It's just two weeks to Christmas and we are bringing you absolutely no festive-flavour Vines. Instead we have a paper ski-scene from Nokia, Gandalf meeting Gandalf and Oreo slam-dunking their way through another great super short-form clip.
Carla Marshall: ReelSEO Author
Carla Marshall is the Managing Editor of ReelSEO. She joined the site in 2012 as staff writer and Director of SEO and specialises in video optimisation and organic marketing. She has a background in search and social media.
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Google officially confirm there have been problems with the new YouTube comment system, and the Beastie Boys take legal action against Goldieblox over copyright infringement. More on these and other stories of the day in online video from ReelSEO.
In a new report on the power of live-streamed video as a business tool, 78% of business executives surveyed confirmed that they did consider it effective, with 45% in upper management positions the most positive about the medium.
Google are notoriously cagey about releasing their revenue figures but the latest prediction is that ad revenue from YouTube is expected to have risen by 51% to $5.6 billion for 2013. That's around 11% of Google's overall total income.
YouTube always go out of their way to make a spectacular review video and this year is no exception. Watch the top YouTube stars recreate some of the more famous moments from online video in 2013 and see how many you can spot. We also take a look at some of the top gaming and music videos that trended this year.
YouTube have released their top trending ads and videos of 2013 and it includes almost all the ones you would expect - from Harlem Shake to Van Damme's splits to those dancing Evian babies. In the top ten trending videos, three branded ads make the list for the first time.
Chromecast users get a whole new range of viewing options and Google Glass gets unofficial Wordpress support but nobody knows what they really are anyway. More on these and other stories of the day in online video from ReelSEO.
Samsung is the overwhelming winner in the most shared social video brands of 2013. GEICO and their Hump-Day camel come in second, with Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" a close third. We also loved campaigns by Kmart, Evian and Pepsi - but not Coca Cola.
Online video marketing is an essential part of any movie promotion these days and the first trailers have just been released for the new Godzilla movie, even though it's not due in cinemas until May 2014. Expect many more of these from Warner Bros.
The world's 5th most popular video site, Dailymotion, has acquired HTML5 video specialists Jilion, to enhance their video publishing features for content creators, publishers and advertisers alike. HTML5 enabled video means playback on all browsers and devices without the need for a plugin.