NEW FEATURE! - Content Contribution

Mario

Creator Support Team
Staff member
#1
Hello Rumblers,

As we all know, a good description can make a big difference on our platform given its importance in engaging viewers and also allowing your video to be found via other websites. Especially now that search engines have updated their requirements to improve content delivery to users as a way to keep them watching. (Simply said, the easier your video is found, the more views it’s likely to get).

We want to make sure our creators have access to tools that will increase their video’s engagement. One way to do this is to write a detailed description of at least 500 words including relevant tags to help search engines find your videos.

Rumble creators have often expressed that writing these descriptions for their own videos can sometimes be a little challenging, so today we are launching a new function for Rumble users to contribute descriptions across all Rumble videos for additional earnings.

This means our Rumble community will become more collaborative as users can create written content for each others videos and earn $5USD for each approved description. Rumble administrators will review, and approve or reject descriptions according to our guidelines. Users will receive payment immediately after approval of their video description.

The process to submit a video description will be as follows:
  1. Browse videos open for content submission by selecting “Write Article” in the navigation menu.
  2. Watch the Video
  3. On the video pages look for ‘“Write Article” button below the video itself.
    • If it's green with a $ sign that means the description will be compensated if approved.
    • If there's no button, that means we're not actively looking for a description for this video.
  4. Enter a minimum 500 word count description, check for spelling and grammar errors and hit submit!
Once submitted you can see a list of all contributions under account navigation "Content Contribution" tab. All submitted content will be listed by video and date of submission. You’ll be able to see the status of your submission - pending, approved or rejected. Like uploading video process you can only edit the description while it’s pending. Earnings will appear in the transactions tab once the description is approved, (description approval time frame is still to be determined)

We hope that by enabling this collaboration and providing a reward to do so, we can help our creators reach new levels of engagement everywhere online. In the coming week we’ll be posting another article with helpful hints and tips for writing engagement articles!


Community Contribution - The Writing Guide

Word count requirement minimum is 500 words.

The easiest way to get started is to just describe what happens in the video. The description is designed to sell the reader on watching the video, so tell them what happened, make it sound interesting, and be detailed! Remember, boring isn’t going to cut it. You can be funny, you can have an opinion, and, most importantly, you should engage with your reader!

If you are intimidated by the idea of writing 500 words, try adding some structure. The old standard 5-paragraph essay is a classic that actually comes in handy when writing video descriptions. If you follow the outline below, you should easily be able to fill out 500 words.

  1. Start with an intro, writing about the video topic and leading up to what the content of the video is about.
  2. Then, use your second paragraph to describe the video contents. You can go into some detail here, and remember that jokes are totally fine.
  3. Next, have an opinion on the video or bring in other facts. If you thought something was ridiculous, you can say that. If the same channel has a related video, mention it and say something about it. Or, give us further details that we might not know about something from the video.
  4. Paragraph four can move away from the specific content a little. Grab onto a theme or topic from the video and go into a little more detail. Explain how it’s related and how that item or idea plays in. Use examples if possible.
  5. Finally, conclude. What is the moral of the story? Or did learn anything from the video? Would you watch this or another video again? Or just ask the audience a relevant question to wrap up.
This is an example of just one way to write a description, so feel free to deviate from this structure. What’s important is that your description is an easy, entertaining read. A few more guidelines about the content of your description:

DO:
  • Be funny
  • Be relevant
  • Be readable
  • Go into detail
  • Have an opinion
  • Use correct spelling and grammar
  • Be factual
DON’T:
  • Swear (even little swears)
  • Reference race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability
  • Mention tobacco, alcohol, weapons, or drug use or paraphernalia
  • Get political
  • Mention sexual topics
  • Get gory or gross, or describe anything that may be upsetting
  • Submit low-effort descriptions
 
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#2
Good hour

Does this mean that anyone can do this only for new videos or for example for old videos from me or from someone else on the channel?
The system automatically proposes a video?
 

Mario

Creator Support Team
Staff member
#3
Good hour

Does this mean that anyone can do this only for new videos or for example for old videos from me or from someone else on the channel?
The system automatically proposes a video?
Hi Rasrad,

This option is available to ALL videos in our site, new and old.

