My Video Went Viral. Here's Why

  • Ajoutée Il y a 5 mois

    VeritasiumVeritasium

    Durée: 23:43

    My hypothesis is that the algorithm, rather than viewer preference, drives views on the site. As the algorithm shifts, various FR-filmrs experience burnout (as what used to work no longer works) and right now click-through rate is the key metric. So clickable titles and thumbnails are the only way to get a lot of impressions and hence views - they are the only way to go viral. This leads me to wonder which audiences will become most prevalent on the site and if there will even be a place for educational content. In the long-term, hopefully FR-film is able to measure satisfaction through surveys and other metrics to ensure an optimal experience for everyone on the site.
    Flipchart artwork by Maria Raykova
    Filmed by Raquel Nuno
    Thumbnail by Ignat Berbeci

Red Hook MMA
Red Hook MMA

I learnt a lot from this video. I have deleted 2 of my youtube channels in the past because, 1 or more things I was doing were counterproductive and Youtube was burying it. My other channel is also buried by Youtube. This channel is also not good because, I am not satisfied by my videos as I don't want to make my channel on the back of other people. I have gathered enough confidence to put my own voice and put real content with newly acquired knowledge on thumbnail and title. I will probably name my channel something like Cheese or Cinnamon and not something obvious. I've been thinking about it lately. I also, have prepared some tools such as default text boxes, thumbnail template etc. to produce videos faster and effectively. Wish me luck.

Il y a 19 minutes
Cody Watts
Cody Watts

Who here are those people that don't like video's you like? I'f so start and actually promote your preferences and boost the youtubers click through rate, probably better for everyone.

Il y a 3 heures
CK Knife and Tool
CK Knife and Tool

I happened across another channel that gave you a shout-out regarding this particular video. I watched it twice. Thanks! New Sub. It was really nice to hear something like this that the majority of the rest of us never get exposed to. You took a lot of time to not only make the "slide-show" but organize it all to articulate what you have learned in both your time as a Creator and as a content subscriber.

Il y a 7 heures
Tommy Dimmel
Tommy Dimmel

This was excellent. Thank you.

Il y a 11 heures
Jack'sVlogs
Jack'sVlogs

I just wanna take time to appreciate how much time you put into drawing each one of these posters!!

Il y a 13 heures
CK Outdoors
CK Outdoors

Well said.

Il y a 14 heures
Jonathan Silverblood
Jonathan Silverblood

Youtube is not maximizing for viewlength and clickthrough-rate. They are maximizing for revenue. Understand this difference to understand how the changes they are doing is akin to abusing human psychology. Humans have herded animals for thousands of years and our brains are great tools in predicting animal behaviour. Youtube is simply using an algorithm and big data to herd humans for profit. To get to a different (not necessarily better) state, we need to find a way to makes youtube **more** money that is also does not result in clickbaits and sensationalist yelling.

Il y a 20 heures
Laura Reid
Laura Reid

Very impressed with the drawings

Il y a jour
ppezaris
ppezaris

reddit upvote algorithm would help

Il y a jour
kayserikay
kayserikay

ok, I clicked the bell first time in my life, because i believe you create sincere content

Il y a jour
Michael Huff
Michael Huff

You can also get a virus.

Il y a jour
Michael Huff
Michael Huff

You can also get a virus.

Il y a jour
Michael Huff
Michael Huff

You can also get a virus.

Il y a jour
Meena Nainwal
Meena Nainwal

Intelligent

Il y a 2 jours
Don Juan
Don Juan

https://youtu.be/rdXZ3qrEkNQ Check out Steph. Scandals...

Il y a 2 jours
AMRose
AMRose

My solution is destroy capitalism. It's flawless don't think too much about it.

Il y a 2 jours
dslvr
dslvr

YouTube please love me!!! lol

Il y a 2 jours
Lawrence Desmond Leach
Lawrence Desmond Leach

I'm a aspiring Youtuber and I like the explanation, but I wan't that telescope you have! I've seen your videos, though. I watched each one whole and I was satisfied. L

Il y a 2 jours
Anna Ferguson
Anna Ferguson

Engrossing presentation Derek! Well done! :) Our news channels in Australia are using clickbaity titles and they swap them in and out all the time. Some I just refuse to click on because "that's clearly clickbait" and I hate feeling like a sucker. If the rest of your channel's content is as entertaining as this low tech presentation, I will be clicking on it regardless.

Il y a 2 jours
Desert Mike DIY
Desert Mike DIY

I watched every second of your video. You are an excellent presenter. The perspective was excellent.

