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We strongly encourage that most businesses include an advertising budget in there social media program to boost their Facebook and Twitter as they offer effective programs to gain reach and engagement. But I had a client the other day asking me about using some of the unofficial ways to boost their social media platforms. This article is about the unofficial ways you can purchase YouTube views, Re-Tweets and Followers and what are the pros and cons to this.
One of the ways to be a pioneer in the world of social media is to question everything, and we do. We don't take others word on what works and what doesn't, we actually do it so we can form our own opinion. So for the purpose of researching this article we thought we’d give it a try. There are many sites on the internet that offer this but we found YTView. They have services for YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, Vine, Soundcloud, Pinterest and G+. Warning, if you want to experiment with this do not do it with Facebook. This could have long term negative effects to your Facebook EdgeRank.
Price: For 5,000 followers with YTView is $5 USD, from Twitter around $2,000-10,000. YTView wins big on this one.
Quality: Despite claims on YTViews site that these are quality followers, they are not. We had no one interacting with us. With Twitter Ads you can target quality followers based on geography, interests and many other categories. Twitter knocks this one out of the park.
Other: Organically you can follow targeted followers and there’s a chance they may follow you back and interact with you. One problem, however, is Twitter has a limit to how many people you can follow depending on how many followers you have. Under 1,820 followers and your limit is 2,000 but after that you can follow up to 10% more so for example if you have 5,000 followers you can follow 5,500 people. If your budget doesn’t allow to spend $5,000 on Twitter ads the YTView might be an option.
Price: 5,000 retweets with YTView is $5 USD, from Twitter it would cost around $100-$1000 on Twitter for this many retweets. YTView wins on price.
Quality: YTView followers do not have many people following them so you would not get that much extra exposure. Twitter Ads with the correct targeting will get you quality retweets and exposure. Twitter wins on this one.
Other: With this many retweets in a short period of time you may end up trending on Twitter. One problem is the trending will most likely end up in the country it is being retweeted from. Most of these farms would probably be somewhere like Asia instead of your country.
Just don’t even attempt this. We don’t have any Facebook pages we want to sacrifice in trying this, but here’s what will happen; Facebook is the one platform that works on an EdgeRank. EdgeRank is a calculation for Facebook to determine how important your posts are. If a gets lots of interaction then it thinks your posts are pretty good and will show that post and future ones to more people. If you purchase likes through YTView or other like farms then your interaction from these followers will be very small and will affect all future posts. When it comes to Facebook, just use the Facebook Ad Manager and you will see great results.
Price: For 5,000 followers the cost on YTView is $25 USD, Instagram currently only offers ads to US residents. It’s only a matter of time until it’s released worldwide so until then we can’t offer a comparison. So YTView wins by default.
Quality: It is not likely that you would have many YTView followers interact with you.
Other: If you’ve got a few thousand followers it might make others want to because you might have something interesting to share. This really is a selling point of YTViews and official platforms.
Price: 5,000 photo likes on YTView is $100, not available on Instagram.
Quality: Not really sure what advantage this would give you if you had 5,000 like your photo.
Other: Maybe some will think it’s a popular photo with that many likes, but if they see how many likes your photo has then they are also viewing your photo. If you try this, just make sure it’s one really good photo.
Price: 1,000 comments on YTView is $145 USD, Instagram N/A
Quality: I didn’t try this but it makes you wonder what the heck would they be commenting? 1,000 comments of “Nice Photo” or smileys really makes no sense?
You may not know this, but YouTube is actually big business…and I don’t mean for YouTube. There are YouTubers that actually make a living off the ad revenue. Some even film crews for daily video blogs. They are always looking for ways to increase their followers because it’s those followers that click on the ads and it’s the ads they get a share of the revenue of.
Price: 50,000 views through YTView $100 USD, through YouTube around $10,000 targeted.
Quality: YTView quality will be really low. Not sure how they do this but it may be some unmanned computer watching a list of videos on loop. YouTube offers targeted views to quality followers. YouTube wins on this one.
Other: Who hasn’t wasted hours in front of YouTube browsing funny or interesting videos? If you have the choice of watching a video with 100 views or one with 50,000 views, which are you more likely to watch? My guess is you will choose the one with 50,000 views because if that many people viewed it, it must be good.
Warning: There has been some stories of YouTubers who have purchased 50,000+ YTView and had their account suspended. (I’m sure YouTube doesn’t like having their bandwidth being eaten by an unmanned computer)
There are other platforms we won’t get into.
Conclusion from all this testing? Depending on your goals, there may be some value in using sites like YTView in certain situations, but in most cases the cons outweigh the pros when it comes to value.
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