The viral experience – YouTube

Recently we had a video of ours make it to YouTube’s recommended views page! What a fantastic experience!

We watched everything unfold using SocialBlade to see our views & subscribers grow. It was amazing! We went from 248 subscribers & a little over 41,000 views to a whopping 1,024 subscribers & over 226,000 channel views! Amazing!

Okay, we’ll admit it wasn’t “the big time” but it was a taste of what viral velocity is or can be. Over a weekend we had more than 300 comments on a single video, no matter how hard we tried, we couldn’t keep up with every post. We did our best to respond to each one because someone taking the time to comment, should be rewarded (unless they’re being a dum-dum).

We received everything from praise and appreciation to haters & insults. We had emails from some of the best (and worst) commentors as well invitations (both real & fake) to participate with other channels & brands. That’s probably the most exciting part of it. The comment we originally pinned on the video was fantastic! It was filled with praise and approval, topped off with some valid constructive criticism (what we thought was valuable feedback). The haters got to it. In less than a day, this poor commentor received 57 replies, majority of them had a negative tone. Even though this comment was most likely part of the formula that made the video go “viral”, out of respect for them (and per their request) we unpinned it.

Oddly enough, shortly after that was done, the subscriber growth slowed and the intense daily views subsided… but wait. Was that because our video fell from the “recommended views” page or was it because of this comment? Hard to tell, but the viral velocity has dropped. Our channel continues to grow both in views & subscribers. We look forward to getting more into YouTube and creating more content to share with you (maybe even build a fan base?). Only time will tell!

Please feel free to leave a comment and/or subscribe, rate it even! Check out some of our other videos when you’re done.

Here is the video that went viral:




About The BitK

BrosInTheKnow (TheBitK) - BrosInTheKnow is all about making life better, by making it comical & informative!If you are looking for the best possible way to spend your time on the planet (well, the internet at least), look no further! We are your destination! It's like a theme park for your senses, with a healthy dose of comical reality through the eyes of geniuses, you're in luck! . On a side note, give us your understanding from personal experience. Let's help each other out, because whatever you're going through someone has been there before; wouldn't it have been nice to know what pitfalls lie ahead!?

Posted on March 23, 2017, in Being Social, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Fun Update: we now have 8,484 subscribers and more than 2 million (2,427,052)channel views!! WOWZA!

    As a sided surprise, we’ve been demonetized. 😞 We’re working through that as we speak… perhaps we’ll get back on the wagon soon. More updates to come.

    Still, this experience makes us #Blessed, and we’re not using this hashtag lightly (we never do!)!

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