Why Has Vevo.com Disappeared?

What Happened To Vevo?!

The short answer; Nothing much!

Vevo is fine, and in fact is doing quite well since reporting for the first time that revenues were up and it had finally broken even, with Vevo’s profits up to $650 Million for 2017.

Yes Vevo decided to close its consumer website and apps in mid-2018 partly to re-jig its overall strategy, however all content remains on the YouTube platform, and several existing and up-coming partnerships will maintain and increase Vevo’s strength and dominant position atop the popular music world moving forward.

Hang on a sec; What’s the most important thing I should do right now as a Vevo video owner?

You should get your Vevo playlists organised and ensure they are transferred to your YouTubeVEVO channel as soon as you can – that’s all. Everything is business as usual and you won’t notice any changes, nor will the circulation or potential of your video be altered in any way by the changes.

Do I still need to buy Vevo views?

Yes indeed. If you purchase a standard YouTube viewership campaign the same high standards will not apply.

Your YouTubeVEVO video still has the same very high retention, location and engagement requirements over and above standard YouTube videos – nothing has changed in that regard.

Vevo still maintains the higher algorithmic and performance standards that has made it the successful fan-focused platform that it is today, thus a much higher level of investment is required on our part to execute a proper campaign.

Ok but why did by Vevo video disappear?!

The short answer; It hasn’t!

The Vevo.com version of your video was always “umbilical” to the Vevo-on-YouTube version of your video, and now you are running with just that primary YouTubeVEVO version alone, instead of having two primary versions you now have the one ‘master destination’ which, believe us, is a very good thing.

You may have noticed in the past that the views generated on your Vevo-on-YouTube version always propagated to the Vevo.com version a day or two later, but not the other way round.

Well, now you just have that YouTubeVEVO video where your views accumulate, and where almost all your traffic comes from anyway.

Essentially, the Vevo.com platform was just not performing as well as the gigantic YouTube hoard, so it was important to “put a bullet in the horse” to put it brutally.

We have no doubt that the visual and auditory quality of the YouTube music experience will eventually improve to a level that will satisfy everyone.

So is my YouTubeVEVo version still a “Vevo video”?

The short answer; Yes. It is still a “Vevo video”.

You still have a Vevo video, and that Vevo video that you see on YouTube still has the same high quality requirements (retention, location, engagement etc) as always, so you need to make sure that you don’t just use any old cowboy video promotion service for your Vevo video.

So what is “Vevo” and what has happened to the company/brand??

Okay, one question at a time…

1. What is “Vevo”?

Vevo is a bit like Hulu you could say, but for music videos.

Vevo is a content collation and propagation platform of music videos with several sources and partnerships aimed at introducing, story-telling and popularising up-coming and existing artists throughout the popular culture ecosystem.

Vevo overtook MySpace a decade ago as the most watched music video destination in the USA, has gone from strength to strength since then, and has succeeded in that it is now a formidable advertising revenue generator.

However there is no sense trying to compete in any way with YouTube, as that gigantic horse has already bolted, likely never to be caught by any other video platform.

What has happened to the company/brand??

Essentially the Vevo brand has taken a small step backwards in terms of image/perception by closing its consumer-facing website and apps, however it stands to benefit from multiple steps forward in the coming years as its model replaces superfluous browser jostling with app-centric intellignce, as well as overall pragmatism and versatility.

The Vevo brand and its strivings have not disappeared or died any kind of death – far from it.

Think about the way in which your Vevo views used to all accumulate onto the count of your Vevo.com video. Well, that will now happen at the location of your YouTubeVEVO video, with all feed-in sources, apps, sites, affiliated platforms etc directing traffic there.

This recent ‘jink’ of sorts was the ‘pruning of the tree that had to happen’.

Vevo and its videos, and indeed the power of its owners Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, Abu Dhabi Media and Alphabet Inc. will only consolidate, increase and thrive amidst the digital revenue streams to come. Worry not, dear artists.

Hope this helps!

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In this post we answer questions from video owners on how to buy real YouTube views to optimise popularity, virality and the search engine ranking of their YouTube videos.

The number of views is the strongest factor contributing to one YouTube video being ranked ahead of another. This includes onYouTube and with Google search engine results.

But there must be real views!

Views are followed closely by factors such as the video’s Title keywords, the Description keywords, the video’s likes, comments, channel subscribers and things like captions, tags, number of embeds etc.


Moreover, online viewers judge the view count of a YouTube video as the prompt for them to click on. Yes, sadly people use the number of views as a factor that compels them to watch the videos they see in YouTube results and Google video search results.

The number of views and the type of engagement signals also help viewers decide how long they continue watching on other social media platforms where they found the video.

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When you buy real YouTube views from us, you will notice that as your video view count increases, so do the video Likes (and maybe a couple of Dislikes) and you can also click on the profiles of any Commenters to confirm that they are real and active YouTube users.

Check your video’s analytics

Don’t just take it from us, check for yourself what the viewer retention is like:

  • Log in to YouTube and visit your video
  • Click > “Analytics” (near video bottom-right)
  • Click > “Audience Retention” (in the left sidebar)
  • *If the video views are real, you will see a natural retention percentage of 40-70%. Anything below 20% is a likely indication of bot/fake views.

