Chris Atkinson

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A Look at YouTube 'Tip Jar'-Style Services

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.
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Dove and Samsung Rule YouTube's Top Ads for July 2013

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.
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ZeFrank's Channel, As Dissected by vidIQ

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.
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YouTube's Geek Week: A Sneak Peek

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.
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That Was VidCon! Thoughts from Disneyland

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.