Mark R Robertson: ReelSEO Author

Mark Robertson is the Founder and Publisher of ReelSEO, an online information resource dedicated to the fusion of video, technology, social media, search, and internet marketing. He is a YouTube Certified, video marketing consultant and video marketing expert, popular speaker, and considered to be a passionate leader within the online video and search marketing industries.

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Vidcon 2015 Welcomes ReelSummit - Exclusive Discount for Industry Track

Vidcon 2015 Welcomes ReelSummit   Exclusive Discount for Industry Track

For those of you that have been lucky enough to attend our annual ReelSummit event, where we brought marketers, brands, retailers, and storytellers together to celebrate the business of video, we have some news for you. The good news is that we have secured an exclusive opportunity for ReelSEO and ReelSummit fans to attend a worthy alternate event with an exclusive discount.

ReelSEO + Tubular = Fast-Forwarding Video Marketing Intelligence

ReelSEO + Tubular = Fast Forwarding Video Marketing Intelligence

When I started ReelSEO back in 2007, online video was still an infant and online video marketing was just being born. At YouTube, just six hours of video content was being uploaded to the site each minute -- versus more than 300 hours/min nowadays.

300+ Hours of Video are Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute

300+ Hours of Video are Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute

Google has confirmed that an incredible 300+ hours worth of video content is being uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's the equivalent of 12.5 days worth of uploads every 60 seconds! That's an amazing opportunity for brands, particularly in terms of earned media.

Are Brands Wasting Money on YouTube Custom Channels? [Infographic]

Are Brands Wasting Money on YouTube Custom Channels? [Infographic]

Many brands are performing well on YouTube, implementing a solid programming strategy that encourages viewers to watch, engage with, and share their video content. Some of these brands have worked with YouTube to upgrade their default YouTube One-Channel design to what YouTube terms a "Custom Branded Channel." But are these Branded Channels providing the best ROI?

ATTENTION: Defines The Perfect Audience for Video Advertising [Infographic]

ATTENTION: Defines The Perfect Audience for Video Advertising [Infographic]

In a world where billions of pieces of digital content are vying for the viewer's attention across different devices, how can publishers and advertisers reach their target audiences and make sure that those audiences are receptive to video ad campaigns?  The industry has worked hard to ...

Watch Time: A Guide to YouTube's Most Important Ranking Factor

Watch Time: A Guide to YouTubes Most Important Ranking Factor

YouTube switched it's algorithm in late 2012 to focus on a new ranking factor called, "Watch Time." In this post, I take you through the history of YouTube's algorithm and ranking factors, discuss the reasoning behind why they've changed to "Watch Time," dive deep into the definition of watch-time, and highlight several best practices designed to influence and optimize for YouTube's most important ranking factor.

Google's Jon Klaff Affirms the Next Big Leap in Video Advertising: Igniting Customer Passion

Googles Jon Klaff Affirms the Next Big Leap in Video Advertising: Igniting Customer Passion

Every consumer has a personal relationship with a huge variety of brands, so those brands need to find advocates to carry their message for them, and they need to understand that those advocates watch what they want to watch, on the devices that they want to use.

4 Ways Brands Can Suck Less & Reach More on YouTube

Do you know how many brands are in the top 100 most subscribed to channels on YouTube? Just 6! YouTube is the ultimate litmus test for brands and at the 2014 ReelSummit, YouTube expert Brendan Gahan walked us through how brands can successfully build communities on YouTube.

BuzzFeed Video Shares Its Formula for Explosive Growth

BuzzFeed Video Shares Its Formula for Explosive Growth

If you are in the business of content marketing, or are active on social media, then you'll be familiar with BuzzFeed, arguably the site with the most shareable content on the web. Jonathan Perelman, BuzzFeed’s GM of Video & VP of Agency Strategy, gave attendees at the 2014 ReelSummit a glimpse into the video marketing strategy the brand employs. particularly how BuzzFeed views and categorizes consumable vs. shareable content.

World's Top Brands Head to San Fran for #ReelSummit TODAY

Worlds Top Brands Head to San Fran for #ReelSummit TODAY

The 2014 Reel Summit starts tomorrow and we've created a hashtag - #ReelSummit – so that all the inspiring content creators, brands, marketers, and video producers who are converging on San Francisco can share what they’re seeing, hearing, learning, and thinking with their clients, customers, colleagues, and communities across social media.

Free Webinar Today: HTML5 Video in 2014 & Beyond

Free Webinar Today: HTML5 Video in 2014 & Beyond

HTML5 video is Dead! Adobe's Flash reigns King! Kidding, of course. You should all know by now that HTML5 is the standard for delivering high-quality, cross-platform, rich content experiences.  As video and mobile continue to grow exponentially, it's critical that we stay on top of the latest ...

Social Media Engagement, Watch History, and Series Playlists [TubeTalk #18]

Social Media Engagement, Watch History, and Series Playlists [TubeTalk #18]

Welcome to the ReelSEO TubeTalk show, a podcast that brings you three of the hottest video marketing tips, every week! This week, we discuss ideas for engaging your viewers outside YouTube, why and how to clear your watch history, and why "official series playlists" are so important.

Tumblr May Be More Important for Video Marketing than You Realize

Tumblr May Be More Important for Video Marketing than You Realize

Did you know that Tumblr drives more average video starts from referred traffic than YouTube, Twitter and Reddit? Did you know that Tumblr and Facebook are producing nearly identical video view rates with over one third of referred visits producing a video start on both platforms?

Top 10 YouTube SEO Myths [Creators Tip 129]

Top 10 YouTube SEO Myths [Creators Tip 129]

There are a number of myths and bad practices regarding Video SEO on YouTube, some of them downright dangerous. On this week's Creator's Tip, we smash some of those myths and tell you why they could be doing more harm than good.

How To Remove Black Bars on Existing YouTube Videos [Creators Tip #128]

How To Remove Black Bars on Existing YouTube Videos [Creators Tip #128]

On this week's Creator's Tip we show you how to add specific formatting tags to your YouTube videos to remove the window-boxing, or black bars around them, and how to make them either display in wide-screen or to remove the wide-screen aspect.