    (*assuming a video of standard length ie around 10-minutes. Longer videos don’t require such high percentage retention in order to rank well)

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    Conduct a “before-and-after” check

    Go to YouTube and search for your video with the keywords that you want to be found with, for example; “wedding photographer Bristol”, or “–YOUR SONG TITLE–“.

    Write down the position you currently rank in the results. Then after your campaign is complete, do the same check and you’ll see the results that our services have achieved for you.

    NOTE: You should always place your keywords in your video Title if possible to get the most out of your views. Also, your keywords should appear as close as possible to the beginning of your video Description.

    See these and our other YouTube video optimisation tips here.

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    How many YouTube views should I buy?

    Enough to be competitive

    Do some quick desk research on YouTube. Look at similar videos to yours – how many views do the successful videos have?

    There is no need to buy a million YouTube views if the leading videos in your category only have 50,000 views. Don’t go overboard, you will only put people off with an over-exposed video that has been watched too many times because of too much paid promotion.

    For more information, see our recent article on how many YouTube views to buy here.

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    When you buy real YouTube views we will commence your campaign straight away, with results showing within hours, so you can be sure you’ll see results on the same day.

    Keep in mind that YouTube updates video view counts across many servers with a delay of 2-12 hours on average, so there can be some lag between when people watch your video and when the view count increases on the device that you are using to check your video.

    The video view count on a mobile or tablet device will always lag behind even further than the view count that’s visible from a PC/desktop computer.

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Is it safe to buy YouTube views?

Can I buy views without being penalised?

A question since YouTube tightened its monitoring technology back in late 2014, and again in late 2015 – Is it safe to buy YouTube views now in 2017?

The answer is YES and NO, depending where you shop.

YES it’s safe with an audience retention provider like Video Views International or Virool, and NO it’s not safe with super cheap providers that add spammy auto views.

If you’re thinking of automatically tallying up hits on your video view count with dirt cheap sub-continent clicks then it’s all bad news for you – buying spammy/fake/auto YouTube views with no viewer engagement is finished.


YouTube’s upgrade to cutting-edge detection methods is putting more and more YouTube views “click farms” out of business.

Genuine human views via social media is the only safe way to increase YouTube video exposure.

If you want to increase YouTube views to kick-start your video, and you have some money to spend, it is still possible.

Here at Video Views we are, of course, getting busier and busier as more customers use our video exposure services.

Yes we battle it out in the search engines by giving some of our web pages titles like “Buy youtube views” and “Best YouTube views seller”, but that’s because we have to in order to get the attention of potential customers who Google search with phrases like “buy safe youtube views”.

However the reality is we don’t technically “sell” “YouTube views”, we sell time periods of exposure via social media networks that we own/co-own/run, removing the video soon after the number of video visits reaches the desired amount.

There is a key qualitative difference between “YouTube views” and “video views”.

How can the number of times a YouTube video is viewed be increased?

The short answer; Via social media.

Whether it’s with us, or one of the other couple of providers similar to us, you need to pay the owners of social media networks to expose your video to real people in real time.


Basically you have to be honest now, you need to arrange for real humans to watch your video, and be prepared to suffer the sad consequences if nobody likes it.

Now it’s more important than ever to create your video in the most engaging way possible, and to optimise the writing and settings of your video for maximum search engine uptake

See our simple and quick tips on how to optimise your YouTube view here.

High retention YouTube views are also more important than ever now

The advantage of social media video views is that you impress the search engines, which pushes your video to the top of search results on YouTube and eventually Google as well.

Keep in mind we also have a specialised music division for artists and labels interested in buying Vevo views, and our newest division where you can buy Facebook video views is now open.


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How Many Views Should I Buy?

How many YouTube views is good?

It’s a tough question, “How many YouTube views should I buy” is asked by many of our customers.

Everyone wants their video seen by as many people as possible, but you don’t want to go too far …

The answer depends on three factors:

  • How many views similar videos have
  • What your goals are for your video
  • How much engagement your video has


1. How many views do similar YouTube videos have?

Take a few minutes and bookmark a few videos that are in the same category (or share the same style) as your video.

Once you’ve checked out a dozen or so, quickly total the amount of views and divide by the number of videos.


Don’t buy any more than the average number of views that a popular video gets in your category

If your video is good enough to be the best video in your category, you should make sure you get over the line without boosted exposure.

Especially when starting out, you won’t benefit from too many views too quickly – unless you’re going for an all-out viral in which case you need as many views as possible immediately.

Research says you only have 2-4 days to make the most of the initial viral spread.

In most cases, what people want and need is to have a decent amount of views to inspire potential viewers that this video is proper, and worth watching.

Once the search engines grab onto the video and its keywords and tags, and people are liking it and leaving the odd comment here and there, you may like to add more views to take it to the next level, perhaps even take control of the category by hitting the lead and staying there.

2. What are your goals for your YouTube video?

GOAL: Viral Video

If you are creating and attempting to let fly with an all-out viral video, then as soon as you have uploaded you need to open a can of viral whoop-ass.


