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Analyse influencer credibility by using our free fake subscriber check for Youtube influencers. Receive a full report on the influencers followers detecting bot following and mass followers (engagement pots) including additional audience demographics.

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How to detect fake subscribers on Youtube

Detecting fake subscribers on YouTube is important not only for channel owners who wish to maintain genuine engagement but also for advertisers, collaborators, and viewers who seek authentic interactions. Here are the top 10 best ways to identify fake subscribers on YouTube:

1. Analyzing Engagement Rates

A noticeable imbalance between the number of subscribers and the engagement (likes, comments, views) can indicate fake subscribers. Genuine subscribers tend to interact with the content to some degree.

2. Sudden Spikes in Subscriber Count

Watch for abrupt increases in subscribers without a correlating viral video or an external cause (e.g., shoutout by a popular channel, social media mention). Such spikes might be due to the purchase of fake subscribers.

3. Check the Quality of Comments

Generic, irrelevant, or spammy comments can be signs of fake engagement. Real subscribers and viewers are more likely to leave specific and meaningful comments related to the video content.

4. Low View-to-Subscriber Ratio

A channel with a high number of subscribers but significantly lower views per video may have a large number of inactive or fake subscribers.

5. Use of Analytics Tools

Employ third-party analytics tools designed for YouTube to get insights into the channel's growth and engagement patterns. Influencer Hero for example can help identify inconsistencies that suggest artificial inflation of subscriber counts.

6. Review Subscriber Profiles

While YouTube does not readily display detailed subscriber information to the public, channel owners can access some data about their subscribers. Signs of fake accounts include lack of profile pictures, no or few personal uploads, and generic profile names.

7. Unusual Engagement Patterns

Look for discrepancies in engagement across different videos. If the engagement does not correlate reasonably with the subscriber count or if there’s a pattern of suspect interactions, this may suggest manipulation.

8. Examine Channel Analytics for Geography Mismatch

Analyze the geographical data of viewers. A large number of subscribers from countries that are unlikely to be interested in your content based on language or relevancy might indicate fake subscribers. With Influencer Hero you can analyse the subscriber locations split to get a better understanding of potential fake subscribers.

9. Compare with Similar Channels

Benchmarking against similar channels can help. If your channel's engagement metrics significantly deviate from those of similar channels (having a similar subscriber count and content niche), it's worth investigating further.

10. Watch for Poor Retention Rates

Video retention rates (how long people watch your videos) can also provide insights. Fake subscribers typically do not watch videos, therefore if your retention rates are unusually low in relation to your subscriber count, this could be a red flag.

Free Youtube Fake subscriber Auditing Tool

The Influencer Hero Youtube Fake Subscriber Checker and Scanner Tool is the best free tool to analyse a variety of important data points for influencer marketing. With our free Youtube fake subscriber tool you can analyse the following data points:

  • Analyse and check fake subscribers
  • Calculate and analyse engagement rate
  • View the influencers subscriber growth
  • Analyse the subscriber location
  • Analyse the subscribers gender split (% female & male subscribers)
  • Analyse the subsribers age distribution
  • Forecast estimated sales and EMV (Earned Media Value)
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FAQ & Competitor Comparison

What is a fake follower?

A fake follower generally refers to any profile established for reasons aside from authentic Youtube engagement. These accounts might be set up to artificially boost likes or follower counts, to spam other users, or to gather data from other Youtube profiles. These followers are not part of your genuine audience base.

How can you tell if an influencer has fake followers?

Numerous indicators, such as incomplete profile details, comments that are irrelevant or resemble spam, and atypical patterns of engagement, can signal the presence of fake followers. Influencer Hero's Tool is based on an academic model developed by Phd computer science students from ETH Zurich university in Switzerland. The tool is able to detect fake followers with 99% accuracy.

What percentage of Youtube followers are fake?

Each profile is unique. It's common for profiles with a substantial follower base to exhibit a greater percentage of this irregularity compared to those with fewer followers. Generally, a rate exceeding 25% might indicate potential fraudulent activity.

Should I work with influencers who have fake followers?

Every influencer possesses a certain number of fake followers. The key is to concentrate on the count of genuine followers within your desired audience. Discovering that an influencer has 25% fake followers doesn't provide a complete picture. Consider a scenario where the influencer has half a million followers, and 75% of those align with your specified city, age range, and gender – coupled with a strong engagement rate.