A while ago I wrote an article about how to interpret public YouTube statistics. It appears that in the last week or so that YouTube disabled this feature on their video pages. Videos now just have an enlarged view counter with no interactive features.

At first glance it seems that the statistics have been taken off completely.  However, upon further inspection, they have actually just moved the statistics to the left hand side next to the Like/Don't Like buttons as seen below.

YouTube Re Moves Public Video Insight Statistics  youtube public stats

Don't worry! Your video statistics are still available and so are the public stats on videos where the user hasn't disabled them.  YouTube just wants to keep you on your toes.

YouTube Re Moves Public Video Insight Statistics  youtube public insight

All the analysis recommendations in the old post on interpreting YouTube statistics still applies.

  • Danijel Milcic

    and they're gone! "Public statistics have been disabled."

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002321121362 Nikos Kapllani

    i like

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000445155578 Har Angga

    i like ...

  • http://www.facebook.com/pambrossman Pam Brossman

    Actually they are not there anymore they have moved back to the original place except instead of being a drop down arrow it is an icon that looks like a graph. So they moved it again. Cheers Pam

    • http://www.VideoLeadsOnline.com/ Ronnie Bincer

      Yup, they keep moving it around, kinda like a game... chase the ball (pant, pant, pant) ...Which way did it go? Oh, there it is again, near where it started.Maybe some "testing" was involved, and those of us that noticed watched the various possible locations being tested. We'll keep an eye out on where the ball [er... stats box] is next!

  • cjbruce

    Update! They have now moved the stats back to the right side of with the views and a new icon.

  • Reelseo

    Pheeewww! Very valuable piece of info here. For the last couple of days, I thought they had disabled public viewing of stats of others' videos. Thank you!

    • http://www.reelseo.com/ Mark Robertson

      same here.... I actually reached out to CJ cause I thought it was gone and didnt notice that other button until he sent me this to post :)