I have started a blog, about six months ago, where I display some of my work. Among those are three videos I uploaded on Youtube, and embbeded on the blog.
For some reason, playing those videos on the blog does not increase the number of views displayed for the video on youtube.com. I have tried playing the video on the blog, and then checked the number of views on youtube.com. It hadn't changed.
I did a search online on the support forums of wordpress.com and youtube, to no avail so far. A few hypothesis I gathered that were all disproved were that :
1- Visitors of my blog don't play the video => I have no way to know if they do click the videos or not, but I have tried playing the embedded videos myself, while connected to wordpress, and while disconnected, and the number of views did not change. Playing the video on the blog definitely does not change the number of views.
2- Videos set to autoplay do not count as views on youtube => The videos on my blog are not set to autoplay, so that cannot be the problem.
3- After 300 views, youtube videos do not update the view count "in real time" => I'm not sure exactly what that means, but the number of views for my videos hasn't even reached 100 yet (due in part to that problem I'm writing this mail about), so I'm not concerned by that point.
So do embedded videos on wordpress.com actually count as views on youtube.com, and if they are supposed to, what can I do to fix the problem ? Thank you.
The blog I need help with is jeremydussaussoy.wordpress.com.