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How does the algorithm treat multiple views of one video that come from the same unique viewer? 0 Recommended Answers 1 Reply 3 Upvotes
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I make rather long videos. I have noticed something weird in my analytics: The views which come from my "watch history" and "watch later" tend to have really large average view durations. People see my videos, decide they're interested in them but just don't have the time to watch them at the moment, and so they save them for later and watch them on their own terms.

This is all perfectly fine. I have no problems with fans watching my videos like that.

But I have to wonder: This does mean that the traffic source that actually got the click in the first place (whether it be home page, youtube search, or suggested videos) may have a poor average view duration. Even though these people are still watching the video, just not from the traffic source that actually has a CTR attached to it.

How does the Youtube algorithm treat such views? Does it see that the guy came back and watched 40 minutes of the video eventually, and retroactively credit this home page impression as having a 40 minute view duration? Or am I just S.O.L. unless I get a 40 minute view duration from the actual home page impression?
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So clicking on a video and adding it to your watch later list is a spam view? Since when?

Also, the fuck is BTS?
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