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    Howdy folks! I have a question. Perhaps only the moderators would know, but if anyone knows, then please, fill me in.

    I've been posting a number of my videos on this forum for a while now. Thankfully, those threads have a pretty decently high number of views, which makes me happy. However, I've noticed my YouTube Analytics still shows 0 views for even my most "popular" (if you'll allow me the term) threads in this forum. For example, I have a thread for a video that shows the thread has over 100 views, yet the Analytics page shows 0 views for the video posted in that thread. I find it kind of difficult to believe that there's been over 100 views on this particular thread, and yet, nobody has viewed the video. So, here's my question. (I'm sure this is what you've been looking for.) When videos posted on this forum are viewed in this forum, do those views count on the YouTube analytics or not? I've been looking at other peoples threads and viewing ones that get my interest, and I would be disappointed to know that my views didn't count for them. By viewing videos in this forum, are those views not getting credited on YouTube? Because that just...sucks lol. Thanks for your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoryth View Post
    Howdy folks! I have a question. Perhaps only the moderators would know, but if anyone knows, then please, fill me in.

    I've been posting a number of my videos on this forum for a while now. Thankfully, those threads have a pretty decently high number of views, which makes me happy. However, I've noticed my YouTube Analytics still shows 0 views for even my most "popular" (if you'll allow me the term) threads in this forum. For example, I have a thread for a video that shows the thread has over 100 views, yet the Analytics page shows 0 views for the video posted in that thread. I find it kind of difficult to believe that there's been over 100 views on this particular thread, and yet, nobody has viewed the video. So, here's my question. (I'm sure this is what you've been looking for.) When videos posted on this forum are viewed in this forum, do those views count on the YouTube analytics or not? I've been looking at other peoples threads and viewing ones that get my interest, and I would be disappointed to know that my views didn't count for them. By viewing videos in this forum, are those views not getting credited on YouTube? Because that just...sucks lol. Thanks for your time.

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    Google Analytics the last year or 2 has begun blocking a lot of legit traffic from analytic reports. This include Youtube. (google = youtube)

    You will find this from many webmasters complaining of the same, on webmaster forums , etc.

    You can see what I mean with a simple google search of "google analytics not counting visits"

    Ignore the first 3 or 4 results...(obviously google favored results) , but read the others.

    Google hasn't explained why their blocking so much legit traffic, maybe to cover their asses...as the less visits they show on tracking, means the more they can screw over advertisers on traffic that has occurred or hasn't.

    So you ARE getting views on YouTube, their just not being counted.

    I had to find out the hard way myself, by installing other means of traffic analysis on the server. (non-google Hit Counters , etc) Showing exactly what you've noticed. Unfortunately people on YouTube have no way of installing 3rd party tracking, since there's no place to manually install the coding for it itself.
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    I think I understand. Sucks, but I get it. Google is awesome isn't it? But, at least I'm getting views, even if they aren't showing up in Analytics. I'm not too worried about THAT particularly, I just wanted to be sure I was getting views, even if I have no proof of them. Thanks for the insight.

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