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:

Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube April 2014: Soccer Takeover

Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube April 2014: Soccer Takeover

YouTube has released their Ads Leaderboard for April 2014, and for the first time we are seeing branded ads, made in collaboration with YouTube creators, receive a significant number of views. Has the penny finally dropped in relation to what actually works for a YouTube audience?

5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 12th May 2014

5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 12th May 2014

In our pick of some of the best branded video content on the Instagram platform of the past week, Burger King celebrated National Beverage Day,, Mini made the perfect cup of tea, and Ford helped one child design the best Mother's Day present ever.

U.S. Viewers Spend 23 Minutes a Day Watching Online Video [Report]

U.S. Viewers Spend 23 Minutes a Day Watching Online Video [Report]

As NewFronts 2014 comes to an end, new research asserts that original digital video content consumption for adults in the U.S. increased by 15% compared to last year. Around 52 million adults now tune into original video content each month, with the ability to choose their own schedule being a major driver for many viewers.

Videos Ads: Top Shared Global Brands of April 2014

Videos Ads: Top Shared Global Brands of April 2014

Nike, Google, Adidas, Evian, FIFA and Cornetto all made the list of brands whose video ads were the most shared across Twitter, Facebook, and the blogosphere in April 2014. But it's an ad that acknowledges the hard work and sacrifice that mothers make that hits the top spot for last month.

How Brands Should Use Social Media to Engage With Their Viewers [Creators Tip #141]

How Brands Should Use Social Media to Engage With Their Viewers [Creators Tip #141]

People are drawn to online video because they can interact with the creators in ways that they can’t on television. For you, as the online video marketer, that means you can interact with your audience at scale and built a community around your content on YouTube. But how do you promote your video content using social media?

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 7th May 2014

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 7th May 2014

What have been the stand-out branded Vines of the past 7 days? Our pick of the best include a fantastic optical illusion from Oreo, a simple but brilliant gardening tip from Lowes, encouragement to grow and then use your own herbs from The Home Depot, and a May the 4th message from Star Wars itself.

YouTube Smashes Facebook When it Comes to Brand Engagement [Infographic]

YouTube Smashes Facebook When it Comes to Brand Engagement [Infographic]

For the longest time, Facebook has been one of the go-to social media networks for brands to grow, and connect with, an audience who are receptive to their products or services. But, over the past few months, the organic reach that brands and other Facebook Page owners have has steadily declined to single figures. So how are brands faring on YouTube?

8 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 5th May 2014

8 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 5th May 2014

In our pick of some of the best branded video content on the Instagram platform, Burger King encourages us to throw away our trash, Mini banishes the winter blues, and Coca-Cola goes bad-fashion mad at the Kentucky Derby.

Video Metrics on Way to Facebook: Feedback on Performance, Views

Video Metrics on Way to Facebook: Feedback on Performance, Views

Are you actively pushing video content out on Facebook and want to know how well it's performing? Brands and creators who are used to stats at their fingertips from YouTube have been crying out for some kind of feedback from Facebook and the site is promising to deliver within the next few weeks.

Google Video Advertising Certification Now Available to Partners

Google Video Advertising Certification Now Available to Partners

Agencies and individuals have been able to qualify as Google certified experts in Adwords and Analytics for years. Now, at long last, Google Partners who specialize in video advertising can apply for their own certification in the subject.

Best Practices for Promoting Your YouTube Videos with Paid Media [Creators Tip #140]

Best Practices for Promoting Your YouTube Videos with Paid Media [Creators Tip #140]

The key to success on YouTube is not only producing great videos, but also to make sure that your target audience sees them. On this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss how you can do that through paid views using Google’s Adwords service. We take a look at some of the best practices you can use to optimize your content for paid advertising.

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 30th April 2014

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 30th April 2014

The best Vines of the last 7 days include a trip around a full-blown fashion show in 6 seconds, a Doritos/Cheetos mash-up that's too hot even for T-Rex, the launch of Samsung's new Kzoom smartphone, and confirmation on how a handy new phone charger can save you from the world's most boring magazine.

9 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 29th April 2014

9 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 29th April 2014

NatGeo, GoPro and NBA are among the most successful brands on Instagram Video when it comes to likes and engagement. We take a look at the videos that have been the most successful for them in the last 7 days, as well as our own picks of the best short-form video content.

5 Ways to Optimize Your Content Marketing Videos on YouTube [Creators Tip #139]

5 Ways to Optimize Your Content Marketing Videos on YouTube [Creators Tip #139]

Creating great content is important, but YouTube is a very large place with many people creating a lot of videos for viewers to choose from. On this week's Creator's Tip, we are going to talk about the five things you definitely need to optimize on your videos, and on your YouTube channel.

6 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 23rd April 2014

6 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 23rd April 2014

The best Vines of the last 7 days include a trip around San Francisco in a teeny little Ford Mustang, a Peeps/Carb overload from Dunkin Donuts, a handy DIY tip from Lowes, delivery van adventures from eBay, and a lesson in recycling from Hewlett-Packard.