You often hear that making a viral video is pure luck, but that’s just not true. Most of the videos that do go viral online were created with that goal in mind. The creators have to work quickly to push the video and get as many views as possible. By following the proper steps and using the right tools, you can get your video to go viral too.
Your videos content is clearly an important part making it go viral. It should be either very humorous or something outlandish that makes people sit up and take notice. If the content is good, the quality of the video isn’t very important. If it is entertaining, people won’t care that is isn’t professional, in fact, sometimes it’s better for it to have an amateurish feel to it, as long as it makes viewers want to share it with others. Preferably, your video should be one of the select few on YouTube’s “Most Viewed” front page, because that’s when the views really start to explode.
Ideally, you don’t want your video to be very long. Thirty seconds is a good length, and while it can be longer, you may lose viewers to anything that’s too lengthy. Choose your title carefully; a great title is where you will get the most interest. If you have to, use a title that misleads viewers and gets them clicking your link. Use plenty of appropriate tags with the video that will get it to show up in more searches. Most importantly, make it embeddable so it can be posted and reposted on as many sites as possible.
Once you have uploaded your video, you have a window of opportunity to get is seen. Start by emailing it to all your friends and ask them to forward it along to their friends. Next, share the video on your social networking sites. Post it to your friends profiles so that it can be seen and watched by all their friends. Also, post the video in forums and blogs if you can; the more exposure it has, the better.
A great way to a video noticed is to create controversy. Use several YouTube accounts to leave comments and start a dialog, an argument even. Very few viewers will leave comments, but many will read them, and the more comments your video has, the better. Get people interested and make them want to share the video.
YouTube posts thumbnail screens shots of your video as a preview. You will have three from which to choose. One of the screen shots always comes from the middle of your video, so make sure there is something in the middle that can be used to grab a viewer’s attention. Once you get your video out there and get people watching and sharing it, you can get it to go viral.
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