Il y a 2 jours
Alex Clark
Alex Clark

i watch CGP Grey no matter what the title or thumbnail says.

Il y a 2 jours
timeaxis1
timeaxis1

Leave Brittany Alone! X0

Il y a 2 jours
Bolo Fit &Fun
Bolo Fit &Fun

I need help

Il y a 2 jours
Letho Veldt
Letho Veldt

AND off course that blackball video is the next video that YouTube offers.. Laim

Il y a 2 jours
Letho Veldt
Letho Veldt

AND off course that blackball video is the next video that YouTube offers.. Laim

Il y a 2 jours
Letho Veldt
Letho Veldt

Sir you just earned my 'bell'! And thanks to you I found out why I did not get all the video's of channels I actually follow. YouTube has split the bell into ' Personalised ' and ' all '. I found that for my older 'bells' the default is ' Personalised '. And through that I literally had that moment that you talked about (see you in 6 months!). But now I set al the bell that I support to all and hope that will let me choose what to what but notifies me for all. Thank you for this clarifying video

Il y a 2 jours
Letho Veldt
Letho Veldt

Sir you just earned my 'bell'! And thanks to you I found out why I did not get all the video's of channels I actually follow. YouTube has split the bell into ' Personalised ' and ' all '. I found that for my older 'bells' the default is ' Personalised '. And through that I literally had that moment that you talked about (see you in 6 months!). But now I set al the bell that I support to all and hope that will let me choose what to what but notifies me for all. Thank you for this clarifying video

Il y a 2 jours
Rainer Lilje-Halbritter
Rainer Lilje-Halbritter

Thank you for the view behind the curtain of making youtube videos and the practise of recommendations and so on. I allways appreciate the ammount of work every (or nearly every) youtuber puts in his videos. But I think quality over a long term will only be able with a payment system, which is not influenced or disturbed by advertising or algorithm. reliable contend needs reliable payment. And at last thank you for using the old-style-presentation!

Il y a 2 jours
lohengrinknight
lohengrinknight

What if you make a video telling your audience that you're opening another channel with the same content? Then they can migrate to the new one and you can start the graph again and your videos can be recommended by the algorithm one more time.

Il y a 3 jours
Erik Rave
Erik Rave

That 5 star moment 🤗

Il y a 3 jours
Nimish Mhatre
Nimish Mhatre

Check this wanted episode https://ckk.ai/Uu85Z0cV pubg

Il y a 3 jours
Tiago Ribeiro
Tiago Ribeiro

Your videos are great, I really enjoy watching them, and btw, I’m also a physicist :) So, here’s my feedback: 5 stars!

Il y a 3 jours
Danny Tayara
Danny Tayara

Ironically, this is exactly why I don't use YouTube as a primary way to discover new content. It's clickbait-y, which feels untrustworthy. I found your channel through a different website's comment thread. I was surprised to find your videos were not the clickbait I thought they were.

Il y a 3 jours
Michael Bruce
Michael Bruce

And this is why I can’t find anything interesting to watch any more. Everything is fake. Let me decide what I want to watch based on my current mood instead of a computer artificially and incorrectly guessing what I want to see.

Il y a 3 jours
Hey I'm a Maker
Hey I'm a Maker

This is really interesting. You're talking about things that I had a hunch about. Like what would Google be like if you logged out of your Google account? I started purposely seeking woodworkers in Europe because all of the content I saw or found was from North America. After engaging with more European and Asain content I now have more recommended content from places like Korea and Japan which is amazing to watch.

Il y a 4 jours
ProwseOfficial
ProwseOfficial

I wonder if he pulls that flip board out every time he explains something to his mates.

Il y a 4 jours
Pete M
Pete M

The curve, in other industries, is called a "product curve". There are very few ideas or products or services that don't follow the curve, although the parameters of height and time interval can vary. No matter how you jigger an algorithm, the curve is typical of customer response, as modified by competition. "Run out of ideas": there is such a thing, and it happens all the time. Just ask IBM, Motorola, US Steel, American Motors, etc. Some day, inevitably, someone else thinks up something better ("better" by virtue of attracting sales, the only true measure of quality in the marketplace). The stats on new companies is something like 90% fail in the first 5 years, and a minuscule number make it to a decade. Again, your curve reflects this reality. If you watch the recent Ken Burns series on Country western singers, you see the same pattern: over and over and over. Enjoy your fame. Try not to become an alcoholic when it fades. The height of the curve predicts the injury of the fall. Save some of that bread for your old age.

Il y a 4 jours
Josh G V-logs
Josh G V-logs

Thank you for the tips on how to grow my channel! Check it out if you want! Love getting feedback!

