Unruly Waves Goodbye To Unruly Viral Video Chart Website After Almost A Decade
For almost a decade now, the Unruly Viral Video Chart has been the definitive source for video sharing data around the globe. It was the first engine to track video shares and to rank videos by virality or social buzz rather than simply counting views.
Soon after launch, Will.i.Am referred to the Unruly Viral Video Chart as the Billboard Hot 100 of its generation, which we thought was pretty darned cool.
Since we launched it back in 2006, the “VVC” – as we’ve come to know it – has tracked the most exciting, hilarious and ground-breaking online videos of all time. From keyboard-playing cats to Halloween brats, Harlem Shakes to hoverboard fakes – the VVC has seen them all.
Today though, we announce that as of tomorrow (Tuesday, August 11th) the Unruly Viral Video Chart website will no longer be live. This will enable our engineers to devote more time and resources to building the ad technology that powers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet.
Don’t worry, though, there are still plenty of ways you can find out which videos are spreading like wildfire across The Internets….
Unruly Analytics subscribers will still have access to the standard charts and to shed-loads of customizable data on branded videos. Plus, everyone can still check out trending videos by following us on Twitter @videochart or via our various media partners, including Campaign, the IAB, The Guardian, AdWeek, Werben & Verkaufen, Horizont, Contagious magazine, Mumbrella Australia and Communicate.
And if you’d like to see Unruly-curated ad charts then don’t be a stranger – sign up here for our regular Trends Bulletin.
A big thank you to each and every viral video junkie who has stopped by the Unruly Viral Video Chart over the years. Whether lip syncs, laughing babies, Susan Boyle or Rube Goldberg machines were your thing, we really appreciate your support throughout the last decade. I leave you with a Hug – a Free Hug, of course – and call upon an old friend to sign us out…
So one final time, play it off, Keyboard Cat.