My Video Went Viral. Here's Why

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Sci FAD - 13 saatler önce
If he is making such video then what are the chances for a small YouTuber 😅
Lorna Levi shoeswomen
Lorna Levi shoeswomen - 16 saatler önce
i lost the will for a quick question
Age of Listening
Age of Listening - Gün önce
I've found my followers just dont understand that they have to click the bell twice. And I dislike asking them. But then they ask why I'm not appearing...🤦🏼‍♀️ it's frustrating.
আইরিন Ireen
আইরিন Ireen - Gün önce
Joseff Zerafa
Joseff Zerafa - Gün önce
I wish that my videos had more than 5 views.☹️
jolo toompie
jolo toompie - 2 gün önce
Under this video that video was recommended 😂😂👌👌👌
Kumar Seetharaman
Kumar Seetharaman - 2 gün önce
After watching the entire video I understood cleverly n meticulously He missed making me understand what exactly made his video Viral.....
yaplayedyourself - 2 gün önce
I have nothing to say other than 👏
Interregno - 2 gün önce
Curiously or not, this video just appeared to me, thanks to the algorithm
Chida Ambrose
Chida Ambrose - 2 gün önce
Plz increase my views youtuber a youtuber should help another youtuber plz subscribe me and inceease my views as u also came here for that only
Al Alo
Al Alo - 3 gün önce
We watch the videos we want, not the ones we need.
1 Subscriber Before December
My comment went viral here is how:
Bolkya Kavita
Bolkya Kavita - 3 gün önce
Jesper Franck Larsen
Jesper Franck Larsen - 3 gün önce
Rang the Bell just now! :]
jellypeanutbutter321 - 3 gün önce
How can I replicated his authenticity for more views?
Movies Roaster
Movies Roaster - 3 gün önce
Sir what about audience retation
IceCrasher - 3 gün önce
Or if people would start to go to the Abo section instead only the home section - in the abo section you still see every video of channels you‘ve got an abo :)
FaFin Creation
FaFin Creation - 4 gün önce
I have only 700 subscriber😭
FaFin Creation
FaFin Creation - 4 gün önce
Nice bro
vikram koodoye
vikram koodoye - 4 gün önce
I was off the Internet for a while(no subscription) so there came a time when i was wondering what potentially interesting videos I’ve missed, from you.
I had forgotten name of channel(memory loss due to extreme overworking myself) but i remember few of your videos cause i really enjoyed them; i used the search & since i have been putting views on. Fret not 😏
ø - 4 gün önce
You convinced me to click on the bell for the first time.
Арсеній Барзелович
waiting for your videos the most.
BEST OF TECH - 4 gün önce
Very good made video! :D
Ali Kılıç
Ali Kılıç - 6 gün önce
Thank you so much. Hi from Moscow from a Turkish man))
click bait
click bait - 6 gün önce
4:30 Blue shirt kid but older: *The Algorithm*
SUMIT MANDAL - 6 gün önce
just did
InteliJencia Rara
InteliJencia Rara - 6 gün önce
What if we have a site like YouTube, but just for educational content? (Just like there is a YouTube Gaming)
izul - 6 gün önce
I hated that vid bc i already knew it and it was everywhere
Great Channel
Great Channel - 6 gün önce
I want grow my channel, viral my video you help me please.. I am from india. My name is Prashant
Sarah Ali Hasan
Sarah Ali Hasan - 7 gün önce
Maybe burnout is knocking youtubers' growth curves down ... But as humanity become "grown up" enough to start being selective and "elegant" about the content they choose to watch, believe me this burnout will work in favor of all creative and useful content like yours, thanks for the presentation 👍
btw.. i clicked the bell before seeing this video 😇
Horus314 - 7 gün önce
Keep doing good work, please and thank you.
hkocoglu - 7 gün önce
I watch youtube maybe >4 hrs everyday, and it is the first time that I ring the bell...
Matthew Bizzarri
Matthew Bizzarri - 7 gün önce
I was against the bell and only subscribe to interesting channels, though you convinced me. How do I get rid of the non relevant recommendations like prepper videos when the end of the world happens?
God Is One For All of Us
God Is One For All of Us - 7 gün önce
Excellent Explanation in a Creative Way...! 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
ophello - 8 gün önce
Please don’t choose content based on “clickability.” Just choose stuff that is true to your channel. Don’t chase clicks. That will undermine your cause and attract dumber viewers.
