How To Make Your Videos Go Viral

It was a fun video create for today’s one…

Inside I talk about a really powerful aha moment I had when reading Jonah Berger’s latest book called Contagious. It’s a fantastic read and packed full of amazing aha moments and other “mind gems”.

To get a copy of Jonah’s book, you can use the link below (aff):

The other two books I mention inside my video are…

The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell:


Crossing The Chasm, by Geoffrey Moore:

Here’s the video from Karen that went viral:

And here is Karen’s article on how she made her video go viral:

Ok, I think that’s it…

Please make sure you leave your comment today and come back to read everyone else’s comments – we are all learning together here, and this is the best way of doing it!

Chat soon!

Gideon Shalwick

About Gideon Shalwick

Gideon Shalwick is a YouTube and video marketing expert, and has figured out how to get a TON of attention using online video (with one YouTube channel reaching 10 million views!), and today, he's built a following of over 100,000 people for his business ventures, and 60,000+ people on this very blog, where he shares some of his most powerful video marketing strategies.

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186 Responses to How To Make Your Videos Go Viral

  1. Gideon Shalwick

    Check out my latest video about some great aha moments I had from the book:

  2. rgulko1

    Hi Gideon, How are you? I think you forgot to add the video. Have a great weekend and keep rocking with this excellent material, Kind regards, Ricardo

  3. Gideon Shalwick

    Nicely put Johan! You want to learn how to dance? Maybe do the time lapse thing too? hehe

  4. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Ricardo – the link to Karen’s video is inside the description area of my video :)

  5. rgulko1

    Thanks Gideon! have a great weekend :-)

  6. Helen Lee

    I think Karen’s video shows success and achievement and makes one think maybe they could do that too. I watch your videos because you are so darn cute BUT you do share a lot of important things towards online success.

  7. TheAudreyJohnsonShow

    Love your simplicity and voice. Thank you!

  8. Gideon Shalwick

    Hah! I’m cute? Oh why thank you Helen! I liked what you said how it “…and makes one think maybe they could do that too”. That really resonated with me too. Heck even I now want to learn how to dance lol!

  9. Gideon Shalwick

    Thank you Audrey! Did you watch Keren’s video? What did you think?

  10. ThatDavinatorGuy

    Awesome stuff, as always Gideon. Karen’s video and the whole process of “why and how” was pretty damn insightful. Thanx for sharing that:)

  11. Mark Hewitt

    Wow… As it started I said where is this going… but it kept building and had my attention. At the end I said WOW. Now the inspiration is storming in my mind :-)

  12. Gideon Shalwick

    you mean for my video? or Karen’s video? hehe

  13. Mark Hewitt

    BOTH :-)

  14. Gideon Shalwick

    Why and How? What do you mean Davin?

  15. Gideon Shalwick

    hehe awesome answer!

  16. MsDiaperD

    Unrelated — but could do a video on how you get all your videos to show in the “suggested” field? Love that book by the way. 😉 ~Dana

  17. Gideon Shalwick

    Ah that’s real easy… just make sure you add your own name in the tags for ALL your videos.

  18. Graham Rogers

    Hi Gideon,

    Well it has nice editing switches in it, it started off funny when she was rubbish and then nice uplifting ending with a very good ending video sequence; good music. Her website has lock out until you share it to 3 friends which is probably the key to views as the video is in the email they send you when you opt in. I noticed that as she cleared up her living room she got better at dancing – a message for people everywhere! :-)

  19. Michael Estabrooks

    Fantastic video with lots of information. Karen’s article truly has a lot of information that if people applied they can see a ton of progress on any type of project.

  20. Gideon Shalwick

    Hah! Nice one about clearing up her room Graham! Didn’t spot that one hehe

  21. Gideon Shalwick

    Oh yeah for sure, I totally agree Michael – very cool article from Karen! Makes everyone believe we can do it too! Inspiring!

