There will always be theories about why one thing or another happens, this applies to YouTube’s 301 Views issue, while some folks may feel that someone is trying to manipulate the figures or suppress a popular video, it seems that there is a straight forward answer and who better to explain it than the YouTube users The Numberphile.
These are the guys who think they know how to explain YouTubes 301;
Numberphile pays a visit to YouTube and learns the secret behind one of the website’s famous idiosyncrasies – why view counts on new videos often freeze at 301. Subscribe to numberphile for new videos about numbers every week.
Source [Geeko System]