You might want to do that math again.
no let up wrote:
I work at Google wrote:
youtube expert wrote:
As a professional youtuber I can tell you that those views aren't exactly fake, but they're not organic, either. Any time you see an advertisement on youtube, it is being hosted as a youtube video somewhere on the site. And when you pay so that people see the ad, those views accrue on the video.
So that's why this video has so many views and so few comments/likes – the views are all because the video is an ad, and was used as an ad on youtube, and just like any other ad, you pay to get your ad viewed!
Correct, they are legitimate "views" but not organic and were definitely paid for by Adidas. Assuming a cost of $0.05 per view, Adidas probably spent about $350K promoting it on YouTube.
Sorry, at 5 cents a view that's $35K. Makes me wonder how you got a job at Google, if that's legit.