The Hype Snails
The Hype Snails - 8 gün önce
6:51 scared me cuz I made a video about snails recently I-
Phil Wilson
Phil Wilson - 8 gün önce
This situation really makes me sad. Derek makes amazing content and he should be able to make whatever he finds most interesting to share.
I'm a subscriber to Veritasium. Every day, I go through my subscription list and look for the blue dots indicating new videos and when I see them, I watch.
Pushing all YouTubers to create over sensationalized content and click-baity titles just cheapens everything.
Keep it going, Derek. You have a lot of fans who love what you create.
Gansta Ras
Gansta Ras - 8 gün önce
Love these info channels
Пётр Кустов
Пётр Кустов - 8 gün önce
As for algorithms - I'd like to have some options like "stop showing things I've watched already", "mark channel as quality-driven", "search for videos with views~likes". Users are prisoners too, it seems...
Пётр Кустов
Пётр Кустов - 8 gün önce
Thanks for the info, for sincerity, unique content...
ThePainkillerDemon - 9 gün önce
The best about YT nowadays is thats your YT, if you click on educational videos, and only them, it would recommend you only educational videos. If you click gaming videos, it would recommend them. If you click through clickbait, reactions and trash content, it would recommend you right that, because all the YT algorythm wants is your watch time, and on you is what you are watching and what you get recommended.
Celso Sá
Celso Sá - 9 gün önce
Awesome man, I'm trying to get motivation to make video since 2010, but I never did, Now I'm working on It a few days, i hope my video could be a bang in Brazil xD, because I work as youtube editor, and I prefer being the content creator, btw I like to edit too. So, I hope everything goes right.
cecil236 - 9 gün önce
CLICKABLE DOES NOT EQUAL QUALITY.. please don’t lower the level of our learning in your class to reach every possible lowest level mind..McDonalds will always make exponentially more Money than a world class chef... what do you want to be remembered as...... ??
Andrés Penella
Andrés Penella - 9 gün önce
The bell has been rung. Thanks for the honesty.
Cover With Aayush
Cover With Aayush - 9 gün önce
J J - 9 gün önce
I just wanted to say that i like the way you make videos. You make quality videos and doesnt care about how often you upload. That makes them so much more fun to watch :).
Jason Price
Jason Price - 10 gün önce
video on going viral goes viral with 2.8 million views
man in the comment section comments about this going viral, secretly wanting that comment to go viral
Habeeba Sultana
Habeeba Sultana - 10 gün önce
21:44. That silence here is literally more scary than any horror movie
Tina Newton Backlund- Animator & Modeler
I clicked the bell. Lol
Touching on educational content watchers. That's about the only reason I come to YouTube. Science or tutorials.
Davin Harianja
Davin Harianja - 10 gün önce
DUDE, the 23 minutes feels like 5 minutes, HOW DID YOU HYPNOTIZE ME?!
Nezzero - 11 gün önce
I rang that bell
Luke Shannon
Luke Shannon - 11 gün önce
Any update on how YouTube works now? Same same but different?
Apoorv Gupta
Apoorv Gupta - 11 gün önce
Maybe that stage is starting to show up. I watch lectures from Stanford, parties and DJ sets like from Cercle etc., so many people listen to long podcasts (by watching the folks speak!). YouTube algorithm does seem to have advanced now.
shasherazi - 11 gün önce
Wow a Veritasium video, see you in 6 months
ItzVolc - 11 gün önce
This is why I actually go to the uploads page of channels I'm interested in. I don't want to *not* know my favorites are still making videos.
Zane A
Zane A - 11 gün önce
What Youtube needs to optimize for:
1- Habitual video watching (similar repeatable time, or better yet, similar situations such as watching it while in a moving vehicle or while moving bowels)
2- Sustainable relationship between viewers and creators (not forcing creators to create videos too often; instead leave time for other creators to show what they have made).
3- Making profit (ad revenue, and selling services such as insights about trends)
What creators need to focus on:
1- Making videos that make them happy; otherwise you should find another job.
2- Optimizing for habitual watching, sustainable relationship with viewers, and to allow Youtube to make money.
What viewers need to do:
1- Stop clicking on clickbates
2- Utilize the buttons available to express yourself (like, dislike, subscribe, bell, flag, comment, search bar, and clicking other videos and links) and make sure you only click on buttons if you feel like it, and not because someone asked you to.
3- Often search for new things you want to allow the algorithm to show you more diverse content.
Zane A
Zane A - 11 gün önce
If you want to watch more boobs, then click on more boobs. the algorithm should get the hint and see if you want to see more or less by recommending both. but if after watching some boobs you want to watch Tom Staton, the algorithm should get the hint and stop showing you boobs that day.
