We wanted to see the effects in terms of watch time by creating longer media durations. The easiest way to achieve this was by creating a mini compilation of two stories and a song. Even doubling the duration of the video we found that we retained an average of 53% watch time from all views.
The first set of Boodle Books were originally published in 1980, and have now received an animation video facelift for social media. Roger first made an appearance in our Dorothy story and he has taken on a life of his own ever since. BoodleBobs are made up from a series of 26 Free Kids Books which will be available for free download in English and other languages too.
BoodleBobs are a Family Friendly Channel of #OC We make stories for kids, comedy sketches (for older audiences) & songs for people of any age. Our next song can be found with the #PLIM hashtag. (We are curious to see if we can make it trend?)
LEARNING HOW YOUTUBE WORKS
The challenges of getting noticed in an over saturated market led us to the following conclusion.
YouTube likes to see viewers engaged on the platform and watch time is a key factor in gaining ranking.
As a result of our observations, when we reach critical mass in terms of the number of stories, sketches and songs we have available, they will form the backbone of a weekly show.
As the books in this compilation are already scheduled to be translated. We have no plans to convert this video in to a single download, however you can still provide a translation to the subtitles from this link.
If you want to help translating our books, doing so will help make our stories/videos/books available to literally 1000’s of new children. Your contribution, supports literacy and will make a difference in our goal of providing free stories for Children.
From your translation.
Translators will get the kudus, they deserve. They will be credited in the book (All language versions) within the video description on YouTube and also on our website.
Our translations project page can be found HERE