You can see which videos need a description here: https://rumble.com/content-contributions/

If you see the "Write Article" button enabled in any video, you can submit a description for approval.
 

BenW

Well-known member
#4
Hello Rumblers,

As we all know, a good description can make a big difference on our platform given its importance in engaging viewers and also allowing your video to be found via other websites. Especially now that search engines have updated their requirements to improve content delivery to users as a way to keep them watching. (Simply said, the easier your video is found, the more views it’s likely to get).

We want to make sure our creators have access to tools that will increase their video’s engagement. One way to do this is to write a detailed description of at least 500 words including relevant tags to help search engines find your videos.

Rumble creators have often expressed that writing these descriptions for their own videos can sometimes be a little challenging, so today we are launching a new function for Rumble users to contribute descriptions across all Rumble videos for additional earnings.

This means our Rumble community will become more collaborative as users can create written content for each others videos and earn $5USD for each approved description. Rumble administrators will review, and approve or reject descriptions according to our guidelines. Users will receive payment immediately after approval of their video description.

The process to submit a video description will be as follows:
  1. Browse videos open for content submission by selecting “Write Article” in the navigation menu.
  2. Watch the Video
  3. On the video pages look for ‘“Write Article” button below the video itself.
    • If it's green with a $ sign that means the description will be compensated if approved.
    • If it's grey with no $ sign that means we're not actively looking for a description for this video but please feel free to contribute anyways. Descriptions might be needed in the future.
  4. Enter a minimum 500 word count description, check for spelling and grammar errors and hit submit!
Once submitted you can see a list of all contributions under account navigation "Content Contribution" tab. All submitted content will be listed by video and date of submission. You’ll be able to see the status of your submission - pending, approved or rejected. Like uploading video process you can only edit the description while it’s pending. Earnings will appear in the transactions tab once the description is approved, (description approval time frame is still to be determined)

We hope that by enabling this collaboration and providing a reward to do so, we can help our creators reach new levels of engagement everywhere online. In the coming week we’ll be posting another article with helpful hints and tips for writing engagement articles!


Community Contribution - The Writing Guide

Word count requirement minimum is 500 words.

The easiest way to get started is to just describe what happens in the video. The description is designed to sell the reader on watching the video, so tell them what happened, make it sound interesting, and be detailed! Remember, boring isn’t going to cut it. You can be funny, you can have an opinion, and, most importantly, you should engage with your reader!

If you are intimidated by the idea of writing 500 words, try adding some structure. The old standard 5-paragraph essay is a classic that actually comes in handy when writing video descriptions. If you follow the outline below, you should easily be able to fill out 500 words.

  1. Start with an intro, writing about the video topic and leading up to what the content of the video is about.
  2. Then, use your second paragraph to describe the video contents. You can go into some detail here, and remember that jokes are totally fine.
  3. Next, have an opinion on the video or bring in other facts. If you thought something was ridiculous, you can say that. If the same channel has a related video, mention it and say something about it. Or, give us further details that we might not know about something from the video.
  4. Paragraph four can move away from the specific content a little. Grab onto a theme or topic from the video and go into a little more detail. Explain how it’s related and how that item or idea plays in. Use examples if possible.
  5. Finally, conclude. What is the moral of the story? Or did learn anything from the video? Would you watch this or another video again? Or just ask the audience a relevant question to wrap up.
This is an example of just one way to write a description, so feel free to deviate from this structure. What’s important is that your description is an easy, entertaining read. A few more guidelines about the content of your description:

DO:
  • Be funny
  • Be relevant
  • Be readable
  • Go into detail
  • Have an opinion
  • Use correct spelling and grammar
  • Be factual
DON’T:
  • Swear (even little swears)
  • Reference race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability
  • Mention tobacco, alcohol, weapons, or drug use or paraphernalia
  • Get political
  • Mention sexual topics
  • Get gory or gross, or describe anything that may be upsetting
  • Submit low-effort descriptions
Great! Thanks for the writing guide! This will help a lot.
 
#5
SEO needs at least 300 words to be search engine friendly, why the 500?

Tbh I like the feature. Because writing is my job, sometimes I wasn't up for another at least 300 words of gibberish, which held the release of lots of videos that are hogging my library.
 
