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YouTube Q: Given video data, what are trade-offs of some common distribution methods

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by elementis0, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. elementis0

    elementis0 Newbie

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    Hello WHW,
    Going to record various educational videos about computer science on youtube. Just graduating and think it will be helpful for career to do this along as great for my own personal growth.
    ...Been years since I was on this forum... Think I found it when I was about 15 and I'm 25 now and havn't made a single post... Heh.

    Anyways,

    Marketing Question:
    Say I record 30 minutes worth of video, what are the trade-offs of the various distribution processes?
    o Recording 30 minutes and releasing the entire time in one long youtube video
    o Recording 30 minutes and breaking it up into short (say 5 min) chunks and releasing it over some date range (say a month)
    o Recording 30 minutes and breaking it up into short chunks and releasing it all on the same day

    Does youtube's algos typically care? Is there really a solid answer to which usually wins out? Does it depend mostly just on your audience's user activity profiles? Curious to hear thoughts about this.
     
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  2. validseo

    validseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Break it up by chapters so it is consumable and so people can skip the stuff they already know. Get a trial account for safari books online and check out the table of contents for they videos. That is a great way to present an educational resource... especially if you later decide to sell access to it as an online course.
     
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