Are 'frozen' viewcounts a thing of the past (insert 'Let it Go' joke here)?
As announced on the YouTube Creators Twitter, viewcounts on YouTube videos will no longer be 'frozen' at 301+ views while awaiting verification, and will be more up-to-date.
According to the image from said Twitter, the old system of counting views would stop after going past 300 views (creating the 301+ viewcount) and would then later update once legitimate views were counted. Of course, many felt that this process took longer than it needed to, going as far as to believing YouTube was simply freezing or locking out views from being counted at all. Under the newer system, views which are confident to be from real people will automatically be counted, while other questionable views will still be under review.
While viewcounts may still be a bit behind under the newer system, they will still be increasing without having to see the viewcount of 301+ for an extended period of time.