If you’re a serious YouTube publisher, having a video go viral is probably one of the best methods to get your name out there. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to make money with YouTube, or simply build a name for yourself with it as a hobby, you need people to know who you are.
First off going viral isn’t something that will just happen to any video. In order for a video to go viral it must have certain qualities that aren’t in other ordinary videos.
Usually in order for a video to go viral it should invoke some form of emotion from the viewer. It can be excitement, laughter, happiness, or even disgust in some cases, but some sort of emotion.
If you have decided to attempt to get the viewer emotionally attached, music helps. Adding a song that amplifies the mood you are trying to set draws the viewer in much more than silence. Don’t over do it though, if there is dialogue that must be heard, don’t drown it out with tunes.
It doesn’t matter how long the video is, although it shouldn’t be so long to the point that it deserves a premier at your local theater. It should only be as long as it has to be. If there is some sort of build up to the key point of the video, be sure to edit out the unnecessary junk.
Be sure that the ending of the video leaves the user laughing or in some state of emotion. If the viewer loses interest towards the end of the video, they are less likely to share it with friends. Have them wanting to tell others about it as soon as the credits roll (if there are credits).
A lot of video producers/publishers seem to think that if they film it they will come. Not the case. No one is going to see your video if you don’t tell them about it. Unless of course you already have a bunch of subscribers. If that was the case, I don’t believe you would need to be reading this.
You can use social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook to promote to friends and followers for free. There is also however companies like Virool that will promote your video for a fee. You get a certain amount of real views for a set price, they have campaigns starting as low as $10.00.
Author: Dollar Dojo
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