  22. Juho Tunkelo

    This makes all kinds of sense. In fact, I’m kind of aroused right now.. haha

  23. Gideon Shalwick

    haha – good one Juho lol!

  24. MsDiaperD

    Do you add your name as the first tag? Or it doesn’t matter? THANKS!!

  25. Gideon Shalwick

    doesn’t seem to matter Dana!

  26. ResQ Records | ResQ Ranjazz International(ASCAP)

    Thanks for sharing +Gideon Shalwick. Your #videos are always #informative.

  27. Learnguitartunes

    Great video as always Gideon, I thought Karen’s article was excellent, I read it when you sent it out a few days ago via email. I think I will pick up Jonah’s book too, that looks really interesting. Thanks again, have a great weekend (must dash, off to record some new videos for my channel). lol

  28. Gideon Shalwick

    Great stuff Jack! Awesome to see your channel subscribers growing so nicely! Over 6k now – fantastic! Keep up the great work!

  29. noventar

    I have definitely observed this in my years and years of watching youtube.

    thanks for this.

  30. Carl Harris

    Found all of that interesting, Gideon – her article is really good and I’ve signed up at her site. Fat bloke loses 7 stone in a year. Oh deary deary me there’s a lot of work to do.

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  32. Susan Evans

    I like the train in the background of her dancing at the end. Not only was it moving fast behind her, adding to the excitement of the scene, but it was symbolic of her journey in learning something new. Yes, Gideon, it was definitely emotional as I found myself rooting for her and cheering her on. She made a lot of progress in one year. (The music also evoked emotion.)

  33. Stan Dubin

    And there’s also Seth Godin’s “Unleashing the IdeaVirus” which went viral as a free book and then again in it’s paid version.

  34. Conor Salus

    Awesome video Gideon! Thanks for putting out great content as usual. I’ve added Contagious to my basket on Amazon. And will read Karen’s article now. Her dancing video gave me goosebumps!

    Can you please tell me: what camera do you recommend for making great you tube videos? I’ve seen your older videos on this topic but I’d love to know your current opinion.

    I’d like a camera that can make high quality videos with great audio — and can also take great still photos.

  35. MyCrummyApartment

    Or we could actually comment on the girl’s video…..

  36. Alison Scott

    Thanks Gideon, great video :) I love it when people use emotion = energy in motion :)

  37. Fernando Herboso

    It made me an instant fan. .as the video progressed. .I judged myself harshly in several things I wanted to do but do not put the time and effort to get them. .(emotion)
    My highest watched video has 654,000 views. . I’ve been trying to replicated it and I have no clue why it went viral. .
    This is my video:

  38. Linda Hoenigsberg

    Hi…looks like her article on how she did it has been taken down…bummer!

  39. Lane Bowers

    Awesome, Gideon. I just love your videos. Can I ask you how you create the blurred background?

    Awesome content!

  40. BensCarts

    That girl in her own words describes why that video went viral. It was nothing about the quality or substance, it in fact was because she was linked to some powerful bloggers and social media icons. (her words)

    The video itself sucked, bad music and was overall very uninteresting.

  41. Mazon99

    Great info, thanks for sharing Gideon :)

  42. Mike Lawson

    Thanks for the video Gideon – I’ve done a quick video response for you (a quick arms length iphone one without my tripod so apologies for the shaking – it wasn’t the alcohol!). Main takeaway from Karen’s video is ensuring virality (is that a new word?) involves a lot of work and pre-planning rather than going viral being a happy accident. I’ll be checking out the book you recommended too. Thanks, Mike

  43. Learnguitartunes

    Hey Gideon, yes it appears to be growing nicely now at a steady space. I am incredibly please with that number and the support from people has been fantastic, just keep that content coming and people show their appreciation. Thanks again, Jack.

