• The Ultimate YouTube Video Description: A Reel How-To Guide

    A killer video description will help with video SEO and will give the viewer an outline of the content - leading to a longer watch time, and, hopefully, more engagement. But so many brands, and creators, fail to take full advantage of this feature, and therefore miss out on ...
  • What 300 Hours of Video Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute Means for Advertisers

    300+ hours of video are being uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's 18,000 hours of video uploaded every hour, or, 18,000 days of video uploaded every day. So what does that amount of content mean for advertisers who are bidding against it, and for creators who want to be...
  • 300+ Hours of Video are Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute

    Google has confirmed that an incredible 300+ hours worth of video content is being uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's the equivalent of 12.5 days worth of uploads every 60 seconds! That's an amazing opportunity for brands, particularly in terms of earned media. ...
  • A Brief History of Video Marketing on YouTube

    The history of video marketing is constantly evolving and has been through a huge transition since it first hit the internet. In the last 20 years, we've been on a journey from personal, to viral, to social video marketing, and YouTube has been center stage for most of it. ...
  • 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 ...

2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Results: Biggest Social Video Movement EVER?

2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Results: Biggest Social Video Movement EVER?

The ALS #IceBucketChallenge was a uniquely video-orientated phenomenon that swept across the world in a matter of days over the summer of 2014. It dominated the social feeds of hundreds of millions, and is the biggest video meme ever with 1.3 Billion Views.

The Ultimate YouTube Video Description: A Reel How-To Guide

The Ultimate YouTube Video Description: A Reel How To Guide

A killer video description will help with video SEO and will give the viewer an outline of the content - leading to a longer watch time, and, hopefully, more engagement. But so many brands, and creators, fail to take full advantage of this feature, and therefore miss out on a huge opportunity to engage with their viewers, or optimize their YouTube watch page.

Merry Christmas! Here's 500 Million Views of Kinder Surprise Egg Unwrapping Videos

Merry Christmas! Heres 500 Million Views of Kinder Surprise Egg Unwrapping Videos

We've all heard about unboxing videos on YouTube, but what about unwrapping videos? Yes, they are a thing, and there are 500 Million views for the unwrapping of Kinder Surprise Eggs alone. But they are all for fan-generated, not branded, content.

How-to Record an Online Video Interview in Google Hangouts [Creators Tip #173]

How to Record an Online Video Interview in Google Hangouts [Creators Tip #173]

Google Hangouts are a great way to record a video interview with multiple participants. You can record in private and then publish straight to your YouTube channel within the hour. We show you how, in this week's Creator's Tip.

How-to Get the Most YouTube Video Views Via Facebook [#TubeTalk #54]

How to Get the Most YouTube Video Views Via Facebook [#TubeTalk #54]

How do you get the most views for the YouTube videos you upload to Facebook? What is YouTube's own secret to success for promoting its video uploads on Facebook? We discuss the best strategy on this week's TubeTalk podcast.

Hey YouTube! Why Make it So Difficult to Share Video Ads?

Hey YouTube! Why Make it So Difficult to Share Video Ads?

Social virality should be a key metric in the success of a video advertising campaign, because sharing videos ads enables viewers to become brand champions by endorsing the content across their social networks. But why does YouTube make video ad sharing so difficult?

5 SEO Tools You Need to Use BEFORE Publishing a YouTube Video

5 SEO Tools You Need to Use BEFORE Publishing a YouTube Video

Basic keyword research is a vital part of optimizing your video content, and something that you should do well before you even publish a video to YouTube, or another video site. We show you 5 Keyword, Trend Research, and SEO tools and techniques that will come in very handy for video SEO.

10 of the Best Christmas Videos to Share with Friends and Family

10 of the Best Christmas Videos to Share with Friends and Family

Christmas is the time for sharing, so we bring you 10 of the best festive holiday-themed videos from 2014 to share around. Please feel free to re-gift this playlist with everyone you know who isn’t a regular reader of ReelSEO. You're welcome.

15% of ALL YouTube Videos Relate to Gaming: Minecraft & PewDiePie FTW

15% of ALL YouTube Videos Relate to Gaming: Minecraft & PewDiePie FTW

Did you know that 15% of all YouTube content revolves around video games? Minecraft takes the top spot for most views, with PewDiePie the most subscribed to YouTube gaming channel. Video gaming content also generates nearly twice as much engagement as other topics.

What Does Owned, Paid and Earned Media Mean on YouTube? [#TubeTalk #53]

What Does Owned, Paid and Earned Media Mean on YouTube? [#TubeTalk #53]

What does Earned, Owned, and Paid Media mean for brands and marketers when it comes to video content on YouTube? We break down the strategies on this week's TubeTalk, the best YouTube marketing podcast around.