Why Buying Botted Views is Bad

Why Buying Botted Views is Bad

Paid Promotion is expensive.  Therefore, the temptation to take a shortcut such as botted views is very tempting to some creators.  Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t buy botted views.

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  1. You can get your account banned  YouTube takes this very seriously as machine-learning is a part of their every day operations.  
  2. They usually generate low watch time  Even if you don’t get banned, it’s probably just going to hurt your channel to the point you’re stuck buying views.  The advertisers lose out and the only ones that make any money are the ones doing the botting.
  3. It will be obvious to your real viewers  Likes and dislikes, while not impossible to bot, are usually not included with a package of views and cost extra. Your real viewers will be able to tell the views aren’t genuine and will abandon you enmasse.   At what point is any of this going to help you?  Botting is getting yourself into a scam where you don’t actually profit anything.
  4. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is  Seemingly legitimate Paid Promoters will often use bots and claim to have real people watching, but it’s all fake and it’s just a scam to get your money.  Only use respectable media outlets for Paid Promotion 
  5. Even if you don’t get banned, your future successes won’t feel as good  There’s no real way to track the effects of promotion.  It may not matter that you would do anything to be successful if you compromise your values, you’ll rob yourself of the real achievements that you’re capable of getting.  
  6. There’s no proof that botted views actually do anything positive Remember snake oil salesmen?  Botted views are the YouTube equivalent to snake oil salesmen.  It’s a placebo.  The prevailing theory behind why botted views could be good for your channel is to gain notoriety.  There is no solid proof of this ever happening and it’s a convenient lie that is told again and again to profit the few.  For every legitimate service in the real world, there is a scam or counterfeit version of it.  

View Botting is the red-headed stepchild of Paid Promotion.  If you must promote artificially, you’re better off doing that instead of spam botting.  


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