One of my YouTube videos gradually hit a 1,000 views over the course of 8 months.

low-G

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Oct 25, 2017
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I had a video with over 600,000 views, but it had a tiny (fair use, seconds long) clip of Japanese music.

Never put Japanese music on YouTube.

Or just never put anything on YouTube...
 

Allforce

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Oct 25, 2017
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I've gotten a TON of views on random videos of my very young kids and their friends goofing around that I just upload for family and friends. Playing in the pool, splashing around in the lake, running under the sprinkler, playing on the slip & slide, having water gun fights, etc.

I have no idea why they're so popular but apparently people just love them so whatever.
 

Kitsunelaine

My favorite cake is pie
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Oct 25, 2017
5,734
I've gotten a TON of views on random videos of my very young kids and their friends goofing around that I just upload for family and friends. Playing in the pool, splashing around in the lake, running under the sprinkler, playing on the slip & slide, having water gun fights, etc.

I have no idea why they're so popular but apparently people just love them so whatever.
Don't upload videos of your kids onto the internet for thousands of creepers online to see.
 

TissueBox

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Oct 25, 2017
2,341
Urinated States of America
Nice Goku, a fraction in and I dig it so far. Pretty much on par with the standard production quality of a lot of the successful deep dive video essayists/speculators circling 'round with a mostly relevant B-roll and a cleean mic. It really helps your enunciation is crisp to the ear!! Will keep a tab or two. ^^' Maybe. ;p

That said, as you mention, I can't help but notice from some snips out of your channel you've actually put out a lot of these kinds of video breakdowns, at least over the past year... considering how decently competent your work is I'd say it's 'bout time you've gotten some traction..!!

Your thumbnailer is likely correct in their presumptions; many people are probably more attracted to a longform video that goes in-depth on a single subject -- I know I do..! It might take a bit of extra editing and recording work, but...who knows, this might be the tide to ride on..!! I wish you luck..! *passes some luck* And as aforementioned, will be keeping open eyes for your stuff. ^^'
 
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Uzumaki Goku

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Oct 27, 2017
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Nice Goku, a fraction in and I dig it so far. Pretty much on par with the standard production quality of a lot of the successful deep dive video essayists/speculators circling 'round with a mostly relevant B-roll and a cleean mic. It really helps your enunciation is crisp to the ear!! Will keep a tab or two. ^^' Maybe. ;p

That said, as you mention, I can't help but notice from some snips out of your channel you've actually put out a lot of these kinds of video breakdowns, at least over the past year... considering how decently competent your work is I'd say it's 'bout time you've gotten some traction..!!

Your thumbnailer is likely correct in their presumptions; many people are probably more attracted to a longform video that goes in-depth on a single subject -- I know I do..! It might take a bit of extra editing and recording work, but...who knows, this might be the tide to ride on..!! I wish you luck..! *passes some luck*
Yeah, it's just making hour long videos is....

MUCH more time consuming and not one I can easily do with my work and social life.

...watching it...

Ugh, I made some mistakes.... should've trimmed out some parts.

But thanks a lot.
 
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Dyno

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Oct 25, 2017
3,476
I've gotten a TON of views on random videos of my very young kids and their friends goofing around that I just upload for family and friends. Playing in the pool, splashing around in the lake, running under the sprinkler, playing on the slip & slide, having water gun fights, etc.

I have no idea why they're so popular but apparently people just love them so whatever.
You should really look into the issues YT has had with that kind of content and adults accessing and sharing it with the worst of intentions. It's been quite a big issue for them and honestly theres a good chance you should be highly suspect of why those videos are getting so many views.

If you're only putting them up for friends or even archiving purposes I'd consider putting them up private or unlisted in the future.
 

Wishbone Ash

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Oct 29, 2017
886
Michigan
I had a gaming website I started, just writing articles and updating stuff in my spare time. I ended up getting lots of industry contacts and games to review and swag and people offering to write content for me from the small fanbase that developed.

Some of the articles pushed 100,000+ views, which I am still astounded by, considering the life of the site was around two years total. That increasing traffic also caused my site to crash more and more, and I didn't run ads or make any money from it, so I eventually (and regrettably) just dropped everything.

I wish I would have at least kept the URL, which last I checked was redirecting to asian pornography.
 

jacktuar

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Oct 25, 2017
6,244
I put up a video and I checked in every day to see how many people viewed it. After a year it had more than 300 views!
 

WillyFive

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Oct 25, 2017
4,091
The algorithm works in mysterious ways, once you get one video that worked, all you can do is feed the algorithm with more of it.
 

Spaltazar

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Oct 28, 2017
1,736
hard to believe i have over 1 million views on my low effort channel where i upload anime osts with some of my vectorizations as a background. the power of kill la kill ost
 

beelzebozo

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Oct 26, 2017
806
i posted a clip from Gremlins of gizmo playing the keyboard and it has 361,000 view somehow. i did it at the time to share the clip with my girlfriend (now wife). people comment on it constantly.
 

Jeremy

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Oct 25, 2017
948
It's easier to get tons of hits on something that violates copyright, for sure. I have well over 100k for an old documentary that I uploaded that's not available on DVD or in any streaming format.

That's probably not the way to get a healthy channel though, especially if you hope to monetize eventually.
 

Unaha-Closp

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Oct 25, 2017
2,633
Scotland
Shit, I just checked my Channel. A Just Cause 2 video from 9 years ago has 127,000 views lol I had forgotten I even had any videos on my Channel. The other highest is 6,400 views. That one definitely got linked in an online Just Cause 2 guide and the first one must just have a clickbaity title. Damn, I loved Just Cause 2 back in the day.
 

beelzebozo

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Oct 26, 2017
806
It's easier to get tons of hits on something that violates copyright, for sure. I have well over 100k for an old documentary that I uploaded that's not available on DVD or in any streaming format.

That's probably not the way to get a healthy channel though, especially if you hope to monetize eventually.
yes, i have made zero money and never will on it. comforting to know people love this clip though.
 

C.Mongler

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Oct 27, 2017
1,525
Washington, DC
I made a shitty review of the MadCatz Street Fighter IV FightPad like a decade ago that's currently sitting at 43K views. It's weird. When I checked the analytics back in the day a shit ton of traffic was coming from a handful of Latin American retailers selling the controller, though my review was entirely in English.

Also my review was really bad; I didn't even showcase playing the game with the thing lol
 

Oheao

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Oct 28, 2017
7,582
London, Ontario, Canada
I've uploaded like 600 videos this year maybe? And guess what? The ones I put more effort in get almost no views and my most viewed videos from this year are just loops of Mai Shiranui GIFs.
 

Sunster

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Oct 5, 2018
2,916
my brother posted a video of a BULL SHARK ATTACK! which is actually just 30 minutes of GoPro footage of him leisurely kayaking with his friends on a river and I think that reached 2000 views.