On YouTube, buying YT views involves a peculiar environment. Online, there are a number of contradictory reports. On the one hand, purchasing views “directly from third-party websites” is prohibited by YouTube’s terms of service. However, they only mention the requirement for you to exercise due diligence without specifying the penalty.
On the other hand, there is a vibrant network of online sellers, from the Google-sponsored TrueView to a wide variety of various retailers on Black Hat World. Although they employ a wide variety of economic strategies, each one ultimately boils down to paying for more views.
- The problem is that Google and YouTube are motivated to accept view purchases. They’ve joined the fray. With a PPC approach, you can run advertisements across Google-sponsored platforms and gain views. They don’t like it since it’s the same as using third-party merchants, but in those circumstances, Google doesn’t get paid.
- They also can’t punish you too severely if they find fake opinions. That makes negative SEO possible, when a rival channel buys millions of views for your videos to flag you and block your account. Nobody wants a world full of conflict and aggressive takedowns, least of all Google themselves, so if it were that simple, nobody would want it.
- The main deterrent against purchasing buying YT views is that doing so is against YouTube’s Community Guidelines.
- Nobody is permitted to purchase or sell YouTube accounts, channels, or videos on YouTube. If you are discovered engaging in any of these behaviors , your channel will be promptly and abruptly deleted. Therefore, purchasing YouTube followers carries a very high risk.
- Another reason is that you’ll frequently get fraudulent subscribers. These are nothing more than computer-generated bot accounts.
- You will be paying for a collection of fictitious accounts that don’t interact with the content of your channel.
- Low interaction rates are bad for your channel’s rating on YouTube and the YouTube algorithm as a whole.
- Additionally, the YouTube community will perceive you as a cheater, and it is quite unlikely that you will gain any organic subscribers or views after that.
- It isn’t worthwhile to run the risk of a loss having your YouTube channel banned or despised by the online community.
- If you buy views in a method that YouTube doesn’t approve of, a number of things could happen.
- The least harmful option is number one, which is “absolutely nothing.” Purchasing views frequently has no negative effects at all. Of course, it frequently does not assist you either, but I will address that in more detail later.
- The second is that the sights might vanish. The complicated algorithm used by YouTube to determine if a view is legitimate or not. Because they were auditing your views and taking fakes out of the total, views used to get stuck at 301+. It doesn’t matter that YouTube has subsequently altered their algorithm to a more sophisticated, active version; it still exists.
- A flag being placed on your account is the third potential consequence for purchasing views. I’m not sure if YouTube actually does this, but it’s possible that they have a process in place that passively flags content creators who are abusive and decreases the likelihood that their views will appear in search results or related video feeds.
- A fourth choice is to have the video removed without causing any other harm to your channel. A copyright strike is not the same as buying views. One is impossible to refute, and attending a “view buying school” to learn the proper methods of buying views would only result in the loss of the video and all of its engagement. Although it does occasionally occur, buying views does not ensure that it will.
- The worst possible outcome is having your entire channel suspended. At least not in a way that I trust, I haven’t heard of this happening in a very long time. Most people who complain that having purchased views led to the suspension of their account are simply trying to hide the fact that they were also using copyrighted material and were already subject to several strikes. They assign blame for whatever comes to mind rather than accepting the truth.