New A/B Testing - Watch Time per Impressions Glitch

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  1. MagikMike

    MagikMike Newbie Member

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    Hi, I am either experiencing a glitch with the new Watch Time per Impressions feature within the A/B testing section, or perhaps I simply don't understand it. In the picture I have attached, the Original has 984 views, but it says it has only 425 clicks. How can something be counted as a view but not counted as a click? Hopefully someone knows the answer to this, thanks!
     


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    A simple example is - what if you send a text link to your video in an email to a friend, they click on the link and then watch your video. Was your thumbnail shown? Nope. It's not an "Impression" or "Click". They are only counted on YouTube's website in certain cases. There are lots of other ways that views are driven that don't come from your title/thumbnail being shown on YouTube's website. Another simple example - you Tweet a link to a video and people click on it (there is no way for YouTube to track Impressions/Clicks on Twitter). Here's more info about Impressions / Clicks:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaYztQEAk3I
     


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