Well, consider this: If the New York Times can only get a few hundred views of some of their videos after a FULL PAGE ad, celebrity spokespeople, and a key feature in the Marketing Vox ezine, how do you expect your video to get views?
I’ve seen other major companies put videos up on YouTube and declare victory with a few thousand views, but personally (and professionally) I don’t think a YouTube video is successful without half a million views.
And if you want that many views, you have to do more than simply put a video up. And do more than pay for a full-page ad in the New York Times. You have to learn how to use the viral power of the Internet.