Introducing ZooPoo Kids Shampoo and Bath toys

Introducing ZooPoo Kids Shampoo and Bath toys
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Friday, March 2, 2012

We are very close to a final number of accepted videos!!!

In the last 24 hours Walmart has only added 10 more videos. Our count stands at 4,060 this morning. This is great news! In the days previous Walmart was still adding 100 to 200+ videos. With only 10 being added in the last 24 hours I think it's safe to assume they are almost finished viewing all 5575 submissions. Let's take a peek at some of the numbers I was following earlier. The first one I was following was acceptance rate. The rate was pretty low. Last I calculated it the acceptance rate was 46%. Today it is at 72% ! I wonder why some video took longer to approve? Technical issues (some video are still broken), Content issues, Manpower to approve videos? I don't think we'll ever know. Whatever it was they are straightening it out. It's great that they are working hard to make sure everyone who entered gets a shot to compete.

I noticed something else on YouTube that I thought was interesting. Do you remember the first Walmart video announcing the contest on YouTube shows it to have only 6,647 views! I find this very surprising. The contest generated 5,575 entries. This means there were only 1,072 views extra views! Heck I was probably half of those :) I find this puzzling! On Jan 18th Walmart made a big splash announcement about the contest and I would have guess the video would have gotten a BUNCH of views from it. I mean as soon as you went to the video started playing! Even if you stopped/paused the video, that would have counted as a view. It makes me wonder how many of us competitors are going to just enter it and cross our fingers hoping that our product will win? I would also wager that Walmart will promote the site again asking visitors to vote for their favorite videos.  Will that only draw 1,000 more peopl other than the competitors to the site?

I am really not this much of a math guy but let's looks at another estimation. Right now the page is displaying 30 videos, which 4 of them change every 3 seconds. Doing some quick math that means 1 of the 4060 video would flash up in these 30 videos ONCE every 51 minutes!! Then the visitor would have to pick your video out other the other 29 while it is being displayed and vote for it. WOW. I sure don't like those odds.

Ok enough of me and my calculator this morning! I'll check the count and update this posting in the comments section! Good luck all. I hope we receive our Voting email ASAP!!!

By the way I found another contestant blogging about the contest.  Check out their blog:

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