Revverberation: The Unofficial Revver Blog
Learn how to post your amateur videos online, and get people to watch them. Uncover how to make money on your videos from advertising revenue. Revverberation is the unofficial blog of Revver.com, which gives video creators half the advertising revenue created from their content. Revverberation is here to help you make better videos, get them seen on and beyond Revver.com, and create a side income. We also feature some o' the best viral videos on Revver.
Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Revver VIdeo Uploader Cracks 500!
In a record setting move, James Jarvis (Marquisdejolie) has surpassed 500 videos. This is an incredible accomplishment because the collection is not just quantity. It's quality. And it's REAL.
Here's his 500th video. A wonderfully disturbing video of his visit to his sister and mother's house. What a mood. I'm laying on my couch giggling like a stoned teenager.
CONTRATULATIONS JAMES JARVIS. Or whatever your real name is. I think I almost heard your sister say your real name.
Why I'm Sleep Deprived Today
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Today's Secret Message
No such user[Failure instance: Traceback: exceptions.AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'login' /home/dotz/lib/python2.4/site-packages/twisted/internet/defer.py:345:_startRunCallbacks /home/dotz/lib/python2.4/site-packages/twisted/internet/defer.py:358:_runCallbacks /home/dotz/lib/python2.4/site-packages/twisted/internet/defer.py:316:_continue /home/dotz/lib/python2.4/site-packages/twisted/internet/defer.py:277:unpause ---
(What I get when I try to retrieve my password).
Monday, June 26, 2006
What Makes My Revver Income Vary?
It's impossible for us to point to exactly why Revver revenue varies during certain periods. Weeks ago we saw a dramatic spike, and it seems to have stalled according to recent posts.
Some theories raised:
> Delay of payments by Revver
> They love me, they love me not
My theory: Ad flights and prices fluctuate. We can't see how profitable certain ads are, but clearly when Revver is flighting many ads for Chappelle or Kiss Kiss Bang Bang we can assume higher "cost per clicks" to advertisers. Since advertisers typically buy a fixed inventory, it's entirely possible that Eepy Bird exhausted some campaign budgets and that might be explaining our lower income. Just because an ad appears doesn't mean an advertiser paid for it.
As Revver gets more popular, it will get better advertisers. As it gets better advertisers it can pay itself and us more. As it pays us more, we'll make it a better site. And the cycle continues (rinse, repeat).
Reactions To Your Videos
One of the nice things about Revver is the lack of a comments functionality. Most of the feedback I get on YouTube is depressing. Although some recent comments have been nice. I've actually spent the past few days going back and forth with someone who said my videos suck and I'm a faggot. I've been responding with "I know you are but what am I" and "I am rubber you are glue, whatever you say bounces off me and back to you." It's quite fun because the guy keeps getting more and more angry.
Anyway, here's my view of what makes good feedback on a viral video. What kind of response to you get from folks on e-mail?
Mayday, Mayday..... Revver Down
Am I the only one getting withdrawl twitches? Well- CubeBreak is working, so common by.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Votes and Views: As Unpredictable as Online Videos Themselves
We've all notices that the votes and views counts seems damaged. I got a 5 rating on a video that's never been watched (White Bucks). And I haven't been able to vote since there was still snow on the ground. I'm less concerned about this, except in two ways:
1) Does the view count mean that we may not be getting credit for ad clicks?
2) How will the competitions (KissKissBangBang and Chappelle's Block party) be judged if voting isn't working. Maybe I can't vote because my computer is cookied since I submit. But I get pink stars and no confirmation that the vote took.
Anyone else having problems?
Oh- here's White Bucks. It was designed to solicit horrible comments on YouTube.