Sunday, August 20, 2006

No Click Solicitation at Revver

Here's a new Revver rule (or at least to me). Some friends were over today and made a video called "Brotherly Love," which features them attacking each other. I taught them about Revver, and we rescored the music with non-copyright music. They were excited to post their first Revver video, and waited and waited.

Finally they got a "no click solicitation" message. As you'll see from this version on YouTube, the video ends (in jest) with a message that says "please click ad to pay for our medical bills."

Let this be a warning. No asking for clicks!

4 Comments:

At 8/21/2006 2:51 AM, Blogger Marquisdejolie said...

Cute video. Are they going to preserve the spirit of the joke by changing it to a solicitation of PayPal donation?

Speaking of no clicks, have you noticed that revver is twisted again? All night tonight? (twisted.internet.defer.Firsterror: Fisrsterror(twisted.python.failure.failure.psycopg.....)

Or am I hallucinating THAT, too?

First, no ads at the end of my videos, then invisible videos, now the return of the dreaded twisted message so I can't my adclick income...it's almost enough to make me wanna go back to watching TV.

 
At 8/21/2006 5:54 PM, Anonymous Micki said...

From the FAQs:

Q: Why aren't Video authors permitted to include any inducement to click on advertisements in their videos?

A: Revver advertisers pay based on clicks on their advertising, on the assumption that users who click on their advertisements are interested in their products or services. If users are encouraged to click on advertising irrespective of whether the product or service is of interest to them, then these clicks are of much lower value to advertisers. This will eventually mean less money for video authors as Revver will no-longer be able to negotiate a reasonable cost per click with advertisers. Consequently, this policy protects both advertisers and video authors.

 
At 8/21/2006 6:19 PM, Blogger Nalts said...

I think my first 5 videos had "click pleas." They don't work. I was joking with the one that got me "red flagged."

These are the factors that impact clicks:
1) Shortness of video (ads behind long videos rarely get seen)
2) The location of the video- more clicks if the video is served in an environment not conditioned to Revver ads
3) The freshness of the ads- old ads get ignored after we've seen them a zillion times.
4) The appropriateness of the advertiser in the context of the video (Mentos behind Mentos videos was perfect).
5) The compelling offer... I just bought the New Orleans DVD last night because it was so easy... direct sales are perfect for CPC.

Click solicitation isn't just against Revver's rule. It's cheesy begging and it's not proven to work. People click for themselves not for charity.

 
At 8/29/2006 9:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is from www.forums.revver.com posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:14 am by ,the_invisible_man:
Does anyone else get thousands of views and no payoff? I even did a test a week ago and yesterday where I emailed a couple of friends and had them watch a few videos each… They said they clicked the ads at the end but I got nothing at all. I’ve managed to get around 3000 views since 3 days ago and earned no cash from that either.It’s frustrating and makes me wonder if Revver really works? *Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:14 am by xandertorino:In the past I had a video with approximately 50.000 views in 7 days and no cash!

 

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