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If you think you can't make a viral video...you are wrong...check this out

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by GiftGuru, Sep 20, 2011.

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  1. GiftGuru

    GiftGuru Supreme Member

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    I was just watching "Fast Money" on CNBC as I do on a daily basis and they did a story about Chuck Testa.

    Stupid attracts attention.

    This guy has 3 million Youtube views in 30 days. A company did his video FOR FREE. He is now selling t-shirts. Watch this video and tell me (as an IM'er) you can't throw something together better than this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJP1DphOWPs
     
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    Selling T-shirts ? I wonder how many surely only a couple but they'll never tell us that indeed.

    We want big money not nickels and dimes you don't get it i'm affraid
     
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    I lol'd
     
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    tshirts money are nothing compared to the Adsense runing advertising against the video, it have 3 million views,so it should be something like 1500 euros + if not more.
     
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    GiftGuru Supreme Member

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    The point is....make something stupid like this video, have the video optimized correctly in something that sells and you can make bank...

    Obviously a taxidermist in Ojai ain't going to make shit.

    But an IM'er that knows what they are doing can be dangerous with something dumb like this
     
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    was that the funniest video i ever seen? NOPE
    thanks for the laugh op
     
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    I can totally see why this video has gone viral.

    Recuring jokes is big in comedy.

    the terrible effects with the "live" animal (aka the hand going through the screen)

    the TERRIBLE acting

    the monotone voice.

    I do not think this video is stupid at all man. In a world of mostly uptight boring serious advertisement. No wonder this vid stands out and goes viral.

    Guys keep in mind HES A TAXIDERMIST TRYING TO BE FUNNY.
     
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    Hahahaha , damn thats a veyr creative way..
     
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    sweet blackmetal avatar haha
     
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    LOL... dudes, this video was created by "YouTube Stars" Rhett and Link and they used their fanbase/channels & network to promote this video. They have 2 YouTube channels with a total over +1 million subscribers.

    If you have that many subscribers & dedicated fans, it isn't very difficult to get this video viral. Also I know for a fact that this video was also promoted by Smosh (3rd most subscribed channel on YouTube) on their website & 2nd YouTube channel!

    So is this a "real viral"..... NO!! Just got promoted by the right people!

    EDIT: LOL, just saw the video also being promoted by "The Fine Brothers" on their famous show "Kids react to viral videos", which are known friends of "Rhett and Link"... like everything else in live, it's just knowing the right people and be friends with them :p
     
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    I agree, nothing is more powerful than being promoted by the right people, but to be honest the video is pretty damn funny. What's crazy is that over 600k views came from people searching "chuck testa" on youtube!
     
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    Knowing the right people is everything