Wouldn't it be cool to be able to predict the next runaway viral video on a weekly basis - just for the fun of it - just so we could brag later, 'I predicted that, when no-one else had even heard of it!' So here's your chance - we will be running a weekly prediction chart of the 5 videos we think will go viral in the next 7 days, and to get your prediction added to the chart, simply add a comment below and we will track those in the chart the following Monday and let you know if it makes it according to our criteria.
There is also precedent for a viral criteria in Unruly Media’s viral video chart, which ranks the top videos in terms of sharing. We will regard a video as 'viral' if it currently has less than 250,000 total shares and receives a total of 1M shares or more in 7 days as at Monday 12.00 noon GMT/BST each week.
Now we know that a video going viral is a frivolous and shallow measure of its importance in the world of online video marketing. We're also aware that popularity prediction ranks along side astrology and reading tea leaves in the world of science. So if we're not taking bets on which video will win each week - why do this? Because it will be fun and we hope you think so too and will add your comments below.
ReelSEO: Viral Video Predictions for w/c 17th March 2014
#1 Three year old arguing with his mother (Current shares - 211,508)
Reason for prediction: The other versions have gone viral and kids acting like adults are always appealing
#2 First Handjob (First Kiss Parody) (Current shares - 177,517)
Reason for prediction: Just a really funny parody, one of the best of the bunch.
#3 Transforming Formula One: 2014 Rules Explained (Full Version) (Current shares - 81,442)
Reason for Prediction: There are enough F1 fans to make this viral.
#4 Gift - Singapore Drama Short Film // Viddsee (Current shares - 39,879)
Reason for prediction: Heartfelt and moving.
#5 Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama (Current shares - 15,738)
Reason for prediction: Why not?
Remember to let us know your predictions in the comments below!