After you have created your video, your next mission is to have it viewed by thousands of Internet users. All video producers want their videos to go viral, but the problem is – they don’t know where to start.
For a majority of video creators, YouTube is the best place to start a viral video marketing campaign. It is visited by millions of people around the world and its videos get around 80 million views everyday. Some of the videos that are being watched come from visitors who click the “Videos” tab which contain the Videos page that includes a list of YouTube’s Daily Most Viewed Videos.
When you submit your videos to YouTube, you should strive to get your videos on the page which includes the Daily Most Viewed Videos. But your problem would be how to get there; YouTube requires your video to get 50,000 views before it places your video on the Most Viewed page.
To achieve this objective, here are some viral video marketing platforms that might just be able to help you:
Ask people who own or manage relevant blogs to post or embed your video. If they want you to pay for it, then go ahead. You wouldn’t be violating anything because there are no rules against it.
You can visit forums where you can initiate a conversation by creating new threads and embed your video at the same time. Try to make your thread as interesting as you can to entice other members to respond. You can also create multiple accounts to enable you to connect to multiple responders using different threads. If you can ask a number of people to help you on this, you will be able to get faster results.
MySpace.com is a social entertainment website that allows members to post comments or embed YouTube videos in its members’ comments area. You can take advantage of this privilege. It still means added exposure for your video.
Facebook is a social networking site that allows you to share YouTube videos with your friends. You can embed your videos here and ask your friends to view it and share it with their other friends. This can help to bring more views to your video, especially if it is interesting, informative, or funny.
You can also send your video to everyone in your email list. This can be an effective method, granting that the people in your list have you as one of their contacts. This simply means that your email will go directly to their inbox and not to the spam folder. Strive to send as many emails as you can.
Ask everyone you know to watch your video and request them to share it with their buddies, office mates, classmates and Facebook friends.
These are some of the platforms that can help to make your video go viral. One of the most basic qualities of viral videos is its ability to attract human interest. This should be the first thing that you need to consider when you create it, and the rest would be history.