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Do Video Ads count towards total YouTube views?

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I am thinking of having a YouTube Click to Play Video ad on Google Display Network and wanted to know if these will count towards total views on YouTube?

 
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Yes they do !

 

  1.  "Get more video views and a higher view count. Reach more customers -- and boost your YouTube video’s view count -- when you use all TrueView video ads in your campaign" (source)

  2. You can also read this article from techcrunch Yup, YouTube Counts Video Ads As Regular Views.

Cheers,

 

Asaf

 

 

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Yes they do !

 

  1.  "Get more video views and a higher view count. Reach more customers -- and boost your YouTube video’s view count -- when you use all TrueView video ads in your campaign" (source)

  2. You can also read this article from techcrunch Yup, YouTube Counts Video Ads As Regular Views.

Cheers,

 

Asaf

 

 

Do Video Ads count towards total YouTube views?

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I have one example where this appears NOT to be the case.  I promoted one (unlisted) video over a week ago and got just under 4,000 views.  These where not reflected in my channel total.  Then I made it public 36 hours ago.  And the views are still not reflected in my channel total.

 

Any ideas?

Do Video Ads count towards total YouTube views?

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This thread has been closed to new replies since it was solved in 2012.

 

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