal Jain knew that he wasn’t cut out to
work for anyone. At a young age, he already knew what he wanted to become, so
he dropped out of college despite his parents’ disapproval. He had no business
skills, no money, and no investors. What he had was only a vision to start his
Vishal Jain is now the founder and CEO of Sunshy Digital Media
Agency and two Instagram-focused marketing companies. What did this
young man do to become an accomplished entrepreneur?
Learning from YouTube and Quora
With zero skills and no money to start a
business, Jain turned to the Internet for help. He searched for ways to make
money online and found several freelancing sites, so he decided to offer
virtual assistant services on some of these sites.
It was then that he saw the increasing demand
for social media marketing services. Jain decided to start his own SMM
business, but he didn’t have enough funds to pay for online courses or
advertise his planned business. Jain says that his biggest resources were those
found for free on YouTube and Quora. He watched over a hundred tutorial videos
on YouTube, and looked for SMM-related answers on Quora.
Aside from SMM, he also taught himself website design and SEO, which made his business quickly turn from a social media marketing company to a broader digital marketing company.
The entrepreneur’s initial investment amounted
to only $25 for the domain name and hosting service for his website. This goes
to show that you don’t need that much money to start a business. Jain’s advice
to entrepreneurs who are only starting is to stop thinking that they need
someone to give them the money to start a business. You can earn the required
money by learning important skills through YouTube and then work as a
freelancer on Fiverr or other websites.
Instagram is at the core of Jain’s businesses,
mainly because Jain himself found most of his clients through Instagram when
his business was just starting. For him, Instagram is the most effective platform for brands
to increase their reach and create awareness. Instagram’s features make these
goals easy to achieve. Among the tactics that Jain uses for his clients are:
Instagram power likes
Jain looks at everything this way: He makes
money by helping his clients make money through brand awareness and influence.
Instagram isn’t only for international businesses
or those that offer worldwide shipment, although most people have this
misconception about Instagram. Jain says that 90% of his clients are local
businesses, and Instagram marketing has proven to be just as effective for them
as it is for international brands.
According to Jain, The biggest mistake is for brands to spend most of their
marketing budget on traditional media instead of social media. Businesses that
are on social media are further ahead of those who aren’t.
YouTube is the go-to platform not only for
watching videos, but also for promoting one’s brand. While it’s quite easy to
upload your videos there, making your videos be noticed isn’t always an easy
There are, however easy tactics you can apply
to get free YouTube views for your uploaded videos. You have to make sure the
videos are optimized in terms of searchability and clickability, then improve
To get started on getting those free Free
YouTube views, you have to make sure that people find your videos first. Some SEO
tactics you can employ to achieve this goal include:
Check competitors in your niche: Pay attention
to their most viewed videos and the keywords prominently used in their videos’
titles, descriptions, and tags.
Check and list the good keywords: After
finding the prominent keywords, use tools like Google AdWords
to check if these keywords are indeed good. List down those keywords with the
highest search frequency and best stats.
Apply the good keywords into your videos:
Incorporate keywords wisely into the title, description, and tags, but don’t
overuse them. YouTube and other search engines will know if you’re abusing their
Using the right keywords, plus other SEO
tactics, will certainly make your videos searchable to potential viewers.
Optimize the viewer’s experience
After you worked on the SEO side, it’s now
time to make your videos clickable and improve the viewer’s experience. Two
ways you can make this happen include:
Put a catchy thumbnail image: Use bright,
clear, attractive photos. If it’s possible, use pictures with humans as people
easily relate with such images.
Optimize the video description: A description
will not only help in terms of searchability; it will also help your video get
those precious clicks. Use brief, on-point descriptions to tell your viewers
what the video is all about.
These two methods should pique the interests
of your viewers so they will instantly click on your videos.
Branding tactics for free YouTube
Optimizing videos will help make them
searchable and clickable, but that’s just half the work. If you want your
videos to be remembered, you have to work on their branding as well. Here are
some ways you can improve your branding:
Maintain a regular schedule for
uploading videos, and advertise them.
Put consistent images in your
header, profile, and thumbnails.
Include other brand information in
the header, like a link to your website or social media profiles.
Use regular backdrops for your
Present your videos in a
consistent manner. For instance, some YouTubers use their own style of intros
Using a consistent schedule, appearance, and
presentation will make your videos worth remembering and get those free YouTube
Example of YouTube branding
As an example, check out how software company Adobe Creative Cloud applied some of the above
tactics in crafting its YouTube’s channel. The images in the header and
thumbnails are colorful and attractive; it even has a human face in there. The
video descriptions are on-point, telling you exactly what a specific video is
all about. Viewers get a constant supply of useful content, and the social
media handles are clearly displayed on the header.
While all these tactics seem like easy steps,
they have been used by successful YouTubers in promoting their videos and
channels. Check these tactics out, apply them to your own videos, and watch
your YouTube view count increase without spending a lot.
YouTube has become a source of different kinds
of entertainment, but the type that draws the most attention a.k.a. “views” are
pranks, both the good-natured and mean-spirited ones. To what extent would a
YouTuber go in a prank to get lots of views on YouTube?
