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The Fine Bros Backlash and the Problem with Licensing Video Content

This week, YouTube megastars The Fine Bros announced that they are offering a licensing deal on their “React” video series, but this has caused a huge outcry among other creators who say Fine Bros Entertainment have no hold on the copyright. We take a look at the details.
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Rediscovering Online Video: How YouTube Recommends to a Viewer Without an Account

A month into a project to rediscover online video in 2016, and we've noticed that there is absolutely no reason to create an account on any social video platform. Not even YouTube. A viewer is able to enjoy plenty of video content on various platforms without being forced into signing up as a user.
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Rediscovering Online Video in 2016 : How To, Why To, and Who to Watch

With the sheer number of videos being uploaded to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and other video platforms, how can viewers keep up with new content? For 2016, ReelSEO is running a project to rediscover online video and sharing those results with our readers.
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10 Video Marketing Lessons from the Top Brands and Video Creators of 2015

2015 has been an exceptional year for online video. We've seen some very memorable marketing campaigns, and been entertained by some amazing viral video content. Join us as we take a look at some of the best videos of the past 12 months, and the lessons brands and marketers can learn from them.
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The Indisputable Value of Building a Community Around Video Content

Video content should always aim to be entertaining, or informative, but given the nature of social video, it is critical that it also contains an element of conversation. When a creator or brand can rally a community around a video, they can amplify the reach of the video far more than the video could have done on its own.
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Is YouTube Testing New Search Results for Specific User Queries?

YouTube is constantly testing new features that will improve the user experience on the site. We're currently seeing some interesting new search results based on specific queries that could give creators more chance of appearing on the first page for their content.
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Why YouTube Red is a Step In the Right Direction for Online Video

YouTube has confirmed details of its new subscription service which will provide an ad-free user experience for viewers who sign up. It's a huge change in the YouTube business model, but we think it's a step in the right direction for those who want to get the most out of the site.
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6 Killer Tips to Make Your Custom Thumbnails Pop

A great custom thumbnail for your video is one of the best ways of encouraging viewers to click through, especially if they unfamiliar with your content. We bring you 6 best practice tips to make sure you are optimizing these images the best you can.
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Is the YouTube Algorithm Becoming Too Predictable?

As the world's biggest video site, YouTube is constantly updating its algorithms to best serve its users, creators, and advertising partners. But lately, it appears YouTube may favor a certain type of content - and that's making the user experience a little frustrating.