I have yet to figure out the public's tastes

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I have yet to figure out the public's tastes

Post by Tdarcos » Wed May 17, 2017 2:18 am

I look at the stuff I release to the public and I realize that I don't have the slightest fucking idea what the public likes.

Most of my videos are in the "less than 50 views" range on YouTube except my most popular video on cleaning a grill on first time use, which by comparison has a whopping 2,000 views.

Compare that to a mundane video on how to go to the bathroom, which has a mere 450,000 views.

I do a lot of three dimensional models on Trimble Sketchup, and publish them in the 3D warehouse, where any other user of Sketchup can download and use them, just as I have downloaded and used other people's models, sometimes as components of mine.

I've uploaded over 150 models, from fences to elevator fronts to restrooms to hardware. Many have less than 100 downloads, others have a few hundred to several thousand, and the two most popular models are a left facing and right facing door handle such as would be used in place of a doorknob, which have about 30,000 and 20,000 downloads, respectively.

Again, I have no idea how the public decides what things they like more than others,
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Post by pinback » Wed May 17, 2017 5:08 am

It's all about SEO, man. I intentionally tried to find your cooking videos on Youtube, knowing your name, and exactly what I was looking for, and couldn't find it. If you type "Paul Robinson Cooking", the only thing that shows up is your intro video from four years ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdT_YQsWhIY

The goal is not to figure out what the public wants, it's to MAKE the public want YOUR stuff!

SELL! SELL! SELL!!!!!

TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK OOOOOON!!!!! TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK OOOOOOONNNNN!!!!
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Post by RealNC » Wed May 17, 2017 5:55 am

Would you watch your own videos if you weren't you?

Probably not. People like good video and audio quality.

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Post by Tdarcos » Thu May 18, 2017 7:35 am

RealNC wrote:Would you watch your own videos if you weren't you?

Probably not. People like good video and audio quality.
I buy the best equipment I can afford given I make no income from this and my finances are tight. And I do it because it's fun, and allows people to see that a partially crippled man in a wheelchair can do this, so can they.
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Post by Tdarcos » Thu May 18, 2017 7:37 am

pinback wrote:SELL! SELL! SELL!!!!!

TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK OOOOOON!!!!! TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK OOOOOOONNNNN!!!!
Let me see if I remember. Don Ameche in "Trading Places."
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Post by pinback » Thu May 18, 2017 7:59 am

Tdarcos wrote:
pinback wrote:SELL! SELL! SELL!!!!!

TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK OOOOOON!!!!! TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK OOOOOOONNNNN!!!!
Let me see if I remember. Don Ameche in "Trading Places."
http://bit.ly/2q0cx7N
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Post by Flack » Thu May 18, 2017 9:34 am

Uploading a video to YouTube and hoping that people will find it today is like throwing a rock into the ocean, if only the ocean were bigger. YouTube says people are uploading 300 hours worth of video to them every minute. The odds of anyone finding you or your videos, without external promotion, are against you.

That being said, if you like making them, then make them.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Thu May 18, 2017 9:26 pm

We all genuinely enjoy the cooking videos.

Look, the Polybius video I made 10 years ago has like 225,000 views. I spent one evening doing that with the Milker. Fun, yet obvious farce and we didn't rehearse, we just used the third filmed take.

I spent five years on Cryptozookeeper, working as hard as I could for five years and it has 8800 downloads. I'd flip those two around in a MINUTE. I worked the equivalent of a second job on that. You work just as hard in spurts for your videos. It's not how many people like them, it's who. And everyone here genuinely enjoys the cooking videos, Paul.
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Post by RealNC » Thu May 18, 2017 11:14 pm

Tdarcos wrote:I buy the best equipment I can afford given I make no income from this and my finances are tight. And I do it because it's fun, and allows people to see that a partially crippled man in a wheelchair can do this, so can they.
Well, not everyone can be a "Youtuber," I guess. Don't sweat it. Literally thousands of people have tried, thrown thousands of dollars away for equipment, and failed.

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Post by pinback » Fri May 19, 2017 4:57 am

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:spurts
Gross.
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Post by Tdarcos » Fri May 19, 2017 7:01 am

pinback wrote:
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:spurts
Gross.
Oh come on, I'm sure it was fun for somebody.
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