TikTok is the hottest new social media app around, boasting over 1 billion monthly users around the world. Content creators and followers alike can enjoy literally millions of hours of Instagram reel/meme-like videos posted to the TikTok app.
As of late 2022, the TikTok platform is being used not just by individuals for personal entertainment, but by influencers, brands, and businesses as a social media marketing tool. As such, it can be super important to ensure that your TikTok videos are being seen by your target audience.
Unfortunately, there are some glitches that might cause your video views to read as having zero views. In this article, we’ll explain why, as well as how to fix the issue.
Why Does My Video Have 0 Views On TikTok?
There are a number of reasons that your TikTok video view count might be 0, many of which we’ll discuss below, as part of the “How to fix 0 views on TikTok 2023” section. Here, however, is a brief overview of the main reasons you might find that you’re getting 0 views and/or 0 likes on your TikToks:
- You’re in breach of copyright because you’ve reused someone else’s content
- You’re a new user whose videos are under review and have yet to go public
- Your TikTok account is set to private, or the video itself is private
- You’re in breach of TikTok community guidelines because you posted censored content
- You have more than one TikTok account
How To Fix The TikTok 0 Views Issue?
If you want your videos to start getting the TikTok views they deserve, then look no further. We’re here to walk you through all the various things you can try in order to fix this troubling issue.
Set Your Account To Public
The first thing you should check when you’re concerned about the lack of views your short video on Tik Tok has attracted is whether or not your account is private or public.
If your account is private, then the only viewership you can expect for your videos is going to come from your followers, and if you’re new to the platform, then there’s a chance you don’t yet have any TikTok followers! G
o to the ‘Settings’ menu via your TikTok profile, and ensure that your account is set to ‘public’, then try deleting and reposting your TikTok content. You should hopefully see the issue is now resolved. If it’s not, read on!
Check The Privacy Setting Of Your Post
You can actually customize the privacy settings of each individual piece of video content you upload to the TikTok platform. If you’ve set the post to private, then no one will be able to watch it (or at least, only your followers will be).
To rectify the issue, in this case, is simple: just navigate to your post by locating it on your profile and tapping on it. Tap the ‘Options’ icon, and ensure via the post settings that your privacy settings are set to ‘Public’. Now, all TikTok users should be able to become viewers, and your video should start to wrack up views.
Check The Possible Errors With TikTok Server
If you’re sitting at home thinking “Why does my TikTok have 0 views but has likes!?”, then it’s quite possible that the problem lies, not on your end, but with the actual TikTok server. TikTok is becoming more and more popular every day, and in just about every country on Earth.
What this means for TikTok is that their servers need to keep up with ever-increasing traffic. Sometimes, those servers go down or mess up. If this is the case, your video views may not display properly. Be patient, give it some time, and you should see the problem rectify itself without you having to do a thing.
The First 5 Videos Of A New User May Be Under Review
Most people who report the ‘0 views’ issue are new users of the social media platform. They’ve begun posting videos on TikTok shortly after opening their account, and yet aren’t seeing their view count going up. This is actually super common, and nothing to worry about.
TikTok is quite serious about the type of content that can and can’t be posted to the platform, and may choose to review up to your first 5 videos posted on the app.
Once TikTok has cleared these videos (deemed that the content is original, and meets their community guidelines) they will be made public, and you should start to see your view count rising.
You Are “Shadow-Banned” On TikTok
“Shadow bans” are bans that the TikTok platform may place on users they deem to be in breach of their community guidelines. If your videos are considered inappropriate content, then TikTok may have quietly placed a shadow ban on you, reducing the visibility of your videos.
With a shadow ban applied, your videos will no longer show up in trending hashtag search results or on the FYPs (‘For You’ Pages) of other users. As such, only your followers will be able to see your videos, and if they’re not using the platform much, then your videos are likely to garner 0 views.
How To Avoid Copyright Issues on TikTok?
Another reason you might find your videos get 0 views on TikTok is that the platform deems them to be in breach of copyright. To avoid copyright issues on TikTok, make sure you only ever post content that you yourself have made – i.e. original and high-quality videos.