  44. Carl Picot

    Gideon – I LOVE your videos – please keep them coming as they are great learning tools – I’m off to check out this book :)

    Cheers matey from the other side of the globe :)

  45. Yamirasu

    Do you think 1080p or 720p is better for youtube videos ?!! the reason i’m asking this is that i see too many great channels like ( filmriot ) who use 720p instead of 1080p !

  46. Crowdfunding Dojo

    Interesting to see Gideon using one of her techniques here, ie linking out in the description (with aff links no less) to prominent authors who he’s no doubt going to contact and ask to reshare this video. I actually found the article by the woman who created the video far more enlightening than anything else. Looking young enough to appear to be “a girl” I’m sure didn’t hurt with the teen market, either, even if she is an adult.

  47. Josh Lazzari

    Very interesting what she had to say.

  48. Fantastic Idea Lets Do It

    Ah, very clever- I loved her video because I wanted to see how it turned out, and I was captivated by the music and passion.

  49. roheEnergie

    Great Tip! Thank you. :-)

  50. ThatDavinatorGuy

    Hmm..well Karen discussed “why” she did it the way she did it, and also “how” she did it in her article Gideon…that’s all I meant…:-)

  51. karenxcheng

    Hey Gideon, thanks very much for making this video and sharing!

  52. HDnatureTV

    Karen will soon be a millionaire with the secret key – make emotional dance videos. The key to become a full time self employed youtuber is creating good and consistent content, build a brand, and a subscriber audience. Dance Videos have always been a great genre for TV, Film, youtube and MTV so that’s a good start. I look forward to your first viral dance video “Gideon – learning to Dance” next year. ğŸ˜Ž

  53. mrhulot101

    Thanks Gideon,
    Her video did not connect with me but I thought her viral tips were excellent. Thanks for sharing.

  54. Nikola Danaylov

    Same here, I like her tips but her video was at best OK. Not worth sharing on its own, so I would say great marking meh content…

  55. AustralianAppStore

    You have excelled once again Gigeon, well done. This is absolute first class information. A credit to you.

  56. Mark Geisler

    Gideon, I like everything you’ve done in this video! Firstly finding and sharing Karen’s video right through to creating your video and the way you’ve linked to these other sites and products. You’ve got a lot happening here! “This is a great lesson!” Thanks

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  58. alarmrat

    Perfect storm comes to mind

  59. SoulJuiceTV

    gorjus and simple production and a great and inspiring journey … i’d share that :)

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  61. walter wilhelm

    Not sure why I stayed watching….did not like her video, but I kept watching….hmmmmm?

  62. CJ Grace

    I’m getting the idea, and the dance video, though it’s not for everyone, I get the idea. Anyone can apply her tips, and of course yours! Thanks Gideon, I love your valuable info as always!

  63. Gideon Shalwick

    Hehe – there are more watchers than producers. Which means there are more opportunity for producers than watchers. Just sayin 😉

  64. Gideon Shalwick

    haha I reckon you should give it a try! nothing like making a public commitment!

  65. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Susan – I am glad you mentioned the music as a factor too! That’s one of the easiest ways to inject some “emotion” into your videos. Imagine what Hollywood movies would be like without any of the music or sound effects lol!

  66. Gideon Shalwick

    Ah I gotta get myself a copy of that one too – gonna go order it now! Thanks for the recommendation Stan!

  67. CJ Grace

    Which reminds me…I had a video that went viral in a few days, certainly not millions of views, but it went viral. Not only was it the content, something that people wanted to know, but there were certain steps I took! I sort of took the same steps that young dancer did, only I contacted newspapers, websites, and certain officials. It was a horrible video, but I captured a certain moment! It was newsworthy!

  68. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Conor – currently I use two cameras – Canon 60D for more fancy videos. And iPhone 5 for quick and easy videos.

  69. Gideon Shalwick

    Yes you could – but that may limit the learning for everyone coming to this video. No dramas if you wanna comment on Karen’s video though :)

  70. Gideon Shalwick

    Ah energy in motion – kinda like Karen’s dance moves! Nice angle Alison! How are your tennis videos coming on?

