What Videos Get The Most Views On YouTube

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What makes a popular YouTube video?  Why do some videos get way more views than others?

This is a quick list of the most watched YouTube videos by some of the leading online marketers. This gives you some interesting pointers as to the most popular YouTube topics.

Quick disclaimer – this review does contain affiliate links to products that I recommend. I only recommend products that I have used and that I think could be beneficial to your business. I receive a small commission if you click on any of the links and sign up for the product or service, but that doesn’t increase the price and may sometimes include special discounts.

Pat Flynn – Smart Passive Income

Podcaster, blogger with a focus on people just starting an online business.

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Pat has some great courses on:  Affiliate Marketing, Starting an Online Business and Starting a Podcast. I highly recommend them.

Sean Cannell – Think Media

YouTube specialists with multiple YouTube channels covering how to use the platform and also product reviews and guides.

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Sean Cannell

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Sean offers a free Masterclass: 3 Strategies for Growing Your Audience and Income with YouTube in 2018

He also has a $7 course on how to make profit from reviewing physical products: Video Product Review Profits

Both are worth checking out.

Derral Eaves

Professional YouTube marketer

How To Properly Upload Your YouTube Videos

4.8 million views

James Wedmore

YouTube filmmaker turned online business trainer and mentor.

Adding Text To Video – Quick and Easy Tutorial

1 million views

Brian Dean – BackLinko

SEO specialist and online marketer

Advanced SEO Step by Step Turorial


Neil Patel

Content marketer and SEO specialist

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Simon Sinek

Speaker and thought leader in the psychology of marketing

How Great Leaders Inspire Action (TED Talk)

8.6 million views

Lewis Howes – The School Of Greatness

Online marketing and personal development expert

Tony Robbins 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom

1.4 million views

Roberto Blake

Professional YouTube presenter and marketer

10 Ways To Make Passive Income Online

Sunny Lenarduzzi – The Sunny Show

Professional YouTube marketer and trainer

How To Make Videos With Your Phone

1.6 million views

Gary Vaynerchuk

Marketing guru and online marketing consultant

One Life – No Regrets

Seth Godin

Marketing thought leader.

How To Get Your Ideas To Spread (TED Talk)

1.3 million views


These people have varying numbers of subscribers and longevity on the platform. The videos listed are the most viewed in each person’s catalog. Some videos are quite old, which demonstrates that YouTube videos have a long-term value to a business.

Passive Income and SEO both appear more than once, which shows them to be hot topics. It is also interesting the TED talks are ranked for two of the more famous marketers. A good speech at a headline event can pull in the views.

I hope this gives you some inspiration. If you feel I have missed anyone, please add them in the comments.

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