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Old 12-18-20, 07:22 PM
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How to go viral on YouTube

WTAF?!? - I made a simple video of replacing the studs on my Dillinger-4 tires a year ago and now it's blowing up. ?!? 22K views... And this is my top video by 22x

I'm so confused?


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Old 01-31-21, 07:02 PM
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2.2K=2,200

...that’s still way more views than I’d expect for a channel with no hot girl in tight clothes.

”can I have a free wheel for my bike?”
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Well, you are using the word 'studs' in the title. Was it also a 'hot' replacement or something? Maybe you had the bike on a 'rack' or something?
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Old 02-02-21, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by hsuBM View Post
2.2K=2,200

...that’s still way more views than I’d expect for a channel with no hot girl in tight clothes.

”can I have a free wheel for my bike?”
That comment - free wheel - WTAF?!? LOLz

Now showing 950K (947,088) ... I am confused and feel like this is some kinda web bot thing and has nothing to do with real people interested in replacing studded tires. I've posted a couple videos this month and they are getting my typical number of views (a few dozen). With over 400 subscribers, I'd expect a new video to get at least 100 view right away.

Truth in posting: I'm not a YouTuber, I don't make money with it and only look at it as a fun place to post/organize my content ... so I don't know YouTube that well.
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Old 02-02-21, 08:02 AM
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Got curious enough to do some researching/searching - here's analytics from YouTube



And an explanation video from October:

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Pretty fricken weird uh?
up up 1.8 million views now??
I saw it and found it legitimately informative, good to see it done if I ever need to replace any lost studs in future.

it's gotta be the stud term, cuz this is just weird ain't it?
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maybe it's an ASMR thing or "satisfying gif" thing
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For whatever reason, the video is popular in some very warm parts of the world ... and I'm getting so many questions about "why" and "what is that for". Minnesota winter is like another world to folks that live close to the equator.
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Wow, that sure is a lot of views! Now off I go to see if my wife's been searching "replacing studs".
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you know, I suspect also that youtube sticks vids up on as suggestions willy nilly, or maybe ones that have a lot of views in a short period or something, so it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy sort of thing-building and then more because its building up....who knows. That is kinda funny getting questions from Joe Blow in Panama or something.

Connects with the whole "echo chamber" aspect of facebook etc, but thats a whole other very relevant and serious topic.
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you know, I suspect also that youtube sticks vids up on as suggestions willy nilly, or maybe ones that have a lot of views in a short period or something, so it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy sort of thing-building and then more because its building up....who knows. That is kinda funny getting questions from Joe Blow in Panama or something.

Connects with the whole "echo chamber" aspect of facebook etc, but thats a whole other very relevant and serious topic.
It's kinda funny, I found info that YouTube started a TikTok competitive option, it's called Shorts. Shorts must be cell phone format (like the video in the OP); under 60 seconds; and some other stuff. YouTube is test launching Shorts in India, we don't have Shorts in the US, but our videos can be added to the Shorts library. I've tried to make a couple more videos in this format, just for s&g, but nothing else has gone nuts like this stupid basic video.
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LMAO ^^^^
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