Please note: this is not a question about "how can I get more views on YouTube" or anything of the sort. This is actually just for my own curiosity.
I have a YouTube channel that contains videos I made for a class that I'm involved in teaching. The videos are public on YouTube. They cover topics that many, many others have already covered, so I really only expected people with the direct link to be able to find them.
For the most part this is true - most videos have very few views (under 100) and most views were recorded during the time the class was running. What I'm confused about is how a few of my videos keep getting views even though the class has long since ended. This is typically about 2 per week, which isn't anything to write home about for sure. I should mention that the geography report puts these views well outside of my home country, so unless viewers are using proxies I'm sure that they are not my students. I'm happy that people are using the videos, but:
- The videos are on such common topics that a cursory YouTube search reveals hundreds of videos, many with thousands of views
- When I search for the exact video title I can't find them.
So I'm just curious as to how I'm showing up on a few people's search results every week. It's a bit of fun to keep seeing the views.