It looks like Cordero James Brady, a famous
YouTuber known as CJ So Cool, can go as far as putting the health of his kids
In a video that has since been taken down, CJ
could be seen pouring laxatives on ice cream that he then served to his kids.
An hour and a half later, the children experienced stomach pains and they could
be seen crying, holding their stomach, and running to the toilet. It was
grueling to watch, but what was more appalling was that CJ followed his kids to
the toilet while cracking jokes and laughing at them.
The 29-year old father seemed to be unaware
about the health risk he exposed his children to. Taking excessive laxatives
when your bowel movement is normal could make your stomach hurt so much you
could faint. More harmful and long term side effects include dehydration and
While this isn’t the first time that CJ pulled
pranks on his family, this can very well be the worst. The video was taken down
after Babe.net listed all the demeaning things CJ
did to rack up YouTube views.
The article cited Dr. Kortney Peagram, the founder of an
organization called Bulldog Solution which aims to end child
abuse. Dr. Peagram said, “Harming your child on purpose with laxatives is child
abuse. That’s child endangerment. [He is] ‘harming his children and bullying
them to pull pranks on each other, it is really disturbing. He’s modeling
inappropriate behavior and encouraging it by laughter… He’s teaching his
children that it’s okay to harm each other for a good laugh.”
Other pranks CJ pulled on his family ar:
He made his wife think that one of
their kids drowned in the pool.
He made his family think they’d
lost their house.
He woke his children up by
lighting fireworks inside their room.
He threw a waterproof speaker on
the pool to make his kids think that they are going to be electrocuted.
He made them think someone stole
their brand new car.
He convinced his kids that he cut
He destroyed their toys to see
Some of these videos are already taken down,
but this about sums up what this father can do just to garner views and earn
money on YouTube. Of course, CJ also has some good deeds on published YouTube
such as feeding the homeless, surprising his family with a grand mansion, and
giving away gifts. These videos show how much of a loving father and caring
person he could be if he wasn’t acting like a complete and totally irredeemable
The laxative video was used in a criminal case
against CJ Brady who now has a record with Child Protective Services. CJ’s
YouTube channel was disabled during the investigation, but it is now up again
with more than 6.5 million subscribers and the YouTuber had been posting
regular content ever since.
For the sake of YouTube views
CJ Brady is only one among thousands on
YouTube that are willing to do degrading, unthinkable, and sometimes offensive
things for the sake of YouTube views:
Logan Paul is one good example of
this. The YouTube star vlogged his way to a Japanese suicide forest and didn’t
stop filming even when they found a body hanging on a tree. Not only that, but
he cracked jokes, seemingly making light of the man’s suicide.
In another video, Logan Paul can
also be seen mocking people who toss coins in the Sensoji Temple offerings box.
Another YouTuber known as DaddyOfFive was charged with child neglect
after they pulled a prank on their children. He lost custody over two of his
kids as a result.
Several YouTubers do similar things to gain
thousands and even millions of views which translates to income. The majority
of the time, this is the only source of income for these families so they have
to find a way to catch the attention of the viewers. Even so, money is too
shallow a reason for subjecting children to humiliation and physical or
We hope that the CJ Brady, Logan Paul and
DaddyOfFive on YouTube will find other ways to earn money on YouTube that doesn’t require
tormenting their family members in pranks and gags that can affect them
Attracting more viewers to your YouTube videos
is by no means easy. There are a variety of important things to do to get more
people watching, one of which is proper video optimization. Here is a series of
optimization tips that will help you catch people’s interest more and boost
Write the perfect video title
When coming up with a title for your video,
the goal is to make it as descriptive as possible. Incorporating the right
keywords is the first step here. Consider which terms your audience will most
likely use to search for your video. YouTube’s own autocomplete function is a
surprisingly helpful tool for determining keywords. Other common options you
can go with are:
Use these tools not just to create your list
of keywords, but also to determine which ones will bring the best possible
Don’t just drop your keyword into the title.
For the keyword to perform as intended, you have to incorporate it organically.
Using it in a question is a good tactic, as it will pique people’s interest,
telling them that you are going to answer that question.
You also need to provide some context in your
video title to give people a better idea of what the video is all about. Add
situational words or phrases to direct it to specific subsets of your audience.
You can also include appropriate superlative words to create more emphasis on
your title’s topic.
Use your descriptions wisely
While you can write any length of video
descriptions, you need to pay attention to the first 125 characters. This
section serves as the meta description for the video that is shown on the
search results in and out of YouTube.
When writing this section, use the primary
keyword you want to associate with the video. Make sure that it is
well-incorporated to the text to give people a better context. Your short video
description should also fit within the character limit to be sure that it won’t
be cut off when displayed on the search results.
Beyond that section, your description should
provide more helpful information for viewers. Some ways you can do this are:
Giving additional details: You can clarify
some of the points in your video or add details that might not have been
Having a transcript: Adding a written transcription
of your video makes it more accessible to viewers while boosting its
Adding relevant links: Direct your viewers to
external links that build up on your video’s information. This could be
articles, websites, or even other videos.
Including your channel signature: Make sure
that every video you upload has links to your associated pages, like social
media profiles or your personal website.
