Evan Roth ran an experiment during class last semester: how many hits will $150 buy you?
The rough data’s in: about 57k uniques on the page =~ about 44k views on the embedded YouTube video. The video in question being a screencast of the purchase, of course.
1) You can buy your way into awards such as “Most Viewed Per Day/Week/Month” in a given category (in our case How To & Style)
2) Youtube view count vs unique visitors (tracked independently from youtube) match up pretty close when buying famo (44,716 Youtube views and 57,663 unique visitors) .
3) In our experience if you pay for 100,000 visitors it will translate into roughly 45,000 youtube views.
4) If you’re paying to drive traffic to a youtube clip on autoplay you’ll get banned if there is audio.