  71. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Fernando – that link did not seem to work for me. In any case though… it’s interesting hearing the range of emotions you went through as you watched Karen’s short video. I think it also happens without people realizing what’s really happening “behind the scenes” of their own minds!

  72. Gideon Shalwick

    Are you sure Linda? I’ve just tried it now and it seems to work fine? Try again perhaps?

  73. Gideon Shalwick

    hmmm interesting… do you think, if the video did not have the “emotional” substance (which it certainly has), that it still would have spread like it did? I mean, other bloggers would only share the video if it made some kind of impact on them right?

  74. Gideon Shalwick

    You’re welcome! Why do YOU think Karen’s video went viral?

  75. Gideon Shalwick

    Yeah I reckon it really is possible to “engineer” virality (hehe). The cornerstone question will always remain though… “Is the video share-worthy?” Thanks for the video response! Nice of you Mike!

  76. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Carl! Thanks man! Glad you’re enjoying my vids! Yeah the book is really cool – you’ll love it, since you’re also into YouTube Marketing :)

  77. Gideon Shalwick

    Depends on the situation – in general it’s best to upload at 1080p, esp now that internet is getting better, and people are viewing more of YouTube on their TV screens. But in some cases, 720p is better… eg when your editing team is overseas, and big file sizes is a problem for getting videos out fast!

  78. Gideon Shalwick

    Yeah I really loved Karen’s article too. It really showed a very nice step by step approach to increasing your chances of making your videos go viral!

  79. Gideon Shalwick

    What in particular was interesting about what Karen said Josh?

  80. Gideon Shalwick

    Yeah exactly! The title created a really nice open loop that kinda “forces” you to want to find out what happens in the end. It’s almost like a “zero to hero” story… or “rags to riches” kinda story line. Powerful idea right there!

  81. Gideon Shalwick

    You’re very welcome! Anything in particular stand out to you?

  82. Gideon Shalwick

    You’re very welcome Karen! And thank YOU for your wonderful inspiration and also your FANTASTIC article that showed us all how it’s done! Looking forward to seeing some more viral videos from you soon!

  83. Gideon Shalwick

    Yeah I reckon dance videos automatically come with their own emotion… which helps of course! Hmmm… maybe I should start dancing inside my videos lol!

  84. Gideon Shalwick

    I guess it’s not for everyone :)

  85. Gideon Shalwick

    Ah thank you Les! And thanks YOU for being such a loyal and interactive subscriber! Much appreciated!

  86. Gideon Shalwick

    You’re very welcome Mark! What will your next viral video be about?

  87. Gideon Shalwick

    Oh yeah I totally agree – and I also agree with you writing it all in CAPS to point out the awesomeness of her article even more :)

  88. Gideon Shalwick

    Perfect storm?

  89. Gideon Shalwick

    Saweet! Thanks Devika! How are you doing these days? Haven’t been to Northey Street Markets for a while – we’re up on the Sunny Coast now…

  90. Gideon Shalwick

    Hmmm… I think you might do better if you add value first before asking people to add you :) Something to think about maybe?

  91. Gideon Shalwick

    Hehe – yeah that’s interesting huh? A couple of people here did not like Karen’s video… but I bet they watched till the very end nonetheless! Why do you think that is Walter?

  92. Gideon Shalwick

    You’re very welcome CJ – I might create a whole series on viral videos. The stuff I’ve shared inside my video is really just the very tip of the tip of the iceberg. More coming soon!

  93. Gideon Shalwick

    Yeah I reckon you need both the right content, and the right marketing. Kinda like real business too. You need a great product and great marketing… along with a great customer experience to help get people talking about it. But I will share more on this in my coming videos for sure!

  94. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Lane – the blurred background is created using my Canon 60D camera along with a 1.8 50mm lens (nifty fifty lens). Pretty easy to setup once you have the gear. Just search for it here on YouTube. You’ll get the complete answer fast!

