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Original content, Popularity, and length...

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Mckinise, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Mckinise

    Mckinise Junior Member

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    I create my own short form content (Web Series, short films, skits). I am looking to launch a new series, but I am wondering about the best length for overall popularity and profit.

    I have done alright with 8 minute videos for action and five minute videos for comedy. I am in the pre-production stage for an action series, sitcom, and child led sitcom (Think Fred). What would be the best length times for each series? I am most interested in maximizing my earning potential and rank via audience retention.
     
  2. Mad_Russian

    Mad_Russian Newbie

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    You don't get bored and leave things under 2 minutes, even 3 minutes.
     
  3. Mckinise

    Mckinise Junior Member

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    I agree. I think it will work well for the two comedy shorts. Not so sure about the action though. I am thinking I may have to settle for 5 minutes or less to tell a story.
     
  4. Dagreyon

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    I agree with the above. 2-3 minutes is the best.
     
  5. Mckinise

    Mckinise Junior Member

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    It will make the amount of content stretch an entire season. Does anyone have any experience with user created episodic content?
     
  6. Mckinise

    Mckinise Junior Member

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    Currently, the Holiday special is about 8 minutes. The cut we are scoring is pretty action packed. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
     
  7. lietuvis002

    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    0:30 minute is good You think for movies ?
     
  8. georgelouis5

    georgelouis5 Junior Member

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    2-3 minutes top. But I don't think giving a specific lenght time it's even relevant, I mean... If your videos totally rock, then the viewer is going to be watching them for 30 minutes if they feel like it.

    I don't think it's something you can "measure" as a good ranking factor
     
  9. dayleft

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    Yeah I'm taking the 'length watched' or 'minutes watched', algo change on YT seriously. Seeing best results with under 3 min. You could always leave annotations to re-direct more interested viewers to your longer content and use the short runs as a net to bring them in.
     
  10. Mckinise

    Mckinise Junior Member

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    I am talking about length because I am the primary writer of the content. I am finding that quick hitting content gets more views and leads to other videos being watched. The Annotations are a good idea.