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Why Is My TikTok Not Getting any Views?

Making videos is difficult, even if it’s just the 30-second videos you see on TikTok. You can imagine how frustrating it can be when you spend a significant portion of your time creating videos, only to log into TikTok to see it’s only 0 views popular.

When that happens, the best response is to ask: “why is my TikTok not getting any views?” There are several reasons your TikTok might be stuck at no views hours after you’ve posted the video. TikTok even acknowledges that this is a thing since there’s an official support document about it.

In this article, we’ll look take a look at why your TikTok account isn’t getting any views, despite your efforts on making a decent video. Then, you’ll learn how to fix the problems to eventually get the TikTok popularity you deserve.

How long does it take for a TikTok to get views?

It doesn’t take eternity for TikTok video or picture to get views. Anytime they played your video for at least 5 seconds, it will counts as a view.

Why Is My TikTok Not Getting any Views?

Before getting into how to fix the problem, it’s crucial to answer the question of why your TikTok video is getting no views. You should note that the issue is abnormal. Unlike YouTube, you should expect to get views on your TikTok, even if you have no followers yet.

The TikTok algorithm recommends your videos to people who might be interested, and as far as I’ve seen, every legal video (and some illegal ones) never experience low viewership on the platform. If that’s the case, why are you struggling to get views to your TikTok?

Here are some reasons your TikTok is not getting any views on the platform.

  • Copyright infringement

If your video is getting exactly zero views, it’s almost certainly the TikTok algorithm flagging your video as an infringement of someone else’s copyright. I can speak authoritatively on this since I’ve had one of my videos on the video-sharing platform perform woefully because I infringed on someone’s copyright.

If you cut a video from your favorite TV series, that’s still under copyright protection, you should expect TikTok to suppress your views. For music, however, you should be able to use most songs in your videos with no copyright issues since that’s the point of the app in the first place.

  • You have a new account

Social media platforms like TikTok are always reluctant to introduce users to content from entirely new accounts because they’re likely to propagate harmful content. If you have a very new account on TikTok, your videos may have to undergo some kind of vetting before they go live.

To break through this sandbox and go viral on Twitter, you may want to keep creating interesting content that doesn’t go against the platform’s terms of service. Over time, TikTok will start testing your content with new audiences, promoting it if it elicits positive reactions.

  • You post sensitive content

While you may be following the terms of service religiously, that doesn’t mean your content will be promoted massively on TikTok once you hit “Post.” TikTok’s algorithm is designed to detect and suppress content that might be harmful or sensitive to viewers.

For instance, if you keep creating videos in which you eat so much that it starts to endanger your health, you shouldn’t expect the platform to promote you in the long run. While eating in and of itself is not harmful, it’s just a natural response to what might be deemed harmful to some.

  • You have been shadow-banned

There’s this term on social media sites like TikTok which is used to describe a scenario where you’re not banned officially, but your content isn’t having any reach.  The term, as you may have guessed already, is shadow-banning, and the problem might be that your account is suffering from the effect.

There are several reasons why your account may be shadow-banned. It could be a fear that you’re sharing sensitive content or content that may be harmful to viewers. If you’re sure you’re not doing either, you can keep sharing videos and the ban will eventually fade away.

How to Fix TikTok Not Getting Any Views

If any of the problems mentioned above apply to your TikTok account, you have to hunt for a quick fix. As you might have guessed already, the fix that will get more views on your TikTok will depend on what the problem was in the first place.

If you were posting sensitive or harmful content, the best fix might be to delete your account and start all over again. Since you’ve already shown that you can put out content that the algorithm doesn’t like, you shouldn’t expect it to trust any content from the same account anymore.

If it’s a copyright infringement, however, it should only apply to that specific video. You can delete the video and upload more and better videos to get views on your account. It’s also best to avoid copyrighted videos, as continuously violating the copyright laws could lead to a total ban.

For new accounts, the best fix is to wait. You shouldn’t expect to get thousands of views to your TikTok as soon as you create the first video on a new account. The algorithms will need some time to evaluate your content’s fit and recommend it to the right set of users if it’s not deemed sensitive or harmful.

If you wouldn’t like to observe the waiting process mandatory for most TikTok accounts, you should consider purchasing one with followers already. However, you may want to look for an account that isn’t tied to a specific face or brand since it will make it significantly difficult to change it for whatever purpose you intend to use it.

READ MORE: TikTok Won’t Let Me Like Videos: Quick Fix


If your TikTok isn’t getting any views, something has got to be the problem. In this article, I’ve analyzed four of the most common reasons why the videos you post to your TikTok account have no views. Also, I’ve explained how to get rid of this problem to ensure you’re well compensated for the videos you create in the form of views.

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