Our Linus Tech Tips video is going viral and today it reached 696,000 views in 9 weeks! Mr. Sebastian and the team at Linus Tech Tips helped launch our Pad-Zilla™ giant mouse pads with their "product reveal" video. Our video has reached 696,000 views, received 30,532 likes (vs 636 dislikes), and generated over 5,400 comments since it's release on February 1, 2016.
Here's the back story to our interest in Linus Tech Tips and the creation of the Pad-Zilla™ giant mouse pads. When I was building our "Badass 1" computer I relied on Linus Tech Tips videos to help me select the best components and also how to assemble the entire rig. Then it hit me. The desk that this cool rig was going to be on was in really bad shape and I was tired of picking my mouse back up onto the mouse pad. "I needed a giant mouse pad" to cover the entire desk! Nothing that I found even came close. All I could find were smaller sizes, poor quality construction and design, and gimmicky mouse pads.
That set in motion a 14 month quest to make and distribute on a world-wide basis the finest quality, most interesting, and most functional giant mouse pads available! After 14 months of product testing, material selection, image designs, packaging, sewn edging & thickness considerations, shipping & logistic systems, website construction and more - we launched MousePads.Cool and our line of Pad-Zilla™ giant mousepads.
We wanted Mr. Sebastian and Linus Tech Tips to have the exclusive and first product reveal so we sent them two samples - completely in the dark! No one knew of us including Mr. Sebastain and LTT. Our timing could not have been worse. We mailed them two samples using their old address (they just moved that week) which delayed delivery. This was the first week on November 2015. They were in the middle of setting up new offices, getting out their great holiday videos, as well as holiday time off. So we held off our marketing campaigns to honor our statement that they would be "our first." Mind you we didn't know if they would do a video, or even if they did or didn't like the products.
On February 1, 2016 they released our video (69 days ago).
This one video put us on the map. In this very short time we have shipped Pad-Zilla™ giant mouse pads to 25 countries, have increased our product lines to include solid colors and different sizes (see update), are working with artists to create specialty Pad-Zilla™ for their clients & customers, and are marketing custom drum & keyboard mats!
Our website traffic has grown tremendously. Last month we had over 1,000,000 page views!
Thank you Linus Tech Tips and thank you - our new friends and customers!