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My soundcloud used to get about 20 plays a day, now I'm getting 700+

  • 8 November 2014
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I'm sure these plays must be botted or something, is there any way to have them removed from my account so it displays the correct number plays?
I like to know how many people listen to may tracks, I'm not interesting in having inflated plays

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Hey Moon-Tone,

Can you send over the link to the track in question (or, to one track that we can use as an example track)? I'd like to take a closer look at this.

Cheers,
Mathis
Sure this is one of the tracks that received a large amount of plays recently
https://soundcloud.com/moon-tone/oh-the-horror
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Sure this is one of the tracks that received a large amount of plays recently
https://soundcloud.com/moon-tone/oh-the-horror

Hey hey,

Alright, so I've checked plays for your track in the past month, and all of the plays are coming through directly from SoundCloud.com, plus there is no indication for the plays to come from a bot. What I would expect is that your track has most likely been mentioned on a blog somewhere and this is driving plays up.

Other then that, our Trust & Safety team has put systems in place that measure suspicious activity on SoundCloud - spam accounts are removed from the community on a regular basis, and we're constantly working to improve our systems.

Hope this helps to shed some light on the situation.

Cheers,
Mathis

P.S.: By the way - nice work. I like how the Piano provides an atmospheric floor for the guitar solo to come in 🙂
Alright, thanks for looking in to it, I was a little suspicious after hearing stories of people buying plays and what not, but if everything checks out then I guess it's all good.
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Alright, thanks for looking in to it, I was a little suspicious after hearing stories of people buying plays and what not, but if everything checks out then I guess it's all good.
Hey again,

Jup, totally understandable. Unfortunately, these services do exist and we do not condone these services or the use of these services, so your concerns were legitimate.

Cheers,
Mathis
Alright, thanks for looking in to it, I was a little suspicious after hearing stories of people buying plays and what not, but if everything checks out then I guess it's all good.
Mathis. Can You check mine as well. I got over 300 plays in a couple hours which is highly unusual. https://soundcloud.com/gianfonz/eurod...
Alright, thanks for looking in to it, I was a little suspicious after hearing stories of people buying plays and what not, but if everything checks out then I guess it's all good.
Mathis. Can You check mine as well. I got over 300 plays in a couple hours which is highly unusual. https://soundcloud.com/gianfonz/eurod... Please and Thank You

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