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Re: URGENT! Random Subscriptions Still Being Removed
May 11, 2012 9:56 AM
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YouTube seems to have a different perspective on the importance of this problem than the YouTube creators.
Even since YT started they have been saying..."GROW your channel... Get subscribers...Get views"..
IF you do this well enough, we will make you our "Partner",
and you'll "GET" to have our ads on your videos, and we'll give you special features and special attention.
Now, almost everyone can "GET" to have ads on their videos, and everyone who has an ad is a Partner.
So... since everyone is special... no one is special.
YT has also made it clear that individual Channels no longer have a lot of importance to YouTube.
First YT deleted the majority of the individual channel features...and then YT totally deleted the Channel View Count. ..so that is now nonexistent.
NOW the count of Subscribers is taking a BIG HIT. Early 2012, YT started making it harder for subscribers to see our new videos in the home page,
and then began deleting "inactive" subscribers ... but no one even knows what YT's criteria for "inactive" is...
then, they began somehow offsetting the subscriber count by failing to credit our subscriber Number with our new subscribers.
Subscriber numbers have always been the "life-blood" of a channel, and a measure of a channel's success.
As someone here in the forum has called it, YouTube is slowly "bleeding" us to death.
So... now that channels views are not important, perhaps subscribers are ALSO not important. ?????
That only leaves Views as an important issue.....
At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if YT decided to change that too....
Notice how in new Analytics it divides between "Views" and "Monetized Views" ?
If Channel views AND Channel subscribers are both unimportant,
Perhaps ultimately the ONLY measure of success available for a YouTube creator here on YouTube,
will the the number of MONETIZED VIEWS.
What do you think?