  95. Gideon Shalwick

    ah cool gotcha!

  96. Carl Picot

    How did you know I was a fellow video Marketer Gideon? I am friends with your fellow countryman and awesome content and value provider Chris Webb (… He, along with yourself and Tim Schmoyer keep me busy with the awesome stuff you put out and I am catching up full time :) Thanks for the reply matey :)

  97. Gideon Shalwick

    Haha – I have my sources Carl 😉 Actually I just hovered with my cursor over your channel name and it gave me some deets about your channel :)

  98. zoe clark

    Thank u for your tips its really helping

  99. Carl Picot

    lol … ok Gideon – Thanks for taking the time to reply – great to connect with YOU matey :) This is great … in fact people like Don Wilson use very similar techniques as you have explained in this vid to build groups in Facebook with high emotional opinionated people and put them to very good use. Just about to buy the tipping point – not sure if your affil link crosses over to I’ll use it if so :) – Thanks again – Carl

  100. edenthedjguy

    Thanks for the recommend. Read the preview book on iBooks and think this is exactly what I need at this point in time to help my small service based business. 5 stars Gideon.

  101. roheEnergie

    I really like your book tips! I also read A LOT. And I am a huge fan of your Splasheo-Intros. I already bought 4 of them. Awesome work for a great price. Thanks. :-)

  102. roheEnergie

    I really like your book tips! I also read A LOT. And I am a huge fan of your Splasheo-Intros. I already bought 4 of them. Awesome work for a great price. Thanks. :-)

  103. AstarsVison Lucchi

    what do you mean by add value

  104. Lane Bowers

    Thanks for the quick response. Very cool. I already ordered some of your Splasheo products but was not able to find the Splasheo lower third. You rock!

  105. SoulJuiceTV

    i’m super … living in bali for a wee bit …. i’ll come visit soon … so cool to see you pumping bro :)

  106. Mark Geisler

    I have a couple ideas and I’m just trying to decide which one to go with.

  107. Mazon99

    All the advertising she did for her video, and some of the good moves in the video… Her article is very good and informative, especially about how a good video title can be written!

  108. Waddetree

    Chad an inspiration” for creating quality films. My first video came out great
    Chad was right when it came to audio and setting the take outside then adding it to the timeline.

  109. Mike Lawson

    You are welcome Gideon! There are only a handful of people whose emails I always open and videos I watch and you are one of them. You are always very genuine. Maybe one day I will record a video worthy of getting a video review fom you… :)

  110. fynnab

    This is gold

  111. Stan Dubin

    That’s great, Gideon. I don’t know if there were other books on this subject before Seth’s, but his definitely came before Malcolm and others.

    Speaking of others, another VERY good book on this subject is “Make It Stick” by Dan and (I think) Chip Heath. A different look at the subject but very compelling.

  112. Stan Dubin

    That’s great, Gideon. I don’t know if there were other books on this subject before Seth’s, but his definitely came before Malcolm and others.

    Speaking of others, another VERY good book on this subject is “Make It Stick” by Dan and (I think) Chip Heath. A different look at the subject but very compelling.

  113. Stan Dubin

    That’s great, Gideon. I don’t know if there were other books on this subject before Seth’s, but his definitely came before Malcolm and others.

    Speaking of others, another VERY good book on this subject is “Make It Stick” by Dan and (I think) Chip Heath. A different look at the subject but very compelling.

  114. Gideon Shalwick

    Who’s Chad?

  115. Waddetree

    Sorry Gideon I’m mean you
    Please overlook this.

  116. Orlando Pena

    She had great presentation; showed people the before and after affect. People love to dance, and showing her shyness from day one to the end result, she basically indicated anyone can do it. Also her title, Girl learns to dance in a year… that was an attention grabber. People want to learn thing, and a visual affect helps a lot.

