One of the things I enjoy the most about making tutorial videos is watching the reactions. In YouTube's backoffice, they give me great tools like Insight, Demographics, Discovery and Hot Spots. I can tell when people's attention drops off when watching. I can see what age groups and gender my audience is made up of. And... I can see where most people came from to get to see my videos.
This week, I was surprised to find out that a HUGE chunk of my video views were coming from WonderHowTo.com! Imagine my surprise when I find out that for some of the videos of mine that folks have contributed to this site, more than 3/4 of my views came from here!
Well this really educated me about the ways to get my content out to the masses. I've been missing a huge chunk of the pie! This leads me to "wonder" how much more exposure I could have been getting all along and, as a startup channel on YouTube, how much faster could I have made it to YouTube Partner status? I am going to have to show my friends in the "how-to" community how to really ramp up their content. Perhaps a tutorial video is in order? ;)