You Tube said the issue does not affect revenue or reports; subscriber counts on watch and channel pages; or video view counts below the player on watch pages.Last summer, You Tube announced that it had fixed a glitch that caused channels to display inaccurate subscriber counts.
For instance, people who click on a video and close it after a few seconds do not count as views, so there is no sense for You Tube creators to place misleading thumbnails and descriptions to trick users into opening their videos.
While most average You Tube users will not likely notice the change, You Tube creators will find it a bit easier to market their videos, since a potentially viral video that says it has attracted only 301 viewers might not entice other people to watch the video as well.
Once You Tube is sure that those views were made by real people, it takes away the placeholder and puts in the real number of views.
Now that the Google-owned video sharing network has wider access to better technology, You Tube is doing away with the 301 placeholder.
Views from the creator of the content typically count, to a limited extent.
You Tube has no way of knowing, for example, whether you’re showing the video to other people on your computer or not.
(Which probably does not work within the iframe...) Related, but different on stackoverflow: Youtube embedded video views do not count Are You Tube view counts incremented when using the iframe Player?
Views That Don’t Count There are a few sources of views that don’t count, and a few things that will disqualify a view from counting.
Check out his video on tagging here for more information.2.