• Watch Time: A Guide to YouTube's Most Important Ranking Factor

    YouTube switched it's algorithm in late 2012 to focus on a new ranking factor called, "Watch Time." In this post, I take you through the history of YouTube's algorithm and ranking factors, discuss the reasoning behind why they've changed to "Watch Time," dive deep into the ...
  • Reddit + Video: A Comprehensive Guide for Video Marketers

    Proclaiming your website to be the "front page of the internet" takes some chutzpah, but in the case of Reddit, there is a lot of truth in that assertion. Reddit attracted 135,017,412 unique visitors in Aug 2014, and is arguably, the source for everything shiny-new, and popu...
  • 4 Free Keyword Research Tools Video Marketers Should Be Using

    YouTube's Ads Keyword Tool is no more, but we'd argue that it had become less and less effective over time anyway. For video marketers and advertisers in 2014, we suggest 4 free keyword research alternatives to use as part of your marketing strategy. ...
  • Facebook Users Watch 1B Videos Per Day, 65% Via Mobile

    Facebook's drive to make video content an integral part of everyone's New Feeds is paying off handsomely as the site has reported that users of the social network watch an average of 1 billion videos per day. Video views have increased by an incredible 50% between May and Ju...
  • 33 Amazing YouTube Facts & Stats to Tweet & Share

    Ever wondered how many hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every 10 seconds? Or how many billions and billions of hours of cat videos, how-tos, music videos, beauty tutorials, and unboxings we watch every month? YouTube is an amazing space and so generates some incredible...

Cat Videos on YouTube: 2 Million Uploads, 25 Billion Views

Cat Videos on YouTube: 2 Million Uploads, 25 Billion Views

You knew that cat videos basically ran the internet, right? But did you know that YouTube hosts around 2 million of them? And that those videos have received 24.6 billion views between them? Celebrate National Cat Day with some quick stats about our favorite content.

Viewers LOVE Halloween, So Why Aren't More Brands Creating Video Content Around It?

Viewers LOVE Halloween, So Why Arent More Brands Creating Video Content Around It?

Halloween should be the kind of event that brands jump on to create videos for, but out of the 80,000 YouTube channels who have uploaded Halloween content, only 1.3% belong to brands. With the average Halloween How-to video attracting around 18,000 views, how much longer can brands ignore this golden marketing opportunity?

How-to Create Videos Around YouTube Tent-Pole Programming [#TubeTalk #47]

How to Create Videos Around YouTube Tent Pole Programming [#TubeTalk #47]

Creating video content around tent-pole events such as festive holidays, or big sporting occasions, is a very efficient way of maximizing your video marketing opportunities. But what is tent-pole programming, and how long before an event should you post your content?

It's Official: 50% of YouTube Traffic Now Comes from Mobile

Its Official: 50% of YouTube Traffic Now Comes from Mobile

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has confirmed that 50% of traffic to the site now comes from mobile devices. More and more viewers are watching YouTube video content via their tablets and smartphones, and this trend has led to an increase in watch time on the site by 50% per year. Oh, and a new ad-free subscription service may be on the way.

Why Video Marketing Needs to Be a Priority for Every Single Brand

Why Video Marketing Needs to Be a Priority for Every Single Brand

With video consumption sky-rocketing across all devices and all demographics, brands need to make video marketing a central component of their online promotional campaigns. No longer can brands continue to ignore YouTube if they want to reach their target audience.

Adobe, Nielsen to Measure Online Video Reach, But What About Engagement?

Adobe, Nielsen to Measure Online Video Reach, But What About Engagement?

Adobe and Nielsen have just announced they are collaborating to track and measure digital assets including online video, and online TV. But the new system can only measure online video in terms of reach, and size of audience, when engagement should be the metric that publishers and advertisers need to track.

Online Video Views Jump 43% in One Year, Internet TV by 388% [Report]

Online Video Views Jump 43% in One Year, Internet TV by 388% [Report]

The growth of online video continues, as the latest benchmark report from Adobe confirms that we watched 38.2 billion videos in Q2 2014, an increase of 43% year-on-year. Thanks to major sporting events, online TV views increased by a staggering 388%.

Translate Your Closed Captions & Reach a Wider Global Audience

Translate Your Closed Captions & Reach a Wider Global Audience

80% of YouTube views come from outside the U.S., and nearly 70% of views come from non-English speaking countries. If you want to reach an international audience, then translating your closed captions into other languages gives your brand a huge opportunity to expand your potential share of the global market.

How To Use Remarketing to Generate YouTube Subscribers [Creator's Tip #165]

How To Use Remarketing to Generate YouTube Subscribers [Creators Tip #165]

Remarketing is a very powerful marketing tool that you can use to track viewers around the Internet after they watch one of your videos on YouTube. It is also a very effective way to build up your YouTube subscriber base. We tell you how in this week's Creator's Tip.

How Activision is Crushing it with YouTube Influencers & Fans

How Activision is Crushing it with YouTube Influencers & Fans

Activision's 'Call of Duty' YouTube channel has more than 2.3 million YouTube subscribers, and has generated over 500 Million views. 'Call of Duty' has also earned its parent company a 9.4% share of voice on YouTube with owned media. But 'Call of Duty' influencer videos (earned media) have been viewed 9.7 billion times, almost 20x the number of views for the brand's owned videos.