The new year has not started out right for the online video industry with numbers dropping across the board in terms of viewers, minutes and ads. But is this an actual depression or just the late winter/post-holiday blues for the online video industry? With the release of comScore's February Video Ranking numbers we can find out what's going on. We do know that AOL is the #1 video ad property site again though and that Maker Studios reclaims the #2 YouTube channel spot.
Facebook introduced video ads, and of course, they made them auto play. We show you how to turn off auto play videos as much as possible through the standard web browser interface and the main mobile apps on Android and iOS. It's not all 100% thing on mobiles, but at least you can cut down on it. However, you will need to do it for each device and browser you access Facebook through.
TVE to H.265 and MPEG-DASH will all be talked about at Streaming Media East. If you don't know what all those are, don't worry and just get to the show. 4K is big on the list as are talks for advertisers and broadcasters who are interested in expanding away from just TV. ReelSEO readers get a discount too!
Digital was once prophesied to be the death of TV with all ad dollars pouring out of TV and into online video. It was video killed the radio star all over again, except, it hasn't. In fact, there's now a major synergy between TV content and digital video content which we have an inside glimpse into now thanks to Think with Google.
Online video is set to make a big splash at the Webby Awards with massive amounts of categories featuring it. Even in non-video categories, video savvy brands like Twitch are in the running to take home some hardware. Find out some of who is nominated for what and come April 19th, who wins what.
YouTube has been an online marketer and video creators dream come true. But it's time that you move past that and stop coughing up control and revenue when you could be doing so much more with your online video campaigns. JWPlayer's new whitepaper talks all about optimizing your YouTube channel as the spear in your online video marketing thrust that will bring more and more users to your own sites where you have control and more revenue to your pocket, where you want it.
Sick of watching YouTube or Vimeo and getting a green screen in the video player, with audio but no picture? The ReelSEO virtual mailbag has been hit with the following question for some time, So how do you fix it? Well Reel Readers, the answer lies within.
Charts and graphs not your thing? Then you need to watch this video series from Shutterstock which gives you all the pertinent details on how awesome online video is doing. Sure there are some motion graphics and charts etc, but it's not only demonstrating the power of online video, but also, because it's Shutterstock, the range of stock footage you might find there. Well done one and all, but where's the UK version?
A massive DDoS attack is raging across the net and an equally massive video-centric site may be the source of it according to a web security report from Incapsula. We throw on our deerstalker and follow the clues to find out who left the door open to such exploitation. You might not like what we find, or you might find some sweet, sweet irony in it all.
YouTube did you a solid and more than doubled the available space made instantly visible on the video pages for the description box. That means you've now got some extra lines to chock full of URLs and calls-to-action. So get to it!