HELP! We Made YouTube’s Algorithm Angry!
YouTube uses a complicated algorithm to decide whether or not to show you videos from the people you’re subscribed to. One of the most pieces of data in this algorithm is the number of times people ignore videos from a particular creator on their “What to Watch” page.
Because we posted like 16 videos in the last week…and because a lot of people weren’t in the mood to watch ALL SIXTEEN OF THOSE VIDEOS, our click rate on videos went WAAAAY down. And as a result, YouTube stopped showing our videos to a lot of people who are subscribed to us.
The logic is “If they didn’t click on the last six, why should we clutter up their feed with these videos…they’re obviously not interested.” But that logic does not take into account 48 hour live charity events.
If you could go to YouTube.com and click on and watch (ideally all the way through, yes, watch-time matters too) the most recent vlogbrothers video, that’d be GREAAAT, even if you’ve already watched it before, it should help us get back on the right side of the algorithm.
If you don’t see the video in your feed, go to “my subscriptions” and watch it there. I don’t know if the algorithm counts that, but it couldn’t hurt. Thank you all for your help, and thanks for a great Project for Awesome.
Thanks for doing this. It sucks to get punished for the (very successful!) p4a.
And thanks for raising over $870,000 in the Project for Awesome! (!!!!)