ReelSEO Posts from April, 2011

When Live Streaming Video Goes Viral: A Bald Eagle Case Study

When Live Streaming Video Goes Viral: A Bald Eagle Case Study

The Truman Show is one of my favorite movies. It examined the possible future where every moment of a man's life might be broadcast on television for the world to see (EdTV, a similarly-premised movie, came out the same year). A few years ago, Justin.tv ...

Choice is Basis for New Social Video Ad Seeding Network: Viewable Media

Choice is Basis for New Social Video Ad Seeding Network: Viewable Media

I am a proponent of choice. Give me a choice of something or another and I'm a happy camper. Give me a choice in which ad to watch and when? Well, I might actually tolerate sitting through the ads and not get up and run ...

Five Tips for Creating Product Review Videos that Wow

Five Tips for Creating Product Review Videos that Wow

Now that mobile phones, cheap video cameras and Webcams have hit the mainstream, many of the product review videos of today feel like over-long lectures on the intricacies of tax code. These videos lack focus, ramble on for too long, and have less visual flair ...

YouTube Overhauls Search Options System, Now Called Filter & Explore

YouTube Overhauls Search Options System, Now Called Filter & Explore

I've complained plenty of times about how tough it can be to find a video on YouTube using the "search" or "browse" function. The filters have always been too basic and too restrictive for my tastes. But now I may have to shut my mouth ...

Best Branded Viral Video Marketing Ad: Apple's New iPad Ad is Awesome

Best Branded Viral Video Marketing Ad: Apples New iPad Ad is Awesome

Apple has a pretty good history of creating memorable and popular commercials. It dates back to their now-infamous 1984 ad, and continues through to the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ads from a few years ago. But lately, I've been a little burned out ...

SpotXchange Nabs IAB Certification for Video Advertising

SpotXchange Nabs IAB Certification for Video Advertising

You Otto know by now, SpotXchange is on the rise. To help prove that point, they were among one of the first ad networks to nail down an IAB Quality Assurance Guidelines (QAG) certification. It's a self-certification process and training program that lets clients know ...

How do Teenagers Perceive Online Video?

How do Teenagers Perceive Online Video?

Every year I run a survey of my blog readers that really helps me get to know my audience and shapes the direction I go with content, distribution, communication methods, and more. As I was reading through the survey results, I kept seeing a reoccurring ...

How to Easily Create Quality Closed Captions & Subtitles for YouTube Marketing

How to Easily Create Quality Closed Captions & Subtitles for YouTube Marketing

Want to increase user engagement and search engine optimization in YouTube? Then you should consider adding closed captions for YouTube videos, and the easiest way for most people to do that is simply by leveraging your own transcripts. Follow this step-by-step tutorial on how to ...

Exercise Your Online Video Rights: Vote for The Next Big YouTube Star

Exercise Your Online Video Rights: Vote for The Next Big YouTube Star

Two of YouTube's biggest new initiatives--Creator Institute & Next Up--are moving on to the next stage. Creator Institute is an honest-to-goodness college course in making & marketing better videos, and Next Up is a contest for partners to compete for a prize of $35,000 and ...

Time Warner Hits Bump in iPad App Delivery, Pulls Some Channels

Time Warner Hits Bump in iPad App Delivery, Pulls Some Channels

Time Warner Cable has an iPad app. Through that app you are able to stream channels that you would have in your cable package if you were one of their 15 million subscribers. However, they took some flak from major studios when they did that ...

Monday Morning Grindhouse: Weekend Viral Video Marketing Clips To Start Your Week

Monday Morning Grindhouse: Weekend Viral Video Marketing Clips To Start Your Week

Last weekend, an illness kept me cooped up in the house, and I ended up spending it watching emerging viral videos. That led to a Monday round up article to start your week with the weekend's most buzzed-about videos. Which was, apparently, much enjoyed. So ...

Google Android Takes Top Smartphone Operating System Spot, 33% of Market

Google Android Takes Top Smartphone Operating System Spot, 33% of Market

Google Android's expansion in the US smartphone market is continuing to grow as the three month comScore average, ending Febraury 2011, showed that 33% of smartphone users are using Android, up seven percent from 26% during the previous three months ended November 2010. This is ...

Who is JW? A Documentary of an Online Video Superhero

Who is JW? A Documentary of an Online Video Superhero

Jeroen "JW" Wijering is an online video pioneer, Chief Digital Architect of LongTail Video and the creator of the Internet's most popular and ubiquitous media players, the JW Players, which have generated millions of downloads since their launch in 2005.

Adaptations & Singers Singing Songs - The Week's Best Viral Video Lessons

Adaptations & Singers Singing Songs   The Weeks Best Viral Video Lessons

This technically marks the second viral video round up article of the week, since I also wrote a Monday Morning Grindhouse post as well. And if you enjoyed that... the good news is that it looks like I'll be continuing that as a regular series ...

Gmail Launches Live Video Recognition for Motion Gestures

Gmail Launches Live Video Recognition for Motion Gestures

Google has for years, been working to develop and perfect certain recognition technologies for use with multimedia (video, images, audio, etc...).  Their speech-to-text recognition technology has improved vastly over the past several years (thanks in part to Google 411) and has been rolled out within YouTube for ...