News: YouTube view count issue

Why is my viewcount frozen?
YouTube employs proprietary technology to prevent the artificial inflation of a video’s viewcount by spam bots, malware and other means. We validate views to ensure the accuracy of the viewcount of all videos beginning with the first view. This validation process becomes publicly visible when the viewcount reaches 300. At this point, the viewcount may slow or temporarily freeze until we have time to verify that all further views are legitimate. Rest assured that the views system is working as intended, and that the viewcount will update as soon as the system has verified the legitimacy of the views.

Known Issue: Viewcount outage from July 11th-July 17th

You may notice some inconsistencies between your Insight view count and public view count (e.g. watch page view count) for the week of July 11th. Please be assured that any views not currently updated are still being recorded. We hope to have any view count discrepancies resolved as soon as possible, but note that it may take a couple of days.
  • Insight and YouTube Analytics are missing some viewcount data from late July 11th to July 17th.
  • Public viewcounts are missing some viewcount data over the same range, though it may not correlate to the missing Insight info (ie: though both incorrect, public viewcount may be different than the Insight numbers).
  • All views from July 18th forward are being counted correctly in both Insight and public viewcounts.
  • All views from the outage period (7/11-7/18) will slowly be added back, however this may take some time and we don't have an ETA for this at the time being.
  • Lastly, there should be no impact to your revenues from this month - AdSense reporting and earnings were not effected by this issue.
updated 07/20/2011