Are you not sure how to correctly stream K-pop music videos? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
It’s comeback season again, and all of your favorite artists are releasing new songs and music videos.
You forage the internet to find out how to correctly stream K-pop music videos on YouTube.
You begin to wonder how to get on top of the trending page and ensure that YouTube does not delete your views.
We got your back, my pitiful and adorable little K-pop stan.
We will give you some tips on how to stream K-pop music videos efficiently. This article will also tell you how the Trending tab on YouTube works.
This guide is not only going to show you how to stream K-pop music videos on YouTube, but we will also talk about how they count views.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Table of Contents
- How does YouTube Count Video Views?
- How to Stream K-pop Music Videos on YouTube (Dos & Don’ts)
- Why does YouTube Delete Views?
- Comeback and Mass Streaming Galore
How does YouTube Count Video Views?
YouTube describes a view as “a viewer-initiated play of a YouTube video which we filtered for spam.”
In other words, they only count a view if an actual human being willfully clicked play on the video rather than bots.
That’s pretty much it. YouTube just wants to make sure that video views are coming from real people.
YouTube validates the view if it meets the following criteria:
- A watcher intentionally begins the viewing of the video.
- The watcher has played and watched it on the platform for at least 30 seconds.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that you want to make sure that YouTube does not think your views are a work of a bot or spam.
How to Stream K-pop Music Videos on YouTube (Dos & Don’ts)
Log in to your YouTube account.
Logging in or out doesn’t matter, but do it anyway to make sure you avoid YouTube mistaking you as a bot.
And besides, it doesn’t hurt for you to log in.
Manually search for the Music Video on the search bar.
Manually searching for the music video is a sure-fire way of avoiding being targeted as spam.
Hence, the point of this is to be as human as possible. Are you sensing a pattern here? Just be an average person!
Watch the video from start to finish.
As we’ve previously mentioned, YouTube only counts a view if you play it for at least 30 seconds.
Watching the whole video will significantly impact its engagement score and show YouTube’s algorithm that you like the content presented to you.
And as a result, YouTube will eventually recommend it to other people to watch.
Like, Comment, and Subscribe
This one is a no-brainer. If you do not have a YouTube account yet, it’s easy to sign up for it.
Just go to the YouTube platform and log in using your Google or Gmail account.
Again, the more likes and comments the video has, the better its engagement. Hence, YouTube would recommend it to other users.
Aside from gaining more views from other sites, this method will also help the video rank on the Trending tab of YouTube.
For a Music Video to trend on YouTube, the platform considers:
- How many views it has
- How quickly the video generates views
- And where the views are coming from
Watch other Videos in between
Again, your number one goal is to act as human as possible.
You have to do this to avoid YouTube suspecting you as a bot. Because otherwise, your views might be filtered and deleted.
Therefore, we recommend watching 2-3 other music videos from your favorite K-pop group in between.
Additionally, make sure that you don’t have the “Autoplay” option turned on so that you can click on other videos manually.
Do not refresh the page or play the video on loop.
This behavior might risk your views being counted as spam and therefore deleted.
Act as a human would and watch other videos in between.
Do not use Incognito mode (only when aiming for 24-hour records.)
Contrary to popular belief in the K-pop community, YouTube counts views while watching incognito mode.
Incognito will prevent the pages you view from logging into your browser’s history and using temporary cookies, leaving your other cookies unaltered.
However, it might take a significant amount of time to reflect that view count. So if you’re aiming for those 24-hour records, avoid using Incognito mode.
Do not stream on multiple tabs.
YouTube can track your IP address and will count your view as spam.
Although, you can stream on multiple different internet browsers simultaneously (Firefox, Edge, Safari, Chrome, etc.)
Do not spam the comments section.
We see many people just commenting on something for the sake of commenting.
We know we said comments lead to more engagement, which is good.
But YouTube will not count a watch from a user who leaves spam comments on videos.
Do not watch the Music Video on other channels.
Watching the MV on a different YouTube channel will result in you wasting your time and effort on the wrong things.
Therefore, make sure to watch and stream the MV on your K-pop Group’s official channels only.
Do not click on other suggested videos.
You should manually search and play the music video again to avoid YouTube labeling you as spam.
Again, act naturally and be a human being.
Why does YouTube Delete Views?
To be clear, YouTube technically does not delete views.
They just filter out artificial views or views that they deem are made by a bot and are spam.
They only count quality views that their system verified as authentic.
YouTube has to be strict about counting views because page owners have attempted to “trick the system” in the past.
These cheaters make it look like their videos have more views than they should have.
Therefore, YouTube has implemented a system that intelligently detects false views to reduce these scammers’ adverse effects on the platform.
Some of the signs they look for are:
- Viruses or malware
- Reloaded views
- Website autoplay
In conclusion, you can’t entirely blame them for “deleting” your views.
They are just implementing the system to make sure their business runs smoothly.
Comeback and Mass Streaming Galore
Whether you are a beginner or a veteran in the K-pop streaming world, it doesn’t hurt to learn or relearn how to do it properly.
The things stipulated in this guide might be subject to change over time.
The YouTube system is continually evolving. As the years pass, they might implement an entirely new algorithm that is smarter and stricter than before.
That’s all, folks! See you in the next K-pop Guide!
Tell us what K-pop Music Video you are streaming tonight in the comments below!