Last Updated: 17 October 2021
No, you do not need to be logged in for your views to count. However, Billboard Charts count views only from logged in accounts. So it is highly advised to log in while streaming. You also need to log in for you to be able to Like and Comment on the video.
Yes, as long as you follow the streaming guidelines.
Playlist are strongly not recommended, especially during the first 24 hours of the video release.
There are two reasons for this:
However, you can use playlist in cases when you need to leave your device for an extended amount of time.
As mentioned in the methods above, do not open new tabs or new windows, or even an incognito window, to stream or open another Youtube player. Youtube will still detect it as the same IP and will only count one as a valid view. Worse, if you continuously stream in that method, you might be tagged as a bot and Youtube might also delete the views you've already given the MV.
480P is acceptable, but at least 710P is advised.
Youtube player should never be muted.
You do not need to clear cache and history frequently, especially not every after watch.
No, clearing your cache or history will not delete the views you already gave a video. It will only clear your activity.
Yes, you are allowed to drop a comment on the video. However, please do not spam. While it does increase in engagement and therefore can cause a video to trend, leaving many comments may get your account to be tagged as a bot and your views will get deleted.
Yes, skipping or not skipping ads won't matter.
You must not forward the video. However, pausing or rewinding is fine.
The reason why we can rewind and pause but NOT forward or change speed is because it reflects your interest in the video. Rewinding or pausing means you find the video interesting while forwarding or speeding means you find the video boring/uninteresting.
Yes. But please use different Youtube accounts in each of the device.
However, you have to understand that Youtube's algorithm will detect repetitive behaviour. Meaning, even if you are using different devices with different accounts but all under one IP address, there may only be a limited number of views that may count per day.
This is not a new policy. This has been how Youtube's automated system has been detecting bot-like behaviour since then. It's just that Youtube never revealed publicly how many views they count per external IP address per day.
With that said, it is advised for you to use different internet connection with different IP address if you wish to stream continuously for the whole day. Switching to mobile data, switching locations or having breaks in between before streaming again for long hours are suggested.
Streaming on Youtube using split screen does not affect the views. Premium or not. Split screen is a feature of an android device that allows you to use multiple apps simultaneously. There is nothing wrong with using split screen while streaming as long as you follow the proper Youtube streaming guidelines.
It is unclear how Youtube count the views streamed via VPN. However, it is highly discouraged to use one. Charts like Billboard also filter streams that use VPN.
Continue streaming even if the views are frozen. The views you gave the video will still be counted.
Yes embeds work as long as you manually click on the embedded video on the website to play. It is also best to switch different websites every after watch.