Almost anytime you post a very popular video, you may notice that the view count gets stuck at “301” or “301+” shortly after you release the video. The view count may continue to display that for hours or even a couple of days, which can leave you wondering what’s going on and how many views you’re actually getting.
When a video gets a lot of views very quickly (especially if they are coming from different geographic regions), YouTube takes special precautions to make sure that these are legitimate views that don’t need to be removed from channels. They use an algorithm to validate video views, ensuring only quality views are counted and discarding low quality playbacks.
If you’d like to get a more accurate view count on your latest videos, check out our article on YouTube’s Real-time Analytics. And if you’re curious to learn even more about the “301+” issue, you should definitely check out the following videos:
Why Do YouTube Views Freeze At 301?
YouTube’s Secret Algorithm