Being a youtuber might look like fun and games, but it certainly takes a whole lot of work from behind the scenes. This can include getting your name out there, coming up with original content that is not only fun, but useful too, and trying to get people to subscribe to your mailing list. Chuck in video editing, maintaining equipment and trying to manage a small team if you have one, it’s easy to see why some of the finer details get overlooked.
For example, did you know that a factor in determining how well a video will do for it’s entire lifetime can be pretty accurately predicted by how well that video does in the first week. How many original views does it have, shares on social media and comments are all ways that the algorithm looks at the video and then determines how long it will ‘last’. It’s pretty accurate too.
The videos that have had the most success from what I’ve seen are the videos that, within their first week, have well over ten thousand original views. After the first week, if a video has over 10,000 views, you can pretty much guarantee that that will double within the next week. From there though, the details get a little bit more complex, so I won’t go into them here.
If you already knew that fast video views are the way to go, then you’re already one step ahead of the crowd, and you know that this should be at the top of your priority list. Get people to view your content and fast. There’s no point pushing outdated content that you posted a year ago, hoping that the aged work will somehow start to gather a following. If you want that, you need new stuff, and new views.