on Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:44 pm
It is Glenn and Jeromy's responsibility to increase the fanbase and the view counts of their product. However, no one says the fans can't help.
Glenn made a true statement on breefm Wednesday, everyone who sees this series seems to like it, and i feel like this series just needs to get in front of more fans. There are two ways fans can help, and I am sure some will think of more:
1. The e-mail address to ask youtube to feature a video is firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask youtube to feature the videos. While the first video you ask youtube to feature may not get featured, the youtube editors have said that repeated requests from multiple users for a video or one of a series of videos to be featured does play a role in who they decide to be featured. So, send those requests in.
2. Another way to get more people to watch the videos is youtube comments. Usually when a redearth88 vid is first posted, discussion starts on the youtube video site, the blog, the lg15 forum, the maddison atkins forum, and the IRC channel #maddison. If you throw in anchor cove, and the fact that maddison chatter spills over into the #breefm, #outofgame, and #hammy channels as well, you can easily have a nine way bifurcated conversation going. While this is usually fantastic to have these comments in so many places, it does place the videos at a disadvantage when it comes to getting the video on the most discussed videos list.
The last video by Rachel was only about 4 comments away from breaking into the "most discussed youtube videos for today". I started replying to people's comments, and it broke through. . .for about a couple of minutes, until one of the other most discussed videos picked up some comments, and the honor went away.
The next time a video is posted, post all comments on the youtube video. Have a theory? Throw it on there. Reply to other's comments and theories. If the conversation is kept mostly there, the video will easily hit the most discussed list for that day, and possibly the low end honors for the weekly totals. Most of the time, the top vids in the most discussed area have like thousands of comments. We are not going to get there, but we could end up on the third page of the most discussed list if we try. Glenn does usually post vids in the "people & blogs" section, which is the most popular section. It makes it harder to make the category list of most discussed, but it is also the most viewed section of youtube. Getting on the most discussed list in the people and blogs category is big.
I don't mean meaningless comments, either. That would defeat the purpose. Start a conversation by replying to others' comments. Act like you are chatting, just do it on the comment board (no rickrolls please, lol).
You know those ppl that can make a point with only a paragraph? Well, that's not me at all. So, sorry for the long post. I think we as fans can easily help J and G increase the view count and fan base. Also, more views and more comments can only help if and when J and G are showing this to potential advertisers or whatnot.
If everyone is able to do either (or both) of those suggestions, it would be a huge help toward getting the series in front of a larger audience!
Thank you for your continued support! It really means the world to both Jeromy and I!
Friday, October 19, 2007