SpotXchange Articles

Publishers Using Multiple Supply-Side Partners In Highly Variable Video Advertising Market

Publishers Using Multiple Supply Side Partners In Highly Variable Video Advertising Market

TubeMogul did some research of late to look at how CPM rates vary on sites by ad platform and exchange and the results were pretty drastic with variations up to $6.10 in CPM rates. That's pretty large all things considered and gives a good reason ...

YouTube Partner Channels Added To comScore Video Metrix for July 2011

YouTube Partner Channels Added To comScore Video Metrix for July 2011

With the July 2011 report, comScore has expanded their monthly video metrix, which tracks online video services and viewers, to include what they call "Select YouTube Partners" (see table below). What that sounds like to me is that they are NOT including all of the ...

Despite Summer`s Arrival, 178 Million Watch an Average 16.8 Hours of Online Video in June

Despite Summer`s Arrival, 178 Million Watch an Average 16.8 Hours of Online Video in June

Hi everyone, hope your summer is going well. I know, it's a non-standard way to start an article talking about statistics, but I wanted to get off on the right foot. Also in that vein, I wanted to give you some information that I've received ...

Cost-Per-View Gains Traction, But Begs The Question: What is a Video View?

Cost Per View Gains Traction, But Begs The Question: What is a Video View?

SpotXchange, our friends with Otto the auto-optimizer, are expanding their offerings once again. This time they've gotten on the cost-per-view bandwagon and are launching the new format with a bit of hoopla. My major concern is, how can the industry launch a 'cost-per-view' ad format...when much ...

May 2011 Nielsen vs. ComScore Online Video Numbers

May 2011 Nielsen vs. ComScore Online Video Numbers

It's time once again to take a look at the previous month's online video viewing numbers and statistics. This time, I waited until I got them from both the two major statistics firms, comScore and Nielsen, before writing anything up. It gives a clearer picture ...

Online Video Numbers Hold Steady for April, Except at AOL

Online Video Numbers Hold Steady for April, Except at AOL

comScore released the Video Metrix a bit late this month and I've been quite busy of late so I missed it. Well I got a nudge from Mark about it and so here we are. If you've been following the saga you know that there ...

Online Video Springs Back in March, 174M Viewers Watch 889 Minutes on Average

Online Video Springs Back in March, 174M Viewers Watch 889 Minutes on Average

After the February fizzle in online video, March has seen the industry spring back to life with 174 million Americans raining down upon online video sites and viewing sessions blossoming to 5.7B while average viewing time saw a growth spurt to 889.1 minutes. Ahhh...spring is ...

SpotXchange Nabs IAB Certification for Video Advertising

SpotXchange Nabs IAB Certification for Video Advertising

You Otto know by now, SpotXchange is on the rise. To help prove that point, they were among one of the first ad networks to nail down an IAB Quality Assurance Guidelines (QAG) certification. It's a self-certification process and training program that lets clients know ...

YouTube Profitability Watch Update - 2011 to Top $2.25B?

YouTube Profitability Watch Update   2011 to Top $2.25B?

Citi Analyst Mark Mahaney is again doing some prognosticating about the profitability of YouTube according to a new report he's due to put out today. Back in January when he did this I posted a reply that I think YouTube would hit $2B this year ...

Is Online Video Dying? Comscore's Video Metrix Says Fizzle in Feb

Is Online Video Dying? Comscores Video Metrix Says Fizzle in Feb

This doesn't make much sense to me, but it seems like less people in the US (170M vs. 171M) started more video sessions (5B vs. 4.8B) in February than in January, and then watched for less time (816 vs 870 minutes) each. So it seems ...

Auto-Optimizing Video Ad Campaigns Gets a Hero in SpotXChange's Otto

Auto Optimizing Video Ad Campaigns Gets a Hero in SpotXChanges Otto

Like Otto von Bismarck, SpotXchange's Otto wants to rule the world. Well at least the world of online video ad campaigns and I don't know that Bismarck was bent ruling anything more than the German Empire. But hey, two dudes named Otto. Sure I could ...

VEVO Jumps Yahoo! Takes Second Place Behind Google in Video Viewers

VEVO Jumps Yahoo! Takes Second Place Behind Google in Video Viewers

comScore put out their January Video Metrix late on the 15th, after I had already compared the Nielsen January numbers to their December ones. Go figure. Anyway, looking at the report there's not a major difference so instead of going and editing that or re-comparing ...

Video Advertising Networks – A Reel List of Video Ad Networks

Video Advertising Networks – A Reel List of Video Ad Networks

We talk a lot about online video advertising, but we've never really combined all the options into one big list in the past. So, here you go, one ReelSEO Show Reel of online video advertising networks (in reverse alphabetical order so as not to show ...

October 2010 US Online Video Rankings, Hulu Tops 1 Billion Video Ads

October 2010 US Online Video Rankings, Hulu Tops 1 Billion Video Ads

comScore has once again let loose with the who's who in online video otherwise known as its monthly Video Metrix. The gist is that 175 million U.S. Internet users watched online video content in October for an average of 15.1 hours per viewer. The total ...

comScore September 2010 Video Metrix - Less Viewers, More Minutes Per

Yes boys and girls, it's that time again. The comScore top ten lists for online video properties are in. The thrills! The Spills! The shake ups, shake downs and everything all around. Let's get on with the show!