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sloggervlogger

Well-known member
#8
In principle it's a good idea for someone that likes to write ( not me by the way lol, I'm glad when I get my 300 words done) .
@Mario I've just got a few questions.
500 words, is that now mandatory to get full management licence? What happens to a video that has less words, but it's a good video and the user choose Exclusive video management. Would you wait until somebody writes a text for it until you'll make a decision if they get the full management?
The videos that are on this list, are they just the videos that didn't have any text with them to start with? Are they just videos that are limited management and below?
 

DavidMcNab

Well-known member
#9
If I'm hearing correctly, it's $5 per approved description of 500 words? But will this change earnings for the video creator? Does he/she share any earnings with the person who writes the description? It seems there is no sharing of future earnings?

Also, as people are asking, will we now need 500 word descriptions on out videos for our best chances?

Thanks Mario. Very informative article and an interesting policy change. The helpful hints about description creation are a very welcome thing. People who struggle with the longer descriptions should find the suggested structure to be a big help.

I'd love to see regular forum articles about how we can improve our submissions. In fact, as you know, I've suggested that articles like this on a weekly basis would be a huge help. I know that you are already very busy so I'm not suggesting more work for you, but perhaps this is where experienced content creators could help.
Creating an opportunity for content creators to share what they have learned could be worthwhile. I'm suggesting either a paid position for someone to provide instructional articles on a regular basis, or creating a tangible reward for those who submit an article that is chosen for publication.
The overall content would improve. Creators would see more earnings. All of the Rumble community would benefit.

Maybe even just a forum "letter of the week" where the person submitting could win Rumble swag. You know how people will do almost anything for a Rumble T-Shirt or hoodie. :)
 
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#10
If I'm hearing correctly, it's $5 per approved description of 500 words? But will this change earnings for the video creator? Does he/she share any earnings with the person who writes the description? It seems there is no sharing of future earnings?

Also, as people are asking, will we now need 500 word descriptions on out videos for our best chances?

Thanks Mario. Very informative article and an interesting policy change.
In principle it's a good idea for someone that likes to write ( not me by the way lol, I'm glad when I get my 300 words done) .
@Mario I've just got a few questions.
500 words, is that now mandatory to get full management licence? What happens to a video that has less words, but it's a good video and the user choose Exclusive video management. Would you wait until somebody writes a text for it until you'll make a decision if they get the full management?
The videos that are on this list, are they just the videos that didn't have any text with them to start with? Are they just videos that are limited management and below?
500 words are not necessary, it's the quirks of search engines, so that the site is higher in the search results issued. The end user will not get much, users search only for a few words, the system will be released by the most popular, or the most suitable according to the quality or ranking criteria.
This only raises the page in the ranking but not always.
 
#11
Hello again! I consulted with an SEO specialist and you need at least 300 so your article can be relevant to the search engines. Plus keywords. Apparently 500-600+ word articles are hard to rank. So what is the point of writing 500 words?
 

Mario

Creator Support Team
Staff member
#12
If I'm hearing correctly, it's $5 per approved description of 500 words? But will this change earnings for the video creator? Does he/she share any earnings with the person who writes the description? It seems there is no sharing of future earnings?

Also, as people are asking, will we now need 500 word descriptions on out videos for our best chances?

Thanks Mario. Very informative article and an interesting policy change. The helpful hints about description creation are a very welcome thing. People who struggle with the longer descriptions should find the suggested structure to be a big help.

I'd love to see regular forum articles about how we can improve our submissions. In fact, as you know, I've suggested that articles like this on a weekly basis would be a huge help. I know that you are already very busy so I'm not suggesting more work for you, but perhaps this is where experienced content creators could help.
Creating an opportunity for content creators to share what they have learned could be worthwhile. I'm suggesting either a paid position for someone to provide instructional articles on a regular basis, or creating a tangible reward for those who submit an article that is chosen for publication.
The overall content would improve. Creators would see more earnings. All of the Rumble community would benefit.

Maybe even just a forum "letter of the week" where the person submitting could win Rumble swag. You know how people will do almost anything for a Rumble T-Shirt or hoodie. :)

Hi David,

1) Rumble pays the $5, it does not ever come from the earnings of your videos.
2) For your own videos we still suggest 300 words, the 500 word requirement is for content writers.
3) Description length does NOT affect which level of distribution your video gets. So don't panic if you can't write a description for your article, that's why we added this feature.

