Why Do YouTube Views Freeze At 301?

Submitted by: Matwix_2004 5 years ago in Tech

An explanation as to why YouTube"s view count freezes at 301.
There are 26 comments:
Male 813
Thdot, or he could not and still get paid 10 times more than you do and still have a 10 times better work place than you as well. Moron.
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Male 6,227
O.O A rare Lillian sighting! I was beginning to think you`d gone extinct. =^.^=
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Male 220
A "view" is a secret?! Gimme a break!
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Male 3,631
TDK, Rickroll was the first thing I thought of.
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Male 657
youtube guy needs to shave before he shows up for work.
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Female 674
Wow. I never knew Youtube was such serious business.

And whoa -- he said `serious business` right when I typed `serious business`.
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Male 2,579
this D bag is way too serious about that subject
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Male 2,551
Nickel2 - Yes, but having 100 people watch the video at the same time would take some doing. It`s not impossible, but quite unlikely, hence why you`ll usually see 301 / 302
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Male 6,737
@TheGuySmiley - Luckily that video is disabled in my country due to copyright shizz!
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Male 1,243
Well im not afraid to admit it but i was just rick roll`d
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Male 5,872
Am I to understand that by this explanation, if the counter had reached 299, and a server input came along with a block of 100 views the counter would trip to 399 then stop?
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Male 399
[quote]It`s odd because it used to sometimes freeze at the mid 400s as well[/quote]

not really if it`s posted on a high traffic site like 4chan or somewhere

simultaneous actions like that happen all the time on single webservers, so if it`s being compiled across multiple servers, that error threshold would probably be that little bit larger...just a lot of actions over a few milliseconds
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Male 4,793
So you mean THIS probably has a lot of views taken away from it, then?
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Male 6,737
I concur with Lillian, quite interesting.
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Male 1,135
It`s odd because it used to sometimes freeze at the mid 400s as well
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Male 5,811
This reminds me of Animaniacs` useless facts. Here`s one of my own:

Did you know that peacocks sleep in trees?
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Male 399
interesting that they took misleading thumbnails and quick closing of a page into account...the rest that was mentioned i would have assumed anyway
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Male 7,378
@5Cats, I`ll say this on behalf of Matwix. The feeling is mutual.
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Male 4,745
Really close, MacGuffin, but not exactly. It doesn`t freeze your IP`s views and wait for more real views. It switches over to an algorithm that scrutinizes all views. It verifies every view that you received, beyond 300. It takes several hours for the count to be run through and for it to update the info on your page.

It seems to understand this stuff really well. You should watch the video. It is interesting.
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Female 2,674
I thought it was interesting :3
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Male 1,016
Thanks MacGuffin for repeating what I just watched in the video. I didn`t quite understand what was being said .... it could be all those foreign accents.
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Male 40,739
?? I`ve never noticed this ??

Nor do I care, actually...

@Matwix: Oh it`s kinda interesting, I`m not complaining! I`m just not caring, lolz!
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Male 2,551
freddyferret - People who are interested in the workings behind websites. Such as myself.
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Male 11,739
Who cares???
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Female 2,602
I know the answer without even playing the video: because anyone that finds this happening to them has been spamming their own Channel. When your view counts hit 300, YT begins to use a different algorithm to indicate your viewing figures. If you`ve got a lot of traffic from one IP address or from your own Google account, that`s taken into account at that juncture and your view count gets frozen until more `real` viewers actually view your videos.
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Male 2,551
Link: Why Do YouTube Views Freeze At 301? [Rate Link] - An explanation as to why YouTube`s view count freezes at 301.
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