Why PewDiePie is Popular?
I truly believe that almost everyone who is interested in Vlogging on YouTube has heard about PewDiePie and thought why PewDiePie is popular?
As far as I know, a lot of people who follow YouTube trends, news or even gossips know who is PewDiePie.
You might be wondering:
How some YouTube channels just blow up, even if it looks like they are not giving you very significant content and information?
People are used to asking:
How does a YouTuber like PewDiePie have more than 60 million subscribers and other channels which provide valuable content have approximately 100-200k subscribers in fact if they are lucky, huh?
In practice, a lot of viewers are used to thinking that PewDiePie became so popular because of the LUCK. But did he really get all his fans just because of LUCK?
Let’s find out why PewDiePie is so Popular nowadays!
Table of Contents
- Who is PewDiepie?
- How PewDiePie Conquered YouTube?
- So Why PewDiePie is Popular?
- PewDiePie Brand
- Is It Possible to Reach Popularity of PewDiePie?
- 6 Facts why PewDiePie is Popular
Who is PewDiepie?
Have you ever heard anything about Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg?
Mhm…. I require some effort to read it correctly but try to pronounce his name loudly.
PewDiePie born in 24 of October 1989 in Sweden.
Actually, a few years ago I was a little bit shocked when I found out that he is From Sweden. His English sounds very native which adds a lot of additional value to his videos.
Plus, maybe I was too dumb, because almost all Swedes speaks in English perfectly.
PewDiePie Nickname Story
PewDiePie nickname was created when Felix decided to put “pew” sound, which stands for lasers shootings sound, and the word „die“, as a result, which you could get from laser attack.
Firstly, we get a nickname “PewDie”, but Felix forgot the password of firstly created “PewDie” account, so he decided to add one more word to his nickname and it was “Pie”.
The Amazing Brand – PewDiePie which has more than 60 million subscribers from all over the world in 2018.
But when you are asking why PewDiePie is Popular don’t forget that all these subscribers were raised in more than 8 years!
PewDiePie joined on YouTube 29 of April in 2010.
A lot of famous bloggers and vloggers agree with me that PewDiePie has very clear and niched YouTube channel at this moment.
What I love about his channel is description:
‘I make videos.’ 👀
Moreover, PewDiePie, at this moment, when I wrote this article had 18 522 209 086 views – now numbers are even bigger!
So how did he reach these numbers and why PewDiePie is popular?
How PewDiePie Conquered YouTube?
Many PewDiePie fans know that literally, he invented the gaming genre type videos on YouTube. It’s true.
You just can imagine gaming video genre in 2010. Nobody knew about it.
I could name it as the Startup type business model of the Vlogging.
What if I tell you that even the most gaming streaming platform – ‘Twitch’ wasn’t created back at these days.
More or less even YouTube platform wasn’t successful in comparison with nowadays!
Since YouTube platform became a resource for publishing the various type of content, nobody was interested in the gaming genre. Almost all YouTubers at that time made vlogs of themselves or published just various video which made people laugh.
Needless to say, that PewDiePie was concentrating to very perspective and ambiguous niche at the same time – Gaming.
The experiment was very successful. Nowadays gaming channels are dominating YouTube TOP List at all. Just check TOP 20 YouTube channels and check how many of them are related to gaming. Besides it you could try to check TOP 50 most subscribed YouTube channels and delete from that list VEVO music or companies/brand channels and check how popular is gaming niche at this moment.
Another important reason why PewDiepIe is popular that 8 years ago most of the videos on YouTube platform weren’t meeting what users were expecting.
As a matter of fact, Felix Arvid Ulf was prepared perfectly and had very good vlogging equipment.
Due to lack of knowledge about how to make YouTube videos, many YouTubers were using low-quality vlogging equipment, including cameras, audio recorders and so on.
Despite it, PewDiePie was prepared and he did it really, really well.
