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How To Increase Your Chances Of Making A YouTube Video Go Viral

Updated on May 14, 2013

Reasons Why You Want Your YouTube Video To Go Viral

There are many reasons why you may want your YouTube video to go viral. Before we discuss the four ways you can increase the chances of making a video go viral, lets discuss the most common reasons why people want their video to viral.

Money is major factor in trying to get a video to go viral. A viral video can easily draw thousands of people to a specific brand, product or anything else that is being sold, and that means sales can increase and the seller makes more money.

Some people just want Internet fame and the best way to get it is by being in a video that has gone viral.

Getting the word about about issues/topics that people care about is another reason why people want to get their YouTube video to go viral.

Share With Other YouTube Users

Share your video with as many YouTubers are possible. As soon as you make a video, make sure to share it with your subscribers. Send them a message with your video link. Not everyone on your sub list or everyone that you message will watch it, but all you need is a few to watch your video and share it with their audience. The more your YouTube subscribers share your video, the more views your video will garner, which means that your chances of getting your YouTube to go viral goes way up.

Share On Facebook

One of the easiest ways to make a YouTube video go viral is by sharing the video on Facebook. Simply sharing it with your Facebook friends is not enough though. Too many Facebook users think that all they have to do is share their video with their friends on Facebook and their YouTube video will go viral. Sure, it works sometimes, but not often. If you want to make sure people on Facebook see your YouTube video, then you should pay a few dollars to use the promote feature. This is a sure way to make sure that your YouTube video shows up on people's Facebook's homepages.

Tweet About Your Video

Build a little bit of a following on Twitter and then when you create a new video, Tweet about it and share the link to the video. Sometimes just using Twitter alone will help a video go viral.

Take a few minutes per day to try and build your following on Twitter, and then share your video's link at least once per week. This will increase your chances of getting a video to go viral on YouTube because you will be getting new followers on Twitter and all it takes is a few followers to share the video and make it go viral.

Do Article Marketing

After you have created a video, and it has been put on YouTube, write a few articles about the video, and include a link to the video within the articles and then publish those articles to websites such as Hubpages. Readers who find the article interesting will likely check out the video, and they may even share it with people that they know, which will help increase your chances of getting your YouTube video to go viral.


There are tons of other ways that you can tryout, but the four ways discussed throughout this Hub is a great place to start. If you want to increase your chances of getting a YouTube video to go viral, then you should start following the advice in this Hub as soon as possible.


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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      This is great advice, especially in light of the fact that youtube is currently one of the best ways to grow your brand! Up+ Thank you!