  117. Gideon Shalwick

    Great stuff Zoe! Any results you want to share yet?

  118. Gideon Shalwick

    Ah yeah I think it will help your business tremendously! There are a TON of ideas in there for helping your business grow.

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  120. Gideon Shalwick

    Hah no worries – but who is Chad? :)

  121. Gideon Shalwick

    Well said Orlando! Nice summary of the main things that helped her video go viral for sure!

  122. Gideon Shalwick

    What I mean is… if you do something nice for other people here first, before asking them to add you, you’ll get a much better result. For example, perhaps you can think about other tips you may give for helping people’s videos go viral. Or something similar. And then after that, you can get people to visit your channel and see whether they’d be interested in adding you.

  123. Gideon Shalwick

    Oh great stuff! Glad you’re liking Splasheo!

  124. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Lane – yeah we removed the lower thirds from Splasheo because too many people were having issues with the transparent backgrounds. We “might” bring it back a little later again…

  125. Leanne Peard

    Your Questions Gideon, was I believe if I was listening :0 was, what part of the video we were able to feel the emotions… for me it was day 365, when she got off the train, it was like she went from the privacy of her home to the world platform.. no pun meant (train and all) however that is what I thought was the coolest and made the emotions run.. Thanks for sharing…

  126. Gideon Shalwick

    yeah that’s a nice extra distinction Leanne – how she showed her progress from going “inside” to “outside” – nice angle! Thanks!

  127. Mark Geisler

    That’s a great observation Leanne. I loved the visual impact of seeing her dancing on the train platform with the cars of the train whizzing past behind her but I didn’t consciously make the connection of that message as you pointed out. Thanks.

  128. zoe clark

    Yes 2weeks ago my singing videos was at 2 views now it is at 184 views

  129. roheEnergie

    Splasheo has a great service, is very fast und very affordable! Keep on. :-)

  130. CarloRocks27

    Thank You for this cool info Gideon :-) Very Valuable.

  131. HomeSalesForce

    Bad news, I am emotionally dead. I did not have a particularly emotional response either way. She didn’t blow me away with her dancing ability. It was cute. I did like the coming of the train part at the end though. I wonder what did make it go viral?
    Good info from you! Thanks

  132. Anyah Monroe

    Hi Gideon, Quick Question Can you share with me what camera your shot this video with. I absolutely love it. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank a mil

  133. EasySewing4Beginners

    I really liked this video, but I loved her description even more.
    the video showed her journey from beginner to advanced, but her description showed her passion and commitment. The video told a story of overcoming the awkwardness of being a beginning. Thanks for sharing. Absolutely loved it.

  134. Orlando Pena

    Hi, Gideon. I was trying to send you a message. Can you please add me to your contact list. Message was sent back unless approved on contact list.

  135. Gideon Shalwick

    Sent you a PM

  136. Peter Pfann

    I get your Aha’s from the book, yet the dance video does nothing for me and I would have never watched it without your suggestion to do so……

    Having watched it, I still have a disconnect between the emotional arousal of which you speak in your video and the dance video.

    Which leads to the real AHA, I/we need to learn what causes emotional arousal (passionate connection & response) in other people…. Our own feelings may not relate or matter at all…
    We shall venture to learn and master..

  137. Gideon Shalwick

    Ah GREAT distinction Peter! I reckon one of the most important questions to first ask, is WHO is the intended target audience, and then to build the right kind of “emotionally charged” video specifically for them. Thank you for your insight!

  138. kinshuksuri

    Thanks for a ton of value!

