Category Archives: News & Updates

The meaning of ‘Rumbling’

Hey everyone, Wojtek here from Rumble. Many people were inquiring, so I felt I should provide a little explanation on what “Rumbling” means on your Pending Videos page.

After uploading and selecting your licensing option, videos get placed into a queue. In this queue an automated technology dubbed ‘Rumble Rank’ makes a decision on the value and virality of the content you uploaded, and if our Rumble Rank ‘likes’ the content, it will be sent to our newsroom for a final decision and audit. If for any reason Rumble Rank and/or editors are not certain (possibly due to not enough data) but they see potential value in your content,it will get placed into a separate queue called ‘Rumbling’. At this point your chances are pretty good that it will get purchased/approved, but still not certain. Most people can expect a reply within two weeks while rumbling, in some cases this can take longer.

Some tips to help get your video noticed, or noticed faster:

  1. Film in landscape mode (hold your phone sideways)
  2. Upload the highest quality video you can.
  3. Cut any lead up / part of the clip that is not needed.
  4. Tell your friends to watch your clip on Rumble

I hope that helps. Feel free to leave comments and questions below, and maybe on my next post I’ll address it 🙂


Refer a Friend & Get 5% of their Earnings

refer a friend to rumble

As we continue to provide new features for Rumble, we thought this would be a particularly awesome feature. Although we’ve been long and hard working on a new upload, monetization and tagging system, we’ve completed our referral program. After careful thought, we decided to offer a whopping 5% on all referred users to Rumble. This is an industry first for video and an unprecedented amount. Let me break this down…

  1. You a refer a friend to Rumble using the referral link provided in your Profile  (PROFILE -> REFFERALS).
  2. The user you referred earns $10,000 with Rumble.
  3. You will make $500 just for referring him/her to join Rumble.

It’s pretty simple, if you know good content creators, send them to Rumble and make a living doing so! We had a few users (and even employees) that said if we put referral rates at 5% they’d make this their day job recruiting channels and creators… we would LOVE to see that 🙂


The referral will be reduced to 5%  from 10% starting March 15th, 2016.

Co-Founders of Vimeo, CollegeHumor & Plurk Join Rumble’s Advisory Board

Hello fellow Rumble’rs! All while we have been fixing annoying bugs and trying to bring awesome features, we have quietly been trying to assemble a team of brilliant and experienced minds that will help give YouTube a run for their money. Let me explain…

Before the existence of Rumble, our team was working on Jokeroo since 2001, the days when video lived mostly on sites like CollegeHumor and EbaumsWorld. Our community was tightly knit and we all knew each other fairly well, I even remember visiting the CollegeHumor offices over 10 years ago! But the guys at CollegeHumor didn’t stop there, they kept pushing and created YouTube’s only real threat, Vimeo. After introducing Rumble in 2013, it only made sense to reach out to one of the most knowledgeable people I knew in video, Josh Abramson. It didn’t take long for Josh, the co-founder of Vimeo, CollegeHumor and BustedTees to recognize the value we are trying to provide users.

At the same time, we were speaking to another industry friend, Kan Singh, who co-founded and Zippy Videos. Let me put this in perspective; Zippy Videos was a top 100 video uploading site before YouTube existed. Yup, you heard that right, before YouTube. Unfortunately, bandwidth bills were outrageous and they had to shut down, while YouTube received funding and continued to grow.

Our entire team at Rumble has thought long and hard on how to take on video. We watched YouTube crush Zippy Videos before 2005, we watched sites like CollegeHumor and Jokeroo pivot to create its own niche. We even watched Vimeo pose a really serious threat. But in 2014, all those minds have finally come together. We at Rumble are so happy to announce that both Josh and Kan have decided to join Rumble’s advisory board. With their help and their direction, we will push to become a YouTube alternative for video creators and the best social video news provider for all of our publishing partners. We feel strongly that we are ready to take it on.

As Michael Buffer says, let’s get ready to Rumble!!!!!

Customer Service is a Must

live support

Today our world is increasingly becoming more competitive. With Goliath’s like YouTube, and content curators like Storyful, one of Rumble’s main focuses for 2014 is providing a solid customer service solution. On our road to becoming the best video platform and best video curator, we can’t do it without having top notch support.

Unfortunately businesses in the 21st century have really leaned towards automation and technology. Our vision at Rumble includes automation and technology, but we refuse to let go of 1 on 1 customer support. We feel that 1 on 1 support will be a pillar to our success.

Today Rumble is extremely happy to announce online chat support every weekday during business hours from 10AM to 5PM Eastern Time. Our support team will be happy to try and solve any problems you incur on Rumble and we will do our best to answer your questions with clarity and success. You can find the live chat boxes by going to your Profile or Stats page on the bottom right hand corner of your screen.

Happy rumbling!

Introducing Weekly Payouts at Rumble

Weekly Payouts on Rumble

After receiving feedback over the last 60 days, we have decided to ramp up our payout frequencies. We are now moving Rumble to a weekly payout schedule, every Friday as long as you make a withdrawal request in the previous week. Let me explain with further clarity inflatable sumo suits.

Example 1:

  1. You make a withdrawal request of $100 on Tuesday.
  2. You will be paid on the following Friday, 10 days later.

Example 2:

  1. You make a withdrawal request of $100 on Friday.
  2. You will be paid on the following Friday, 7 days later

If the Friday lands on a holiday in Canada, the payout will be issued on the following business day. It is very important to note that you MUST make a withdrawal request. If you fail to do so, you will not receive payment and your balance will accumulate. The minimum payout threshold will stay at $50.

Be sure to check your account:

Additional payout restrictions:

  • You must have sold at least one piece of content in the last 12 monthsxiao cheng
  • You must be able to accept Paypal or Check