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How to go viral on YouTube (SOLVED)

How to Go Viral on YouTube

We all love popularity and digital mediums provide us ample opportunity to become popular by making our content viral. YouTube is a popular platform to make your video viral. Are you wondering how to go viral on YouTube? Let us begin Now.


As humans, our attention spans are very short. Hence, you should get to the point of your video as early as possible. Make your video short containing all the key points you’re looking to address for your audience.


What will your viewers gain from watching your video?

We have to target a specific audience, and to reach your audience developing our niche is the best way forward.


On social media, trends are volatile. We must ensure our video is relevant to the latest news, pop culture, internet trends, viral content, etc.


Videos get viral soon by sharing. The more they connect, the more the viewers share your video with their friends and family.


The chances of your first video going viral are pretty slim. Cheer up and be consistent.

Post consistently multiple times a week at the same time. By posting more frequently and consistently, you are bound to get followers and build a community. If luck is on your side, the next one you post will go viral!

How long does it take for a video to go viral on YouTube

Tentatively, three months. 

From the second week onwards, your video starts climbing up and is expected to reach its full potential (in views per day) within 3 to 6 months. Don’t worry, some videos take over a year to go viral.

How to go viral on YouTube Shorts

  1. Add your Shorts to the Featured Section
  2. Get more views by creating attractive thumbnails for YouTube Shorts 
  3. Optimize as far as possible to make your shorts viral.

What happens if your video goes viral on YouTube

We gain more followers → build a community →  earn money by monetizing our videos → gain name, fame, and popularity

How to go viral on YouTube BitLife

You should have substantial followers or a community so that your social media followers increase considerably each time you post a video. Consistently post multiple videos for approximately a year and maintain your fame, and your subscriber count will eventually swell to millions.

FAQs: How to Go Viral on YouTube

How many views do you need to go viral?

Although there are no actual figures or any numbers, as a thumb rule if you have at least 1 million views your content is deemed viral.

How much do YouTube viral videos pay

Although the amount may vary, in general, YouTube viral videos can help you earn approximately $3400 – $40,000 per video.

Do you get paid for going viral?

Yes, you get paid more for going viral as your content is popular and well-accepted by viewers.

Do YouTube Shorts make money?

Yes, monetization encourages the professional’s purpose of creating YouTube Shorts to make money.

What time should I post on YouTube?

You should post during the following times on YouTube for maximum reach and engagement:

  1. 2 to 4 pm ( Mon, Tue, Wed).
  2. 12 pm to 3 pm (Thu, Fri).
  3. 9 am to 11 am (Sat, Sun).

What kind of content goes viral on YouTube?  

Content should be authentic, relatable, and add value, to know more click here

Why my video is not viral on YouTube?

Many factors exist that cause YouTube videos not to go viral. Here are some of them:

  1. Viewers see your thumbnails first to decide whether to watch your video or not. Your thumbnails may not be attractive enough
  2. You are not consistently posting videos/content.
  3. Your videos are not for your target audience, which means viewers and subscribers won’t be interested in watching your videos.
  4. You are not using the correct keywords, tagging, custom thumbnails, or SEO.
  5. Your intros or outros may be too long, the audio may be too loud, or the voice may be monotonous. Thus your audience retention rate is low. 


YouTube has the potential to be the main platform where you create your main content. You can and should keep your audience’s interest in mind. If our audience isn’t coming, go out to them. We now know all about How to go viral on Youtube.

If you have further questions, please feel free to share them in the comments section.

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Saurav Goswami
Saurav Goswami
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