Sunday, 20 February 2011

Getting noticed on YouTube ?

I have to say, I think YouTube is fascinating,

I've had an account with them since November 2006 and as part of my model making hobby I have been uploading videos ever since.
In the 4+ years, I have created and uploaded 153 videos and collectively they have had 493,396 views.
But of them all, one video stands out head and shoulders above the rest for audience pulling power, with a whopping 255,292 views.


My brother-in-law (who doesn't share an interest in my hobby) did suggest the video had been watched by several thousand sad individuals OR it has been watched by ONE VERY SAD individual several thousand times !!!

Now as much as I enjoy my hobby, I don't take it seriously enough to imagine small plastic trains hold that much of an attraction to thousands of people, so I did some delving into the YouTube insight statistics.
It would seem this video is most popular amongst middle aged men, in Asia, who found it searching Google.

Not convinced that Model Railways are the biggest hobby in the Asian continent, I decided to type "first night video" into Google and YouTube search.

DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME !!! 

It turns out that the term "first night" has a bit of an adult theme particularly on the Asian Google  !! So I would imagine that most of my 255 thousand plus watchers, were somewhat disappointed with what they found.

Of course this could be considered a disappointment for me,
but there is a twist.... I get the last laugh....
Because of the videos popularity I was approached by TrackoneRecordings who asked if I would accept £50 to use YouTube's audio swap function to promote one of their songs !!!!
So for all you middle aged guys out there, that felt you had been let down by what you found... THANKS.... I probably enjoyed spending the cash more than you enjoyed watching my video.....................


But for those of you with a spare few hours to kill, you can always check out the rest of my uploads at   >>>   RJR Branch Line YouTube Channel

8 comments:

Phil Parker said...

I have the same problem with one of my videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTrmj7lSZNg
Apparently people searching for "Bouncing Betty" aren't expecting a radio controlled surfer...

RJR said...

Looked up your video Phil, at least those that have commented on mine are polite ! :)

Duckie. said...

So its not "What's in a name" its what's in a title! must remember that on my next venture on to YouTube

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Amazing! Mind you, I used to fly kites!

John Bryson said...

Im glad that the views turned into cash for you!!!!!
--John

Duckie. said...

What's wrong with flying kites Ken ?? I've had many a happy hour on the beach with them, and hoping for many more in the coming year.
Its what ever turn you on Hey.

Duckie. said...

Just finished the hull of my Narra Boat John perhaps I should use your idea and test it at the lake,video it and label it "Topless at Etherow"
that should pull the punters hey

Lynn said...

I will take your word on the internet search. Glad you could turn a profit on the endeavor!!!

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