Hagaren Viper wrote:Seems like your best bet for views will be if your announcement thread did well in the first place. Don't think that can really be helped though.
I was kinda of curious about this, so I made a note of stats just as the VCA started. Views are all methods (local, preview, direct, etc) combined:
Pickled Penis (was in semi-finals, didn't make it to final)
When VCA's started: Right now:
898 hits 1010 hits
114 stars 170 stars
3.73 star average 3.66 star average
177 views 245 views
DSM-IV 295.3 (was in semi-finals, not finals)
1019 hits 1122 hits
133 stars 173 stars
3.62 star average 3.5 star average
194 views 246 total views
Longed for him. Got him. Shit. (made it to finals)
Before: When finals started Now
878 hits 1068 hits 1214 hits
127 stars 156 stars 196 stars
4.02 star average 4.02 star average 4.02 star average
(A note on star average, it did fluctuate some. Between 4.0 and 4.3 IIRC. Just happened to be the same each time I recorded it)
131 total views 295 total views 369 total views
For comparison sake, during the same time a video not in the VCAs at all (Is it too late to jump on the shinkai train.prproj) gained 10 hits, 1 star, no change in star average, and two views.
I'll leave it to someone else to draw conclusions from any of this, other than the obvious conclusion that even with VCA's, I could get more people to view my video if I put it on the shitass local cable channel at 4am.