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This Sneaky Trick Yields YouTube Views

Sneaky Trick Yields YouTube Views

This really is pretty sneaky, and I wouldn't blame you if you don’t want to do it.

Having said that, you should know that there are lots of people doing this. It does work and gets you more comments and more views.

Any guess as to what it is?

It’s mispronouncing one or more words in your video, or making some other mistake that causes people to comment about your error.

You'll be surprised about how many people will want to "correct" you! And all these comments about the mistake make YouTube think the video is popular, and so it gets pushed higher in the video recommendations.

So, now your video is more visible, and this causes more views and then even more comments about the mistake, which cycles back to more views and so on.

There are even some musicians who have started mispronouncing words inside their songs just to get comments. Others do it so the song is more memorable and sticks in the viewer’s head longer.

Since we know that mispronouncing really does work, you could also try misspelling if you have words on the screen. Make a point of including some captions if you don't already have them.

And you could even make it your personal ‘thing’ to purposely mispronounce certain words.

Have you tried any interesting "tricks" to create more engagement on your videos or in your blog posts? Leave a comment below and let me know!


Jon Jenkins.


Press Release comments:

Good one, interesting tips too really. English is not my 1st, its more my 2nd. I do my mistakes, and sometimes people correct me, mostly my friends tip me in a message, and allways happy for that. But I seen "perfect" english people miss-spell too.. well..again this is one to share. Good post TWEETSig Skeie

I believe most marketers at some point make mistakes in grammar or spelling. For those of us with English as a second or third language it is even worse. I have found even now many of my sentences are backwards to English readers. It is also my belief if you give value with and to the proper keywords you don't have to worry about "errors" in English usage.Dennis Thorgesen