Ok so for months now there has been a glitch going around where the views of videos reads 301 on top of that I look at my stats my stats say it has no views but my video says differently now every time I upload a video I get this letterbox effect on my videos. And they are not showing up on search even though they are public. Is anyone else having this problem
I've heard that the "301 Views" thing happens because after 300 views, Google checks to see if the views are legitimate. This is to prevent spammers and botnets from racking up lots of views so that their videos appears as "Trending" or whatever. After Google confirms that your views are real, then you'll see the number change.
I'm not sure about the other problems.
I have had my video views paused at around 301 level. Then after a day, the number changes and pauses at another number. Then the same goes on. I think that YouTube video views are updated only after a certain number of hours (24 hours maybe). They do not work like site counters, view counters that normally update in real time.
But, since you've mentioned that your video count has been stuck for a month, may be just may be, it is not receiving any legitimate views.
I haven't had any 301 views problems, so looks as though I must have viewed YouTube videos that are not as "heavily" viewed. I do find however that the UAE is periodically excluded from some of the viewing, so I'd get a message that the UAE is not on the list of approved viewers for the YouTube video. Sort of irritating as I can't remember any of those blocked videos having any content that could significantly affect viewers. They are all pretty much apolitical, average run of the mill type videos.
Do you mean that my viewers have to watch the videos on YouTube I post my videos on my website, google + Facebook twiter and even MySpace if that is the case the share feature is useless