Some may ask why wouldn't you just not write a description,then submit one when the video is live to get the $5 as well. The reason for that is that:
1) your own description may not be chosen if someone else's is better. Either way it helps your video.
2) If you do after the fact submit a better description than your current one and it's approved you will be paid the $5 anyway. So yes, you cna double dip (you earn through views plus the $5 for written content).

The reason why we created this process is to increase synergy, we understand some users are great are creating video content, and there's a lot of people able to create written content for said videos. We simply want to bring them together to produce a greater combined impact than they would have if they never got to collaborate.
 

Mario

Creator Support Team
Staff member
#13
Hello again! I consulted with an SEO specialist and you need at least 300 so your article can be relevant to the search engines. Plus keywords. Apparently 500-600+ word articles are hard to rank. So what is the point of writing 500 words?
Our experts agreed on 500 words for now, and I'm confident in their reasoning. As with all live features, this will be tested and refined as we get more data.
 

Mario

Creator Support Team
Staff member
#14
In principle it's a good idea for someone that likes to write ( not me by the way lol, I'm glad when I get my 300 words done) .
@Mario I've just got a few questions.
500 words, is that now mandatory to get full management licence? What happens to a video that has less words, but it's a good video and the user choose Exclusive video management. Would you wait until somebody writes a text for it until you'll make a decision if they get the full management?
The videos that are on this list, are they just the videos that didn't have any text with them to start with? Are they just videos that are limited management and below?
Hey SV,

Description length does NOT affect which level of distribution your video gets. So don't panic if you can't write a description for your article, that's why we added this feature.
 

Mario

Creator Support Team
Staff member
#15
SEO needs at least 300 words to be search engine friendly, why the 500?

Tbh I like the feature. Because writing is my job, sometimes I wasn't up for another at least 300 words of gibberish, which held the release of lots of videos that are hogging my library.
To be honest sometimes it may seem like a daunting task, specially for shorter videos because there's so much you can write about before it becomes repetitive. Don't be afraid to repeat yourself using different phrasing, it actually does help.
 

DavidMcNab

Well-known member
#17
How likely is it that our videos that are accepted with a description will have a new description added?
I'd be a little concerned if I had videos out there with descriptions written by other people. Accuracy and fairness cannot be guaranteed in that case, which is an even greater concern when you are video taping subjects, people, or animals that affect others.
For example, I do some recording at a therapy horse farm. An inaccurate description could be very troubling to the owner.
 

DavidMcNab

Well-known member
#18
I'm very concerned with what I have just seen.
I just checked the videos available for description contribution. I was surprised to see that one of them is mine. It's a video that I submitted and had approved today. Newborn Foal Loves Playtime Then Snuggles. I don't know why it was included for a description rewrite. When I looked, I saw that the description (approx. 400 words) that I submitted has been removed and is now two sentences long.
As we are told, short descriptions limit the video's reach due to search engine requirements.
My video sits with a two sentence narrative and the potential for a faulty narrative to be added.

I am extremely troubled by this development. As I mentioned in my post above, much of the content that I submit uses footage obtained with the cooperation of others. I have people reach out to me occasionally through social media, or personally, and they invite me to record their animals or events. They enjoy my approach to the subjects and the positive emphasis that I strive to promote with each video. Equally important, they like the promise that the content and the description will be complimentary and fair, as well as accurate. With the new changes, this isn't going to work anymore. I have always loved the fact that Rumble has worked with me to ensure that I am able to keep my promises. On the rare occasion where an error has been made, your support team has promptly helped rectify it.

I see Rumble as an opportunity to make money, but it's equally important to me that it provides the opportunity to promote charity events, community organizations, and people who do good things. It's absolutely crucial for me that nothing interferes with being able to do this correctly.

Right now, any of us could face similar issues. The internet community can be harsh and cruel. Even when the description is correct, online critics can be very negative. Imagine how much worse it will be if the facts aren't presented properly. And imagine if your video includes a friend, their pet, their business, or their family members.

