5 YouTube Maxims to Get, and Stay Viral

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A short time ago, YouTube urged us to “Broadcast Yourself”. Well, they don’t have to tell us anymore. Consider that 4 Billion videos are viewed every day.* With all that content being uploaded and viewed, our video habits on YouTube provide interesting ways to get visible. More importantly, it also defines how to stay visible. I recently read an article that indicates we are at a transitional time for broadcast media. Part of that change, some argue, is that YouTube has become an online-studio system.


The five (5) maxims are:

  1. Make a lot of content. A lot
  2. Target a niche
  3. Connect with your fans
  4. Collaborate
  5. Optimize for the algorithms

An example — Since 2007, just shy of 79K people have watched the Chocolate Rain video by Tay Zonday. He now has his own money-making YouTube Channel.

The complete article is available here on Wired.com.

*A complete list of YouTube statistics is posted on their site.

Now you know how to get viral and stay visible.