Tips on Getting Highest Rated Comment on YouTube

When YouTube introduced a new feature “highest rated comments” I began to experiment with finding a predictable way to get my comment to be among the top 2 highest rated comments for almost any YouTube video.

I did this out of sheer fun. At this point in time, I don’t think there are any possibilities to monetize – not through this method, since anti-spam is very strict here (which is good, and other YouTube users are 1 click away from marking your comment as spam).

There’s nothing to lose getting exposure though; in fact like I said it’s a nice thrill to enjoy when I’m not opening my browsers for Internet Business. πŸ™‚

I was surprised to find out that getting my comments to be among the highest rated most of the time comes from a few predictable school of thoughts. There are a million ways to do this, but I think you will find this a fun read regardless. Here goes!

TIP 1: It is preferable to comment on a YouTube video that has high 4 figure to 5 figure views.

If the YouTube video has anything less than 5,000 views, in my opinion it’s very, very slow to get your comment thumbed up in numbers. The video is less searched and thus less exposed.

On the other hand, a highly popular video that is getting views into the 100,000s usually come with a flood of other comments too. It’s just as difficult getting your comment thumbed up enough to be pushed into the 2 highest rated comments, due to the sheer volume of comments and yours might be insignificant.

I’m not saying it’s impossible, but that said it’s easier to get highest rated comment if the YouTube video is getting anywhere from 5,000 views to mid 5 figures.

TIP 2: Bash the Bieber.

Love him or hate him (for some reason most people hate him), a smart comment about Justin Bieber can easily get your comment among highest rated.

I have not experimented with ‘Twilight’ or ‘Edward Cullen’ yet though. But this seems to be the almost guaranteed way to get up to top comment ratings.

TIP 3: Make fun of the DISLIKE crowd.

Came across videos that are truly EPIC? And it boggles your mind why some people can bring themselves to click the DISLIKE button for that video? So you can hit the DISLIKE crowd by writing things like:

“___ people are _______”

Here’s one obvious example of 14 people who clicked the DISLIKE button on an epic soundtrack for the Spetsnaz victory theme for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

TIP 4: Memorable quote.

This don’t require a genius. Watched a movie or played a game that others can relate, just drop a memorable quote everyone can relate to!

Like Terminator 2 ending for instance:

And the Vorkuta level for Call of Duty: Black Ops:

TIP 5: Point out flaws or something striking in the video’s time frame.

It can be an error, a joke, a flaw, or something most people tend to miss while watching the entire video.

TIP 6: Copy and repeat a popular comment.

This a little more ‘black hatty’. Sometimes, a popular video can have a few to several copies of it by different users on YouTube, and they winded up getting showed in the SEARCH or RELATED videos.

What you can do is copy a highest rated comment from one video, and use it again in another copy of the video uploaded by another user!

This is exactly what I did with The Story Of Riki-Oh (a superbly gross show btw):

TIP 7: Try to make out a foreign language in English.

This is hard to do but if you can pull this off, it can be awesome. I didn’t do this but I’ve seen some highest rated comments worth noting like this:


I’m surprised that YouTube actually has this loophole, but they may fix this one day.

Did you know you can thumb up your own comment, and thumb down other people’s comment… over and over again with the same YouTube account?

If you want to go to the dark side, you can thumb up your comment, refresh your browser, do it again, and repeat it over and over until your comment is #1 rated. LOL!

Also note that there is an untold time when no matter how high rated your comment is, it can disappear from the highest rated comments panel to give way to newer comments. It’s not going to be there permanently, but enjoy the little stardom and exposure while it lasts!

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Immitation – a Form of Flattery?

WARNING! Rant up ahead…

Being successful comes with a price. As a leading pioneer in the Private Label Rights business on the Internet, I face a lot of new challenges that I had never previously encountered as an Internet Markeitng newbie.

One of them happens to be dealing with copycats. Personally, I have nothing against ‘borrowing’ ideas to an acceptable degree. But literal copying? Word for word? Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised at all that a lot of Internet Marketing ‘wanna-be’s are copying my marketing moves, style, choice of words… all to the letter.

Just this afternoon, I discovered yet another Edmund Loh ‘wanna be’. This time it came in the form of HepiMoney or Cik Mint.

It is said that immitation is a form of flattery. But being a subject of *literal* immitation by many other so-called ‘competitors’, I never found this one bit amusing much less flattering. More on that later. Read on.

When I checked my Inbox this afternoon, I received an e-mail notifying me of a pingback to my About Me page. And I was wondering, “Who would actually link to my ‘About Me’ page?” I had to check it out.

And lo and behold, what greeted me was a very familiar post. In fact, it was one of my first posts that I wrote at the start of my Personal Homepage.

Except that it was written in Malay.

First, check out my blog post here.

Okay? Now see this.


The anonymous author of this blog might change his (or her) blog content later so I’m going to paste the screen shot of the full contents here as it is.

Blatant Copy of Blog Post - Only in Bahasa Malaysia

Interestingly enough, when I hovered my mouse cursor over the link, it was a link to my About Me page. This was what resulted the pingback.

Is Edmund Loh = Cik Mint?

Even my URL was copied to the dot too. Hmmm… and what was I saying about literal copycats? “Cik Mint” had also copied a portion of my About Me page, again only to be loosely translated to Bahasa Malaysia with a minimal changes.

To prove the point, check out my About Me page here and see “About Edmund Loh” and “Internet Marketing Skills & Expertise”. (link opens in a new window or tab)

Alright, now see this:

About Me - in BM

Now what are the chances that there are TWO Internet Marketers in the Private Label Rights business staying in Johor Bahru, both agreeing that they are workaholics but know when to time out, chill and relax, can write promotion emails and do web copywriting, design e-cover graphics, create digital products, are experts at membership sites, build opt-in lists, do Joint Ventures, and execute product launches?

Perhaps I shouldn’t be laughing at people who are less gifted than I am (pardon the sarcasm). After all, there are a lot of people out there who are handicapped of their own identity and this is one speck of the proof. πŸ˜‰

So is immitation a form of flattery?

Hmmm… considering that this person could have copied after profiles of more successful people like Mark Joyner, John Delavera and Ewen Chia, maybe I should feel flattered that this anonymous person chose to copy mine instead. πŸ˜‰

Or should I?

One thing I know for sure: if you want to quickly brand yourself as a fool, you can pick up literal copying. Just like “Cik Mint”.

Will wonders ever cease? πŸ˜‰

Taking Care of Your Baby: DOs and DONTs

I got this forwarded joke e-mail from a friend. Usually, I quickly dispose these mails into the Trash folder, but the only reason I opened it was because it came from a credible source (thanks Dee F!).

And I’m happy I did. πŸ™‚

It’s hillarious really but I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. If you’re a parent or planning to have a baby, here are some of the DOs and DONTs:

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Enjoy… and hope this puts a smile on your lips! πŸ™‚