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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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The Problem With YouTube? Marketers Need a New Playbook

The Problem With YouTube? Marketers Need a New Playbook

In the recent MediaPost article by Ashkan Karbasfrooshan "Content Owners May Have To Diversify Away From YouTube To Win, the author writes, "I have no idea if YouTube will help me grow my business or force me to grow despite it." I've outlined what appear to ...

Exploring Cool 3D Video Applications Using Waves & Tablets

Exploring Cool 3D Video Applications Using Waves & Tablets

The applications of 3D video are becoming very wide-ranging. Recently, ReelSEO asked if 3D animation software was now valuable for video marketing. As a marketer, I've always been compelled by video content that goes beyond the norms of traditional video- let's face it, 3D video ...

Viral Video Chart: The Best Branded Viral Videos Of July 2011

Viral Video Chart: The Best Branded Viral Videos Of July 2011

What happens when you give a chimpanzee an AK-47 and let it run riot on YouTube?Well, Twentieth Century Fox is banking on the answer being a box office hit. The signs are certainly good. The controversial hoax video depicting mocking African soldiers handing the ape a ...

How To Shoot A Video Interview That Doesn’t Suck: 10 Tips You Can't Ignore

How To Shoot A Video Interview That Doesn’t Suck: 10 Tips You Cant Ignore

Interviews are a staple of business video, but there's nothing duller than stilted answers to predictable questions from someone very unhappy to be on camera. Since boring videos get turned off with a click of the mouse in about 10 seconds, your best route to great ...

Video Marketer's Guide to YouTube Annotations & Why You Should Use Them.

Video Marketers Guide to YouTube Annotations & Why You Should Use Them.

We've all sat down to watch a YouTube video at one time or another and wondered about the strange little boxes of text that pop up at random points throughout the video; distracting us, making us read when all we wanted to do was mindlessly ...

How To Get Clickable, Call-To-Action Overlay Ads On YouTube For Free

How To Get Clickable, Call To Action Overlay Ads On YouTube For Free

YouTube is known for its ability to generate massive amounts of internal links through annotations, video responses, etc. But thanks to YouTube's Clickable Call To Action (CTA), users can now drive traffic from their video to the external URL of their choice for as cheap ...

YouTube Insight Analytics: Overview & Best Practices Guide

YouTube Insight Analytics: Overview & Best Practices Guide

Effective video marketing campaigns must be analyzed by a series of metrics to determine whether the campaign was successful, or if it needs adjustment. Google's acquisition of YouTube brought in an advanced series of analytical tools called YouTube Insight. Most metrics required to determine the ...

Top 12 Golf Video Ads That Will Surprisingly Make You Laugh

Top 12 Golf Video Ads That Will Surprisingly Make You Laugh

Humour and golf: not exactly the most natural of bedfellows, are they? Golf is, after all, a stale, boring pursuit, played by rich old men with ruddy cheeks and too much time on their hands. Not exactly humorous, is it? It is not even a proper ...

Global Video Ad Chart: The Best in Branded Viral Video for June 2011

Global Video Ad Chart: The Best in Branded Viral Video for June 2011

It has been an action-packed month for branded viral video on the global ads chart. After the melancholic commercials and PSAs of May, the pace quickened and the mood lifted in June, with stunt driving, a lightsaber duel and even giant birds being fired out ...

2011 Video Commerce Summit Is Coming To San Francisco Next Month

2011 Video Commerce Summit Is Coming To San Francisco Next Month

It's back! Liveclicker's Third Annual Video Commerce Summit, the e-commerce industry's largest event devoted to online video, is coming up fast August 1st & 2nd in San Francisco.  The line-up for this jam-packed one day event has gotten better every year, and this year is ...

Facebook vs. YouTube – Which Is Better For Video SEO?

Facebook vs. YouTube – Which Is Better For Video SEO?

We know there are thousands of online videos viewed daily, and we know there are millions of users on Facebook. As a small business owner, it's clear that both YouTube and Facebook are valuable marketing tools to build and grow a business through sharing content, ...

Top 10 Most Outrageous Video Stunts & Tricks On YouTube

Top 10 Most Outrageous Video Stunts & Tricks On YouTube

Forget America's Got Talent or X-Factor (if only), YouTube is the best place to unearth fresh and exciting talent these days. Sure, cats seem to have their fishy paws firmly wrapped around the video-sharing giant's throat. But if you are willing to search beyond the seemingly endless ...

The Many Business Benefits Of Using A Branded Video Player

The Many Business Benefits Of Using A Branded Video Player

Online video provides a method for small businesses to attract the attention of potential buyers, provide more information about their products and demonstrate how they work. Most small businesses that begin using video start with a YouTube channel because of the huge number of potential ...

As the Online Video Platform Market Crowds, Smart Companies Adapt

As the Online Video Platform Market Crowds, Smart Companies Adapt

There's no hiding the fact that the Online Video Platform (OVP) space is crowded, even more so than the Content Delivery Network (CDN) space was three years ago when the CDNs marched fearlessly down the inevitable path of commoditization. Today there are over 90 streaming ...

The Silver Bullet of Original Web Series Video Content?

The Silver Bullet of Original Web Series Video Content?

In late 2009 I began a series of live webcast shows - six to be exact all using the same format (host / hostess, topical discussion, audience interaction, social networking components, etc.) – we had a show on Venture Capitol with people skyping in from ...