Official Channel
Official Channel - 12 gün önce
Veritasium: The algorithm

Me: Sees it in recommended after 10 videos
Siti Sakinah
Siti Sakinah - 12 gün önce
I want to save everyone's time and tell you that most of the websites in the comments are fake. Only *THEFLYINGTUBE* works for me.
BLABLABLA_ CIMUMUT. - 12 gün önce
swagath chitra
swagath chitra - 12 gün önce
i love how my girlfriend did everything right for instant youtbe grwth through
Jonwell - 12 gün önce
My friend was trying really hard until he found
SR Slide Show
SR Slide Show - 12 gün önce
TEE Vhurumuku
TEE Vhurumuku - 12 gün önce
I want to save everyone's time and tell you that most of the websites in the comments are fake. Only *THEFLYINGTUBE* works for me.
Dhanraj Sundaram
Dhanraj Sundaram - 12 gün önce
Everyone needs to know about for instant youtbe grwth.
Mr-Tech YT
Mr-Tech YT - 12 gün önce
i love how my girlfriend did everything right for instant youtbe grwth through
adem tube
adem tube - 12 gün önce
Everyone needs to know about for instant youtbe grwth.
Yene Entertainment
Yene Entertainment - 12 gün önce
My friend was trying really hard until he found
Mando Mendoza
Mando Mendoza - 12 gün önce
No never seen that
Héctor Robla
Héctor Robla - 12 gün önce
I was subscribed for about two years or so to your channel. Now the bell too ;)
Keep making such good quality videos.
robin malik
robin malik - 12 gün önce
He has just given me a unique idea of representing info in this manner on paper..Must thank him for that..👏
robin malik
robin malik - 12 gün önce
It is just unbelievable that i subscribed and clicked the bell just a few seconds before he revealed that bell icon slide...js goes to show ..this man is convincing with his content and absolutely talented..What a beautiful video.. I do recommend you watch his video abt the young's double slit is a humbling video..i never thought that learning something new could be so satisfying..
Saulo Vallory
Saulo Vallory - 12 gün önce
What if we created a website where people can see the videos from creators they’ve subscribed to on YouTube as TV shows and mark which episode they’ve watched or not
Hoda Bahmanoff
Hoda Bahmanoff - 13 gün önce
Great good luck 👍
Myka James
Myka James - 13 gün önce
9:52 When I heard this, my thoughts immediately went to the Cargo Cults that would occur during the wars when alien peoples set up a temporary base (usually an airstrip) and locals around them watched as the people at these places had resources fall from the sky on parachuted boxes until they left. The locals thought it was a ritual that would let them obtain resources by mimicking those from the war by creating their own airstrips, watch towers, and sometimes false planes.
Talon Greenlee
Talon Greenlee - 6 gün önce
I thought of The House of Stairs
cgi arch
cgi arch - 13 gün önce
with over 27,000 comments here now it's very unlikely you're going to read this one, but if you didn't have over 2.8 million views there would be more of a chance. Anyway, I just came over here from your video on fast Gun and lazy Drew, and how universities are changing their style of education to get the lazy Drews involved and stop being lazy. Giving us the things we want to watch en masse seems to be something that would appeal to lazy Drew, and I'm not sure how much of that you would want to do as an "educational" channel. I understand you'll be shooting for a compromise, a smoothing out of the content to accommodate for greater viewability, which may ultimately get uninteresting with no meaningful feedback to draw from, but then again you don't really need to look in the comments to find a way out if you already know the decisions that got you there. You can always try to tip the boat one way when there's too much balance.
Manikanta Rapolu
Manikanta Rapolu - 13 gün önce
Please don't feel coz, I can feel the pain in your heart, while you were asking to turn on notification🥺🥺
Gyan Vyan
Gyan Vyan - 13 gün önce
Tyllis Xu
Tyllis Xu - 13 gün önce
I feel that we are now unfortunately reaching a Nash equilibrium of sorts. Everyone seems to be making the best choice possible, and we are ending in arguably the worst-case scenario. I can now see why we need to ring the bell. I also worry about SmarterEveryDay's channel.
Zane A
Zane A - 11 gün önce
I started avoiding veritasium because I thought he was trying too hard, but now I feel bad about it. Same with Smarter everyday.
MasonMC - 13 gün önce
when your ego gets a little too big but you end up helping people to get bigger on youtube
Kevin Verstegen
Kevin Verstegen - 13 gün önce
This is the first Bell I've ever ringed. And he deserved it