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Fake or Genuine Plays?


Hello everyone.
Within the last week one of my songs has gotten over 700 plays. I know this may not be much to most people, but this is an insane increase in plays from the maybe 20 plays I was getting on average per week. I'm trying to figure out if they are real plays, or if maybe i'm seeing inaccurate stats (bot plays, possibly?). I haven't gotten an increase in fake followers, or more fake comments than usual. It just seems strange to me because it's just one of my songs. When I look at the detailed stats, all of the plays fall under "other" categories. I don't know what this means. The only thing I could think is maybe that song was shared on a blog, or something like that. Any ideas? Any ways that I might be able to confirm if these are genuine plays? I did a search of the internet and couldn't find any new blog that had featured my song, but I don't know how easy that would be to find. Here is a link to my Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/rawhoney. The song is titled "All of This Time." Any help would be much appreciated.
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Best answer by s l i g h t 22 March 2017, 14:59

Have you asked the other people involved in the track if they've been pushing it anywhere? A pro account would give you info of traffic playing the track from other websites. You could make a fake activity report with the new form here:
https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=%20546608

Unfortunately sometimes tracks get submitted to fake-plays services by fans thinking they are doing you a favor.

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Have you asked the other people involved in the track if they've been pushing it anywhere? A pro account would give you info of traffic playing the track from other websites. You could make a fake activity report with the new form here:
https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=%20546608

Unfortunately sometimes tracks get submitted to fake-plays services by fans thinking they are doing you a favor.
You can report all you want. It doesn't seem to help, no matter how much information you provide or how many times you have the issue and have to submit a ticket, they never get back to you.

Just leaving this here for people in the future. DO NOT ever get your hopes up with Soundcloud support. It seems to get worse quarterly.

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