YouTube retires its classic 301+ views counter


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YouTube 301+ view counts, we hardly knew youYouTube is retiring the 301+ views quirk — which was previously used as a placeholder until YouTube could verify the number of views a video received — and moving to a real-time viewing algorithm.

As spotted by The Next Web, the @YTCreators Twitter account explained the change in a helpful infographic/tweet.

We’re saying goodbye to 301+ and hello to more up-to-date video viewspic.twitter.com/33OQuOvxcs— YouTube Creators (@YTCreators) August 5, 2015

The 301+ view count bug has been a mainstay of YouTube for what feels like forever. The view counter was originally installed to help prevent users from gaming the YouTube system Read more…

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