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Viral Video Wannabe


BUILD-A-BLOG

It’s hard to find something new to do on YouTube. Collab vids. Check. Annotated interactive vids. Check. Vlogs. Uh, duh, check. So about a week ago I had an idea for something that I hadn’t seen on YouTube before. I wanted to provide dozens and dozens of phrases, half-sentences and other random clips that could [...]

Pay YouTube for Search Placement

For a small fee that you set, YouTube will now feature (or “sponsor”) your videos in YouTube search results. Google owns YouTube, so this type of advertising, similar to AdWords, makes a lot of sense (no pun intended). In fact, YouTube is using the established AdWords infrastructure to power this new feature.
YouTube Sponsored videos appear [...]

Inspiration Video Contest Winners!

This past Sunday saw the conclusion of my second Video Challenge where I asked the question, “What inspires you?” I received 26 amazing entries from all kinds of YouTubers. Thank you to everyone who entered.
From those 26 entries both my guest judges (nerimon and achampag) both agreed that two vloggers deserved a tie for first [...]

How to Find Collab Partners

Yesterday I shared the Secrets of Making a Great Collab Video. But, while you might have a brilliant script and an eye for editing, if you can’t find anyone to collab with you, your video will never materialize. (unless of course, you make a collab with yourself)
Before you begin contacting other YouTubers about working together, [...]

Secrets of Making a Great Collab Video

I’m currently hosting a collab video contest, with prizes including promotion from some huge YouTubers, and a copy of my upcoming book, YouTube: An Insider’s Guide to Climbing the Charts. So this week, all of my posts will focus on various collab video topics.
Collaboration videos include more than one YouTube user. Collabs are a great [...]

How I Met Your Buck

I’ve made collab videos with a lot of “popular” YouTubers. I’ve appeared on LisaNova’s channel. I’ve appeared on WhatTheBuckShow’s channel. Hell, I’ve appeared on YouTube’s official company channel. I’ve written videos for Lisa. I’ve edited a video for Buck… After which I always get asked a lot about how I became friends with, or how [...]

Top 5 Most Unexpected Viral Videos of ‘08

Viral video doesn’t always simply mean millions of views. Sometimes a video manages to inspire YouTubers to actually turn on their cameras and respond to, or parody, what they’ve just seen instead of being a passive viewer. Some of these videos even manage to do this while remaining underground. Here, I’m going spotlight videos which [...]

FHM Interview

I was recently interviewed for a future issue of FHM magazine to hit newsstands in October. This is the full interview:
When did you begin posting videos on YouTube?
For a while, I just uploaded how-to videos and a short film that I needed to be able to put on my own website. I began posting these [...]

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Viral Video Wannabe...

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…is written by Alan “fallofautumndistro” Lastufka, co-author of the book, “YouTube: An Insider’s Guide
to Climbing the Charts“. This site offers resources
for readers of my book and new tips and techniques expanding upon what is in my book. Visit the Purchase page above to order your own copy today!