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.

Recent Posts by Mark R Robertson:

Notice Anything New? ReelSEO Is Fresh and Clean

Ok, so I planned to do this much earlier, but the truth is, I'm not a professional designer or coder.  That is, I didnt used to be.  After a few months of learning some basic PHP stuff, CSS styling, and other thing-a-ma-bobs late at night, ...

Twitter Viral Video Search - Twitmatic Video Search Application

Twitter Viral Video Search   Twitmatic Video Search Application

Twitmatic, created by San Francisco startup ffwd,  relaunched their Twitter video search application yesterday to help users more easily find video content shared via Twitter.  Now before you go getting your hopes up you need to understand, this is a twitter video search app - IE, ...

Online Testing for Video Ads Is Not Common Practice

Marketing Sherpa has released a new report talking about the testing of ads prior to placement online is fairly uncommon. If you take a look at the chart you can see that only around 33% of those using video ads online actually test the ads ...

How Websites Around The Globe Leverage Online Video

How Websites Around The Globe Leverage Online Video

Back in March, we published some research which we believe helps to provide some unique insight into how various companies and vertical markets leverage website video content. Today, we offer up the following research, which takes a look at website video usage for the top ...

iPhone 3Gs Mobile Video Capabilities - Recording, Editing, Publishing and Streaming?

In the past, we covered mobile video apps for the iPhone 3G and we've talked about the iPhone's built-in support for HD video.  For those of you that are unaware, Apple is working on new software for the iPhone (version 3.0) which is expected to ...

Youtube Contest and Suggestions for Making A "Good" Video

According to the reputable news organization, The Onion, Youtube has just released a new contest and is offering a $100,000 cash prize to the first user to upload a "good video" that has a "shred of originality or artistic merit," and is "actually worth watching." ...

Hulu Is Growing Faster Than YouTube - Online Video Usage Trends for March

According to new research released from Neilsen Online, almost 10 billion (9.6B) video streams were viewed in March of this year by an estimated 130M US web users.  This represents almost a 40% (38.8) increase year over year from March 2008 and is an increase ...

Subtitles Increase Video Viewing By 40% - Research

In addition to the fact that subtitles can assist with accessibility and discoverability, subtitles can also increase the amount of time that a user spends watching a video by almost 40 percent.  In fact, where subtitles appeared, 80 percent more people watched the entire video ...

How To Get Featured On YouTube - See Your Video Featured On YouTube

The video is titled "How do you get featured on YouTube?" Simply put, the answer is - Put some honey out for those "Busy Youtube Bees." Seriously though, create great content and interact with the community. "But I heard there's like a magic formula or something.... the truth.... Youtube only pays attention to what the community is doing" There are, of course, some best practices and tips that you can follow and we will continue to do our best to provide you with all the honey you need.

OmniVideo - The Future of Online Video Monetization and Discovery - Interview With James McQuivey of Forrester - Part 2

The following is Part 2 of our interview with James McQuivey(Ph.D.), Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research.   In Part 1 of our interview, we covered some background on James as well as some of  his thoughts regarding the future of video consumption. In Part 2 (below), ...

OmniVideo - The Future of Moving Images - Interview With James McQuivey of Forrester - Part 1

This first part of our interview with James McQuivey includes background on James as well as some insight into his thoughts on the future of online video consumption

YouTube Annotations Review – The Good, The Bad, and “Tube Tips”

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell does an in-depth review of YouTube's annotations feature – offering explanations, excitations, limitations, and recommendations for how to use annotations to enhance your video search optimization.

How Companies and Sectors Use Website Video

VideoBloom, a video advertising and distribution solutions platform, has created something they call the Video-Enabled Web Index, or VIEW Index.  Essentially, this index provides detailed insight into the ways and extent to which various vertical markets and high-profile companies are utilizing online video on their ...

Youtube Sets Record With 100 Million Viewers In January

comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released January 2009 data from the comScore Video Metrix service showing that U.S. Internet users viewed 14.8 billion online videos during the month, representing an increase of 4 percent versus December 2008. YouTube led the growth ...

Where Do People Find Videos Online? Video Discovery Research

There are many ways in which people discover video online; videos embedded on blogs, video search engines, major search engines (i.e. Google, Yahoo, MSN), email, and social networking, to name a few.  In February, our friends over at Tubemogul released some new research which helps to ...