Re: Discrepancy in Video Viewcount Youtube vs AdWords
It is quite simple. Video in instream Ads If your will run the ads all the view you will be getting there won't be count as view in real time or actual view. Its an Ad so analytics and youtube viewership will remain the same. Just like AdWords clicks. You may get a lot of visits but it won't do any impact on your website organic ranking. Same way youtube in a stream is Ad and no matter how many people are viewing this it won't increase the view of the same video.
But if you linked your Ads video to your youtube channel. And the ad viewer by clicking the ads and watching the video separately or in your channel. That's call true view. This will increase the viewership.
I would suggest that. Link your youtube channel to the ads.
If people are clicking the video and landing on the channel and watching videos from there then you can get view count.
I know its raw but still i hope you will get some understanding.