Incorporating video content into your digital marketing strategy is an incredibly effective way of reaching your target audience. But it never hurts to have some research that backs that approach up, right? A new study confirms that online video has been found to convert better than other forms of digital content, with 71% of respondents indicating it helps conversion and lead generation.
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.
Recent Posts by Carla Marshall:
When you are filming at a venue where you have no control over the conditions then shooting a really professional looking video can be a challenge. If you need to shoot video in poor conditions then use our tip for finding the best lighting possible to record footage or take pictures.
Online video is consistently showing its value well beyond the one-off viral hit. For the evolution of video marketing to continue, it is important to define what constitutes a "win". At the 2014 ReelSummit, a panel of top video industry experts discussed what kind of video marketing performance metrics, tools and tricks to track, and why.
Three years after the social platform was launched, and a good year since its integration with YouTube, Google has finally implemented the ability for Google+ videos to be directly uploaded to the world's largest video site.
Not only do Americans spend 33 minutes per day watching videos on their mobile devices, but they are willing to sit through video ads of between 15-30 seconds in return for free TV or movie content. In the UK, 32% of adults in the UK use their Smartphones every month to make a purchase, and 53% of adults are on their mobile devices while watching their TV screens.
Time-lapse videos can turn the most mundane tourist or family footage into the most exciting or quirky clips you have ever created. But like most amateur footage, the end results are often shaky or imperfect. However, a new app from Instagram allows anyone with an Apple device compatible with iOS 7 to shoot beautiful time-lapse film without the need for tripods, Steadicams or other pricey equipment.
CinemaSins is one of the biggest YouTube success stories of the past 18 months, with a current subscriber base of 2.8 million and over 415 million views of their video content. Also know as "The Everything Wrong With...." guys, the team dissect some of the best know movies to clue us in on some of the mistakes that really shouldn't have got past the cutting room. They gave us an insight into their success at the 2014 ReelSummit.
The meteoric growth of YouTube has given brands the opportunity to reach their target audiences directly, without having to go via traditional broadcast channels. At the 2014 ReelSummit, industry experts discussed how brands can capitalize on the popularity of YouTube, along with the best methods to reach and connect with their audience.
If an image is worth a thousand words (source = everyone), then at 24 frames, or images, per second, a 60 second video is worth, oh, around 1.44 million words. The maximum length of a tweet is 140 characters (20-30 words) which obviously limits the message you are able to send, but by adding the secret sauce that is VIDEO, you can pack a much bigger punch with your social media responses.
When it comes to producing video content there are a bewildering array of options. Should you out-source video production to an agency or produce that content in-house? When it comes to production itself, there are as many options for high-volume production as there are for producing more bespoke videos. At the 2014 ReelSummit, a panel of experts took a deep dive into the various production options that are available.
In a very short space of time, micro, or short-form video content has become a vital marketing vehicle for many top brands and creators. At ReelSummit 2014, we put together a stellar panel to analyse the current trends for micro-video and which direction it may be heading in. The panel discussed the state of the industry, and why and how brands should look to invest in short-form video content.
Pixability gave attendees at the 2014 ReelSummit some exclusive brand data on YouTube, which highlighted how earned media is driving more engagement and views than branded content could ever hope to. Independent creators, and viewers with their own agendas, are driving the way content is performing and being consumed. His presentation is mandatory viewing for brands who are looking to get it right on YouTube.
Is adding closed captions to your video a worthwhile video SEO tactic that delivers enough ROI given the time it takes to do so? It can be very time consuming if you do it yourself, and there's a cost if you outsource the process, but the answer is a definite yes!
YouTube has more daily views of its video content than Facebook posts get likes, and a recent survey of teens indicated that YouTube was their preferred social network. So, clearly every video marketing campaign should include the site as part of its strategy. At ReelSummit 2014, Allison Stern, Co-Founder of Tubular, presented "five secrets to success on YouTube," highlighting common brand pitfalls.
In the latest in a line of resources aimed at arming video creators and marketers with the right tools to promote their video content, YouTube has released the Creator Discovery Handbook. We've already covered the first part of the Discovery Handbook, specifically Watch Time, and the YouTube Homepage. In this post, we'll be taking a look at what YouTube recommends about video search and discovery.