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Youtube Marketing: Current Limits On Friend Requests, Subscriptions Etc.

– Posted in: Video Marketing

Youtube marketing can be tricky. To really get a lot of views, many people make hundreds, even thousands of friend requests within Youtube, subscribe to multiple channels, or use outsourcers or bots to work it for them.

The problem is, it’s easy to get your account suspended! Youtube does allow automation, and aggressive “friending,” but here’s the current limits (Thanks to TubeToolbox for providing this data check out their service, it’s really cool):

Friend Requests: Up to 660 Per Day (28 Per Hour)

Messages Sent: 360 per day (15 Per Hour)

Share Video: 576 Per Day (24 Per Hour)

Post Comment On Videos: 360 Per Day (15 Per Hour)

Subscribe To Channels: 575 Per Day (24 Per Hour)

Basically, Youtube is protecting itself from bots making too many calls to their server, and trying to weed out spammers. These limits are what they think an actual human being could reasonably accomplish in a day. So bots ARE allowed, but they have to act at about the same speed of a human, kapiche?

So if you are going to use a bot or service like TubeToolbox, make sure you adjust your settings correctly. If you are too aggressive, you can jeopardize your channel!.

Comments on this entry are closed.

NIK August 16, 2011, 11:48 am


Glad I stumbled upon this article. I never heard of TubeToolbox. We have a channel but are not using it well. I will look into this as we are actively developing our video portfolio.

Thanks for the info.

San Jose SEO Company December 7, 2011, 3:04 am

There are a lot of different means of advertising, on the other hand still think internet marketing is among the most important. It’s not always easy conveying this to my business clients!

Suji May 25, 2012, 5:20 am

I’ve just checked TubeToolbox and I think it’s great! :)Thanks!