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Need Advice External audience

SILTHW

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Yes, external views count as watch hours. The challenge is that external views are often bought or gained by gaming the system. So YouTube may not approve monetization if they feel the external views artificially created watch hours.
 
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Ufri

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Yes, external views count as watch hours. The challenge is that external views are often bought or gained by gaming the system. So YouTube may not approve monetization if they feel the external views artificially created watch hours.
Some of my videos are in the form of music I do share on other social media, so that the external views are more than my other videos . And I'm afraid of this
 

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Stanley Orchard

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YouTube is aware of the IP's for these external views. So long as they are not coming from a suspicious source it won't hurt you.
 

Bertha Mukodzani

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Yes, external views count as watch hours. The challenge is that external views are often bought or gained by gaming the system. So YouTube may not approve monetization if they feel the external views artificially created watch hours.
What counts as external views please?