According to a breaking story at Variety, the world's biggest and most popular video site, YouTube, is acquiring videogame-streaming company Twitch, for an estimated $1 billion. Although both YouTube and Twitch have declined to confirm or deny the story, sources near to the deal confirm it's on.
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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18-34 year-olds are in love with YouTube. That's no surprise, but that doesn't mean that brands or video creators can throw any old content at them and expect them to watch it. So how do brands reach that audience and really engage with them? In the latest YouTube Insights report, the site gives creators a heads up when it comes to connecting with their target market.
Luxury car maker Bentley shot its latest ad on an iPhone 5s, and edited it (in the back of one of the $300,000 Mulsannes used in the video) using only iPad Air and the iMovie app. You can see the stunning results for yourself.
A new report from Sandvine states that, in North America at least, consumers are watching 100 hours of streaming video each month, and video traffic accounts for around 54% of downstream bandwidth usage during peak time hours.
If you want to make your videos perform well, then you have to measure their success. But there’s so much data in your YouTube Analytics that it can be hard to know where to begin. In this week's Creator's Tip, we look at which metrics should you look at first and how can they help you meet your video marketing objectives.
What have been the best branded Vines of the past 7 days? Our pick of the stand-outs includes Dunkin' Donuts and its celebration of moms on Mother's Day, Nike tricking us into seeing double, The Home Depot showing us that spring has sprung, Coca Cola and the new generation of vending machines, and Nokia reviving the classic 3310, if only for 6 seconds.
RSS feeds are a fantastically organized way to cope with the daily deluge of information coming our way, and until a few days ago, anyone could add a feed from any YouTube account to their reader. You can still subscribe to channels within YouTube, and by doing so you will receive notifications for the latest activity on them, but off-site notifications, via the RSS feed look to be no more.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.