  139. Sean Carmody

    Hi Gideon, Just proves that if you really want to achieve something no matter how long or hard it is, it can be done. By the way thanks for your reply. Sean from the UK Love your videos

  140. Janet P. Caldwell

    I watched the dance video and almost felt bored UNTIL I got to 136 . . . I am glad that I stayed . . . By 365 it was fantabulous and made me wanna dance with her. I felt excitement . . . Thank you for sharing. xo

  141. LifeWarriorTV

    You make quality videos Gideon, thank you. I’m a street dancer myself so I can totally feel the girl’s success.
    While I may be in a good position in that my new channel is about giving motivational advice, it also gives me ideas about my own verbal presence on camera, which is a work in progress in itself for me these days, not sure how that would work in a “learn in a year” timelapse video but the info about the type of emotion was very helpful, thank you for the links and information.

  142. InsaneReviews07

    Hi Gideon how much would it cost to HIRE you to help me build a website and help get traffic from it?

  143. T³

    For me it was the other way round. I didn’t like the subway part at all. There was so much tension build up before but it did just not ignite then.

  144. SiinoTV2

    Are there any tips you can give me on making quality videos using a sony camcorder a tripod and an external microphone

  145. HomeRepairTutor

    Nice tips Gideon!! Another great book to read is The Political Brain by Drew Westen. It also discusses the power of emotions.

  146. ADMoD97

    Hey man really good video it kept my interest pretty well you should check out my channel some time but keep up the good work i gave you a like

  147. Eugen Mihaies

    Thank you for all these. I believe that people enjoy seeing Karen … being willing to learn first, then accomplishing it and feeling the flow.

  148. Maryjoy Cinense

    Thank you very good tips

  149. Mary Tinat

    Hi, Gideon! your video is great like always. I ‘v promised to send you my video and I’ve told you I want to begin with Slide show . I did do it. I tried to send it to you but I don’t have your eamil. I wanted you watch it the first. Now I don’t know what I should do. however I wanted to say to you, I do what I’v promised. Toady, I’m a bad mode, because my heart is broken. well, I put it in my blog , tomorrow. maybe I put it in Youtube. until then. to be success.

  150. CarloRocks27

    Thank You Gideon. There’s always a lot of Value to your videos.

  151. william tonks

    thanks made sense for a change

  152. william tonks

    i found the video interesting sort of kept you looking for the next stage cool

  153. LiftandGame

    high arousal? hmmm. ill do videos shirtless now:( I didn’t want to tun to that!

  154. Wel max

    so,how about selecting keywords…just emotional…?

  155. PegLeg Mediax

    Love your talking head shots… What Camera/Lens do you use?

  156. StrangerBoyTV

    We both have TV at the end of our name LOL.

  157. 2335467

    The how come pewdiepie is so popular? Many of the top youtubers are guys playing and commenting on games

  158. Krizzeus

    Check out my channel please, you might actually like it :)

  159. DEV1LFrags

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    I`m a new youtube`r,and my dream is to be a gamer…
    I`m not begging for like,subscribes or other stuff,i`m asking for attention!
    A lot of people doesn`t know about my channel,maybe somebody likes it!
    That`s why i spam! Please be a normal person,don`t come to my channel,and say something bad,because you don`t make video`s,but crtysize….That`s not normal…
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  160. Ryan Robinson

    Could this video suck anymore? Seriously!!

  161. Trickle Sallz

    hello my name is Sally… I’m a new youtub’r you guys probably wouldn’t care but please make an effort to watch my youtube video and like this comment if you do. I’m a singer… I love 2 sing

  162. ThatDefaultGamer

    Lol, my name is Jonah! 😀

  163. Christine Justice

    How to guru explains how to…

  164. Chad Nedland

    Hi Gideon, is it possible that our passion is just as important as the emotion that we create. What is your opinion?
    Chad Nedland

  165. Joseph Benjamin

    Good stuff Gideon

  166. Chicago Magic PSG

    Fascinating. Example this 23 sec video that shows a dramatic goalie save with a minute left. It is not just the save that moves you, it is the reaction of the defensive captain that happened to have made the previous foul that arouses emotion, joy/tears for those that love the game.

    Look up “Elliott Rubio Save” to see it.

