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:

Do Video Closed Captions Really Deliver ROI? Yes! [Creators Tip #155]

Do Video Closed Captions Really Deliver ROI? Yes! [Creators Tip #155]

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!

5 Totally Tubular Secrets to Brand Success on YouTube

5 Totally Tubular Secrets to Brand Success on YouTube

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.

YouTube Search & Discovery - Creator Discovery Handbook Part 2

YouTube Search & Discovery   Creator Discovery Handbook Part 2

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.

YouTube Creator Discovery Handbook Part 1: Watch Time and Getting Found

YouTube Creator Discovery Handbook Part 1: Watch Time and Getting Found

YouTube has released another resource, aimed at video creators and marketers who want to get the most out of the site. The new YouTube Creator Discovery Handbook is full of advice, especially for those new to video marketing. In this post, we take a look at Watch Time, and the why YouTube wants all of it's users to be logged in.

Keep Facebook Videos Short and Sweet for Best Engagement

Keep Facebook Videos Short and Sweet for Best Engagement

With more videos than ever appearing in Facebook's News Feed, video marketers need to take note of what is going to work for them. A new study suggests that viewers will engage with a video on Facebook, and watch it to 95% completion, if it is less than 21 seconds long.

YouTube is Bigger Than Facebook: What That Means for Marketers [Creator's Tip #154]

YouTube is Bigger Than Facebook: What That Means for Marketers [Creators Tip #154]

Earlier this year, YouTube was confirmed as having more unique visitors than Facebook in the US, making it the biggest social network. In this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss what implications that has for marketers.

How To Leverage Influencers in Your Video Marketing Campaigns [Creator's Tip #153]

How To Leverage Influencers in Your Video Marketing Campaigns [Creators Tip #153]

Influencers can really help in the promotion of a brand or product, often much more effectively than a media buy. In this week's Creator's Tip, we talk with a leading YouTube MCN about the kind of success its had with outreach to, and promotion by, influencers, and how this tactic was used successfully on a toy campaign.

How To Use Video to Increase Conversions on Sales Landing Pages [Creator's Tip #152]

How To Use Video to Increase Conversions on Sales Landing Pages [Creators Tip #152]

In this Creator's Tip, we discuss how to best convert visitors into purchasing your products or services using video. We know that video can be a powerful tool for increasing sales conversions, but how exactly should we position our videos to be as effective as possible for this?

3 Great Tips for Producing Excellent Video Interviews [Creator's Tip #151]

3 Great Tips for Producing Excellent Video Interviews [Creators Tip #151]

One of the things that video marketers can do to generate content for their channel, or web site, is to interview people in their industry or niche. In this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss how to do this effectively.

How to Use YouTube Subscribers in Email Marketing [Creator's Tip #150]

How to Use YouTube Subscribers in Email Marketing [Creators Tip #150]

An email marketing list is a vital asset for B2B and B2C businesses. If you have been building a solid subscriber following for your YouTube channel, have you ever thought about moving that subscriber list onto that email list? This option is really important if you offering products or services and want to reach those who are engaged enough to follow you via YouTube. We discuss the benefits on this week's Creator's Tip.

Best Branded Vines of the Week: Now With Vine Loops!

Best Branded Vines of the Week: Now With Vine Loops!

Welcome to the best Vine videos of the past week - now with a little added extra. Vine has updated its site to include information about how many times each individual Vine has been played, or looped as they call it. Loop counts highlight the amount of times a Vine has been viewed in full, on Vine itself and via embeds, and now we can see how much engagement a 6-sec clip is attracting.

Tips for Getting the Best Out of Your Video Production Company [Creator's Tip #149]

Tips for Getting the Best Out of Your Video Production Company [Creators Tip #149]

On this week's Creator's Tip we look at the best way to find a great video production team to work with for your video marketing efforts. Many marketers know that video is becoming an increasingly vital part of any digital online strategy, but if you are need to outsource video production, it can be a minefield if you don't know what you are looking for or how much you should pay. If you are clear about your objectives, then it will be much easier to navigate all of the options.

68% of U.S. Viewers Choose YouTube to Watch Online Video

68% of U.S. Viewers Choose YouTube to Watch Online Video

When it comes to online video consumption, YouTube is still the go-to site for the majority of viewers in the US, with live TV broadcasts, and VoD site Netflix coming in a way behind. According to a recent report, 68% of respondents said it was the Google owned video portal that fulfilled most of their video viewing needs.

Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 30th June 2014

Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 30th June 2014

Football was the theme of the most popular branded Instagram videos of the past week, attracting over 270,000 likes between the top two. NatGeo brought us some beautiful slo-mo footage from the streets of Brazil, while FC Barcelona celebrated the life and times of Argentine superstar Lionel Messi. These, and other stand-out Instavids of the week.

All Your Favorite YouTube Complaints in One Handy Video!

All Your Favorite YouTube Complaints in One Handy Video!

YouTubers BarelyPolitical have made a video that addresses the biggest complaints that users have about the site, including those big hits, Google+ integration, live-streaming issues, frustration with monetization, MCN's, and lack of views. It's hilarious and well worth watching.