What does will start over for new uploads mean? I can not understand does it start from 0 or continious to add to previous number? And what is 'uploads'? They mean 'Views'?

You can’t merge or link separate YouTube channels or automatically transfer data from one channel to another.

However, you can manually re-upload your videos to a different channel that you manage. Watch time and other metrics will start over for any new uploads.

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Suppose you have a YouTube channel to which you have uploaded a video. People watch it, and YouTube keeps a note of how many times that happens. It also tracks other stats, such as “likes”.

But then suppose you decide to create a new, second channel. You want that same video to also be available on that new channel. So first, YouTube are telling you that there is no way to link the original copy — the one you uploaded to your original channel. If you want people who look at your new channel to see the video, you’ll have to upload it again; i.e. you have to upload a duplicate copy.

And so then they are telling you that the stats — number of times watched, number of likes, etc — on that duplicate copy, will start from zero. The stats for the original copy apply only to the original and are not “carried over” to the second, new copy.

As to what does “uploads” means: no, it does not mean “views”. It means...well, it means uploads! 😀 Uploading is the process by which you arrange for a video file that you have on your local computer to be sent “up” to the YouTube servers.

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    – Vitaly
    Jun 6, 2019 at 6:59
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    Jun 7, 2019 at 14:25

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