Cj Verde wrote:The new video doesn't show up in the Homesteading Videos by Paul Wheaton podcast group in iTunes. Is this on purpose because those views don't show up in youtube? Just curious.
The last video uploaded there was How to render lard and that was almost exactly a year ago.
Bill Kerans wrote:What did you do to promote your kickstarter video? Other than the mailing lists and forums.
paul wheaton wrote:It would take me four days to answer that completely.
Keith Riddle wrote:I work for an ad agency, and do video editing for a living. My number one suggestion on getting more views is to keep the video's short and sweet. When I read "80 minutes of a keynote address" I reflexively start yawning - no offense intended as I trust the content is captivating. For the most part though, people have very short attenti - Hey look! A squirrel!!
Do you have any idea on how many additional view your older videos get in the days following you posting a new video?
In that way you could build views in a cascading style.
What about a bit of "PaulWheaton12 Branding"
What about a brief intro to each video
Jennifer Jennings wrote:In addition to what Rachel and the others have mentioned, it seems the videos that have requests for feedback (not in the actual video, but requests for feedback in the notes section of the video description) get a lot more interaction. Just a thought.
As for the videos, 80 minutes is a lot for almost any internet viewer. Even if you broke the video into 25 minute segments, that may work better for audience capture. If they are interested, they will continue to watch more, and are more likely to share or FB a 25 minute segment than an 80 minute video. This has proved out for me when I write an article as well; doing a short series is almost always more attractive to readers than a single big article, and it draws readers along. I would imagine video would work the same way.
Jennifer Jennings wrote: what we need is introduction to the outside non-permie world via a popular culture vehicle.
The thumbnail stuff definitely helps.
I enjoy your crappy animation, and funny / ironic commentary on common situations.