Facebook is upping its video game for brands by introducing two new very YouTube-like features. Now, business pages can promote a particular video to give it more prominence, and branded pages can also set up video playlists for easier consumption.
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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It's been a very exciting year for online video, and we take a look back at some of the highlights of 2014. We'd also say a big thank you to all of our readers, contributors, sponsors, advertisers, and to the industry professionals who have made 2014 a great year for ReelSEO.
As well as creating their own video content, brands can also leverage other creators and channels on YouTube to build visibility, and a bigger audience. We show you three ways that brands can actively participate in the YouTube eco-system without spending millions of dollars, or busting their chops to create that elusive viral hit.
A killer video description will help with video SEO and will give the viewer an outline of the content - leading to a longer watch time, and, hopefully, more engagement. But so many brands, and creators, fail to take full advantage of this feature, and therefore miss out on a huge opportunity to engage with their viewers, or optimize their YouTube watch page.
Google Hangouts are a great way to record a video interview with multiple participants. You can record in private and then publish straight to your YouTube channel within the hour. We show you how, in this week's Creator's Tip.
The ALS #IceBucketChallenge was a uniquely video-orientated phenomenon that swept across the world in a matter of days over the summer of 2014. It dominated the social feeds of hundreds of millions, and is the biggest video meme ever with 1.3 Billion Views.
Did you know that 15% of all YouTube content revolves around video games? Minecraft takes the top spot for most views, with PewDiePie the most subscribed to YouTube gaming channel. Video gaming content also generates nearly twice as much engagement as other topics.
For the first time ever, user-uploaded video content on Facebook has overtaken YouTube uploads to the social networking site, with the Facebook video auto-play feature taking credit for the increase in popularity.
Many brands are turning to influential YouTube creators to collaborate on marketing and advertising video content. We share some advice, and 4 great tips, on how brands can best work with these creators on brand endorsement deals.
Do you want your fans and subscribers to be able to financially contribute to your YouTube channel to allow you to create even more video content? If your account is in good standing, and you live in one of the four countries that allows you to enable Fan Funding, here is our guide to setting up this Tip Jar feature.
Interview videos make for very valuable content for video marketing and promotion. We have conducted a lot of video interviews here on ReelSEO, and picked up many tips along the way. We share 9 of those best practices with you on this week's Creator's Tip
Video is an incredibly powerful medium for charities and non-profit organizations to use as part of their digital marketing strategies. This year alone, branded non-profit videos have generated 670 million views, and raised awareness for a huge number of causes.
Who would have thought that a black and white ad about total strangers kissing would have generated 157 million views and beat Nike, Samsung, and Budweiser to become the most viewed video advertising campaign of 2014? We take a look back at some of the other most successful video ads of the year.
New research by Google confirms that views of unboxing videos increased by 57% in 2014, generating an incredible 1 Billion views since January alone. 1 in 5 of us has watched an unboxing video, and 62% of consumers have stated that they have used them as part of their research into a product.
While Facebook remains the social network with the most users, more online adults visit YouTube every month to watch video content. But in the last 6 months, Facebook has only seen a 2% growth in users, compared to 25% for YouTube.