Mark Olsen of Mental Floss wrote a guest post on Shutterstock that gives five good things to consider when running your YouTube channel. Consideration for the audience is a prevalent theme through all of these tips, whether it's consistent scheduling or making good use of their time.
Vice's CEO Shane Smith talked to Google's Think Insights about video engagement. Video engagement is all about creating content for a community of people looking for entertainment directed at their interests. And that goes hand-in-hand with attracting advertisers who covet that audience.
YouTube kicked off their Pro Series with four videos with established YouTubers talking about "Working with Advertisers." One of the strange things when you start becoming kind of a big deal is when advertisers approach you. What do you do to get the deal? And do you tailor your content for them?
Video gaming is huge on YouTube: videos with reviews, previews, announcements, walkthroughs, parodies, and more are just extremely popular, especially when you look at the stats for video gaming channels near the top and on the rise. Google's new Think Insights breaks it down.
A lot of videos to sift through, as always, for Friday, June 28. We see how you can totally be a jerk and a hero to your friends by winning bets in underhanded ways, we see Rhett & Link return with another low-rent local commercial, and we'll see a man levitate for Pepsi in London.
Backlighting the subjects of your video can raise production value in many ways, and we're going to give you three of them. Backlighting can raise the production value of your videos and...well, just make your videos look cool.
PewDiePie will be the #1 channel on YouTube in a few months. What is the secret of his success? It's pretty much coming out with lots of content that is innately popular on YouTube, way more than anybody in the current top 5 currently produces.
YouTube got the Glove & Boots gang to explain an often confusing topic: copyright law as it pertains to YouTube. A boring topic turns extremely entertaining when these puppets get into the topics of takedown notices, ContentID, and Fair Use.
YouTube is making some changes to how the watch page and everything else that has to load before you actually watch a video, cutting the time from clicking to watching to something they hope gets around 200 ms, the time at which the human brain still detects a delay.
Vine tweets nearly doubled from April to June. Now they have Instagram to worry about. Will Vine's name, which is synonymous with video, help it to continue growing against Instagram, which has only been known as a photo-sharing service up until last week?