You don't have to be an internet marketing guru to have noticed the ever growing number of people selling fake YouTube views. Even though they don't come right out and say they are "fake." In fact some of them insist they are real YouTube views. I'm not sure who these people are that believe they can buy YouTube views in the first place. Much less being able to purchase thousands upon thousands of views. But, trust me folks they are out there and they exist in large numbers.
This type of marketing is becoming increasingly pointless every day. Google and other search engines are finally cracking down on these types of techniques known commonly as "Black Hat" However, as long as most internet marketers continue to pursuit for the elusive easy button, you will continue to see random individuals and even large organizations selling services like Fake YouTube Views and many, many other similar services.
Within the last couple of years Google has been on the hunt for these activities and the people using them. It seems that with their many algorithm updates such as the penguin and the panda Google has vowed to put a stop to Black Hat techniques and the websites associated with them.
Google owns the giant video sharing website. So it’s only reasonable to think that eventually fake YouTube views would be in the cross hairs. But until recently it seemed that YouTube was immune to the search engines updates. Users and marketers alike wondered how long until the big G put the hammer down on these unethical practices that seemed to plague YouTube.
That all changed in mid December when channels owned by some of the largest corporations in the country saw an instant drop in their views. This was very strange because YouTube views are counted from the beginning of that channels life and don't just drop away or decrease.
Fake YouTube views had apparently been acquired by some of the most popular channels on YouTube. Sony/BMG, Universal, RCA are just a few that watched their YouTube views disappear.
Fake YouTube views can be purchased on many sites throughout the web. Sites like Fiverr where apparently a 16 year old young man was agreeing to more than 10,000 views to the YouTube channel of your choice. These were obviously fake YouTube views because since the update the young man has suspended his Fiverr gigs stating that he would return when he was able to solve the current issues.
There are many other sites like Black hat world, where someone can choose from a wide variety of Black hat and other unethical tactics to increase views or search engine ranking. There are a number of ways a person could go about buying fake YouTube views but with all this going on why would you want to.
I know for most of you reading this its pretty simple. If you try to game the system it will come back to haunt you. But, still there are those out there that will continue on with these practices even though they will do nothing more than entertain us. There are many ways to increase views to your channel buying fake YouTube views is just lazy. Do the work put in the time and give people what they want. That is how you increase views.
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