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My Noob Journey with Adsense/YouTube

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by bergmann001, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. bergmann001

    bergmann001 Newbie

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    Hey guys, thats gonna be my ?Noob?-YouTube-Journey into fame and glory 😉


    About me:
    25, Male, from Germany
    I am a professional Web-Developer in a big Ad Agency (funny as i have no really IM skills yet)

    I luckily should have all the Skills to succeed in IM.
    Im working Full-Time for 3 years now. The 3 years before that i was an apprentice(in germany thats school and work mixed) at a smaller Ad-Agency. I started as a Graphic Designer and switch over to FrontEnd Development after my second year in the Firm. I also have skills in Video/Photo & Editing.

    Ever since that i was invested in my own projects, i created a Web-Portal for American Expats living in Germany, Search Engines for One-Click hoster any many other small projects.


    Method:
    Super unpopular but in my opinion the easiest way to make some cash and get a big/potent audience: reuploading good videos on youtube..

    I wrote a Bot that scrapes Video-Sites for me(not YT). He downloads the video, creates a custom thumbnail based on the tags given. I use a Api for getting the best keywords for the given tags (works fucking fantastic in my opinion). My Bot also de-logo?s the video. Meaning it tries to remove the logo by analysing frame by frame and masking it. Works really well, better on some videos than others. I dont watermark as i think it triggers the Monetization blocker from youtube.

    I upload every 2 hours for now, this looks like an good amount. If views really grow i might up the video-uploads.

    Metrics so far:
    Started on Jan 26, Metrics are from 2days ago because youtube analytics is slow as hell.

    Last 7 days (Jan 25, 2016 ? Jan 31, 2016)


    • Videos: 69
    • Views: 7756
    • Watchtime: 3160minutes
    • Avg. View Duration: 0:24s
    • Est. Earnings: 0$

    I started monetizing videos 2 days ago but just a fraction of my videos got accepted. Im currently trying to improve the % of monetized videos by creating a blacklist for keywords, descriptions and titles. I hope this will get better.

    I currently have 236 subscribers but they are pushed with addmefast because 0 Subs just looks like shit 😉 Im now trying to engage more comments/subs by adding a branded pre-roll with logo animation and maybe a after-video with a subscribe button like all the big youtubers have. I am also starting with creating a weekly compilation of my videos (edited by hand) as they seem to get a huge viewership on youtube.

    Im gonna update this daily. I hope you will follow me 😃



     
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  2. bergmann001

    bergmann001 Newbie

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    By the way: my Views are jumping like crazy right now. Realtime-Views tells me:

    Last 48Hours: 16k views
    Last 60min: 980 Views
     
  3. audiobreather

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    Do you just upload videos? How did you get that views so fast?
    Good luck!
     
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  4. bergmann001

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    I made a Facebook Page, pushed it with addmefast to 130 likes. I dont think its coming from there. I joined a couple of "funny video" groups on facebook. Posted 3 videos on there. Posted 1 Video on Reddit yesterday (views not included in metrics). So honestly i dont really know where the views come from. I guess its just the seo keywords. Like i said, these are really good keywords.
     
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    fjouad Newbie

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    Following your journay Man, keep it up !
     
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  6. bosscomicsdotcom

    bosscomicsdotcom Junior Member

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    Bro, never reuploading someone else's videos, you will get copyright strikes & your channel & google adsense account deleted (been there done that).
    Key to success Youtube Adsense is: Always upload original videos.

    Good luck :)
     
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    What software you using for video uploads? BTW, Good luck with your journey.
     
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    What are the adsense stats? Are they going up too?
     
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  9. bergmann001

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    Stats for Jan.31:


    • Videos: 75(+6)
    • Views: 10378 (+2622)
    • Watchtime: 4778m (+1618)
    • Avg. View Duration: 0:27s(+3s)
    • Est. Earnings: 0$ (Still 0 since i started monetizing on Feb 1)

    Good thing: My live stats have been crazy. Yesterday i reached about 1500views per hour at peak time.
    Live Estimate for last 48h = 38k views. Seems like its going in the right direction.

    But i think something happened with my account. My videos dont even give me the option to monetize now. I dont know if its the keywords or the descriptions but i cant monetize them, and theres no content_id claim. So i think i fucked this Account for good :D

    But im not gonna stop. The worst thing that could happen that my account gets banned, since its on a second adsense i dont really care. The best thing that could happen: I get a loyal viewership and can somehow monetize them without adense. +Its a lot of learning for me. So i still see the bright side ;)

    Got my "niche" YT account setup up but the Google Dev Console is not friendly right now. I cannot retrieve oAuth Credentials which i need for my upload to work. I'm gonna contact google tonight if it doesnt work. I hope its a google problem and not my Account (btw the niche account is from 2009 so i cant imagine something is blocked on it, never got any content id or copyright claims).

    "What software you using for video uploads?"

    I wrote it myself in PHP. I setup a raspberry pi as a webserver that sits behind my computer and runs 24h. That little dude does all the work ;)

    PS: Does anybody know how people get monetized so easy? How does Failblog, Failarmy and all the little Channels that create compilation do that? I want to fix my mistake.

    PPS: Adsense tells me i got views but suuuuuuper low RPM, it started yesterday at $1, its now hovering at $0,35. I really need to get better at understanding all the SEO stuff :D



     
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    bergmann001 Newbie

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    Stats for FEB 2
    i thought it would be easier with a screenshot ;)

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    content is useless i think, youre on the right track
     
  12. bergmann001

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    Sorry for waiting so long with posting: Stats for FEB 7
    So far so good. I had a slow 2-day run but its gettings started just now.
    So far i have a couple of Videos that kickstarted just hours after the upload. I dont really know where the views are coming from since Youtube is super slow with their analytics.
    Dutch Media contacted me and asked me for a license, but unfortunately this specific video was already bought by viralhog, so i could not sell it to them. I just told them to please Embed the video and state my channel in the Credits. I think they did it because my Live-Stats have just risen to about 10k/views per hour. Milestone right there. I remember when i was happy to have 1k views per hour ;)

    Earnings: they still suck and i really dont know what to do about it. I am not posting any links or affiliate sites in my description because i want to build a steady community before scaring them off with sketchy links ;D

    I thought about the Media-Buying side and it seems really profitable, but i dont really have the capital to start any buying ;)

    Im gonna do this for a month now, look at the stats and then decide what to do. I honestly think i can reach 1mil views per month easily if i dont stop now. Im calculating with at least 300k-400k views by the end of February. Since my bot is doing all the work i just sit back and relax for now.

    If anybody has any info/tips on how to monetize this in any way. Send me a message.

    Screenshots for Detailed info:
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    you need to work on your sub number. feel free to add me on skype antonlambros or send me a PM.
     
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    I forgot to mention, my bot is also uploading to dailymotion simultaneously.
     
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    "Today was a good day!"

    Got my first Viral Video. Yeah! Its sitting on 210k now. Happened overnight, woke up to 100k views. Got another 100k through the day.

    Detailed Delayed Stats for FEB 9:

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    Live Stats for right now (Feb 11): Peaked at 20k views per hour.

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  17. blurise

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    The bot does the SEO for you?
     
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    Good luck on your journey man. Btw that is a rather useful bot you have got there if it does everything you describe.
     
  19. bergmann001

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    The Bot looks for keywords, thats all in terms of SEO. Luckily the Site i scrape comes with pretty clickbaity titles and descriptions, that comes in handy i guess. The rest was just some lucky posting on facebook + reddit. I honestly dont know these people all come to my videos
     
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    My friend was earning 5 dollars per 1000 view why yours is too low??
     
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