How I Know My Video Is Being Viewed – A Video Contest Example

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How I Know My Video Is Being Viewed – A Video Contest Example

 

 

I entered a video into the First Annual Talent Contest, thanks to Stacey Smith and the VBlogger Group. Many wonderful videos were submitted and it was a learning experience for me. The reason I bring this up the contest is to show you how you can track the views using YouTube Insight.

 

I did not post this video anywhere else but to the contest at ActiveRain. After putting the video together and submitting it to the group, people watched the video. I can see from the graph that it was submitted on September 14th and number of views spiked for a few days and then tapered off.

 

Later, when the Top Ten results were posted by Stacey Smith, including my video, the views spiked again. The video was included with the other 9 videos for the members to vote. This again tapered off over time.

 

 

It is good to know where your videos are being seen, without Insight all I would know is that my video was viewed 107 times. Now let’s look at where people found the video.

 

This video is in a controlled setting, but I know that people outside ActiveRain have also viewed it. By clicking on Discovery, I get a list of links followed to this video.

 

I can further see that ActiveRain only accounted for 67.6% of the views, although this was the only site it was posted. Where did the other referred links come from? Well, it can be found on my Channel (I had to upload it somewhere), suggested videos, featured videos, theft, and so on. But you would never know this unless you checked.

 

So why is this important? Let’s say you produce a video of a home for sale. You post it to ActiveRain, Craigslist, and Facebook and you get a total of 500 views in one week. How would you know where if was viewed? Which of these sites were the most effective places to sell your home? YouTube Insight can help show you the answer.

 

Knowing this, you can make better use of your videos, concentrate your effort, change your video style to match your market, and much more.

 

But this is just a small part of what YouTube Insight has to offer, spend a little time getting familiar with what it can do will help better understand video marketing. The best part of all this is that it is available at no cost to you - take advantage of it!

 

 

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Doug Bullwinkel
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Wow, 107 views in a fairly short time.  Hollywood may be calling soon if this keeps up.  Perhaps you and Craig Rutman could co-star with Heather Locklear in a feature film.  It's interesting how this can be tracked.  Thanks for the tip and congratulations on scoring high in the video contest.

October 25, 2011 03:44 AM
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Debbie Gartner
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Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT

Excellent. I will need to check that out for some of my flooring videos.  My bathroom tile video has over 1,800 views and my hardwood video over 1,000. Also, you just gave me some more ideas of where I should post them.  Suggested.

October 25, 2011 06:59 AM
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366

Doug - Me, Craig and Heather, sounds like a feature film to me! Insight provides a lot of good information that can be used constructively. The Top Ten finish was exciting to see.

 

October 25, 2011 09:11 AM
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366

Thanks for the Suggestion Debbie!

 

Glad I could help. Be sure to check out Hot Spots this can be very useful to you too!

October 25, 2011 09:20 AM
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Don MacLean
Realtor - Homes For Sale - Franklin MA
Simolari & MacLean REMAX EXECUTIVE REALTY

Tom, funny you should be posting this now. I was just talking about upgrading the phone and a quality recorder was part of the package.

Thanks for the tips and insight for the next avenue.

Enjoy the day

October 25, 2011 10:04 AM
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Does that mean that Don will be posting videos to ActiveRain? Hope so.

Thanks for the comment!

October 25, 2011 10:15 AM
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Rebekah Radice
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Great points Tom!  It's so important to track our video views.   Both where they are coming from and when they are happening.  Congratulations on putting together such a great video and one that so many people have taken notice of!!

October 25, 2011 04:20 PM
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Thanks for the kind words Rebekah.

You know the power of video, it is important to get started and learn by doing. You have been one to teach me so many things since being here. Thank you!

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