Why the YouTube 301+ View Counter Change is Important

by Andy Smith
YouTube has finally done away with the 301+ view counter. It’s about time. The main functionality of it was to prevent view scammers from lying their way onto the front page, but it’s been years since the front-page of YouTube was a hot commodity. So why is this change such a big deal? The most important thing to realize with the view counter change is that YouTube is losing ...Read the full article

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