Recently, Patreon and Subbable came into being in order for creators to offer a unique opportunity: subscribers, fans, followers, etc. could, if they were so inclined, pay for the content they could easily watch for free. We take a look at four of these services, all with their slight differences.
Chris Atkinson: ReelSEO Author
Chris Atkinson joined ReelSEO in 2011. He is a longtime film and television reviewer, and has almost two decades of experience in the theater industry. He also writes on his personal blog - http://nymoviereviews.com.
Recent Posts by Chris Atkinson:
You really like Vine...but sometimes you'd like to see a whole bunch of Vines strung together into one big mega-video. And they're all the "Greatest of 2013," or so says the title. Sometimes, actually most of the time, video is just about having fun.
Here we are again, to remind you that it's not just great content that gets your video shared. It's the ability to talk to others who might want to share your content. There are lots of great videos out there that don't get watched, and the reason they don't is that creators don't bother to do the additional work.
Do you hate that YouTube's buffering capability only works when the video is actually playing? Do you want buffering to happen while the video is paused? Here are a couple of browser add-ons that will help you do that.
Jason Calacanis gave a keynote that touched on many of the points of his controversial, "I Ain't Gonna Work on YouTube's Farm No More" post. It comes off more level-headed than the post does, and he looks like he's searching for answers, but of course there is plenty of disagreement with his suggestions.
Here we are for another Fun Video Friday...have you ever thought of what Mumford and Sons might be like with Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte manning the instruments? Well, Mumford and Sons has, and they made a video about it.
Another social video app has arrived to compete with Vine and Instagram video: Mixbit, created by YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley. Announced way back on April 1, this could have been taken as an April Fools joke, but it is now a reality.
Pixability just did a report on the top 100 brands and how they use YouTube. These brands have a "YouTube Creator Playbook" mentality when it comes to publishing content, using the proper SEO, implementing strong social media practices, and more.
During the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit, we teamed with Spot Trender to create a contest for best videos in categories such as B2C, B2B, and PSA. Spot Trender used a reaction graph to select the winners. Would you like to see who won? Read on.
There are many reasons to blur out people's faces: protect their identity or privacy, or if they didn't sign a talent release for your broadcast. You can use it any time you need to blur anything out. This is how to use it in Adobe Premiere.
So you release a video you think is great, or maybe you think it's a little "out there," and then the bad comments and dislikes start racking up. What went wrong? And does it mean the end of your channel as you know it?
This is the list of top-viewed YouTube ads for July. As should be no surprise, many of these ads have a ton of paid views. That doesn't mean these ads are bad, but some are not so extraordinary to get so many views. Anyway, here's what topped the charts on YouTube in July.
We got to meet vidIQ's Rob Sandie and much of his team at the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit and at VidCon. Sandie gave us a look at vidIQ's service, which measures your social engagement, tells you the best way to write a description, and all sorts of stats to sift through to make your video launches better.
YouTube's Geek Week has kicked off--let's see if the geeks can beat what the comedians did in May. Although after first glance, there doesn't appear to be too much difference between the two right off the bat.
Even though the 4th annual VidCon, held at the Anaheim Convention Center, is mainly for fans and for fans to meet up with their favorite channel creators, there was some good information to be found at the event.