Why my Giant Sequoias video is getting a lot of hits

I noticed recently that the video I made of the Giant Sequoia trees at Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park was getting way more hits (like thousands more) than any of the other videos I have on YouTube. Thanks to the new Insight tools YouTube provide, I was able to figure out why quite easily.

The insight tools are now accessible underneath each video, and provide an easy way to check stats about viewers. I was pleased to discover that the video had been embedded on the National Park Reservations and Yosemite Blog sites. As Yosemite is such a hugely popular destination, these websites (particularly the former) must be visited by many folk, and as a consequence, my video is getting a lot of additional hits.

Yosemite is a beautiful and awesome place and it was one of my life’s ambitions to go visit.  Happily, I got to spend a few days there in June 2009 on a road trip around California, and it was more wonderful than I could have ever imagined.

Some photos I took in Yosemite

And here’s a fantastic old film by the National Park Service: