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 .

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Video Viewing Experience Expectations Far Higher Than Video Delivery

Video Viewing Experience Expectations Far Higher Than Video Delivery

Conviva compiled massive numbers from 2013 video viewing and determined that there are several factors that determine viewer engagement including low buffering, high buffering, SD vs. HD, content duration and genre. What do you think was the most important factor in user engagement? Step inside and find out!

Live Video Beats VOD Hands Down in Per Play Viewing Time

Live Video Beats VOD Hands Down in Per Play Viewing Time

Live video viewing per play is outstripping VOD by an extremely large margin across most screens. The question is what are people watching for that long that is live and where are they getting it? Or is the question, are you already monetizing live streaming or placing your ads against live streaming content? Because if not, you may want to look into it when you see these engagement numbers from Ooyala.

Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TV

Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TV

Amazon wants to set your TV on FIRE! Oh, wait, they announced the Fire TV, that must be why they have been doing all that Kindle-ing. They have priced their OTT device at $99 but it comes chock full of tech and has the content to back it up. So the question is, will it generate a response with its intended audience, and will the competitors, pardon the pun, fire back?

Long Form Content Mobile Viewing Growth Continues, Who's Watching?

Long Form Content Mobile Viewing Growth Continues, Whos Watching?

Ooyala's Q4 2013 Video Index gave us some insight into the viewing time for long form content across devices and it is definitely growing. That screen size equals content length statement of old is now history. We pull in some other research to give you a quick look at who it might be that is watching this long form content on those smaller screens, in case you need a direction for your online campaigns.

Yahoo Looking to Acquire NDN, Compete with YouTube?

Yahoo Looking to Acquire NDN, Compete with YouTube?

Yahoo is rumored to be interested in purchasing NDN to expand its burgeoning online video initiative. That would give them a massive library of content and some expanded ad inventory, but if they are going to try and compete with Google and YouTube they are missing a couple vital pieces to that puzzle. What are those pieces you ask? Find out within!

Publishers See Major Opportunity for Mobile Video Monetization [Report]

Publishers See Major Opportunity for Mobile Video Monetization [Report]

Mobile video adoption is rapidly accelerating and viewing on mobile devices is consuming more and more share of all views and viewing time. But publishers aren't quite sure who it is that is watching their content on these mobile devices. Is this a problem of reporting or is it just that they have not done enough research into the topic? If you're pitching a mobile video initiative to a publisher, how are you presenting the audience break down and what kinds of questions are they asking? Perhaps, no one is asking the right ones.

Viral Video Friday: Condoms, Cartoons, Candy Bars and Cars

Viral Video Friday: Condoms, Cartoons, Candy Bars and Cars

It's Friday with a C. Viral videos with cars, candy bars, cartoons and condoms. But none of it is what you think so pop on in and have a quick look at some of the videos that are going viral this week in the ReelSEO Viral Video Friday write up with guest commentator.

2013 - The Year of the Branded Video Explosion

2013   The Year of the Branded Video Explosion

Last year generated over 40% of all branded video views since the beginning of 2009. It took, on average, 2 million views just to make the top ten list each week and more campaigns topped 1 million views than ever before. Read all about how 2013 was The Year of the Branded Video Explosion.

SpotXChange Offers Error Reports to Maximize Publisher Monetization

SpotXChange Offers Error Reports to Maximize Publisher Monetization

Errors, time-outs, no ads playing all mean lost revenue for publishers. Is it any wonder that some may not be interested in joining programmatic video ad marketplaces? Now one company aims to eradicate those reasons by giving publishers error reporting with what happened and how it affects them so they can remedy it. Cool stuff no?

In-stream Online Video Ad CPM Higher than Cable Prime Time?

In stream Online Video Ad CPM Higher than Cable Prime Time?

We now have an idea of the video ad CPM pecking order... but we're not going to spill it here because that defeats the purpose of this excerpt. This new report does do one thing, supports our hypothetical Hulu average CPM math back in December... Want the specifics? Then you need to read on Reel Believers! You may just be amazed.

Online News Video Reaching Saturation Point? [Report]

Online News Video Reaching Saturation Point? [Report]

Pew put out the State of the News Media 2014 and it took a long look at online news video including who watches, how it's growing and what the future might hold. Are you watching a lot of online news? If you're a Millennial you may very well be. If you're trying to market to Millennials, you might just find a cheap place to put some ads within the confines of this article... read on!

Microsoft Readies Video Ad Army to Battle Google

Microsoft Readies Video Ad Army to Battle Google

The battle of the four color logos is ready to blast through into online video as Microsoft readies a new video ad network featuring programmatic buying and a large third-party set of brand-safe sites. They're starting out in the UK at first but who knows what could happen as they try to take on Google and vie for a foothold in the massively growing video ad market.

Live Streaming Video Now Powerful Business Communication Tool [Report]

Live Streaming Video Now Powerful Business Communication Tool [Report]

Every level of business seems to be using live streaming video for one thing or another and it makes perfect sense because there's no more immediate way to communicate as much information as fast than video and live streamed means it can be more real-time and interactive all around. Are you using it for your business communication? Is it just a Skype call on occasion or are you going into full blown video conferencing rigs in board rooms?

NCAA March Madness 2014 Wins Big With Streaming Video

NCAA March Madness 2014 Wins Big With Streaming Video

March Madness is burning up bandwidth as Turner Sports reports massive growth over last year for just three days. With Gators and Great Danes, Bearcats and Huskies battling it out, it's no wonder they are seeing such success. After all, they've hit upon the streaming video trifecta...read more to find out what it's all about!

TV Tweets Tweak Twitterer Television Time

TV Tweets Tweak Twitterer Television Time

Tweets about TV are piquing the curiosity of TV watching Twitterers, and increasing a lot of marketing metrics for that audience. Could this be expanded upon and could it also work for online shows and web series?