Odd popularity! - For some reason one video has become extremely popular on our video channel, and surpass any other videos in views by an order of magnitude (almost...). Our most popular videos are generally hit in the same range (25,000-30,000, maybe 35,000 views), but one single video has more than 160,000 views according to its counter! I haven't been able to see any real strange traffic patterns or anything really odd in our statistics for this video, but I still suspect that something isn't quite kosher because even though the video is fine, it is surpassed in quality (and viewer's votes) by numerous other videos on the site. The Dorado video get a ton of hits from Brazil and Argentina, but that's no surprise. Still the number is a surprise. 99% of our Brazilian visitors see this video and nothing else... The traffic to this video has also peaked a long time ago, and these days it is not nearly as popular as it was. All this is a sign of something fishy, robot visits, traffic spamming or whatnot. So I have decided to rule it out per the statistician's tool: "remove odd results", a method commonly used when results in a group are extremely different. You can see the list as the machine calculates it here, and the list as I think it should really look here - with the oddball taken out. Martin - fly fishing video channel - Global FlyFisher

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Odd popularity!

For some reason one video has become extremely popular on our video channel, and surpass any other videos in views by an order of magnitude (almost...).

Our most popular videos are generally hit in the same range (25,000-30,000, maybe 35,000 views), but one single video has more than 160,000 views according to its counter!

I haven't been able to see any real strange traffic patterns or anything really odd in our statistics for this video, but I still suspect that something isn't quite kosher because even though the video is fine, it is surpassed in quality (and viewer's votes) by numerous other videos on the site. The Dorado video get a ton of hits from Brazil and Argentina, but that's no surprise. Still the number is a surprise. 99% of our Brazilian visitors see this video and nothing else... The traffic to this video has also peaked a long time ago, and these days it is not nearly as popular as it was. All this is a sign of something fishy, robot visits, traffic spamming or whatnot.

So I have decided to rule it out per the statistician's tool: "remove odd results", a method commonly used when results in a group are extremely different.

You can see the list as the machine calculates it here, and the list as I think it should really look here - with the oddball taken out.

Martin



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