    We have hundreds of hours of other tape with goals and celebrations, but none like this that touch the ‘nerve’. I am buying the book!

  167. English Made Easy

    Gideon I’ve been watching your videos since last night. I really appreciate the guidelines you’ve been setting up for the new you-tubers to follow. Can you please suggest an easy to use video editing software for Windows XP users, especially for the new bees (like me) who know nothing about video editing but still wants to gain expertise to be able to edit and upload their videos on YouTube. I’ll really appreciate if you can do a video on that as well.:)

    Aamir from Pakistan

  168. TheBeesKneesFilms

    Hello we are TheBeesKneesFilms and we love to post videos and try and make people laugh. The problem is we are not very popular. We really want the whole world to watch our videos. So please click on the link top out channel in blue and subscribe and tell us how we can make our videos better. Thank you.

  169. Deanne Johnson

    Search my video. Best laugh

  170. Jeff's Best Hemp

    The link isn’t on there dude! Where is it?

  171. PegLeg Mediax

    What lights are you using?

  172. Nino Thomaz

    Check out my channel Nino Thomaz upcoming artist/actor.
    Please like comment share subscribe I’m dope lol

  173. Suzannah Troy

    Please google Dr Fagelman assault and watch me get punched in the eye by his savagely violent receptionist. I have 17,000 views but not viral yet. I posted her false criminal report in the text portion. NYPD and Internal Affairs fixed this. No arrest yet 1 year 19 days. Please help go viral.

  174. Marvel MediaTV

    By high arousal, do you mean videos that are controversial? Btw – what camera are you using? The picture quality looks absolutely beautiful! (this is my first time on your channel so if you’ve talked about this elsewhere, I haven’t seen it). Thanks!

  175. Gideon Shalwick

    Not enough space here to explain “arousal” properly – best to get the book – he talks about it at length there. Re camera, it’s a Canon 60D.

  176. EddiesuperM

    What lense?

  177. Gideon Shalwick

    1.8 x 50mm (aka the “nifty fifty” lens)

  178. StyledLady4ever

    Hi there. Just found you last week doing research for my new channel. I loved your channel and advice immediately. Keep up the great work!

  179. Gideon Shalwick

    Awesome stuff! Glad to have you here!

  180. frugalbizarre

    what about videos that gross people out. I just found one of a lady eating lunch out of her nose. . Look on my page. .AHA!

  181. Ramzy Elias

    like my videos with comment and i’ll do the same start 5 videos.

  182. VitalyTV

    Gideon I been reading that most viral videos have been paid for, with large promoters pushing the video to get onto the front page of Youtube. If so , then most of our effort in trying to get the video: viral would be in vain.
    Second – it seems that even if you do go viral it only lasts for a short burst, say a week. Is this really a good strategy in a long-term? It seems the slow but steady approach produces a much more reliable result for your effort.

  183. Gideon Shalwick

    Hi Vitaly! Yeah I actually agree with you! Creating consistently great content over a longer period of time is still the best way for generating a steady growing stream of traffic. Some people only focus on creating a viral video, but then never amount to anything and get rather disappointed. However, I think a strategy of combining both – going for viral, and just “normal” content works well too!

  184. ColdCrafting

    Hello there! My name is Patrick! I’ve recently just started making videos again. I have used all my time and skills to produce the best of the best for my videos. I would like a little bit more awareness on my channel to help achieve my dream! If you have any spare time, please come over to my channel and see if I am your cup of tea. Thank you for reading and have a great day! =)

  185. Gilbert Nichols

    When I first started watching your video describing your learning how to make videos go viral, I looked to see if this one was a good example of that knowledge. A few thousand views is a nice number but I expected more. As the video went on, showing me some of the benefits of the book you reviewed, I found myself wanting to Subscribe to your channel regardless of virality factor. Thanks for posting.

  186. kolong langit

    OOOO my God now i have to buy this book? to know the secret, HA FUCK