Episode 10

Why Viewers Start and Stop Watching Videos

With so much video content online, how do you get viewers to watch your videos? Once you've won that battle, how do you keep them watching to the end?

If you've ever seen your watch-rates plummet and wondered why, or if your videos are struggling to get traffic, brushing up on your video consumer behavior knowledge could help you find some solutions to your video-viewer problems.

Understanding video-viewer behavior can help you create more attractive videos that keep people watching longer. We know this because we’ve been collecting data about why people stop and start watching YouTube videos for nearly a decade!

Listen to this episode to understand how viewers consume video, where they find value, and what makes them go elsewhere. 

Learning points from the episode include:

  • How viewers find and choose videos
  • Why viewers stop watching videos
  • The factors that keep viewers watching
  • The common elements that good instructional videos share


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About the Podcast

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The Visual Lounge
Discussions about the power of visuals and videos and how to make them even better.

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Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce, Learning & Video Ambassador from TechSmith Corporation, has created videos for learning and marketing for over a decade. He is the lead behind TechSmith Academy, a free platform teaching video and image creation for business, which has been used by tens of thousands of users. He is the host of The Visual Lounge Podcast from TechSmith, which streams live on Youtube and LinkedIn weekly. Matthew is a regular speaker at multiple learning and development-focused conferences and is a regular contributor to various training publications. Connect with him on LinkedIn.