2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Results: Biggest Video Meme EVER!
December 18, 2014 - als
Google has usually expelled a many popular searched-for terms of 2014, and alongside luminary deaths and weddings, and sporting events, a Ice Bucket Challenge was one of the many searched terms of a year by users of Google. ‘ALS’, and or ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ also done a list of a many searched for ‘What is…?’ questions, ‘Donation’ keyword searches, and ‘Symptoms’ searches in a U.S, and was a 5th many searched keyword opposite all general Google hunt engines.
Why should this be critical to readers of ReelSEO? Because a video-led Internet trend became so large that it had a approach impact on a hunt habits of Google users opposite a world. And that’s outrageous news.
Trending topics, by their nature, tend to come from nowhere (who could have likely that a genocide of Robin Williams would have surfaced a list?), though a Ice Bucket Challenge was a singly video-orientated materialisation that swept opposite a universe this summer in usually a matter of days, and dominated a amicable feeds of hundreds of millions of Internet users. Everyone from Justin Bieber to Oprah Winfrey to Bill Gates and Homer Simpson doused themselves in ice-cold glass in front of a video camera, assisting to lift around $100 Million for a ALS and MND charities.
The Ice Bucket Challenge might have been a initial truly global video meme, and one that desirous millions to participate, and nominate, as good as watch and donate. Although a Ice Bucket Challenge (IBC) started in 2013, and was solemnly gaining movement during 2014, it was this video, expelled in late Jul by case Anthony Carbajal, that unequivocally combined a hum around a event, drawing attention to a disease, and enlivening hundreds of thousands of people not usually to accept a plea themselves, though to commission others.
ALS, The Ice Bucket Challenge, and a Power of Video
ALS, or Motor Neurone Disease, causes on-going flesh stoppage in sufferers. To lift recognition for a condition, a Ice Bucket Challenge dared participants to tip ice-cold H2O over their heads while filming it. So far, so standard. But a beauty of a IBC was that a chairman got to commission 3 of their friends, family members, or colleagues to attend too.
The #IceBucketChallenge is a biggest video meme ever with 1.3 Billion Views (Tweet this)
Not usually were these requests filmed, and uploaded to YouTube, and to other amicable media sites, though a nominees were asked to finish their plea within 24 hours. This combined a clarity of fad and coercion as people rushed to film their dares and commission 3 others to do a same. It was a pyramid-scheme of goodness, aided by a accessibility of smartphone cameras and entrance to user-friendly video platforms like YouTube and Facebook. Video selling campaigns by non-profit organizations (not including ALS) generated 670 Million views in 2014, though this sold trend was user-generated and led by a open themselves.
Ice Bucket Challenge on YouTube: 456K videos, 1.3B views
To date, there have been around 456,000 videos uploaded to YouTube around a ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ theme, generating 1.3 Billion views. Each video attracts, on average, 3,100 views. Videos uploaded to a ‘Entertainment’ straight averaged 6,151 views per video. The many watched IBC video belongs to Fox, who uploaded a Simpsons ALS Challenge on a 26th Aug 2014. Homer’s appearance generated 24 Million views, 135K Facebook shares, and 22K Tweets.
Top Google Searches: USA 2014
The ALS Challenge generated millions of hunt queries on Google. Here’s what else done a list in 2014:
- Robin Williams
- World Cup
- Malaysia Airlines
- Flappy Bird
- ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Thanks to YouTube, and to Tubular, for a data.