YouTube stops counting ad views in its top music charts

YouTube stops counting ad views in its top music charts

YouTube is introducing a change to its music chart system after discovering that artists and labels were using growth hacks to inflate how many people watch their videos. YouTube will no longer count ’advertising views’ when it comes to the company calculating its music charts. Instead, ranking for top-watched music videos will be based on organic plays.

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George Ashworth
George Ashworth 5 months

When more accounts are watching music videos than there are people who currently have internet access, you know something is fishy.

makkusu
makkusu 5 months

Good! That was cheating anyway

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 5 months

YouTube stopped being counted long ago.

michael zubas
michael zubas 5 months

clicks and views are what makes the money. lol

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 5 months

Makes sense.

MEIJIN44
MEIJIN44 5 months

To be fair many of the best songs are in the background of ads so I really don't care. Plus who really gives a fuck. Meme songs dominate anyway.

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