How Many Views on a Video is Viral?
A viral video is a video that becomes popular through organic social media sharing. Often, it can gain millions and even billions of views within days. This type of popularity is impossible to achieve with traditional video promotion. However, there are some ways to increase the likelihood of your video becoming viral.
YouTube’s “reference rank” algorithm
To determine how viral a video is, YouTube uses its “reference rank” algorithm. This algorithm checks whether a video has thousands of views. It looks at several factors, but the most important one is how many influential websites have shared the video. If a video was shared by a website with a high influence score, it will be more likely to become …