His video started being more longer and more interactive in comparison with others video creators. I mean, do you guys remember at least 1 or 2 persons who were popular in 2010 – 2011 and nowadays they are still popular? If you do, please write the comment below!
PewDiePie created a lot of high-quality content which would be popular even now, but unfortunately, as far as I know, PewDiePie deleted many of his old videos.
So, that was a start how PewDiePie started conquering YouTube.
So Why PewDiePie is Popular?
First of all, he chose almost the perfect niche to start his YouTuber career. As I mentioned, nobody was thinking about that watching how the other person plays various games could be so popular.
But PewDiePie did.
I’m not a huge fan of PewDiePie videos, but I have to admit – he did one of the most important things on YouTube extremely good – INTERACTING.
Furthermore, his image looked very familiarly and friendly for almost all of his viewers. As a result, people started loving him.
If someone makes you laugh or engage in activities which you love as well, it will bring you good relations automatically. PewDiePie did it perfectly once again.
Let’s be real, PewDiePie growth an amazing audience and for accomplishing that you can’t be boring!
In other words, PewDiePie became so popular because of his image and the brand which was presented to his audience day after day.
When I’m writing about the brand it doesn’t mean that I’m going to tell you about PewDiePie logos and etc.
Brand shows what do people feel about it. Brand popularity shows how much people love a person who is behind the name and do what is all about.
Basically, to create an amazing brand which interacts with people requires a lot of knowledge and success.
PewDiePie has both.
Every single person who has both characteristics could be popular in any particular niche. Of course, probably you need to start doing something new and attractive before every else will.
To my mind, that’s why PewDiePie is Popular – Perfect Channel Branding.
Is It Possible to Reach Popularity of PewDiePie?
It could sound funny and familiar, but it is one of the most repeatable questions in past years.
Okay, let’s be real!
First of all, that amount of followers you will not reach in one year, it’s a FACT.
Moreover, you should try to add something which is dedicated and suitable for everyone in every single video. Plus, if you want to attract more than 50 million subscribers, it’s necessary.
Of course, if you are entertaining people I can bet that now or later they will back to your channel and will subscribe it.
Do not think that PewDiePie reached his popularity and fame by doing nothing.
Like any other business, you have to treat your YouTube channel through all social media, do some market research and find out about your potential vlog viewers.
I would suggest you to do some brainstorming sessions. If you will find out the YouTube video idea which will be trending and viral and people will think about it positively – It could be a recipe for the early success!
6 Facts why PewDiePie is Popular
Taking everything into account, I would love to share with you the TOP 6 factors which will answer you to the question why PewDiePie is popular?
1. Niche Selection 🎮
PewDiePie loves playing video games. Gaming niche has millions of fans from all over the world. What can you expect from the guy who practically invented this genre?
2. Interacting with Subscribers 💖
PewDiePie interacts, talks and creates relations with his followers. One of the most important rules for every single vlogger is to build good relationships with viewers and subscribers.
3. Funny and Enjoyable Videos 😆
He is commenting on various videos on YouTube including video games. People love his comments on other YouTube videos. Why? Because this activity lets people enjoy and have fun for several minutes even during the workday.
4. High-Quality Content ✅
He cares about his fans and provides really good content for them. People are used to loving YouTubers and vloggers who have something in common with everyone.
Moreover, PewDiePie makes a different type of content – Gaming, Review and even Vlog type videos. Sometimes he records his video in different cool places.
5. Donation 💰
He has already donated money to charity. It shows that he is doing everything not just for money, although people are still interested in how much does PewDiePie make.
6. Frequency 📢
He uploads new video almost every day. Frequency is very important for reaching more fans of your content.
What do you think guys about PewDiePie? Do you agree that PewDiePie deserved his popularity?
Glen Beker is 100% of time Blogger and Video Editor from Germany who lives and works most of the time in the United States.
He spend a lot of time by editing Video Blogs and giving advices to various Vloggers from all over the World!