Scammers gaming YouTube ratings for profit

Friday, 18 May 2007, 12:09 AM EST

The half-minute-long commercial for energy drink IRN-BRU on YouTube isn't all that original or really very funny. All the same, the clip "R0049_TDAU8" garnered 113 million hits and received a five-star review, with more than 70,000 visitors giving the clip the popular video site's highest content approval rating. (Editor's note: the file has since been removed from YouTube.)

At InfoWorld.

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