How to get over the YouTube view freeze
Why are my Views Frozen at 300?
If you’re reading this then you’re probably aware or have seen a YouTube video freeze it’s views around the 300 views mark.
Every new video experiences this and it’s quite normal. After you’ve uploaded your video and you start to send traffic to your video the view count will freeze between 280-350 views. YouTube implemented this about 2 years ago to combat people cheating the counting system on YouTube.
2 years ago people were artificially inflating their views to get Honors, rank higher in the YouTube search engine, and get their video more popular.
YouTube made some significant changes in how they count views. They no longer allow proxys, bots or artificial views to trigger a videos view count. This is good news for people who want legitimate view counts, but sucks for the Blackhat people trying to abuse the system.
To make a long story short a new video will have it’s views frozen at the 300ish mark and it’s quite normal. YouTube freezes the views to run filter on the views to evaluate whether or not the views are “real”. Typically this isn’t a problem for those of us who are honest since we probably won’t give this much thought.
For those who are trying to manipulate the system then keep in mind if you use a proxy, bots or any artificial means your views will get stuck at 300.
So how do I unfreeze my video?
Unfreezing of the video happens naturally and usually gets unstuck within 24 hours of the freeze. For most people this is the case.
IF you used a proxy or bots to inflate your views then you’re video won’t unfreeze until you’ve replaced each of those views with “real” views. If you proxied 5,000 views to your video, the freeze won’t unstick until you’ve gotten 5,000 real people to visit your video. This is YouTubes way of punishing you for trying to manipulate the system.
If you need to get real views the fastest and most ethical way is to Buy YouTube Views. You can purchase real people to visit your video and help your view count, this will unfreeze your views and get your video back into good standing with YouTube.