Questions and answers about YouTube Views Bots!
Youtube Views Bots
Dozens of YouTube account creators have recently been accused of artificially boosting their views count with Youtube Bots. This mess started a couple of years ago when she noticed a strange issue with her YouTube account. One of the many videos that was in her account had been removed mysteriously. YouTube did not provide any notice about the removal of her video. The account was in good standing and did not have any issues regarding previous attempts of boosting her YouTube videos. A couple of days later the same thing happened to 3 more musicians who had the same situation happen to them. We were curious to find out if these 2 instances were caused by the same issue.
YouTube Cracks Down
YouTube started sending out notices and case for appeals for YouTube video’s that were removed. The appeal notice basically stated that “Your video got removed because you tried to cheat the system, if you want to appeal this decisions please fill out this information”. This in turn caused major headaches for the big time musicians. It was of up most embarrassment to have your video taken down and a big “THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN REMOVED” image on your video. YouTube completely removed the video and if that was your only copy you were out luck. There was no other way of recovering the video.
When 500Views reached out to YouTube to get some kind of response as to what was going on with this mess we were actually quite optimistic. We had prepared a Google Doc spreadsheet with every relevant piece of information related to the problem. We included real names, user names, the name of the videos that were effected, if the user received policy notice warning. We asked YouTube if they needed any relevant information to look into the problem but YouTube said they were not interested.
YouTube told us that all of the videos that showed them from the DOCS list had been taken down because they apparently violated SECTION H of their Terms and Conditions. They were not able to tell us why some users received appeal notices and some didn’t.
After our investigating into why YouTube was taken down the video based on Fake YouTube Views we decided to help out client’s that had there videos taken down. None of the appeals that were submitted resulted in there YouTube videos being restored. YouTube was in fact certain that these individuals were buying youtube views from suppliers. We went ahead to ask YouTube if there was any additional information we could have provided to get the video’s back on the YouTube creators accounts. Unfortunately YouTube was unable to provide us with any more details on what kind of evidence they were looking for in an appeal. The only thing they were able to provide us link’s to there policy’s.