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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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Can YouTube Force Ads On Your Video Content? Keep An Eye On Your Soundtrack

Can YouTube Force Ads On Your Video Content? Keep An Eye On Your Soundtrack

YouTube seems to have adopted Google's talent for slipping in quirky new ad placement algorithms with barely a note on the fridge about what's going on. In my job with an online competitive intelligence (SpyFu) company, I often hear about the sudden changes on the ...

Top 20 Online Video Ads Of 2011 According To Shares

Top 20 Online Video Ads Of 2011 According To Shares

There is no doubt that 2011 has been an epic year for social video. Looking through the top 20 most shared ads of the last 12 months you cannot help but be struck by the sheer size, scale and spectacle of some of the campaigns. Budgets were ...

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For November 2011

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For November 2011

November could well be rechristened 'Bro-vember' on the evidence of last month's Global Ads Chart. With guns, explosions, cars, gangsters, supermodels and even Chuck Norris all featuring in an action-packed top 20, November's most shared commercials at times felt like one big, hairy, testosterone-filled bromance. But ...

How To Run A Successful Online Video Contest: Maximizing Your ROI

How To Run A Successful Online Video Contest: Maximizing Your ROI

Throughout this series on running a successful online video contest, we've covered a lot of ground. We talked about the importance of The Premise and The Prize. We've also looked at using earned, owned, and paid media to promote your contest on a budget. In ...

Why All Video Views Are Not Created Equal - Tips For Seeding Branded Video Content

Why All Video Views Are Not Created Equal   Tips For Seeding Branded Video Content

Major advertisers, including Nike, Ford, and Microsoft, are using the marketing practice of video seeding to reach online users with brand videos longer than the 15 or 30-seconds required by pre-roll video ads. Marketers like that video seeding reaches online audiences in environments that are ...

How To Run A Successful Online Video Contest: Promoting On A Budget, Owned Media

How To Run A Successful Online Video Contest: Promoting On A Budget, Owned Media

Last week, in the first part of the 'promote' chapter of this series on how to run a successful online video contest, we talked about some of the ways you can utilize Paid Media to attract attention to your contest while still remaining on a ...

How To Run A Successful Online Video Contest: Promoting On A Budget, Paid Media

How To Run A Successful Online Video Contest: Promoting On A Budget, Paid Media

As users upload videos and share them with their friends, your video contest will form a viral loop and begin to naturally promote itself. Until then however, it's worthwhile investing some time & effort in promoting your contest and in the first section of the ...

How To Run A Successful Online Video Contest: Offering A Killer Prize

How To Run A Successful Online Video Contest: Offering A Killer Prize

Contrary to popular belief, the best prizes aren't always the one's with the largest monetary value. There are other factors that impact whether a prize will be attractive to your audience. In this post (the third post in our Video Contest series) we look at ...

How To Run A Successful Online Video Contest: An Overview

How To Run A Successful Online Video Contest: An Overview

This post is the first in a seven-part series that looks at how to plan and execute a successful online video contest. We'll examine what separates the successful video contests from the unsuccessful one's, and offer a road map marketers can use to help ensure ...

5 Tips To Avoid A Video Production Disaster

5 Tips To Avoid A Video Production Disaster

Is it easy to get started with video production. It is, and it isn't. It's easy as ever to record a video these days, the challenging part is preparing for the technical challenges come along the way. This article shares five tips to help you start on the right foot.

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For October 2011

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For October 2011

There must be something in the water in France. Just a month after Evian's record-breaking Roller Babies' 26-month stay in the Global Arts Chart top 20 finally came to an end, a fantastic new commercial for another French mineral water brand, Contrex, pedalled its way ...

Small Business Video Marketing - Can All Websites Benefit From Video Content?

Small Business Video Marketing   Can All Websites Benefit From Video Content?

I decided that the best way to do this would be to ask 5 friends who love to stitch me up to pick a website each that they think it would be difficult to create a video about. I would then have to come up with a way for the site to use video that would enhance their website experience.

4 Tips For Creating A Video Blog Post

4 Tips For Creating A Video Blog Post

Videos don't have to just live on video sharing sites. By embedding your videos into blog posts you are giving both your video and content marketing campaigns a whole new dimension.

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For September 2011

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For September 2011

Something happened on the Global Ads Chart in September that has not happened in 26 months. Since being launched way back in July 2, 2009, Evian's record-breaking Roller Babies ad has been a permanent fixture in the top 20 most shared commercials. That is until now. After ...

9 Tips For Increasing Video Conversions

9 Tips For Increasing Video Conversions

YouTube might try to wow you with the latest statistics, by bragging that "48 hours of video are uploaded every minute!" However, as a business owner or marketer, that statistic can be discouraging. How will your videos ever stand out from the rest? Will anyone ...