I noticed something else on YouTube that I thought was interesting. Do you remember the first Walmart video announcing the contest on GetOnTheShelf.com? 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 GetOnTheShelf.com 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 GetOnTheShelf.com 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!!!