This week's look at the Reel Web covers tips for YouTube SEO and several news stories from the online video world, including "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's" upcoming service, "Call of Duty Elite." Their web shows sound amazing, but access to their video content and Elite TV will cost $50.

Netflix sticks it to their users again by restricting the number of simultaneous streams for household based on your subscription plan. Now users get a "streaming error" when trying to stream video content to multiple devices.

YOuTube SEO Tips

We look at the YouTube Creator's Playbook again and everything it says about how to influence YouTube's algorithm. If you want your videos to rank well in YouTube search and be next to other related videos, here are the 10 strategies YouTube gives for how to rank well.

LAST WEEK'S EPISODE: YouTube Strategies for Building an Audience!

QUESTION: Is it a smart move or a dumb move for "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" to lock it's Elite TV behind $50?


The Reel Web is a weekly look at the online video world. Every Monday we highlight the latest news as well as give video producer tips, advice, ideas, tutorials, tools, training and more for creating video content for the web that stands out from the rest.

  • Karl Craig-West

    Thanks Tim for the tips, some very useful stuff and plenty that I need to work on.

    Karl (from Leicester, England)

    Loved the bloopers too btw :-)

  • Jose Quiros

    Thanks TIM for the video tips! I Enjoy your channel , tres bien !!!

    Videos have helped my SEO.for my vacation rentals

    Best regards from Bordeaux France


  • Tina Hartung

    Hi Tim, thanks for that, where exactly do I download the creator's playbook from YouTube? Thanks again, keep up the good work!

  • Dana Bincer

    Great tips. I would recommend embedding a player that has a link to youtube...if you're pushing the youtube features so much in your video! =)

    • Tim Schmoyer

      haha yeah. I think we're using a plugin that makes the embedded videos play nice for RSS and email subscribers, and it also makes it look like it does above on the website. I just click "play," let it run a second or two, and then click the link to go to the video on YouTube. Not a big deal for me.

  • VideoLeadsOnline

    I tried adding a comment here before, but it seemed to vanish, maybe I spoke too much of dogs and horses!?!

  • Video Leads Online

    Great summary of 10 Video SEO tips published by YouTube themselves... plus a few interpretations that help!

  • VideoLeadsOnline

    Tim, You da Man ( that's from a Dog!) - thanks for all the details and comments on the suggestions from YouTube re. Video SEO tips.

    Good stuff. Nice to know that I was doing most of it, but good to hear from the "horses mouth" what they want... lots of animal references here, eh?

  • Dean Wilson

    Even though I'm really curious of the content (as I'm quite a big fan of the series), I won't be paying $50; for the principle as much as the financial expense. Considering the money gained from charging us so much for each game, they should throw in the web video shows for free to give more value to the customer. They should also stop charging so much for map packs too. We should really be REWARDED for spending a heavy sum in the first place, not be dragged into another business model.

    • Tim Schmoyer

      Totally agree! I think they're charging because of the big names involved, but they could pull it off without big names just as easily.

  • Charles Schiller

    Thanks for the video tips!

    Videos have helped my SEO.