There are some ways that clever techies can essentially trick the counter into thinking there are more views, and of course, someone can watch their own video over and over to try to raise it if they aren’t logged in.
Since validity and security is a priority at You Tube, they set up a system that freezes counts at 301 until the validity of those views can be verified.
In other words, your video might be cached in the UK, the United States, Africa and Australia, so that when someone in Ireland watches a video uploaded in California, they don’t have to wait for the video to be requested and transmitted to another country. So, for instance, let’s say your video is requested from central Europe.
So you’re probably excited when you see your view count rising steadily higher and higher, until suddenly something strange happens. Fortunately, this is not a mystery; unfortunately, it can be slightly frustrating when you want to see that view count rise.
This in and of itself might not seem like a big deal at first – maybe it’s just a slow week – but the mystery deepens when you notice that your analytics account is recording thousands or hundreds of views, and you have more “likes” or “thumbs up” than you do views. But understanding why it freezes at 301 (or somewhere around there) can help you come to peace with your frozen view counts, and help you feel at ease that it won’t stay there forever.
According to the site: Video views are algorithmically validated to be fair to both content creators and advertisers and maintain a positive user experience.
This process assures that the video views are quality views and discards the low quality playbacks.