Christophor Rick: ReelSEO Author

Christophor Rick is a freelance writer specializing in technology, new media, video games, IPTV, online video advertising and consumer electronics. His past work has included press releases, copy-writing, travel writing and journalism. He also writes novel-length and short fiction as part of Three-Faced Media .

Recent Posts by Christophor Rick:

Mobile Video Tips: How to Shoot Video with a Camera Phone

Mobile Video Tips: How to Shoot Video with a Camera Phone

Sometimes we forget that mobile video can often be shot on our cell phones.  Luckily, Vimeo has us covered with some tips on how to make even that video production method look good. When you need a quick and dirty video and all you've got ...

Retail Video Builds Consumer Confidence & Aids in E-Commerce Purchase Decisions

Retail Video Builds Consumer Confidence & Aids in E Commerce Purchase Decisions

Invodo recently dropped a whitepaper titled Delivering Superior Shopping Experiences Via Video: Consumer Insights and Retail Execution which looks at video on ecommerce sites, but from the perspective of the consumer. It's a pretty lengthy 27 pages so I won't go into all of the ...

YouTube Launches New Ad Model - Sponsorships to Trump Demographics for Channel Buys

YouTube Launches New Ad Model   Sponsorships to Trump Demographics for Channel Buys

YouTube is set to change up the way it's placing ads on its video channels. Move over demographic targeting, hello Sponsorship deals. A sponsorship package includes companion display ads, overlay and pre-rolls to give a brand complete placement on certain channels.

Read It Later Says More Internet Users Saving Videos to Watch Later: Like DVR for the Internet

Read it later is an online app that basically lets users save articles and other content online to "read it later". However, it turns out, many of their users aren't doing any reading, except perhaps for subtitles and annotations, because they've been saving videos for ...

Google TV Gives You the Power to Change the Show Outcome

Google TV Gives You the Power to Change the Show Outcome

Google TV has announced a new feature that will allow you to decide the outcome of your favorite shows and films with Google TV Click. Built on their Common Gateway Interface technology you can now direct the video entertainment right from your remote via a ...

Tribeca Film Festival Goes Digital with Brightcove, Expands Reach Immensely

Tribeca Film Festival Goes Digital with Brightcove, Expands Reach Immensely

Tribeca Film Festival is going digital with the help of Brightcove. The festival,  which runs from April 18 - 29 in New York, is going to use the Brightcove Video Cloud. It's not just about the current festival content but also about the back catalog ...

Nintendo Entertainment System FINALLY Gets Google Maps

Nintendo Entertainment System FINALLY Gets Google Maps

Google is the best of all innovators in the world and today they've proven it once again, they've brought Google Maps to the 8-bit classic gaming console the Nintendo Entertainment System. All praise Nintendo Power!

The Power of Web Video for Link Building: Video Attracts Links

The Power of Web Video for Link Building: Video Attracts Links

Casey Henry over at SEOmoz did some number crunching on the posts there to get a grip on what kind of in-linking was going on and what kind of content was generating the in-links. In terms of quality, four of the top five categories had ...

Want To Drive More Sales With Video? Try Both Professional & User-Generated Video Together

Want To Drive More Sales With Video?  Try Both Professional & User Generated Video Together

comScore and EXPO did some recent research that looked at the effects of professionally-made video, user-generated video and how they interact to impact engagement and conversion. The research focused on a single campaign that was recently run and included both professionally-produced “how to” video and ...

Streaming Video On-Demand to be King of Entertainment as Disc Fall?

Streaming Video On Demand to be King of Entertainment as Disc Fall?

The tipping point is rapidly approaching as we, as a society, are ready to flip from a physical rental society to a digital delivery society. According to Rentrak and Screen Digest anyway, who say that it might not be too long before online streaming tops ...

New YouTube Embed Player Features - Drive Channel Subscriptions & Sharing

New YouTube Embed Player Features   Drive Channel Subscriptions & Sharing

It seems that Google and YouTube have quietly added some new features to the embed player in an effort to help drive channel subscriptions and off-site sharing. We take a look at some of these features that were noticed by a member of ReelSEO staff.

Q4 2011 Video Marketing Survey Shows 81% Have Used Online Video in Marketing

Q4 2011 Video Marketing Survey Shows 81% Have Used Online Video in Marketing

The Web Video Marketing Council and Flimp Media have put together their quarterly report, Q4-2011 Online Video Marketing Survey and Video Email Trends Report and it has some interesting results I thought I would talk about.

New TubeMogul and TrialPay Deal Brings Real-time Bidding to Social Video Ads in Games

New TubeMogul and TrialPay Deal Brings Real time Bidding to Social Video Ads in Games

Ah yes, my friends, another cross-coverage story for me and with some of my favorite people, TubeMogul. OK, so I haven't actually met anyone from TubeMogul, but I like their products. Now, they're expanding the options available to their customers in a somewhat unique way, ...

AccuStream Tallies Up 2011 Professional and User-Generated Video Content Numbers

AccuStream Tallies Up 2011 Professional and User Generated Video Content Numbers

Any guesses on what many views or how much time? Well, AccuStream took all the guesswork out of the equation with their latest research as they totaled up views and time spent watching profession and user-generated video content for all of last year. The numbers, ...

Bandwidth Aware Mobile Video Ads with GoldSpot

Bandwidth Aware Mobile Video Ads with GoldSpot

Normally, if you're on a mobile phone, you don't want to be bothered with video ads. On top of that, most big networks are now going to bandwidth capping, even on their so-called 'unlimited' data plans. So the last thing you want is advertising to ...