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YouTube Cracks DOWN On FAKE Views And Likes, Top Artists Get Their Numbers WIPED!


Many of the music biz's top recording artists like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and Lady Gaga saw their social media impact decrease dramatically as YouTube "cancelled" millions of "likes" and "views" of their videos. Find out why inside...


Some of music's biggest viral videos like Beyonce's "Single Ladies," Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and Psy's "Gangnam Style" saw their social media impressions decrease as YouTube recently cracked down on fraudulent view count-building techniques called "black hat."

The crack down affects the nations' largest recording companies--Sony and Universal--who were stripped of 2 billion hits after YouTube cracked down.

So what exactly is black hat?  It's "the term used when hackers artificially build up the numbers of views or likes on a YouTube video - enabling them to make clips appear far more popular than they really are and increase their exposure on the site."

YouTube doesn't come right out and accuse companies like Sony or Universal of hiring hackers to do this.  But how else would it have been done?  They stated, "This was not a bug or a security breach. This was an enforcement of our viewcount policy."

Universal, home of Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber, lost a total of one billion views in the video site’s biggest ever crackdown.  Alicia Keys and Rita Ora lost 850 million.

It's well understood that YouTube operates as an unofficial music chart.  So for promotional purposes, it sounds a lot sexier to say Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" video got 100,000 likes and 25 million views versus 1000 views and 25,000 likes. 

The longterm impact of the crackdown won't likely hit folks like Justin Bieber in the pocket, but will impact people who rely on their "view count" for advertising purposes on the YouTube channels.

We guess folks will have to go back to the old hustle and grind of actually asking people to spread the word about their pages and channels.  Or just having talent....




NOPE to Single Ladies, that

NOPE to Single Ladies, that is a misquote and a fraud statement. Beyonce name nor music was NOT in the original press release. Please provide the correct information.
Lifeatbest's picture

youtube HATES how this guy

youtube HATES how this guy works, he sells you youtube views and likes and they can't stop him. Check him out http://seomixture.com/

This guy got my entire

This guy got my entire account suspended, whatever you do stay away. And that was AFTER the big deletion. I lost hours of footage and he won't even return my emails.

This pic says alot....And

This pic says alot....And this is what it looks like to be rich&famous? I'm sure they own the best of material things but these niggas look like shit!!! Even Nik..I mean Sybl Reloaded!!!
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Stop counting Nikkis money

Stop counting Nikkis money yall fake ass bitches!!!!
BEEMA SUX DIX's picture

Nicki Minaj looks like a damn

Nicki Minaj looks like a damn PARAKEET in that pic!
tori's picture

and you look like A MAN!

and you look like A MAN!
BEEMA's picture

B!TCH u are PRESSED more than

B!TCH u are PRESSED more than a goddamn keyboard! Get a damn JOB & stop livin off the gov't & the RETARDATION DISABILITY hand outs.
tori's picture

L☺L! or like a fruit-loopy

L☺L! or like a fruit-loopy Toucan Sam
Peace Silas's picture

It did not say these artists

It did not say these artists lost those views, Youtube said that between 3 record labels. SONY, UNIVERSAL, and COLOMBIA lost altogether 3 billion views. Youtube did NOT state what artists at all. This articles are just naming artists that belong to those labels. The article did not even state the span of time these views were accumulated over.

I just checked Youtube &

I just checked Youtube & Rihannas channel still has well over 3 billion views & "where have you been" has 150 million views & 600,000 likes also other than The Daily Mail no other news source is covering this story, sounds fishy to me i would take anything the daily mail has to say with a grain of salt

I scrolled up to check for a

I scrolled up to check for a source when I read this but tnone cited. Hm. Edit: Then I clicked the link lol. But still didn't find anything official. Really curious to know if this story is true.
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Wow! shocked! It shows I

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Pixiesticks's picture

Pahahahahahahaaaaa! About

Pahahahahahahaaaaa! About time. Now if Twitter got on this shit and stop letting people PAY for followers. These artists are too damn thirsty these days, none talented muthas. No wonder Adele's album was selling like crack, that's TALENT. The thirst is so damn real.
Yas's picture

Lol They all need to sit

Lol They all need to sit anywayz...Hell Ain't nobody got time for DAT!! Smhlol..
Like Really's picture

Yeah...... numbers don't lie

Yeah...... numbers don't lie my ass. smdh........
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Umm look MS. Done lost her

Umm look MS. Done lost her dam mind lol..,I almost missed u fool!..Don't nobody come on this MF to play tag with no dam body but cho dumbass!! I'm so sick of u nutty dingbats tryin pretend ya'll worth more than the dirt under a dam fingernail... Sit cho RATATOUILLE Lookin azz down BiSH.. Bcuz its def me u IGNANT piece a shit of a Drone.., telling a simple minded HO as urself ..Like Really!!..Smdh
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LMAO!! I know that's Beema's

LMAO!! I know that's Beema's looney ass. She is doing the most with all these accounts. I can't with this chick. smdh and lol...........
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LOL...I tired of the psych

LOL...I tired of the psych ward giving that mental patient access to the computer. Just stalking the Sh*t out of people. That b*tch needs a exorcism. flips hair, throwing holy water all over the place. that-is-all
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