We like YouTube, we really do. They meddle too much in things that don't need to get fixed, though, and let other things slide. That's why we've created a YouTube Wish List. Now, we may not have the power to get these things, ever, but it would be awesome if even one of these things were becoming a reality soon. And this is just Part 1.
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.
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We're about to get all sorts of knowledgeable about Fred (we call him "Mr.") Rogers up in here. And we're also going to see something we always enjoy, only in slow motion: stuff getting destroyed. After that we might make a cliff jump in Hawaii, or go to the snowy plains of Russia to blow away snowmen. Whatever we may do, it's Fun Video Friday.
YouTube is looking for the next vlogger, this time someone who has a story of personal triumph to share. The usual is up for grabs: a place among 16 vloggers all ready to collaborate with each other and get a good amount of cash for video equipment.
That pre-roll ad is not helping your brand, according to a new study by Sharethrough and Nielsen. Native ads, ads that conform to the publisher's page and seamlessly blend with the rest of the content and the overall look of the page.
Pew Research compiled a bunch of data that shows the money is going towards digital news sites and is clearly outpacing all the other media in its rate of growth. This is an inevitable progression as people look to find news as quickly as possible.
Google Trends now has YouTube searches going back to 2008. You want to know when certain topics are trending? Go to Google Trends and enter in some search terms. It's a good way to figure out some tentpoling opportunities, or just spending time analyzing good old-fashioned data.
John Green talks about the various funding for things like YouTube channels and discusses the various problems with all of them, and perhaps coming up with a solution, at least an alternative to the ads vs. paywall argument.
The North Korean video showing an attack on the United States is getting all sorts of play today in the news. But what could the uploaders have done to make this a better experience? Let's take a look at all the mistakes they made to increase engagement.
comScore and Crackle have teamed together to measure the audience across all devices in which Crackle can be played. Online metrics have been unable to come up with a number that includes devices like connected TVs and video game consoles. comScore and Crackle aim to solve that.
A pretty neat infographic shows the top 10 countries outside of the U.S. in YouTube viewership, once again stressing that YouTube has a global presence and that being able to appeal to as many people as possible can only benefit your videos in the long run.
An often underestimated aspect of a video is its long-tail capability. Many times, the views a video gets after its initial burst are bigger than the initial burst itself, and it can be overlooked. While each week or so content creators are focusing on that new video, a little love given to the library can go a long way.
Ads are better served during prime time hours, says TubeMogul in their Quarterly Research Report. But it's not the only time of day that can serve ads well: lunchtime can help maximize your ad dollar as well. Lots of handy graphs on the ready, let's take a look!
Music was all over the place this week, and they dominate this Fun Video Friday with a diverse range of hilarious to just plain awesome. Bad outcomes for Disney Princesses. A dubstep war over a pretty girl on a park bench. Justin Timberlake singing in a Barbershop Quartet. And Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla school each other in Epic Rap Battles.
ComScore has announced their February 2013 U.S. rankings, and while a couple of areas saw all-time highs, in a few categories, some of the lowest numbers we've seen in awhile popped up last month. Some of it can be attributed to the shorter month, some cannot.
In this crazy world of we-want-it-and-we-want-it-now, the lack of YouTube Capture on the iPad has been a long time coming. And now, it's here. No more straining your eyes to see the iPhone video now, iPad users can now shoot and upload to YouTube in no time.