Your primary goal is to get into YouTube’s “Today’s most watched videos” which will propel you to the heights you’re looking for.

Thus, your overall campaign needs to go all out immediately once you’ve uploaded the video – blogs, social media embedding, targeted ads, boosted exposure etc.

Research has shown that viral sharing takes place mostly in the first three days of viral activity, so if your goal is virality and you have the content to achieve it, don’t hold back and be quick.


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GOAL: Channel Success

For long-term success of your video for sales or channel success, stick to the average views rule mentioned earlier, and when you boost the video for the second time remember the video Tag rule …

Take advantage of the extra power that tags have in the beginning … During your first boost, use unique tags such as your last name, company name, and any original keyword and do it across all your videos.

This way, you will force YouTube to place your videos in the “Related Videos” that appear next to the video that viewers are watching, because the videos share the same tags.

This helps your overall channel achieve more views, and is most likely to cement you some new subscribers, as well as stronger engagement – you are taking advantage of the passionate viewer who’s highly interested in your content and wants to watch multiple videos that you have on offer.

Then, once your boosted video slows down a little, dig in for the long-term by changing your tags to key search words that will get people discovering your video in the YouTube search results. Then give your video that second, smaller boost after a few days.

This will steady it out and can often see your video listed on the first page of search results.

Don’t forget to follow our Video Optimisation Tips too!

3. How much engagement does your YouTube video have

Simply put, if you have hardly any Likes and no Comments perhaps you should evaluate how and in what context your video is being watched.

Some videos are watched almost exclusively on mobile and/or by users who are not logged in, so Comments and Likes are few and far between.

Again it depends on your goals, but whatever the case you should have your video open for Comments are be trying to encourage people to interact with you and others on YouTube – it can certainly help search engines rank you higher in the results.

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Why buy YouTube views?

Why buy YouTube views in the first place?

It’s a good point, you certainly don’t have to.

In fact in many cases you don’t even need to!

Whatever the case may be, the reality is paid YouTube views are here to stay, so let’s discuss the pros and cons of buying YouTube views, who buys them and why they do so …


Buying YouTube views is here to stay

There is no way to stop people from exposing their video to large social media audiences who are interested in videos and new experiences.

It is also fair to argue that paid YouTube views are no different from TV or radio advertising – you pay for exposure, you get exposure, more people become aware of your message, material or mission.

Hey presto, you’re out there!


Moreover, people deserve the right to broadcast themselves and their passions or endeavours to a wider audience without paying exorbitant prices like those charged by mainstream media.

The only way that paid YouTube views will cease to exist is if social media ceases to exist, and if social media ceases to exist then YouTube won’t exist either!

Why do people want to buy YouTube views?

So why buy YouTube views?

1. Perceived popularity

It’s a (sad) fact that in some industries, projecting an image of success is a large ingredient that makes up success itself.

Artists especially, can often find themselves caught in a “catch-22” situation; you need to be popular to get lots of views, but the only way to get popular is by getting lots of views!

It’s logical if you have made a good quality video of strong creative standing, then boosting the audience size and the view count of that video will inspire more people to watch it who normally wouldn’t click on it at all.


In a number of different industries, appearing more popular is one of the main things that makes you more popular.

Take an honest look at most TV stars … if you had the choice of never seeing them ever again you would probably switch them off!

It’s only because they are broadcast to you regularly that you keep watching them, grow to like them, and in time really come to know and appreciate them.

Certainly they need to be at least somewhat relevant and entertaining, but in reality they’re not necessarily the “best of the best”, they’re just the “most seen of the seen”.

You need to get in people’s faces so they can process what you’re trying to say.

Enough views and celebrity effects like the ‘mere exposure effect’ and the ‘recency principle’ will kick in – people generally like what they see most often.

2. Search engine optmisation

The algorithms (robot calculators) that Google and YouTube are controlled by, will promote a popular video high up in the search results based on the number of views, the number of different devices the video is viewed on from different locations around the world, and the average amount of time each viewer has continued watching the video.

Once the algorithms detect that a video is being viewed by lots of people, it categorises that video in line with the keywords in its Title, Description, Video Tags and even the Audio Script, and lists that video in comparison to other reasonably popular videos in the same category.


So, as you can see, if you don’t optimise your video with some strong/relevant keywords then the algorithms won’t be able to decide on what it is.

And if you make the video too long, too boring or too difficult to understand, then the viewers will close the video too early and the algorithms will decide that it’s not a video worth watching.

3. Set targets or KPIs

Your organisation, or you personally, may have a target for how many people your video should or must be exposed to.

Key Performance Indicators need to be met, and for good reason. If the production is not viewed by enough people then as a general rule it cannot succeed to do its job.

The fact is, in the vast ocean of YouTube videos, sometimes a video will get lost in the mix, unfairly denied the exposure to a wider audience because of a number of factors out of your control.

So many videos are entertaining, interesting, and do nothing wrong at all whatsoever, and they don’t get views.


Boosting a video with some paid seeding forces it in front of an audience, allows a target metric to be achieved, then the additional views that come naturally can be assessed – the video has its chance to shine.


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