Our Coverage of the 2016 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center
2017 UPDATE:Below is the one OKC Street Outlaw vid we have produced this year. We were forced to severely curtail production on these vids after the Great Google Reset that ocurred prior to the SEMA2016 Show. This reset of the YouTube Algorithm all but destroyed the amount of views on our YouTube channel as well as those of thousands of other Content Creators. As Youtube Partners, we depend upon the monetization of our vids to earn revenue which is very difficult - but now - nearly impossible if you do not meet their ever changing parameters. Out of all the SEMA vids below, only two earned enough revenue to barely cover expenses! Nothing at all like the year before. Google gobbled up YouTube and sure enough, it was not long before they ruined it for many of us OGs.
But unfortunately, this is the way of the World these days. The Corporate way is to screw over the common people. Because they know that they and their corrupt political partners can easily run roughshod over all of the Sheople - and we will do NOTHING to stop them :-( Sad but true!
The analytics and metrics that determine how many views a given vid - or channel - will receive is far too complicated to explain here. I will just say this - Not every one knows that the amount of views any given vid will get has little to do with popularity or subscribers or anything else. The views are determined by the "All knowing" Google Algorithm and the little brother YouTube Algorithm. We are talking about Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and all of that! But it is constantly tweaked by humans and what they do is top secret. In the end, those of us just trying to work our niche get hit over and over. GooTube is shooting for a younger and younger crowd and they are shooting for bigger and bigger fish. They don't want the older ones who were in it from the beginning. They will just kick us out. Those of us who continue are forced to work for slave wages basically.
Hundreds of thousands of views were stolen from this channel by the Reset. Many viewers around the world will not see the below vids because Google hides them. And this channel lost thousands of dollars of revenue as a result. To me - that is criminal theft.!
UPDATE: Now here is the latest.for 2017: Here it is July 4th. and I posted a 15 min. sand racing vid 2 days ago. All of a sudden it is mysteriously shortened to 4 minutes! WTF, yeah, have no clue what happened here this time :-( We are a ways from the street action down in OKC but there are other ways for us to make noise. Fellow GearHead Steveo has been throwing some heavy horsepower to the sand and we've been making vids of that. Now we have another vid mysteriously wrecked. There is simply no excuse for that. :-(
UPDATE: We have since found this prob. The fault lies with the YouTube Editor, specifically the "Enhancements" feature. We found this on our own, with no help from the often useless ,YouTube and Google Forums. This wreaks havoc with the analytics resulting in down grading the ranking by the Algorithm and permanently destroys the vid's ability to achieve it's full potential of views and revenue. Essentially, it more or less sends the vid off to purgatory where few enthusiasts who might enjoy viewing it, will ever find it.
The annual SEMA Show has got to be the biggest, most prestigious Car Show and Trade Show in the world. We are happy to bring you our coverage of this event and the Steet Outlaws who were there.
Vid #8: More great coverage and then its good times with AJ from OverHaulin. What's not to like?
Note: It is now mid 2017 and this vid far and away ended up to be our best vid from SEMA, with well over 100K views. This vid covered all of our SEMA trip expenses We can't say why for sure ... it is just the way the Algorithm worked.