YouTube, a video streaming social media tool has made the production of videos very easy. With your phone, you can shoot a video that can either have hundreds or millions of views. For popular video bloggers like Toke Makinwa, Olisa Adibua and Sisi Yemmie, that have thousands of views weekly, they are doing something unique and different. What exactly are they doing? Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares four tips on how to make a viral video.
Keep it short and simple
One of the best secrets of any video that will go viral is to keep it short and straight to the point. Keeping it short depends on what you are producing, if it is a comedy skit it should not be more than one minute and if it is a talk show or relationship discourse, it should be 10 or 20 minutes max.
Choose an interesting topic
A video will never go viral if the topic is boring. Therefore, before you start your vlog or make a video, ensure that it is a topic that will get the attention of viewers. For example comedy, sports, personality interview, travel and relationship topics will easily attract attention. However, if you have the ability to make a difficult topic simple and interesting, it is better because viewers are always looking for something different.
This may not be not be necessary when shooting a video on the run like a child being molested or a policeman accepting bribe, proper editing may not be necessary. However, for vlogs and comedy skits, proper editing will attract more views and positive comments. The more the views and positive comments, the more likely that your video will go viral!
Share on social media
Twitter and Facebook are reliable platforms to make your go viral. If it is a vlog or any other video, ensure that you share every episode on social media. In addition to this, you can also take advantage of sending viewing the latest videos by encouraging them to subscribe