Are you seeing huge Youtube Followers Drop? Well it’s because Youtube is deleting Spammy & Purchased Subscribers from it’s Platform. So on December 13 & 14, 2018, you may see a noticeable decrease in subscriber count as Youtube removes spam from Youtube Channels.
If you see any effect on subscribers count you will get an alert in YouTube Studio of your Youtube Account.
This is nothing new on social media account’s and not with Youtube only, Recently Twitter & Instagram also did the same which impacted various high profile users all around the world.
Companies regularly have a track on their platform deleting spam or inactive accounts. Below is what YouTube has to say about Huge YouTube Followers Drop 2018 –
We regularly verify the legitimacy of the accounts and actions on your YouTube channel. This is part of a process to ensure that our site metrics are free of spam, abuse, and closed accounts to keep YouTube a fair playing field for everyone.
It’s important that subscriber numbers stay meaningful to ensure that when your sub count grows, it’s because you’re organically building a community of authentic fans who will keep watching and supporting you.
Closed accounts as well as subscribers that are identified as spam will not count toward your total number of subscribers, and won’t show in your subscriber list.
Since these are artificial actions, removing them does not impact views or watch time.
Huge Twitter Followers Drop, July 2018 –
Recently Twitter also did the same, where accounts that are locked for violating the company’s standards. They remain frozen unless the owner logs back in and resets their password.
From now on, those locked accounts won’t be counted as followers of any account they had followed.
Back then – President Donald Trump’s account had lost 100,000 followers immediately after Twitter made the change & former President Barack Obama had lost 400,000.
So if you are gaining subscribers by artificial means or getting subscribers via spammy accounts, so this may also impact your channel, See more from Youtube Blog.