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[JOURNEY] My youtube journey to obtaining 1,000,000 LEGIT views

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by knightofarmor, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. knightofarmor

    knightofarmor Regular Member

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    BACKGROUND

    Hello everyone. I'm fairly new to IM and have very little experience. I have a bachelor's degree in computer science so I learn fairly quick. I messed with CPA on facebook for about a month and managed to make around $600. Facebook's security is really hard to keep up with and they shut my accounts down so now I'm back to scratch. Anyways, as I slowly build my fb accounts again, I thought I'd do something with youtube.

    Basically I have a video that is short, sweet, original, to the point, and hilarious. I am positive this video can and will go viral. I have zero experience with youtube and have been doing a lot of research.


    GOAL #1 - Reach 1,000,000 views

    My first goal is obtaining 1,000,000 views. The first step is making the front page of youtube. Once I'm on the front page, everything will take care of itself and all I'll have to do is sit back and watch the views roll in.

    The Plan

    In order to make the front page, you need to get views FAST. So I'm hoping since the video is good enough, it will have a domino affect and spread like a virus once enough people have seen it.

    Actions

    - I will create an account with some social bookmarking sites such as Reddit, 9gag, and funnyjunk and post the video there.

    - I will make a facebook event with an attention grabbing title, provide the link in the description and invite all my friends and have my friends invite their friends and they invite their friends and so on..

    - I will post the video on big time facebooker's walls and spam it on big time youtubers pages.

    - My sister has some popular tublr blogs and she will also post the video there.

    - I will either fiverr a bunch of comments, likes, and favorites if me and my friends can't do it ourselves.

    If I am missing some obvious methods to get views, please let me know ASAP. I'm trying to avoid using any bots as I want this to be as legit as possible and want REAL views.





    Today's Plan

    - Sign up with social bookmarking sites.

    - Research what works best for keywords and titles for the video


    - Research how many views/likes/comments/favorites I need for this to make the front page

    - Research when is the best day/time to upload a video?

    - Edit/Modify this plan if need be.





    I won't be uploading today since I have to learn a lot more about this if I want to be successful. But i'll be looking to upload in a few days when I feel that I'm prepared. Please feel free to leave any questions/comments/tips/support negative or positive, I don't care.

    Eventually I want to bring in the $ with this video and will worry about that once the video goes viral.




     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2012
  2. Big_0n3

    Big_0n3 Senior Member

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    I wish you good luck man
     
  3. Waddup

    Waddup Junior Member

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    Definitely following this one.

    Goodluck
     
  4. scriptox

    scriptox Regular Member

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    Yep good luck dude :)
     
  5. blanx2004

    blanx2004 Registered Member

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    wow now that is a plan! Great thinking, with that kind of attitude you would definitely succeed.
     
  6. chreyz

    chreyz Newbie

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    Good luck!!
     
  7. knightofarmor

    knightofarmor Regular Member

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    Some Useful Information

    After doing a bit more research I just found that I am going to need about 100,000 views in the first 48 hours. Doing so will put me on the Daily Most Viewed page of youtube. If I fail to reach this goal then there is still a chance to make the Weekly Most Viewed page which is still an accomplishment but just not as efficient.

    I'll post again at the end of the day with more information and a summary of what I did today.




     
  8. #Discord

    #Discord Junior Member

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    Very Interesting.. :cheer2: Good Luck. Lol.
     
  9. williamk

    williamk BANNED BANNED

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    Subbed to this. It would be interesting if you could acheive that easily.
     
  10. vladdrac

    vladdrac Newbie

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    Good luck, my friend! Hope you achieve your goal :)
     
  11. willo556

    willo556 Guest

    Wrong, 40-60k in the first 48 hours.
     
  12. knightofarmor

    knightofarmor Regular Member

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    Thanks... makes my job a lot easier =)

    Sorry I didn't post yesterday with an update. Been pretty busy with other projects and kinda putting this on the back burner for a while.
     
  13. isoshare

    isoshare Newbie

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    good luck bro and don't forget to make videos responses on other videos
    that's a big step
     
  14. izSpK

    izSpK BANNED BANNED

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    Lol wtf no. 200-300K
     
  15. scriptox

    scriptox Regular Member

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    This ^
    Tried the whole 40-60k thing, and it doesnt work. 200-300k is the best kind of range just make sure you chuck aload of comments,likes favs at it otherwise your video is likely to be a goner!
     
  16. aasas

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    good luck bro
     
  17. LOL500

    LOL500 Registered Member

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    I always get excited when I see journey threads like these.
    Good luck! Hope you suceed.
     
  18. willo556

    willo556 Guest

    It depends... Sometimes it is 40-60k, at the moment it is as SpK said, if you notice a bunch of videos on the frontpage with 40-60k views its a good time to blast views.
     
  19. knightofarmor

    knightofarmor Regular Member

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    Hey guys I am back and am uploading today.

    Today's Plan

    - Upload and edit the video
    - Come up with short and catchy title
    - Come up with relevant keywords
    - Post to facebook asking all my friends to share
    - Have my sister post on her famous tumblr asking her followers to share it
    - Sister also has a hookup with a guy who has over 25,000 followers who she will also ask to share
    - post on reddit with catchy title
    - signup with vagex and post


    I'm going to start and finish all of this as soon I post this. Wish me luck. Will post at the end of the day with some results.

     
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  20. DragonLord

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    Good luck!