YouTube Analytics are a goldmine for creators and marketers, but for those of us who are in and out of the dashboard all day, the slight delay in reporting of some of the viewing stats has been a little frustrating. YouTube has finally rolled out a real time section which is perfect for monitoring a big-time campaign, or just for keeping an eye on video engagement as you upload and promote via your social feeds.
Carla Marshall: ReelSEO Author
Carla Marshall is the Managing Editor of ReelSEO, and the Community Manager for the ReelSEO YouTube Channel. She is YouTube Certified, and specializes in video optimization and organic marketing.
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On this week's Creators Tip, we take a look at 3 of the most important YouTube ratios to measure. For instance, how many YouTube views should you expect to get based on your level of subscriber growth? And how many likes to views is a good indication of engagement?
Proclaiming your website to be the "front page of the internet" takes some chutzpah, but in the case of Reddit, there is a lot of truth in that assertion. Reddit attracted 135,017,412 unique visitors in Aug 2014, and is arguably, the source for everything shiny-new, and popular on the internet today. Read our tips for reaching your target audience on the site.
27% of consumers are already watching online video via their mobile device, but that figure is set to double in 2016, when around 50% of us will regularly turn to our smartphones and tablets to watch the clips we want to. And, according to new research, the bigger the mobile screen the better when it comes to long-form video viewing.
Although it would be super-cool if everyone that filmed video on their mobile devices shot the footage in landscape, that's not always realistic. However, you can be pro-active and use one of the little tricks that the Internet offers to make the viewing experience more bearable. By taking a couple of seconds to install the following bookmarklet, you can transform any video on YouTube that's been filmed in vertical into something much more watchable - hurrah!
Hot on the heels of Spotify, another mega-site is embracing video advertising via its mobile app. This time it's Flipboard, the content curation social platform with 100 million active users. And, unlike Facebook, the video ads won't auto-play so the user will have the option whether to view them or not.
In this week's Creator's Tip, we show you two of the most important reports in your YouTube Analytics. Studying the stats and information from these reports should give you enough rich data to create more compelling and engaging video content for your channel.
Another day, another security breach. In the latest reminder that nothing is really that secure on the Internet, 5 million Google email addresses, usernames and passwords have been leaked to the outside world. If you have updated your Google log-in details recently then you are probably OK. If you haven't updated your password in years, then now might be the time to do that.
Every one of the 10 most watched videos ads on YouTube in the U.S. for August 2014 generated over 1 million views, with the top ad attracting an incredible 8 million. The average length of the video ads featured in this month’s chart pan out at around 3 minutes, with the YouTube audience sticking with those ads for at least 2 minutes.
Facebook’s video auto-play feature has had a mixed reception from users who either welcome its convenience, or who find the whole format to be incredibly intrusive. No matter which camp your feet are firmly planted in, if you have the feature enabled, videos that start to play automatically as you scroll through your News Feed could led to increased cell phone costs.
To an outsider, video codecs can seem almost impossible to understand. But, in reality, the main concepts behind codecs aren't so convoluted, particularly when an expert takes the time to break down the meanings. Filmmaker David Kong has created an excellent video tutorial that does just that.
Now that Facebook users are watching 1 billion videos on the site every day, any opportunity to make that video content accessible to all users is welcome. Facebook has now enabled the ability to add closed captions to videos uploaded to its site (if you are in the U.S.).
With digital video now available on an unprecedented number of devices, U.S. based 18-34 year olds are watching 53% more of it than this time in 2013. But don't be fooled into thinking that it's just the Millennials who are consuming more online video. Those aged between 50 and 64 are watching 60% as much, while those of us lucky enough to fall into the 35-49 age bracket are watching 80% more.
Facebook's drive to make video content an integral part of everyone's New Feeds is paying off handsomely as the site has reported that users of the social network watch an average of 1 billion videos per day. Video views have increased by an incredible 50% between May and July of this year, and around two-thirds of daily views are via mobile devices.
Is any benefit to hiding your YouTube subscriber count? We'll take you through the steps to hiding your numbers from the outside world, and then give you the pros and cons of keeping your subscriber count public.