So over the past week, a song by Baauer call Harlem Shake has been causing a stir on YouTube and other video sites, the track itself was released over 10 months ago I remember finding it and thinking this has a really nice tune to it. Now further to this companies have made a whole series of 30 second clips.
Offices, Firefighters and even late night tv are doing a remix of the track which has gone viral:
I have ut together a list of my to 5 Harlem Shake remixes below:
Number 1 – College Humor
Number 2 – Fire Fighters Version
Number 3 – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Number 4 – Kids in a bedroom
Number 5 – Tailor + girls in Studio (probably the best one yet)
It just shows how a piece of content can go very viral and mainstream.
What is your best remix of this viral video?
Today is an interesting day in Australian retailing because we will see the first combined “online” deals day. Basically what this means is we will see a “Cyber Monday” in the Australian market. I first noticed this website a month ago when a buddy of mine in the retail space said if I have ever heard of the website “click Frenzy”? at the time I said I have never heard of it! (see image below when I first started talking about this site in October)
I did some background checks and it seems Power Retail was behind it, Smart move by them as from my estimations on costs they have done very well from this website, it apparently costs between $500-$10,000 to get listed on this site, depending on how much presence you want (so especially they have made over 100,000+, sure website set up and hosting will cost a bit but its easily going to turn a big profit. Another question many users are asking is if the site will actually stay live during the launch and many estimate it will do down due to sheer influx of visitors!
Now I have looked at some of the metrics behind “Click Frenzy” too see what type of traffic they are getting and it seems if you bench mark them next to a very large Australian brand Optus they are gaining quite good awareness in the market.
With the top search terms to the click frenzy brand been:
1. Click Frenzy
2. Click Frenzy Australia
3. Click Frenzy Online
4. Click Sale
Another funny thing is all the brands who have used the “Frenzy” line in their advertising, some examples from the paid search below, the best one by far is Treadmill Frenzy, followed by Deal Frenzy and Christmas Frenzy. I am suprised they have not registered the Click Frenzy trademark with Google as every brand has free game to bid on these terms.
Overall it will be interesting too see if this website lasts till next year? Will we see the same thing in the US where Shop.org started as clickfrenzy.com.au and then all retailers set up a date to basically offer the deals and “leak” the deals online.
I will be shopping at 7pm tonight and on the look out for a deal or too, if you are shopping tonight please post below:
I love all types of advertising and this recent campaign by Lynx sets the bar, it is a great use of a unique style of advertising in a CBD setting. The Lynx ad uses the first invisible ad to treat the passers by on the street in a populated area in Sydney. This just shows you that it pays to be different with advertising if you want to stand out!
So I found this video before and I can see it going viral, it is pretty crazy footage! We see floods stopping traffic yet a bus driver obviously not wanting to miss his passengers decides to take on the wall of water at full ball.
ok so over the last week a popular video online has been the cat girl who talks about having an account on eHarmony, basically she starts crying because she loves cats so much. The video has gone viral and has around 6 million views -
Now the thing is today I notice eHarmony employees/management have made a video about the Cat Girl –
It is evident that this is a smart social media campaign to drive awareness to eHarmony in my opinion.
What are your thoughts on this viral content?
Well every one knows how great it is to have a viral marketing campaign, where you make a video which instantly becomes popular or takes a few weeks/months to become popular then thousands if not millions of visitors come to your website.
Lately I have been messing around with a few test viral campaigns and I have seen good results in terms of natural link building and also traffic to a test websiteI own.
A quick snap shot from Google Analytics shows that this specific website I was testing the viral abilities on hit its peak in early March where the content went viral and then again in mid April where I have a new piece of content go viral.
Well you may ask what are some tips to make content viral via SEO or inbound marketing?
1. Make content which people will naturally want to share!
2. Try and make content which is a bit riskay yet in line with TOS of your on site advertising, depending on your TOS and site niche you can get a little crazy.
3. Input social media buttons into every thing, my advice is to just use Tweet buttons and Facebook likes other buttons can be a waste of time, I mean who want to put something on a site called shaelizzaR if the user based is next to nothing, it is awaste of time. But saying this I still am a very strong beliver in sites like Reddit and Stumbleuppon so deffiantly get your content up on these sites and think about some appropriate buttons.
4. Try and include images and video into your viral content, I mean back in 2004 you may have been able to make some viral content just containing text the times have changed people want images and video.
5. Look at search trends, twitter trends, Facebook trends do research into what is hot make viral content in regards to these areas.
6. Don’t stop making viral content once you have a few wins and content goes viral, try and replicate this process with some new ideas.
I hope these tips help you in some way, please comment if you want to add any thing else.
This is some crazy footage of a guy hacking into Time Square video screens with his iphone and a few other gadgets, well worth a look I am sure this video will go viral –
ARRRRR is the name on the horse racing community at the moment, with a new viral video showing the horse winning the race.
Viral content is any thing which goes viral very quickly online and this is a great example of a quick moving piece of viral content –