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Occasionally, we like to offer experts within the online video industry the chance to write a post for ReelSEO. We like it because it offers you readers great content, and it comes directly from those in the field that are working on the technologies to power this online video revolution of sorts ;-) If you are interested in becoming a contributing author, please feel free to let us know. Read our post on becoming a contributor for additional information.

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Creativity and Fan Engagement Will Dictate the Future of Music Videos

Creativity and Fan Engagement Will Dictate the Future of Music Videos

Marketing music videos are different than they used to be back when MTV first launched on cable back in 1981. Now, up-and-coming artists who don't have massive radio airplay need to do creative things to get views and drive engagement.

The Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for April 2013

The Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for April 2013

Three is the magic number in this month's Unruly Global Viral Video Chart. That's because for the first time in the chart's long history three ads launched in the same month also made it onto the top 20 most shared ads of all time. On ...

Three Reasons to Embrace Video Storytelling

Three Reasons to Embrace Video Storytelling

See how developing your storytelling skills as a video producer can help you create more compelling videos and make you a greater value to your clients. Some types of storytelling techniques can also help you become more efficient and help you land more sales.

YouTube's Prank A Tremendous Execution in Marketing

YouTubes Prank A Tremendous Execution in Marketing

YouTube may have pulled off a masterstroke when it came to their April Fools Day shenanigans, declaring "The End of YouTube." Behind that April Fools joke was a very successful marketing plan, and it appears to have worked like gangbusters.

The Top 20 Most-Shared Video Ad Campaigns For March 2013 - Pranks & Hoaxes

The Top 20 Most Shared Video Ad Campaigns For March 2013   Pranks & Hoaxes

March saw an unusual amount of prank and hoax videos making their way into the Unruly Top 20 this past month, with brands even getting in on the act and pulling off some rather extreme prank videos. Leading the way was Pepsi's Jeff Gordon "Test Drive" ad, which even with tremendous scrutiny over its validity, is still one of the most shared ads of all time.

Video Scribing and Your Marketing Video

Video Scribing and Your Marketing Video

Images are an important part of consumers' lives - we as a society capture thousands of images and videos per day. This article shows exactly why you need to utilize visual media in your internet marketing campaign.

An Inside Job: How Web Video Can Improve Internal Communications

An Inside Job: How Web Video Can Improve Internal Communications

Video is a great way to communicate your company's message, and the best part is, it can always be accessed later when someone has questions. Here's an overview of how businesses use video internally to best communicate with employees, customers, and colleagues.

The Top 20 Social Video Ad Campaigns For February 2013: David Beckham, Google Glass, Super Bowl

The Top 20 Social Video Ad Campaigns For February 2013: David Beckham, Google Glass, Super Bowl

The top 20 social video ads chart for February 2013, powered by Unruly, is--no surprise--dominated by Super Bowl ads. But a few others sneaked in there too, including ones featuring David Beckham, Google Glass, and the recently-announced Playstation 4.

Using Video SEO To Steal Clicks, Localize Results and Increase Conversion Rate

Using Video SEO To Steal Clicks, Localize Results and Increase Conversion Rate

BodyLogicMD discovered that by embedding videos into important landing pages, their company started dramatically shooting up in search rankings. They also had a plan for spammers who took up some of that valuable search result real estate. Here's how BodyLogicMD found a way to shoot nearly to the top with their strategy.

The Top 20 Social Video Ad Campaigns For January 2013: Hungry Hippos, Grizzly Bears, & Piranhas

The Top 20 Social Video Ad Campaigns For January 2013: Hungry Hippos, Grizzly Bears, & Piranhas

The year is still young, but one month into 2013, the Unruly Viral Video Chart has already seen some impressive new ads. While there are some tough old veterans clinging on, the most shared ads of January are mostly fresh-faced new ads, making their mark on the ad world.

How to Use Video Content as Link Bait for SEO [Tutorial]

How to Use Video Content as Link Bait for SEO [Tutorial]

Video can provide four distinct values for SEO. Rich Snippets can improve your click-through-rate, a presence on social video platforms can improve your brand awareness, product videos on commercial pages can help to increase conversion rate and lastly, video can be used to increase the ...

FREE Webinars: Insights on Cloud Video & Digital Media Monetization

FREE Webinars: Insights on Cloud Video & Digital Media Monetization

More and more companies are exploring ways to lower their costs and generate positive returns from their efforts for online video and digital media content.  As part of a research study we conducted at Interactive Media Strategies in 2012, we found that while 81% of ...

Basic Advice for Choosing the Best Budget Video Camera

Basic Advice for Choosing the Best Budget Video Camera

If you're shopping for gear to make videos during the sales events this season, you're likely going to be attracted to low cost, budget video gear. Cost is important, and I encourage everyone to make their videos in the most cost-effective way possible, but it's important to know the limitations of the gear ...

How to Use 15-Second vs. 30-Second Pre-Roll Video Ads for Ecommerce Retargeting

How to Use 15 Second vs. 30 Second Pre Roll Video Ads for Ecommerce Retargeting

Similar to television advertising, the most effective lengths for in-stream online video ads are 15 and 30-second spots. However, the advantage online video advertising has over TV is that it can be delivered in the form of a pre-roll video ad targeted and personally relevant ...

Move Over Viral, We've Entered the Age of Social Video

Move Over Viral, Weve Entered the Age of Social Video

As social video becomes of more prominence in online video buys and of increasing interest to brands in all verticals, it seems helpful to have a full look at the current landscape of social video, its players, buying tactics, strategies, results from social video campaigns, as well as what's on the horizon for social video.