I want to get YouTube Slammed!

written by JoshRimer.com on January 10th, 2012

YouTube recently had some of the biggest changes to it’s website since it launched.  Many users were up in arms because, well, let’s face it – most of us don’t like change. I actually like most of the new features and designs myself, and really, I’ve just accepted the fact that websites like YouTube need to progress and move forward if they’re going to continue to survive and be on top of a very competitive marketplace.

From time to time YouTube also has random “experiments” that they bring in (and sometimes in turn phase out not long after) for users to try out – the latest one being YouTube Slam, a place where YouTubers can vote for the videos they like best, in a “this or that” style. Videos are pitted against each other for a short period during which you pick your favorite (with four categories to choose from including cute, music, comedy, and bizarre), earning the videos points in the process. The winning videos get featured on the “leaderboard” which is a fantastic way for up and coming YouTubers to get a lot more exposure.

YouTube Slam seems pretty cool, but because it’s still at an early stage, some of its features have raised questions like:

1. How to take part in YouTube Slam

2. How video entries are chosen

3. What do we do with all those points earned?

It’s too early to tell whether YouTube Slam’s going to become a more prominent service on the site or just a flash in the pan, but I’m all for experimenting with features that help smaller YouTubers get more exposure.

What do you think about YouTube Slam?

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  1. Jen from backup camera

    YouTube Slam sounds pretty cool! It reminds me of the “which girl is hotter” thing from the Social Network lol. I think this feature has some potential, but I can’t really see it as more than a novelty for now. But it is encouraging to see YouTube is still being creative and trying new things! Thanks for posting

  2. Jess from fashion books

    This is a really cool sounding feature! I love all the new fun things going on with YouTube lately. Slam is still in its early stages, but it’s just a matter of time before they get all the new feature polished and they become integral parts of YouTube

  3. Ryan Mendenhall from Wordpress SEO

    Hey, I just found YouTube Slam today for the first time. Kinda fun. I am gonna help an artist market her stuff on YouTube and thought this would be a fun way. Was hard to find any info on how to get your songs listed, but I should have just looked tad harder. I just watched a video from Tim Schmoyer of ReelSEO who said all you have to do is create a playlist with your video in it. Duh! It was right there on the Slam page. Well, still wonder like you, what’s gonna come of it all. Looked like even top voted vids didn’t have a enormous amount of views, so not sure.

  4. Craig from Dog Shock Collars

    Oooo
    I recently know about the Youtube Slam… Hmmmm… I look for a new idea for the Youtube Slam.

  5. Anita from Bikini Wax Video

    Youtube Slam looks and sounds like a bit of fun; a new twist on sitting and mindlessly watching Youtube clips and an opportunity to view clips that you otherwise may have never clicked on. I don’t think people should worry too much about the ‘nuts and bolts’ about how it all works and is scored etc – after all, it sounds as if it is entirely dedicated just to letting Youtube viewers have a little more interactivity with the site itself.

    Anita. x

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