Monday, February 04, 2013

My most popular video hits a quarter of a million views!

Over the weekend my How To... Create a Basic Gantt Chart in Excel 2010 video passed the 250,000 milestone in views - it is by far my most popular video (251,557 views as I write). It has almost double the number of views of the next most popular one - How To... Embed a YouTube Video into a PowerPoint 2010 Presentation (128,697 views). I posted this video on 4th January, 2011, so it has taken just over two years to reach this milestone. It is also my top earner - since last June (when I switched on monetization) it has earned over €2,000. Here is the video:

This video was easy to create, and I have a number of other videos similar to this one that are starting to attract good viewing figures. I think the thing that makes this successful is that first, Microsoft Excel does not have any tools for creating Gantt charts, but with some easy work arounds that I show in the video, it is relatively straight-forward to do. Secondly, most people may not be creating Gantt charts that often - maybe just once for a project. They therefore do not need a project management tool like Microsoft Project, and Excel offers an easy cheap alternative.

I'm also looking forward to later next week when I expect that my Learn with Dr Eugene O'Loughlin channel will pass the 2,000,000 views mark!

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