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  • First of all, there's no ads on this video,

  • believe it or not.

  • This is not about money for me.

  • Hillary Clinton, I am voting for Hillary Clinton.

  • It's about fixing this problem with YouTube.

  • Now you've probably heard already that YouTubers are complaining because their views are dropping...

  • Significantly...

  • Now I know you're thinking "Oh PewDiePie, he already made enough money, now he dares complain about this"

  • But this is not just about me, it's about smaller, and larger, channels that are being affected,

  • And the direction it's heading is very concerning for the future of this platform.

  • People won't believe me if I say I really don't care about views and making more money .

  • I care about reaching my audience and that the videos that I am working on, the people who are subscribed to me can actually see them.

  • I really truly care about that more.

  • I want to be clear that technically overall views are not being affected,

  • it's just on the newer uploads since about a month ago.

  • I feel a huge responsibility to make this video because not everyone has a voice on YouTube.

  • I know people might think, "I don't really care, this does not affect me, YouTubers are already making enough money."

  • But it's still peoples' livelihood at stake.

  • I think if this continues, it's gonna kill a lot of channels.

  • And trust me, I am fine. I'll be fine, but there are smaller channels that are just barely getting by.

  • All of a sudden 40% of their views are getting cut out.

  • and they can't keep making a living on YouTube which I think is really sad, and really stupid, and a mistake.

  • It's extremely frustrating not being able to reach your audience when my latest videos are being record low.

  • Out of nowhere...

  • And then you ask YouTube, "Hey what is the problem here? Something's clearly changed."

  • And they're basically saying, "No, we didn't change anything, there's been no algorithm change, it's you."

  • and then I'm like, well it's not just me, it's so many YouTubers talking about this.

  • I'm not crazy.

  • JackSepticEye, the nicest person on the platform, he wouldn't be complaining about this just because he wants to complain.

  • He's complaining because it's an actual problem, it's a real thing, YouTube.

  • I promise.

  • Now the thing is YouTube had a rough year.

  • YouTubers noticed that complaining about YouTube gets you views.

  • It's a topic that people like to know about, so I think people complain probably more than they should've.

  • and I realize now that there is actual consequence to that,

  • because now that there is an actual really important issue,

  • YouTube is kinda closing an eye to it thinking, "Well, they're just conspiring against us again, it's just one of those things."

  • It's very concerning that they are not taking this seriously.

  • Now there's been so much confusion on what the problem is.

  • No one seems to know... I think I know what it is, so I am gonna try to explain it.

  • On YouTube you hear a lot of times about subscribing.

  • "Please subscribe to my channel, PewDiePie has 50 million."

  • But YouTube has really been moving away from a subscription type based viewing experience for a long time.

  • They want you to watch other videos as well.

  • So basically what they replace it with... is... let me show you.

  • If you subscribe to someone and you watch their content, their videos will show up as recommended,

  • or, in the suggested thing... suggestion majigger,

  • Now, most creators...

  • I'm gonna use the word creator, I don't know what the f*** to call it, f***ing YouTubers.

  • Most people on the platform get half of their views from these two things.

  • This doesn't matter if you're a small channel, or a big channel, okay?

  • So, just to show an example on some statistics.

  • Here you see that I get 30% of my views from suggested videos.

  • That is not counting Browse Featured, which is home page, which is 53%.

  • Let's just ignore that for now, let's just focus on suggested.

  • Because I know this is a lot to take in, okay?

  • Now, suggested views, I get 30% of my views from.

  • That's what I noticed got cut off.

  • I noticed my views are dropping roughly that amount.

  • Now if you check an old video,

  • oh look, I got 60% of my views from suggested videos.

  • This one is 62%.

  • This one is 63%.

  • These were videos that were uploaded in October.

  • Now something 100% happened in November, alright?

  • Because all of a sudden we've got suggested videos... 0.7%.

  • What...?

  • And it's not just one video.

  • Look at this one... 0.2%.

  • Now this is a video that I didn't make, it was an animator, Jae, who worked on this for like a month,

  • and we share the ad revenue.

  • and since this did so poorly compared to the other one.

  • So, seeing this, I'm like, what the f*** is going on.

  • This is so clear that it is a problem, but YouTube is saying,

  • "But Felix, it's not a problem because look, your suggest views are still 30%,

  • even if you close in on the last 14 days, look.

  • Suggested videos, 32%, they went up! You should be thanking us!"

  • So from now on, I am just going to put theories out there. Just, let that be clear.

  • But, it's suggesting older videos.

  • It's something I noticed at least.

  • If you click on one of my newer videos, it is essentially suggesting ancient f***ing videos.

  • Like videos I did 6 months ago...

  • Which, you know what, it's a good idea,

  • but you can't completely cut out the new ones putting them at 0.2%.

  • Now what I think has happened is that these old videos have already qualified to be as suggested videos,

  • but now, you need to qualify to show up as suggested videos,

  • and what will qualify is essentially videos with really high click through rate.

  • Like videos that people really want to click on really fast,

  • and if you upload on a daily schedule, you're not gonna get that.

  • Maybe if you upload weekly, you're not gonna get affected by this at all.

  • Where are all the views then?

  • Maybe if you haven't made it this far in the video, but you probably think,

  • "Well, if PewDiePie is getting less views, that's good, I don't like that guy's content anyway. F*** that guy."

  • Alright, I get it, you don't like PewDiePie,

  • It's really nice that you have to point that out everytime.

  • You're just talking about PewDiePie every single article... you don't like PewDiePie.

  • That fine. I don't care. (cri ;-;)

  • What I notice showing up instead, which you probably notice as well,

  • f***ing breast feed video.

  • This video got 61 million views...

  • All of a sudden people see giant a** f***ing t**s in the sidebar.

  • and they're like, "Oh mama, I'm gonna click on that."

  • Gets a lot of clicks, keeps getting suggested.

  • I've seen porn show up in the suggested feed, which is just insane.

  • How is that possible? Look, I'm watching gameplay.

  • Gameplay, gameplay, gameplay, gameplay, PORN!

  • F***ing porn!

  • Look at this s***, 18+.

  • What the hell is happening to YouTube.

  • This f***ing s***, like 10 million views.

  • Bee movie memes, which you know, I can support but the rest just seems a bit like,

  • is this really the content that we want on this website.

  • So it seems like it's more focused on viral videos, somehow.

  • You need a really really strong video for it to show up.

  • And it shows because I did the "I'm gonna delete me channel video."

  • Which really did really well, and way more than I ever expected.

  • It's like going from 0 to 100, I just want to find a middle ground, you know?

  • Now, I've spoken to YouTube and they've acknowledged that this is a problem, and it is weird

  • how this has changed.

  • They won't say if they did this intentionally or not,

  • I would like to give them the benefit of the doubt that this is just a glitch.

  • and hopefully they work on fixing this as soon as possible, and that is why I am making this video; to strenthen that

  • and making you guys know what the problem is.

  • I really don't want to spread false rumors and I don't want people to get riled up,

  • I just want to keep pressing YouTube on fixing this one issue.

  • There are more issues as well with subscription disappearing,

  • but I think this is the main important one to focus on right now.

  • I appreciate that YouTube is working on this and trying to fix this.

  • because it doesn't only affect me, it affects everyone on YouTube.

  • I honestly thought YouTube was about what content the majority want to watch.

  • but, it seems like it's becoming less and less of that.

  • It's not about who you want to watch, it's about who's gonna yell the loudest.

  • If this is all intentional and YouTube is focusing away from Creator based content and less personality based,

  • well then don't be surprised if personality starts leaving YouTube.

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    Steven posted on 2016/12/09
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