Sunday, 23 November 2014

6 muscle guys ~ 3yrs of FlexingLads




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Flexing by numbers ~ 3 years of FL

3 years on from FlexingLads' beginnings, here are some stats showing our progress, with links to our main sites...

1,322,000 YouTube video views
1,503,000 all time views
7,997 YouTube subscribers
316 videos
117 channels featured
681,000 blog hits (FL & FL News combined)
749 Facebook page likes
923 Facebook group members
39 Twitter followers (not so many LOL)
11,000 Tumblr hits
81 Tumblr followers
44,000 Scoop.it hits

More video stats...

4,200 views/video average
98% with 1000+ views
53% with 2500+ views
20% with 5000+ views
18 videos with 10000+ views

Views by year...

Year 1 - 207,000
Year 2 - 463,000
Year 3 - 833,000

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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

May channel stats

May saw our public video views top 900k.

We picked up 99k views and 238 subs, posted 9 videos, and added one featured channel. There are now over 100 channels and flexers with videos on FlexingLads!

The numbers are a bit down on April, but April was exceptionally good, and we had a bit of a break during the last third of May, so I'm happy with the results.

This year's totals to May 31 are: 322k video views, 1,031 new subs, 54 videos uploaded, and 10 new featured channels.

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Saturday, 17 May 2014

1 Megaview

FL video views top
1,000,000

"Lifetime views" includes videos that have been deleted. We currently have 252 videos, with views totaling 860,563 - the figure shown on the channel "About" page. That gives average views/video of 3,415. Subs stand at 6,075.

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Saturday, 10 May 2014

Friday, 2 May 2014

2014 so far - on target!


Time for a catch up on channel performance...

April was a great month for FL channel: 105k views, 279 subs, 16 new videos, and 4 new flexers/channels featured. That's way ahead of our monthly target.

In 2014 so far, we've gained 223k views, 793 subs, uploaded 45 videos, and featured 9 new channels/flexers. That puts us right on target, in fact well ahead in video views, to achieve our aims for this year.

On top of that, today we smashed through 800,000 public views (803k), bringing average views for our 246 videos to around 3,260. Although a few very popular videos bump up the average, most videos do pretty well. Over half have more than 2,000 views, and 93% have over a thousand views.

Finally, all time views (including deleted videos) reached 945,000 - bringing us within striking distance of one million views sometime in May or June :D

Thanks, as always, to our supporters, and most of all to the flexers, who provide the content that make FlexingLads worth following!

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

¾ million!

Since I last updated a couple of weeks back, video views have rocketed, taking FL channel to ¾ million!
Featuring Belgian bodybuilder Amine Ayoute - his FL playlist here

With 243 videos, that's an average of 3,000+ views/clip.

Not that we can't do a lot better, but one way we make sure clips get more views is by not uploaded several videos on the same day.

If you do that, your total views shoot up, but individual videos tend to get fewer hits. You pull in more subs, too, so it benefits your channel. But as the videos don't do as well, the boost for flexers' channels is less.

It's really the guys that make FlexingLads, that's why it's important we aren't selfish about how we use their vids :D

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

700,000

Seven hundred thousand views ...and falling???

No, FL channel is still clocking up views. Public videos just passed 700k, so we're marking that milestone with a pic...


But a couple of featured channels have taken down their stuff, so we'll be unlisting our videos from those guys for the time being. That way, when you watch an FL clip, you'll know it's linked to a channel with more footage of the same flexer.

Unlisted videos don't count towards public stats, so the counter may drop below 700k again. The good news is the lifetime stats in analytics clock all the views we've ever had. Currently, that number is 843k and will go on rising towards the million mark :D


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Friday, 4 April 2014

FL site on BestMaleBlogs

FlexingLads main website at flexinglads.com/blog is now listed on BestMaleBlogs.

Please visit BMB using the button below, rate and vote for FlexingLads.com - THANX!

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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

FL channel : first 1/4 of 2014

This is how we did during January-March, compared to what we're aiming for this year:

85%

We did best in views, getting 117k/125k target (94%). New flexers/channels featured was least good, with 5 added of 6-7 aimed for. 29/36 new videos was about the same rate of success (80ish%). And new subs of 514 - we wanted 600 - was in between, around 86%.

Bear in mind, unlike some channels, we have permission to upload every video.

Using someone else's clip without their consent, even if you link to their channel, is theft. It means you nicked their stuff to boost your channel. You took an easy option. And if you didn't get a strike for copyright violation, that's down to their goodwill. It doesn't mean what you did is ok.

The good news is that March was the best month for views and subs. If we maintain or better that, we'll reach our target of 1.2M views and 7.5k subs by the end of the year :D

Best of all, we now have our own FL website. So whatever happens with the channel, FL is no longer dependent on YouTube or other social sites.

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

FlexingLads signs Tom Daley

FlexingLads is proud to announce that we have signed Tom Daley!


It wasn't easy! Just google it, and you'll see that others have tried and failed. Tom, born May 21, is hard to sign.

Some say he's Taurus; some say Gemini; others admit they haven't a clue and call him Taurus-Gemini cusp. We solved the dilemma by focusing on Tom's year of birth - 1994.

In the Chinese Zodiac, Tom's sign is the Dog!

But what's Tom's puppy called?

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Friday, 21 March 2014

Friday, 14 March 2014

Tip FlexingLads with Bitcoin!

Help us build our new website with a small donation! You can use the Bitcoin donate button on the right.



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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Tumblr photo browser


Tumblr is great for visual content - including sexy male muscle shots. But some Tumblr sites take an age to load, and some are a pain to navigate if all you want is eye candy.

Enter Tumview - a dedicated photo browser for Tumblr sites. Just enter a site's Tumblr ID, click "Show the photos", and you'll get a thumbnail gallery of all the site's images, including gifs.

Click on a thumb, and the image is displayed large. You can click to open the image in a new tab, or click on the image itself to visit the Tumblr page where it's displayed.

Chances are, the image was reblogged. In that case, there's a link to the Tumblr that originally posted the pic and another link that loads all of that Tumblr's images in Tumview.
Tip: For even easier browsing, tap the spacebar to load each image in turn!
So you can actually navigate the images on multiple Tumblr blogs very easily and quickly, and visit the blogs themselves. Altogether, a very useful tool - for both serious blogging and viewing fun!


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Friday, 14 February 2014

Our website launch

FlexingLads website is now up and running!

There's still lots more to add, but you can already join the site (free), and once a member you can add other members as friends, set up groups - including a forum if you want one - and invite others to join.

It works like a mini-social site, where you can message other members and share stuff.

I'm still working on the appearance, so any feedback on that is very welcome. There will also be new features added soon. For example, we'll offer downloadable content (free and premium), as well as FL merchandise.


Joining is easy. Just click Register, top left. That will take you to a sign up page, and once you're done there, you'll get an activation email. Click on the link in that, or enter the code manually on the site, and you're in!

The Log in link is also top left. When you're logged in, top right you'll see your user name. Move your cursor over your name, and a drop down menu appears. Use that menu to navigate the membership area.

It shouldn't take long for you to work out how to use all the features. But if you get stuck, just message me (Kit), and I'll help you get sorted :)

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Monday, 10 February 2014

666,667

666,764 to be exact - our public video views top 2/3 million!

That also means, that with 222 videos, average views/clip now exceed 3,000 :D

Shaping up: Daniel Winder

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Sunday, 9 February 2014

FL galleries

On our new site, we're now adding galleries, male physique photography, starting with some images by Brian Selway.

We're still prelaunch, really, as there's more to add (membership, for example). But I thought you'd like to get an idea of what the site will be offering :D



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