Sub4Sub has been around on Youtube since its inception and arguably is now worse than ever, The act of subscribing to a user in the hopes that they will subscribe to you and increase your numbers is Sub4Sub.
As creators on Youtube, a lot of us measure our success on the number of subscribers our channel has and we put a lot of emphasis on that number, but with sub4sub channels it means that a lot of the time we see channels with very low quality content or even no content surpassing us in the number of subscribers.
But don’t worry!
Ultimately the number of subscribers you have is not a true indication of how well your channel will perform, a lot of the time you’ll notice that a small percentage of views will actually come from subscribers and the rest will come from other areas, such as suggested and search.
What I am trying to say is that you should change your focus from the number of subscribers you have compared to someone else and instead focus on quality views. By this I mean higher retention and higher viewer engagement.
Because the truth about Sub4Sub is that when they subscribe to you on Youtube, that is the only interaction they will ever have on your channel. There will be no views generated from that subscription and furthermore because Sub4Sub is against Youtubes TOS, they will eventually get banned and the subscribers will drop off anyway.
Thats right, Sub4Sub is illegal in Youtubes Eyes.
Gaining subscribers through artificial means
We believe that growing your channel should be done by creating quality content that entices viewers to subscribe, and not through artificial or co-ordinated exchanges.
So the ultimate point of this thread is to give the smaller creators of Youtube hope, Yes there will be people that will always try to artificially inflate their numbers, but at the end of the day it is a futile effort.
You do you, because slow and steady growth is way better than a surge of inactive subsribers and ZERO views.