YouTube announced earlier today that they’re finally going to fix video view counts.
If you watch videos that are being shared widely across social networks up until today the counter always seemed to be stuck. YouTube would default to displaying “301+” on videos which were getting a lot of traffic.
Why? Because a lot of the traffic and views probably weren’t from humans, but from bots.
From today onwards the Google owned property will address how they display the viewer counts.
Sure, they’ll still be validating “real views” versus “bots”, but they’ll update the displayed counter a lot faster.
Here’s a graphic they posted that explains how it worked up until now and how it will work in the future: