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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby One Drew Remains » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:34 pm

Thanks guys. Working on setting this all up now.
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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby TenaciousBe » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:08 pm

Looking forward to seeing what you get put together!

On a side note, it's fucking maddening when you see a crappy close-up phone video of some dude in his bedroom "shredding" over the top of a recorded song and getting 100s (or 1000s) of views, when I struggle to get 30 views on videos of my live performances in local coffee shops / breweries. Is there some secret to getting people to view your videos? Are people just that much more attracted to shreddy fancy guitar playing than they are fully performed songs with vocals?
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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:14 am

:cheers :peace Happy Halloween, TABN!
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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby Lotha » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:17 am

TenaciousBe wrote:Is there some secret to getting people to view your videos? Are people just that much more attracted to shreddy fancy guitar playing than they are fully performed songs with vocals?


How do you title your videos?
It's often not about the content so much as it is about SEO and algorithms of Youtube I think.

For example, I watched one vocal coach with a title of a video like "a vocal coach reacts to *whatever*".

Then YT started showing me more people with "vocal coach reacts" type of title because the algos noted that's the kind of stuff I'm interested in right now.

So, maybe try to emulate what guys with more views are doing title-wise? After all, if their viewership is the kind of audience you want, then it makes sense to tie yourself in with the keywords that put you in front of that audience. One thing I learned as a copywriter: if you want to be discovered, use the terms someone might type in the search bar to discover you.
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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby gbruin » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:39 am

Lotha wrote:
TenaciousBe wrote:Is there some secret to getting people to view your videos? Are people just that much more attracted to shreddy fancy guitar playing than they are fully performed songs with vocals?


How do you title your videos?
It's often not about the content so much as it is about SEO and algorithms of Youtube I think.

For example, I watched one vocal coach with a title of a video like "a vocal coach reacts to *whatever*".

Then YT started showing me more people with "vocal coach reacts" type of title because the algos noted that's the kind of stuff I'm interested in right now.

So, maybe try to emulate what guys with more views are doing title-wise? After all, if their viewership is the kind of audience you want, then it makes sense to tie yourself in with the keywords that put you in front of that audience. One thing I learned as a copywriter: if you want to be discovered, use the terms someone might type in the search bar to discover you.

Welcome to AB's world, B. I try to be one of those 30 whenever I see them popup on FB, but Lotha is right. It's all about SEO. When I was writing for the U.C.L.A. sports site, optimizing the searchable terms and parameters for our articles and posting across various sites and platforms (FB, YT, twitter, etc) got hammered into us. It's a big Internet and you gotta make every little thing stand out. As you've noticed, the reach is, unfortunately for both you and AB, more important than the content. The game sucks, but those are the rules these days.

Lotha, have you run off and eloped yet? How you been? :wave
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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby Adam » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:45 pm

Damn this thread is still going?
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Re: This is the same Adam, right?

Postby zazthespaz » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:54 pm

barely. we used to have this guy adam who WHHAAAAAA?????!?!?!!!
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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby TenaciousBe » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:35 am

gbruin wrote:
Lotha wrote:
TenaciousBe wrote:Is there some secret to getting people to view your videos? Are people just that much more attracted to shreddy fancy guitar playing than they are fully performed songs with vocals?


How do you title your videos?
It's often not about the content so much as it is about SEO and algorithms of Youtube I think.

For example, I watched one vocal coach with a title of a video like "a vocal coach reacts to *whatever*".

Then YT started showing me more people with "vocal coach reacts" type of title because the algos noted that's the kind of stuff I'm interested in right now.

So, maybe try to emulate what guys with more views are doing title-wise? After all, if their viewership is the kind of audience you want, then it makes sense to tie yourself in with the keywords that put you in front of that audience. One thing I learned as a copywriter: if you want to be discovered, use the terms someone might type in the search bar to discover you.

Welcome to AB's world, B. I try to be one of those 30 whenever I see them popup on FB, but Lotha is right. It's all about SEO. When I was writing for the U.C.L.A. sports site, optimizing the searchable terms and parameters for our articles and posting across various sites and platforms (FB, YT, twitter, etc) got hammered into us. It's a big Internet and you gotta make every little thing stand out. As you've noticed, the reach is, unfortunately for both you and AB, more important than the content. The game sucks, but those are the rules these days.

Lotha, have you run off and eloped yet? How you been? :wave


So, 99% of my videos are from live performances at local venues (breweries, coffee shops). My titles are always something like "Moonrise Blue - Nutshell (Alice in Chains cover) - Cafe Steam, 10.28.18" or something with that general outline. My name, song title, original band name, location, and date. Maybe that's too much? I don't really get it. Might help if I have a more consistent uploading schedule, and do more at-home, studio type videos. Work on the production value.
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Re: You’re it! Hahaha I’m so funny!

Postby zazthespaz » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:48 am

Are you using tags?
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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby Lotha » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:29 am

gbruin wrote:Lotha, have you run off and eloped yet? How you been? :wave


Yup, I'm a married lady now! Just getting around to updating my Facebook :) Things are great.
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Re: Sorry to all the guys on here who just watched their dreams go up in flames.

Postby zazthespaz » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:47 pm

Lotha announces she’s married and effectively kills the general discussion forum :lol

CONGRATS!
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Re: Fun party trick too

Postby zazthespaz » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:16 pm

I coined the term “taco grenade” today. It’s when you throw a taco into an Uber to get a drunk friend into the Uber, but the taco inevitably explodes upon impact and the Uber gets covered in beef, lettuce, sour cream and cheese.
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Re: Actually it makes sense

Postby Andy92 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:42 pm

How is it that TABN has seen their last 2-3 female members engaged/married off and the 15 guys are all striking out on Tinder.
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Re: Actually it makes sense

Postby AHart96 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:54 pm

Andy92 wrote:How is it that TABN has seen their last 2-3 female members engaged/married off and the 15 guys are all striking out on Tinder.

Look at the website/forum you’re on
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Re: Is Tinder the way out of the single life?

Postby anguyen92 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:57 pm

Speak for yourselves, I don't have a Tinder account.

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Re: Actually it makes sense

Postby AB4Lyfe » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:18 am

Andy92 wrote:How is it that TABN has seen their last 2-3 female members engaged/married off and the 15 guys are all striking out on Tinder.


Can’t strike out if you don’t enter the batter’s box ;)
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Re: Actually it makes sense

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:18 am

Andy92 wrote:How is it that TABN has seen their last 2-3 female members engaged/married off and the 15 guys are all striking out on Tinder.

I just stopped trying. I have an account on like 4 or 5 apps and havent looked at any of them in weeks :lol
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Re: fact

Postby Timotheus » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:11 pm

TABN's too cool for single girls.
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Come on, gang...How come only zaz said congrats?!

Postby gbruin » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:43 pm

Lotha wrote:
gbruin wrote:Lotha, have you run off and eloped yet? How you been? :wave


Yup, I'm a married lady now! Just getting around to updating my Facebook :) Things are great.

That's one lucky man. All the best to both of you! :picturelotsofcelebrationemojishere
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Re: All my congrats have to be approved by Zuckerburg

Postby Andy92 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:13 am

I said congrats on Facebook for what it’s worth.
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