Marketing

Suggestions on how to take a Video Viral

Krishna Gazula Founder, ConnectedVisits

August 30th, 2013

Any suggestions how to get a video go viral.  We are launching a crowd-funding campaign soon,  As part of the effort we are looking ways to take our video viral so that we can get traction for our campaign.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Fahad Siddiqui

August 30th, 2013

is your question, how to make it go viral, or how to get a lot of views?

almost anything that is designed to go viral never does. virality has an element of unexpectedness that is usually not planned. 

if you want to get a lot of views .... sure, virool is an option, or you can just advertise on youtube, there's some tricks to keep the cost down ... leverage your network, ask people to share, give people a freebie for sharing .. etc. .. 

Sam Diener Sales Engineering Leader

August 30th, 2013

Krishna, There is a great book on how to accomplish this. Take a look at "Contagious" by Jonah Berger.

James Cavalier Helping mobile marketers maximize ROI | James@Liftoff.io

August 30th, 2013

Vidiq.com also has YouTube management similar to Hootsuite for social media.

Christopher South CEO & Co-Founder at Spot Trender

August 30th, 2013

As many have suggested, making a video go viral is not as simple as following a 5 step program. Viral videos have many similar elements to them, and many folks have correlated those similarities to a formula.

I think bottom line is that the masses need to be able to relate to it, either through current events, or three of the most powerful things humans react to: sex, humor, or fear.

Check out www.spottrender.com, it's a cloud based software for A/B testing and market research for videos online. I would suggest making an account and testing your video to see audience reaction. You can do it for free by crowdsourcing the participants, or the platform has options to get you people. That will help you fine-tune it to be the most compelling and engaging, and a step closer to viral.

I hope that helps!

Michael Barnathan

August 30th, 2013

Act insane and include lots of cats.

Geoff Whitlock Co-Founder and President of Surround

August 30th, 2013

Has lots to do with your video! What's it about? Thanks.

James Cavalier Helping mobile marketers maximize ROI | James@Liftoff.io

August 30th, 2013

Virool.com

Krishna Gazula Founder, ConnectedVisits

August 30th, 2013

Sam - Thanks, will take a look at "Contagious" by Jonah Berger.

Geoff - This video is about Family Caregiving for loved ones.  We are launching a solution for family caregivers.

Krishna Gazula Founder, ConnectedVisits

August 30th, 2013

Thank you James.  I already registered on VidIQ and will see how it goes.

Krishna Gazula Founder, ConnectedVisits

August 30th, 2013

Chris South:

Thank you and checking out on www.spottrender.com
Will see what happens