Tonight is the night I will remember as the one where people viewed my youtube stream more than 20,000 times, 8000 of which in the last month.
What I like is the sudden increase as qik finally allowed us to save and treat our videos differently. 🙂
Over the past month I have seen an increase of 7000 views in relation to the videos I have posted on youtube. The two events that helped make this a reality are the Geneva Lake Parade and the Paleo Festival. For the Paleo Festival scantily clad girls were an attractive proposition.
As to the paleo it was taking video I had streamed live on qik and sharing it via a number of video sharing websites of which youtube was one.
To give an idea of the audience peaks we saw over 900 views for the Lake Parade footage and over 1300 views for Manu Chao. That’s a respectable audience.
The question is whether there are any events you would like me to cover (via live streaming from a mobile phone) and whether that would attract a big enough audience.
In the space of two weeks I have gone from having just 11,000 views on my youtube channel to over 16,000, thanks mostly to videos I shot with the phone. I went to film the Geneva Lake Parade and then the Paleo. The Lake Parade generated several thousand views and already I’ve had over four hundred views to the Paleo Manu Chao and Tiken Jah… can’t remember the name.
It’s not bad and it demonstrates the trend that I think is interesting. Go out and film, put it online with the right keywords and watch as people flock to see the content that you have offered them. Of course this is just an experiment but it’s increased my visibility quite a bit. I’ll wait to see how long it takes to get to twenty thousand views and more.
What are the next events I could cover in Switerland?
That’s fun 🙂
Thanks to the Geneva Lake Parade I saw a nice jump in traffic to the twelve videos or so I streamed and uploaded yesterday. I suppose when you cover the right event there is an audience. This is just one small example of why I should continue streaming video content.
That’s also why I should get the content on a number of platforms.
For those of you with good data packages an application that could be a lot of fun is youtube on the n95. I was out and about and decided to check the youtube site and I was given the option to download their beta. I managed to play vides but I had no sound.
What they offer are:
– upload your videos from the phone
– watch your friends’ videos
– view relatd videos
– view received videos
– search for content.
In other words you can do everything you’d want to from the n95 that you’d do from a computer. It does look like an interesting application although unless you’ve got wifi this is a very expensive gimmick. It’s nice to try nonetheless. Let me know if you try it and tell me what you think of it.