ReelSEO Posts from April, 2012

How to Change Your YouTube Channel's Main Featured Video [Creator's Tip #36]

How to Change Your YouTube Channels Main Featured Video [Creators Tip #36]

Last week, we offered up two Creator’s Tips videos that answer some common questions we’ve gotten from you and both tips have to do with the new YouTube channel design. 1) How do I change the featured video on my YouTube channel? Go to the edit button. ...

Marvel, WeVideo, Lets Fans Make Their Own Avengers ReMix On YouTube

Marvel, WeVideo, Lets Fans Make Their Own Avengers ReMix On YouTube

So, as huge comic book adaptations to the big screen do, The Avengers is generating a lot of excitement and will kick off the summer movie season come May 4 (except apparently everywhere else in the world, that gets to see it early).  Marvel and ...

Handicapping and Reviewing YouTube’s New Content Channels

Handicapping and Reviewing YouTube’s New Content Channels

Six months ago, Robert Kyncl, YouTube's Global Head of Content Partnerships, announced that "even more talented creators and original entertainment will soon join YouTube's existing channel lineup." And two weeks from now, a panel of TV critics, YouTube producers and other experts will "take a ...

Silver Scorpion, Web Series Created By Disabled Youths, Coming Courtesy Of MTV

Silver Scorpion, Web Series Created By Disabled Youths, Coming Courtesy Of MTV

So here's an idea: 26 American and Syrian disabled youths got together at a Young Ability Summit in Damascus a year ago and created a comic book called "The Silver Scorpion," a superhero who lost his legs in an accident and bound to a wheelchair, ...

STR Skill School Is YouTube's April On The Rise Winner, Here's Why

STR Skill School Is YouTubes April On The Rise Winner, Heres Why

The YouTube Blog announced that STR Skill School, a channel dedicated to showing soccer tips and tricks, is April's winner for their On The Rise program.  The channel beat out Anaheim Ballet, Nurbexo's beauty channel, and the Ultraslo channel where we see cool stuff in ...

2012 London Olympics to be Largest In-Stream Video Advertising Event Ever?

2012 London Olympics to be Largest In Stream Video Advertising Event Ever?

Yes, even the Olympics is getting in on the live streaming action this year. Now, no matter where you are or what timezone you're in you'll be able to catch you favorite Olympic events either live or on-demand.

Summary of YouTube Changes, Google Indexing Embeds & Adwords for Video [Reel Web #36]

This week on the Reel Web we discuss changes YouTube has made to make things easier for content creators, Google's new AdWord campaign and their attempts to solve video discovery limitations and more. YouTube Changes and Additional Features YouTube has made numerous changes recently to their uploader ...

AOL Places Huge Bet On Web Video Programming & Curation

AOL Places Huge Bet On Web Video Programming & Curation

America Online is getting deeper into the online video act with the AOL On Network, a destination that will bring 320,000 videos and will feature 14 content channels. Along with the announcement comes the news that AOL will also be behind 7 new original series, ...

Zach Galifianakis, Between Two Ferns, Gets Comedy Central Special

Zach Galifianakis, Between Two Ferns, Gets Comedy Central Special

Of all the uncomfortable humor out there, perhaps none is more uncomfortable than Zach Galifianakis' Funny or Die series, "Between Two Ferns," in which the comedian stages a one-on-one with some well-known Hollywood actors.  The actors are somewhat, but not really, in on the joke.  ...

YouTube Gives Minorities Greater Reach: Rival And Surpass The Majority In Some Cases

YouTube Gives Minorities Greater Reach: Rival And Surpass The Majority In Some Cases

We've talked about the global reach of YouTube many times.  YouTube's Lucas Watson more than hinted a few months ago that they were looking to attract Hispanic audiences as an underserved minority.  Recently, The Washington Post's Hayley Tsukayama pointed out that minorities make up much ...

The History of Digital Video File Formats [Infographic]

The History of Digital Video File Formats [Infographic]

Real Networks has put together a quick history of digital file formats for video. While they glaze over the pre-digital era (which would have probably been really interesting) they did dive deep starting in 1984 with the first digital video standard. Accompanying all the major ...

YouTube Sends Envoys, Plays and Money to Push Video Advertising

YouTube Sends Envoys, Plays and Money to Push Video Advertising

This morning, Baljeet Singh, YouTube group product manager, introduced a number of new products, resources, and tools aimed at helping “even more businesses play big with video.”  In other words, YouTube is sending envoys, plays and money to boost video advertising via Google AdWords for video. ...

TV-Style Metrics Coming to Online Video Advertising, Will They Help or Hinder Uptake?

TV Style Metrics Coming to Online Video Advertising, Will They Help or Hinder Uptake?

AOL is using Nielsen Ratings, Google is developing its own TV-like metric. It seems the race is on to steal those ad dollars away from TV and put them on the web. Since it wasn't working with standard online metrics, they decided to beat TV ...

Video Ad Impressions Reach Record Numbers in March 2012

Video Ad Impressions Reach Record Numbers in March 2012

Toot the tooters and clink the clinkers, honk the honkers and hoot the hooters, it's comScore video metrix time again. OK, maybe skip the hooters. Did you know that 181 million Americans watched video online in March? Did you know that online video advertising impressions ...

Content Worth Sharing: Mary Doodles Goes Back In Time With Latest Art Video

Content Worth Sharing: Mary Doodles Goes Back In Time With Latest Art Video

Awhile back we talked about YouTube's "On the Rise" winner for February, Mary Doodles, who does time-lapse art videos.  What makes her videos special, though, is that there is a story being told along with the neat process of seeing her create paintings.  Very rarely ...