These tactics turn the description into an
integral part of your video content, getting viewers more involved.
Tag your videos the right way
Having a tagging strategy will help make your
videos more discoverable. One strategy you can employ is the tag tree method.
It involves breaking down your video title into different phrases that viewers
might actually use to search for your videos. Blogger Jessica Stansberry, who
developed the method, demonstrates how it works in this video.
Once you have a selection of tags, don’t just
drop them randomly. Add the most relevant ones first, then order everything in
terms of decreasing relevance. This ensures that YouTube will be able to
categorize your videos for the most appropriate tags. Don’t stuff too many tags
in your video tag section; 20 should be enough to cover a video effectively.
Optimize after uploading
A common misconception about YouTube video
optimization is that it is done only before uploading. For your videos to
perform well, you need to continue refining it for future audiences. Go through
your analytics and see how your video performs, then make adjustments.
Feel free to experiment on the tweaks you do
on your videos, like:
Add an end screen: YouTube lets you quickly
create end screens for your existing videos through the video
manager. Include links to your other videos or external sites.
Create custom thumbnails: Rewatch your video,
and find the clip that would best describe it. Upload that image as a new
thumbnail, and see if it’s better at generating audience interest.
Rewrite your descriptions: Experiment with
different description content that will best fit the video and your audience.
Retag your videos: If you find that your
videos are not drawing in more viewers, you can try revising the tags to get a
better fit for your target audience’s search habits.
Make sure that you record your test results
for use in future videos.
These tips are just part of the different
strategies you can use of optimizing your videos. Explore other techniques, and
you will soon be attracting more viewers to your videos.
Attracting views to your YouTube videos is a tedious process. You often need to do a lot of marketing and promotions just to gain a few hundred views. That is why seeing your view count drop can be a nerve-wracking experience. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you may be losing views and learn some effective remedies.
The truth behind lost YouTube views
The main reasons why you lose views is because of YouTube’s own auditing process. Unlike before when the site only starts to audit when a video goes past the 300 views mark, auditing now begins immediately once your video starts gaining views.
During the initial review of registered views, YouTube takes a hard look at the following factors:
Duration: The site checks whether each view is over 10 seconds long. Fake views typically just load the player and don’t play the entire video.
IP address: YouTube takes note of whether many views are coming from a single IP address. It then decides if that is a result of abnormal user behavior.
User-agent strings: Checking the devices where the views originated from works similarly to looking at the IP address.
Referral URL: Views coming from the same link can be either natural (like when people visit from your blog) or unnatural (like when the video is embedded in a video advertisement).
These tests ensure that all the views checked by YouTube are 99% real, with all the initial views guaranteed to come from actual people.
After the initial tests, YouTube does additional passes on subsequent views. These extra audits are less harsh than the initial ones, but they test more specific video elements. These are continuously done on your content with the purpose of filtering out the “bad” views while registering the real ones.
Losses caused by drops in subscribers
Another reason why you might lose views is due to a drop in subscribers. YouTube regularly cleans out its accounts list, taking down dead accounts or those that have been inactive for a long period of time. The views associated with these types of accounts eventually get delisted as part of the audit process.
YouTube also actively goes after bot accounts used to inflate the number of views and subscribers. Since these are prohibited under the site’s rules, the actions against them can have a significant impact on view counts. Not only will you lose views; YouTube may also impose certain punishments, like temporarily pausing of your views counter.
Other reasons YouTube views disappear
It is also worth noting that YouTube routinely updates its algorithm. In such cases, some of the counted views will get delisted if they do not comply with the new rules. The site will typically notify you beforehand of such changes.
There are also rare instances when YouTube experiences an error in data reporting. One such incident happened in 2017 when YouTube experienced a glitch that caused its system to inflate total channel view counts.
These errors are repaired within a few days, but the sudden drop in view numbers after the fix had surprised many users.
Rebounding from a view count drop
The best way to know if your channel is experiencing a significant drop in views is by looking at and understanding your YouTube analytics. This will give you an accurate picture of the number of views you are losing real-time.
The analytics will also help you determine the possible cause of lost views. For example, you might notice a drop after the first few seconds, indicating that your audience may be losing interest while watching your videos. It could indicate that your targeted keywords are reaching the wrong people.
Recovering from a drop in views follows the same process of how you gained them in the first place. Some strategies you can employ for getting more views again are:
Optimizing your videos: Refine elements like the title and description of your video to let people know what the video is all about. This makes it easier for them to discover your video.
Improving your audience retention: Try different ways to improve your video quality, like adjusting the length, the actual content, or your background/location to get people to watch more.
Re-promote your videos: Double down on the promotional efforts you do for the videos that have lost views in order to get them back into public consciousness.
Share on new communities: Look out for new groups within your niche where you might not have yet shared your content, then introduce your videos to them.
These tactics will take some time to work to bring back lost views, so you need to be patient in doing them.
Losing YouTube views is definitely not a fun experience for any video creator. Once you understand the reasons behind it, you will be able to formulate a way to recover quickly. Try out the tips and strategies we showed, and you will definitely come back stronger in the video listings.