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Natural 3.000.000+ views. Lucky video got viral.

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Ibeefaaa, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Ibeefaaa

    Ibeefaaa Regular Member

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    I just found a list with some of my 2-3 years old YT accounts and I found this one video which has over 3M natural views.

    The thing is the text in description is completely unrelated to the video because at that time I was downloading in bulk, adding some text to description and re-uploading back to my own accounts and somehow this video got lost in the flow because lets say I was targeting "weight loss" so I was downloading videos and adding text related to "weight loss" but this video's subject is about the "weight of a cucumber".

    So right now the video isn't ranking very well for any relevant keywords, is just floating around getting 5-6K views/day simply because it is an interesting video and people like and share it.

    The question is, If I optimize the title/description/tags for a good keyword related to the actual subject how will google see this change ?
    Can be a good idea maybe to unlist it for a few days, optimize it and list it again ?
     
  2. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    Gratz :)
    Whatever you do , just don't post the video here or it might get banned.
     
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  3. Inetpub

    Inetpub Regular Member

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    dont make the change. I find if you change a title because its unpopular its ok. But since this does 5-6k views/day its getting hits. Monetize on the hits rather than changing the title/tags/description.
     
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  4. Ibeefaaa

    Ibeefaaa Regular Member

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    Do you think if I alter the TDT it may decrease the views/day ratio ?
     
  5. gypsyr0ad

    gypsyr0ad Regular Member

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    If anything, I would try to put a vid link in the actual vid, going to something where you can maybe leach off the views.
    Have it show up during the beginning and towards the end.
    as long as the video in on youtube, doesnt even have to be a the same channel, you can edit and add video hotlinks right in the video.

    other then maybe hotlinking in the description, I wouldnt touch the title or anything.

    Plus is there convo going on in the comments?

    you can even get a diff channel of yours to have the top comment, more free leaching
     
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    Congrats! Hope you make a lot of money from it!
     
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  7. illfounded21

    illfounded21 Senior Member

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    Don't mess with the title or keywords you're targeting. It could adversely affect your traffic, I've done this before and it has hurt me.

    Add an annotation in the video, pointing to wherever you want.
     
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    It might, perhaps you may need to add to your description rather than replace it.
     
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    Ibeefaaa Regular Member

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    That's what I was thinking to do but I don't know if the added text will be seen as "fresh content" or will just mess up with the views flow.
     
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    Add annotations to your other 'money videos' and monetize the viral vid with adsense. You will probably end up with the health/fitness ads on your video (due to keywords), which are very high paying compared to most.

    Don't change any of the meta data because the search has been a bit messed up lately and even a little change can ruin it's ranking. Have you had a look at analytics to see where your traffic is coming from? It might be from an external site and you would then be able to get away with changing the keywords etc.
     
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  11. l7ucid

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    I suggest adding an annotation pointing to another video that will have whatever you are advertising/selling

    that way, if someone wants to report it then it will be the secondary video that they report and your 'master' video will retai
     
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    Ibeefaaa Regular Member

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    Ok guys, thanks for your inputs. Since you say messing with the TDTs is not a good idea I'll just go with an annotation linking to another (sales) video and maybe some cheesy top comments like gypsyr0ad said.


    P.S. I found some more videos with 500K-900K views so I'll look for some good offers/products to promote and hopefully make some monkeys off of them.
     
  13. Numbuh362

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    Nice, I'd keep the keywords the same. Wouldn't want to risk loosing any views, 6k a day is plenty for a single video.
     
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    bro do the smart thing and apply for partnership. ive recently had success with a nonprofit i volunteer for with viral youtube videos. Im sure you have tons of inbox messages asking you to be a partner. i would jump on that. gotta think thats 200-400 or more per 100k views with a partnership
     
  15. blkmagic

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    Annotating your video is your best bet. All the benefits of an updated video without affecting your current traffic.