I've been creating videos with the hopes of them going viral for 4 years now. I have found a few successes along the way. To date, the only real viral video I can claim is my Doritos Crash The Super Bowl Video which died down after the superbowl. Yes you are right I throw the video in my blog whenever I can. Why? Well it's simple. The payday is nice, it keeps my video on the top of google, and I like to brag whenever I can. :)
So, what could it be? I then opened up my youtube channel and quickly found that my Father Takes A Photo Of His Daughter Every Day From Birth To 1st Year video had a 1000% jump in traffic in one day. I normally get approximately 25 views a day on that video and that's after taking into consideration that my wife and mother view it often.
Once I discovered that my video might be the reason in increased traffic I then started to search the web for reasons why that specific video rose so quickly.
I believe I found the source.
The LA Times posted an article about a viral success video of Dutch filmmaker (Frans Hofmeester) who posted "Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45 sec. Time Lapse Lotte". Since he posted the video one week ago it has received over 600k hits. Then, after watching the video, I noticed that both my Father Takes A Photo Of His Daughter Every Day From Birth To 1st year and Father Takes A Photo Every Day For 1 Year appeared on the same page after Time Lapse Lotte ended.
What does this all mean? It means that if by some luck my video goes mega super duper viral I can retire and move to Colombia and live the rest of my life without financial worries. Yes you read right! I would move to Colombia but not because of the prostitues. I am a married man with kids and I would move there because that is where my wife is from.
And in case you were wondering about my wife... No she is not a vegetarian. :)