I'm not suggesting that my video descriptions are exempt from possible improvement, but I have always felt very confident that my descriptions were making the grade. I would argue enthusiastically that I am better suited to describe the content of my videos than somebody who has no knowledge of what took place or the history behind the video.

If this practice continues, I simply won't be able to submit much content. I have a few videos in the works, and a few already uploaded that could be seriously misunderstood if the description is altered without my consent. I will have some upset people asking me tough questions.

Mario, I hope that you and the staff will take a serious look at the implications of this new change and what it will mean for all of us. A lot of discussions take place between your content creators via email and in person, without ever appearing in the community forum. I know that many content creators have expressed great upset over the minor changes that are already made to descriptions. This will be much worse.

I trust Rumble and the staff. You have always acted in the best interests of everybody. I realize that growth requires trying new things, but I am trusting you now to make sure that this change doesn't prevent us from being able to upload in confidence. I suggest that you could allow the choice for the content creator to make. It would work similarly to the option we had to display earnings on a video. Anyone who has trouble writing a narrative would surely welcome the help.

I would welcome any input from other creators, as well as a personal discussion with the support team if that seems more appropriate.
Thank you.
 
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sloggervlogger

Well-known member
#19
I'm very concerned with what I have just seen.
I just checked the videos available for description contribution. I was surprised to see that one of them is mine. It's a video that I submitted and had approved today. Newborn Foal Loves Playtime Then Snuggles. I don't know why it was included for a description rewrite. When I looked, I saw that the description (approx. 400 words) that I submitted has been removed and is now two sentences long.
As we are told, short descriptions limit the video's reach due to search engine requirements.
My video sits with a two sentence narrative and the potential for a faulty narrative to be added.

I am extremely troubled by this development. As I mentioned in my post above, much of the content that I submit uses footage obtained with the cooperation of others. I have people reach out to me occasionally through social media, or personally, and they invite me to record their animals or events. They enjoy my approach to the subjects and the positive emphasis that I strive to promote with each video. Equally important, they like the promise that the content and the description will be complimentary and fair, as well as accurate. With the new changes, this isn't going to work anymore. I have always loved the fact that Rumble has worked with me to ensure that I am able to keep my promises. On the rare occasion where an error has been made, your support team has promptly helped rectify it.

I see Rumble as an opportunity to make money, but it's equally important to me that it provides the opportunity to promote charity events, community organizations, and people who do good things. It's absolutely crucial for me that nothing interferes with being able to do this correctly.

Right now, any of us could face similar issues. The internet community can be harsh and cruel. Even when the description is correct, online critics can be very negative. Imagine how much worse it will be if the facts aren't presented properly. And imagine if your video includes a friend, their pet, their business, or their family members.

I'm not suggesting that my video descriptions are exempt from possible improvement, but I have always felt very confident that my descriptions were making the grade. I would argue enthusiastically that I am better suited to describe the content of my videos than somebody who has no knowledge of what took place or the history behind the video.

If this practice continues, I simply won't be able to submit much content. I have a few videos in the works, and a few already uploaded that could be seriously misunderstood if the description is altered without my consent. I will have some upset people asking me tough questions.

Mario, I hope that you and the staff will take a serious look at the implications of this new change and what it will mean for all of us. A lot of discussions take place between your content creators via email and in person, without ever appearing in the community forum. I know that many content creators have expressed great upset over the minor changes that are already made to descriptions. This will be much worse.

I trust Rumble and the staff. You have always acted in the best interests of everybody. I realize that growth requires trying new things, but I am trusting you now to make sure that this change doesn't prevent us from being able to upload in confidence. I suggest that you could allow the choice for the content creator to make. It would work similarly to the option we had to display earnings on a video. Anyone who has trouble writing a narrative would surely welcome the help.

I would welcome any input from other creators, as well as a personal discussion with the support team if that seems more appropriate.
Thank you.
As I'm not such a good writer as you David, I'll keep it short, but I fully agree with you! That was one of my concerns as well and looking forward to the reply from Rumble.
 
#20
I totally understand your concerns David. Some of your videos involve sensitive matters and to have a total stranger do a re-write without knowing all of the facts of the story depicted could be problematic. My submitted videos are pretty short and simplistic so it's not as big a concern for me, but creators should have the ability to give approval/permission when it comes to somebody else submitting a new narrative on another persons video.