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How Did This Video Land on The Front Page of YouTube?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by bobsleds, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    Dont want to post it bc it will show up in search but how did this video get on the front page of youtube ? its not a particularly compelling or viral video. The person who uploaded it only has 4,000 subscribers and she got 2 million views in 2 days.

    Any ideas?

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  2. HeRBaR

    HeRBaR Supreme Member

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    Maybe they bought the views???
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    Maybe their video went just viral, this is the power of social media after wall
     
  3. Riders On The Storm

    Riders On The Storm Senior Member

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    Thumbnail + Boost :D
     
  4. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    how do fake views = front page of youtube? if thats the case anyone can just buy views and land on the front page

    the video isnt really compelling enough to be a viral vid though its no different than any of the other videos that never get seen
     
  5. HeRBaR

    HeRBaR Supreme Member

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    Are you kidding buddy??? Retention views combined with some other little things, like social signals, likes and comments can make miracles...
     
  6. noseo

    noseo Regular Member

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    They may have used blackhat methods, but it is also a well-edited video with a message that could legitimately go viral. This is key because otherwise someone will flag the video as spam.

    Probably it was just picked up by media looking for a feel-good story on a slow news day (it's on MSN, for example).
     
  7. rasmusk

    rasmusk Senior Member

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    because it went viral.... in all online newspapers in Denmark anyway
     
  8. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Senior Member

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    I've seen it on 4 online magazines, it went viral.
     
  9. AudioMacOSX

    AudioMacOSX Junior Member

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    Somehow, the day after it was posted, tons of online news agencies (huffington post, msn, techcrunch, etc...) picked it up and ran a story on it. I think this is what had the biggest impact on YouTube front paging it. Now, how did those news agencies find it? Beats me. One of the employees probably saw the side-boob thumbnail and couldn't resist clicking. Side-boob is a surprising popular thing.

    People sure are sharing it like crazy on Facebook, probably another huge factor for being front-paged.

    6,196,890 Views
    8,090 YT Shares 0.13%of views
    1,337 Subscriptions Driven 0.02% of views
    94,563 FB Likes 1.53%of views
    78,846 FB Shares 1.27%of views
    38,976 FB Comments 0.63%of views
    7,801 YT Comments 0.13%of views
    33,054 YT Likes 0.53%of views
    3,089 YT Dislikes 0.05%of views
    8,613 Tweets 0.14%of views
    6,280 Google +1's 0.10%of views
    0 Desc Link Count
    53 Desc Word Count
    3 Days old
    Tags: iphone apple comedy charstarlene Charlene deGuzman Miles Crawford giantmiles cell phone iphone commercial Phone Mobile Nokia Samsung
     
  10. Aaric

    Aaric Elite Member

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    thumbnail
     
  11. pmvuong

    pmvuong Registered Member

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    The video is actually decent. So, no surprise.
     
  12. ContentLockPro

    ContentLockPro Power Member Premium Member

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    Boost and Thumbnail + the Content. It has all the factors to be here, actually
     
  13. FBseo

    FBseo BANNED BANNED

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    theres a lot of way how he reach 2m views in 2 days maybe he on a fanpages with a million of fans like me i use my very own fan page and gets instant views and good retention.
     
  14. SeanAustin

    SeanAustin Power Member

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    It's all about the side boob.
     
  15. leetchart

    leetchart Regular Member

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    It looks legit. Can't get this number of likes and socialsignals using any method!
    Still comments are comming...