The ticker just hit 10,000 Subscribers!
And I’m afraid we were caught somewhat off guard this time around. Usually we have time to make a little thank you video, or draw a new banner or something. But it happened to quickly this time around! It was only Sept 24th that we hit 5000!!
So, first and foremost:
The growth of the channel has been a bit overwhelming. With that in mind, I thought it might be fun to share some stats on Stumpt’s growth!
Here you can see a graph of our daily view numbers, going back all the way to February 2014 (when the channel originally launched). Most of the small bumps that you see in February through June are caused by us posting our videos to Reddit and hoping that they would make the front page and drive some traffic to our channel. Back then those little bumps in the graph were HUGE to us.
In April we were fortunate enough to get a Press Copy of Crawl from Powerhoof. I consider this to be one of the biggest tipping points for our channel. We had less than 1000 subscribers at this point, and only a handful of YouTubers seemed to be covering the game. So we played it. A LOT! We played it so much that if you searched for “Crawl” on YouTube we were the top result. So, when Polaris and Yogcast started posting videos of Crawl, and people started for search for Crawl, guess who they found?
Obviously Gang Beasts has been huge for us as well. And it’s popularity on our channel I contribute more to blind luck. We were not one of the first Youtubers to play it. In fact many of the majors (like Yogscast and PewDiePie) had already made many videos on Gang Beasts. So when we first started playing it, I really wasn’t expecting it to do much for our channel. And I could not have been more wrong.
All of the spikes that you see on the graph after “Gang Beasts hits Steam”, those are all Sundays. At first we believed these spikes to be caused by us releasing Gang Beasts on Sundays, so we also started releasing Gang Beasts on Wednesdays. However we didn’t notice a huge change in our Wednesday traffic. So, the simple answer is… YouTube viewers just have more time to watch stuff on the weekends.
Anyway, I wont ramble anymore about stats, except to say this: We’ve never had a month that didn’t exceed our expectations. And all of that is because of you, the viewer. You have all welcomed us, and built a community around our goofball channel.
You’ve all exceeded our expectations. Thank you.
Catch you all next time,