Lots of views and engagement, then youtube stopped recommending after a few hours - why?


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I posted a new video a few days ago, I got about 1,500 views. The viewing rate was low, then it shot up with almost all the views between 4 and 7 hours after posting, then it just stopped. 77.5% of views came from YouTube recommendations (almost all were up next), the rest were mostly from Mailchimp links. Average percentage viewed = 123%. I had it set as 'for children' which meant people couldn't comment - I won't do that again! It got 95 likes. Any idea why YouTube stopped giving it organic traffic?