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YouTube Question How YT detects spam subs?

vinc8nt

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I have no idea. I was looking for similar thread but it did not come out.
 

Fact Ghonto

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If you ever run a ads to promote your you tube videos you can see there is a disclaimer ie. if any viewer watch your video less than 30 seconds, the price of that view won't count. so there is all about algorithm .. you tube also has this kind of algorithm so if the subscriber didn't watch your video but subscribed your channel, you tube counts its as a spam... that's all i know about this spam subs... so tell them to watch at least 1 minute then sub... it will work i gz..
thanks
 

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YouTube, like most social media platforms, uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect spam subs. Questions like this are impossible to answer because a key characteristic of AI is that it learns constantly and changes the underlying model based on new data. So if all of a sudden with in a 2-day period the AI picks up a bunch of subscribers from Asia that watch videos for exactly 32 seconds, it may decide that is SPAM and start removing subs that meet that criteria.

The "algorithm" the AI builds is YouTube/Google's intellectual property and is very valuable. So they do not ever provide details of how it works publicly.

Anything anyone tells you about how the anti-spam system works is a guess based on trial and error and may not be valid for more than brief period of time.
 

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You know that every online platform runs on an algorithm. It is still unknown how does youtube algorithm identify spam subscriber. Although, if you want to personally detect fake subscriber of a youtube channel then you can use a simple formula for that;
check out the views and subscribers of a youtube channel. if you find out that the total number of views are less than the 5% of total subscribers then the channel has definitely fake/ spam subs.
 

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Yeah there is a lot of misinformation occurring here. @SILTHW has a very strong grasp of what is happening, thank you for the strong insight.

The '30 second' thing people are referring to has absolutely nothing to do with spam accounts or 'views that don't count.' That is for advertising purposes; you do not get paid for the view of an AD unless the viewer watches it for at least 30 seconds. There also may be some confusion as YT also places a higher value on the FIRST 30 seconds of a video (they look at curse words etc to determine if a video is advertiser friendly moreso in the first 30). But actually watching a video for 30 seconds makes no difference as to whether a subscription will 'stick' or a view will count or not count.

When it comes to bot accounts it appears at the moment that YouTube is not expending much energy on this issue. YT is constantly 'cleaning up' old, unused accounts and deleting those whicb get reported and feature violations of the TOS, otherwise there isnt much of a campaign to actively seek out and destroy bot accounts.
 
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Maybe see when all your subscriber's account were created and if has a pfp or the number of subscribers they have. Or if your at 5 subscribers and you get 500 subscribers and you have one video posted that got 20 views than YouTube will detect that super easy!
 

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YouTube, like most social media platforms, uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect spam subs. Questions like this are impossible to answer because a key characteristic of AI is that it learns constantly and changes the underlying model based on new data. So if all of a sudden with in a 2-day period the AI picks up a bunch of subscribers from Asia that watch videos for exactly 32 seconds, it may decide that is SPAM and start removing subs that meet that criteria.

The "algorithm" the AI builds is YouTube/Google's intellectual property and is very valuable. So they do not ever provide details of how it works publicly.

Anything anyone tells you about how the anti-spam system works is a guess based on trial and error and may not be valid for more than brief period of time.

This is correct and sometimes they'll tell partners like us at TubeBuddy, but it's VERY RARE.