Il y a 4 jours
-4*
-4*

Why this comment went viral

Il y a 4 jours
Walter Smith
Walter Smith

Read this comment for better thumb nails! Made you look.

Il y a 4 jours
TheSwoleBroscientist
TheSwoleBroscientist

These videos are always produced by men. Women cant even come close to that type of content quality

Il y a 4 jours
shaurz
shaurz

The medium is the message.

Il y a 4 jours
rohit pattnaik
rohit pattnaik

Lol your presentation .... on point No3. is really really the name of the game ... I put test Vids ..... 200+views but thats the algo .... Follow the Algo! n BTW .. I rang the Bell :P

Il y a 5 jours
Todd Land
Todd Land

I appreciate this. Funny how some videos like this have more comments than new creators have views. I think the clickbait makes me less likely to view a video but it seems like its a necessary evil. Thanks for the intelligent content. We do need more of this and I'm happy that smart people have a place to consume content that is specific. Even if it's just a guy like me trying to learn how to do woodworking with27 random subscriber or an old lady cross-stitching.

Il y a 5 jours
Mels Video
Mels Video

So amazing

Il y a 5 jours
Joseph Azbell
Joseph Azbell

Best thing is, youtube recommend the black ball video right after this:)

Il y a 5 jours
Gibbon Mountain Chronicles
Gibbon Mountain Chronicles

Thanks so much for making this video. I have noticed the uptick of "Youtube recommended" channels rather than my subs that I have to go to my subs list to watch. Again, thanks

Il y a 5 jours
Pete M
Pete M

Does the initial intent of the viewer skew your results? I can be two distinct (but sometimes mixed) viewers: I'm searching for something specific, or I'm just looking to kill some time. I think I react rather differently in those two modes. Cute placement/title will attract in one mode, but less so in the other. OTOH, I'm not certain what a/the bell is!!!!

Il y a 5 jours
Simeon Walker
Simeon Walker

I haven't subscribed to too much so I can easily notice when new videos show up. Is this not normal? 🤷‍♂️

Il y a 5 jours
Plamen Petkov
Plamen Petkov

You are awesome. I think there should be different platform which can compete u tube as well

Il y a 5 jours
The Thrifty Woodworker
The Thrifty Woodworker

Dude, excellent analysis

Il y a 5 jours
ecsyntric
ecsyntric

i really avoid hitting Like on a decent random video because i'm terrified youtube will use the information and chase me forever

Il y a 5 jours
Chris Sarah Nowakowski
Chris Sarah Nowakowski

Why did you say "unsubscribe if you don't click the bell"? Personally, I don't need to be notified when a video comes out, but I do love checking out "my subscriptions" when I have a moment to watch some Youtube, so telling me to unsubscribe kind of my made my jaw drop. Great video otherwise.

Il y a 5 jours
Localobo
Localobo

Agree

Il y a 5 jours
TheRedstoneBlaze
TheRedstoneBlaze

*Crazy idea:* Add a coefficient to the frequency with which a video pops up proportional to the cube root of the frequency that the author uploads with. So, for example, a skilled animator that uploads one video that takes a hundred hours to make every two months has their videos four times more likely to appear than those of a vlogger who uploads a low effort video every day, controlling for all other variables. But, since we're talking about a cube root, uploading twice as often will still net you 60% more views.

Il y a 6 jours
Psyborg Wolf
Psyborg Wolf

20:00 Neither Twitter nor YouTube serves me the things I want, I wish they would. Twitter just shows me uninteresting profiles (the ones that just constantly retweet, or post a slight variation of a meme) or profiles that are just on the extreme end. And YouTube shows me memes, compilations, top 10 or other "steal other sites content and 'narrate' them lazily" videos. Which I've never clicked and frequently tell YouTube that I'm "Not Interested".

Il y a 6 jours
K N
K N

I hate how this affects us. I think in the end the style of CTR will have to change because once everyone uses clickbait, only the non-clickbait will stand out. It'll just cycle forever. I'm also curious about how Autoplay works into this... does this make a Youtuber's CTR better or worse? It's technically a view without a click, right?

Il y a 6 jours
Medico Opthalmology
Medico Opthalmology

*Hear him without looking him.* *His voice is ...like...* *I AM PEEEEEWWWDIIIIIIEEEEPIEEEEE*

Il y a 6 jours
Headkick Adict
Headkick Adict

I've deleted my first YouTube video because I panicked after it had hundreds of views within an hour after the upload.

Il y a 6 jours
home vlogs and beauty channel
home vlogs and beauty channel

Cant understand😥

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