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May 31, 2011

Experts' Experts: YouTube stars offer advice to how to get big

Jennifer Preston's article in yesterday's New York Times offered the following tips to YouTube star wannabes:

• Send emails to at least a dozen key bloggers and ask them to post a link

• Don't forget: there is key light, front light, flood light

• Never, ever put the word sex in a title or tag

• Don't upload videos on Friday afternoons

• Surprise your audience

I'm not sure how many of these pointers Humphrey paid attention to when he uploaded his first video (top) in 2006.

Currently more than 68,000 views – with a bullet.

FunFact: Humphrey's video brings in about 10 cents every month from advertising.

Plenty of upside there, what?

The article also points out the value of having your own channel — hey, I am so there, and have been for years.

You could look it up.

May 31, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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Here's a title: "Dark Predictable Friday Afternoon SEXhibition." The content could be problematic, though.

Posted by: Flautist | May 31, 2011 10:27:51 PM

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