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Offline pickle9000

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Re: EEVblog #276 - Mailbag
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2012, 05:47:53 am »
Unboxing, I dunno I hate those. With Dave sure he "takes it out" then he "takes it apart". After that comes the bits I like. He criticizes or praises aspects so we actually learn something. I hope he never uses the term "unboxing".

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Re: EEVblog #276 - Mailbag
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2012, 06:00:12 am »
Buy a workshop cat from the SPCA, and let it lie on the workbench while you are doing the videos. Either that or a puppy to chew on the discarded boxes, or to widdle on the rejected items........

Mailbag is nice, in the "OOOH SHINY NEW STUFF" way, but you are much better at explaining the tearing down and design philosophy. Look at the commenting on YT, and you will see that the design and such have more positive comments.

Best to place a blog link in the description to bring the viewers direct to the blog comment page for the episode, so as to consolidate the commentary. Add a little there to ask if the like or not the video and point them to YT to press the button, or embed it on the blog page directly.
 

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Re: EEVblog #276 - Mailbag
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2012, 07:49:40 am »
Some some reason the mailbag is WAY more popular than many of my other videos!

Does it take a complete "view" (ie start to finish) for it to be counted ?

Because for most of the other videos you have a title that describes what you'll find in there and so you can skip it entirely if not interested. For the mailbag you have to actually watch it (and possibly seek into it) to know what's in there.

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Re: EEVblog #276 - Mailbag
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2012, 09:10:42 am »
I hope he never uses the term "unboxing".

I have for my reviews of the consumer Kindle devices, because I'm smart enough to know that's a commonly used search term for consumer stuff.

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Re: EEVblog #276 - Mailbag
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2012, 09:15:10 am »
Does it take a complete "view" (ie start to finish) for it to be counted ?

No, if you hit play, it counts.
But Youtube tracks when you stop watching, and gives an "Audience retention rate" graph, which does seem to be higher (better) than my technical videos.

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Because for most of the other videos you have a title that describes what you'll find in there and so you can skip it entirely if not interested. For the mailbag you have to actually watch it (and possibly seek into it) to know what's in there.

Not if you actually read the comments first, which it seems most people never read!
 

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Re: EEVblog #276 - Mailbag
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2012, 09:33:32 am »
The problem with your comments on YT is that they do not appear in the blog. Perhaps disable commenting on YT and direct to the blog would be better, as I am not likely to go back to an old video of yours ( sorry)  to see newer comments, but will do so on your blog.
 

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Re: EEVblog #276 - Mailbag
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2012, 09:52:01 am »
If i see a video with comments disabled i automatically assume that its i load of crap
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Re: EEVblog #276 - Mailbag
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2012, 10:52:41 am »
The problem with your comments on YT is that they do not appear in the blog. Perhaps disable commenting on YT and direct to the blog would be better, as I am not likely to go back to an old video of yours ( sorry)  to see newer comments, but will do so on your blog.

That's a very bad idea for several reasons:
1) It drastically reduces your individual and channel Youtube ranking for search.
2) Redirecting "Youtubers" to a blog does not work, they live on Youtube and most don't want to visit a blog site.
3) As Chet said, people will think you channel and videos are crap, and you don't like feedback.
4) There is nothing at all to gain by disabling comments.

Anyway, I'm not talking about the user comments here, I'm talking about the comment text I put below the video. The same text and links are on my blog site as are on the Youtube channel video.

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Re: EEVblog #276 - Mailbag
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2012, 11:29:02 am »
The short "what have we got here?" mailbag segments are nice. The elaborate second part Elektor thing not so much.
I delete PMs unread. If you have something to say, say it in public.
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