The Long Tail of YouTube


I received an email from YouTube this morning, informing me that one of my videos was eligible for their Partnership Program:

“Your video Bernard & Henry’s Tree House has become popular on YouTube, and you’re eligible to apply for the YouTube Partnership Program, which allows you to make money from playbacks of your video.”

While I have no interest in having ads on my video, I was curious how many views it had generated.

It went up in June, 2006 and has been viewed more than 22,000 times. Sort of amazing in that a) it’s just two friends talking about their tree house, b) A search for “tree house” on YouTube produced 71,000 results, and c) I did a really bad job of encoding the video.

I’m going to see if I can find the original video and re-encode. I found it. And I mixed in some clips I didn’t have before. The next work session on Henry & Bernard’s Tree House is this October.

2 thoughts on “The Long Tail of YouTube

  1. I’m not too concerned about views, but now that I know a bunch of people at least attempted to watch it, I’m putting up a cleaner version.

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