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Old 17 March 2021, 20:54   #1
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Video count and subs rocketed in 2 days, why?!

Hi, I need to ask a question as this has me baffled.


In June 2019 I uploaded my WR Speedrun of Barbarian II on the Amiga on Youtube, up until March 15th 2021 it hit 3750 views (roughly 100 views per month) then in the last 2 days the viewcount has rocketed to over 123,000+ with tons of comments and my subs have gone up by 200 in just a day too!



I'm certainly not complaining but how has this suddenly happened and why this video out of my other 1800+ youtube videos?!
I just cannot understand how It's gained 120,000 views in just 24hrs, anyone have a clue?!


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Old 17 March 2021, 21:29   #2
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First of all, congrats.

Maybe a big YouTuber recommended watching it? I had a quick look but not seen any of the biggies do Amiga in last couple of days.

You could try respond to a few comments and ask what made you view this video?
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Old 17 March 2021, 21:50   #3
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You're looking a gift horse in the mouth? Don't do that.
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Old 17 March 2021, 21:53   #4
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First of all, congrats.

Maybe a big YouTuber recommended watching it? I had a quick look but not seen any of the biggies do Amiga in last couple of days.

You could try respond to a few comments and ask what made you view this video?

Hi and thanks for the congrats.


Yes I actually responded to the comments (all bloody 100 of them lol) but asked just a few how they found this video, a good chunk of them said it was recommended to them by I guess Youtube, after quite a few years uploading unemulated gaming content could it be that they actually awarded me a pair of rocket boosters as just rewards?! If so It's about blooming time but if not then It's still a very nice mystery, the amount of views and subs in 24hrs alone has got me completely



Whatever the reason I'm grateful but the curiosity is driving me
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Old 17 March 2021, 21:58   #5
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I would have expected 100000 views for the hilarious "Bad Cat" review. Remains my favourite.
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Old 17 March 2021, 22:00   #6
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I would have expected 100000 views for the hilarious "Bad Cat" review.

Oh good god don't go there, that Shit Game Time review nearly sent me
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Old 17 March 2021, 22:14   #7
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I'm going to blame the knockers for this one.

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Old 17 March 2021, 22:19   #8
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You're looking a gift horse in the mouth? Don't do that.

Ooh no way am I doing that ,...but all that in 2 days?! Gotta be a legit reason why the huge boom.
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Old 17 March 2021, 22:24   #9
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Update, seems the Youtube feedback I'm getting suggests it was in everyone's recommendations, can it be that Youtube finally gave me a long awaited push?!
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Old 18 March 2021, 13:34   #10
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You pleased the algorithm somehow
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Old 18 March 2021, 14:04   #11
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I saw the Bad Cat video and have to wonder: Didn't you read the instructions or the controls for the game?

In any case, magazine reviews on Amiga Magazine Rack rated the game higher than you did.
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Old 18 March 2021, 14:14   #12
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Sudden surge happens to my videos all the time. Nothing to worry about.

Be happy, it can happen after some news event, viral video or just a share on public forum or social group.
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You pleased the algorithm somehow

That's the million dollar question, if I only I knew how
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Old 18 March 2021, 21:11   #14
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It's a secret and for good reason, otherwise people would game it to pointlessness. We can be sure about one thing: your content needs to be ad-friendly and if you don't flag it as adult content it needs to be kid-friendly. I've seen other Youtubers go out of their way to keep at least the first half of their videos free of offensive language and words. The fact that the word "shit" is in the titles may have helped to prevent this from happening sooner, who knows.
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The fact that the word "shit" is in the titles may have helped to prevent this from happening sooner, who knows.

That's a possibility but bare in mind my Shit Game Time reviews was only created a few years ago and yet the channel has been around for almost 10yrs so I can't see why that has caused Barbarian II video to suddenly explode and tons of my other videos without swear words in it not to have.


With that many that have viewed Barbarian II in just a couple of days I'm hoping they would have looked around the rest of my channel and decided to sub,...even though I don't make money on my channel as I don't place adverts on the videos and are free for everyone to watch, the only revenue I make is from SGT requests


...But it does feel seeing that videos viewcount and my subs rocket in just 2 days, after 9yrs and uploading over 1800 videos on the ZEUSDAZ channel I do feel I deserve it somewhat
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I HATEHATEHATE the current trend of YouTubers in the last few years to have to personally mention their sponsors and their products WITHIN their videos, taking up to a quarter of the videos sometimes, rather than it being in a form that I can cut out with AdBlock Plus.
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I HATEHATEHATE the current trend of YouTubers in the last few years to have to personally mention their sponsors and their products WITHIN their videos, taking up to a quarter of the videos sometimes, rather than it being in a form that I can cut out with AdBlock Plus.
There is a browser plugin for it somewhere which helps to skip those sections, but I don't know how effective it is.
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Well Zeus, you definitely deserve it for all the pain you've been through with those games

Seriously though, well deserved - you got a very nice channel going and I still love the 'no emulation' angle!
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Old 19 March 2021, 19:18   #19
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I saw the Bad Cat video and have to wonder: Didn't you read the instructions or the controls for the game?

In any case, magazine reviews on Amiga Magazine Rack rated the game higher than you did.

Most likely cuz they took a backhander from the publishers to promote their games, happened many times back then, Bad Cat is a shit game I think 99% of gamers would agree with that.
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Most likely cuz they took a backhander from the publishers to promote their games, happened many times back then, Bad Cat is a shit game I think 99% of gamers would agree with that.
I'm not defending bad Amiga games (of which a LOT are BAD) but you have played these games for us in an entertaining way, so we see for ourselves how bad they are.
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