How To Get More Views On My Tiktok Videos
Sometimes, the reasons for poor view counts and TikTok likes have more to do with the quality and content of your videos, than it does with any of the reasons discussed above. If this is the case, then here’s a look at some of the things you can do to get more views on your TikTok videos.
Make Sure There Is Only One TikTok Account On Your Device
If you’re posting the same content across a range of different TikTok accounts, the TikTok algorithm will quickly pick up on this and limit the visibility of that content across all profiles.
As such, one of the best ways to ensure that your videos get as big a viewership as possible is simply to reserve posting videos to the one TikTok account on your device.
Select The Best “Niche” For Your TikTok Content
Studies show that over 1 million individual TikTok videos are consumed every single day by users around the world. With so much content to watch, it’s not outwith the realm of possibility that your TikToks are being lost among the noise.
To make your TikTok content stand out, and thus get more views on your videos, you should try to find a “niche” for your content.
The best choice of niche is one which interests and excites you, and that you feel is underrepresented on the platform.
Posting videos to a niche audience will, over time, establish you as an authority in that category, and thus hopefully grow your following. The same tactics can be applied to your YouTube channel and YouTube videos if you also use that media platform.
Update And Optimize Your TikTok Profile
TikTok is constantly adding new features, whilst trends on the platform spread and die faster than new coronavirus variants. In order to ensure maximum exposure on TikTok, make sure to keep your TikTok profile up to-date and optimized.
The more attractive your profile is to potential followers, the larger your following will grow, and the more views your videos will accrue.
Engage With Relevant TikTok Content Creators
Social media – despite having driven a wedge between us in the physical world, effectively destroying what little is left of the modern-day community – does still retain a small shred of the “social”.
That said, it’s important to socialize with other, relevant TikTok content creators on the platform; to ‘network’, in other words. Doing so, you’ll hopefully attract their attention and the attention of their followers, thus growing your own viewership base.
How To Hack The TikTok Algorithm?
The TikTok algorithm has been called one of the most advanced and intuitive algorithms in the social media world right now, and we’re inclined to agree. ‘Hacking’ the TikTok algorithm is, we’ll admit, not really possible in a literal sense.
However, there are still a couple of clever things you can do, in a more “life hack” sense of the word, which will help to boost your visibility on the app, as well as your user engagement and view count.
Always Create Engaging and Quality Content
Content, as they keep on saying, is King. Thus, the best possible way to hack the TikTok algorithm is also the simplest piece of advice we have for you: ensure that everything you post to TikTok is engaging and high quality. The better your content, the more likely you are to climb the algorithmic ladder, all the way to that glass ceiling.
Consider Completion Rates
‘Completion rate’ refers to the ‘watch time’ of your videos, or – in other words – the percentage of your videos’ viewers who watch all the way to the end. You can check out your completion rate by heading to your TikTok analytics page per post.
Find the posts that have the highest ‘completion rate’ and try to emulate the quality and content of these videos going forward.
Why Does My Tiktok Have 0 Views After An Hour?
If your TikTok has 0 views after an hour after posting it, then there’s a chance that either:
- You’ve been shadowbanned by TikTok
- Your account or post privacy settings are set to ‘private’
- Your video is under view or in breach of either copyright or community guidelines
Why Does My Tiktok Have 0 Views And 0 Likes?
If your TikTok has both 0 views and 0 likes, then there’s a good chance it’s because something’s gone wrong in the uploading and sharing process, and no one has been able to access the video.
Why Is Tiktok Not Showing My Videos To My Followers?
If TikTok is not showing your videos to your TikTok followers, then it is either because the content is in breach of copyright or community guidelines, or because it is currently under review.
We totally understand just how frustrating it must be to spend time creating a unique, original, quality TikTok video, only for it to receive not a single view or like. That’s exactly why we’ve compiled this step-by-step guide for you on how to fix the ‘0 views on TikTok’ issue.