This week on the Reel Web, we cover 10+ minutes worth of online video news and trends from the past week including, a new program for YouTube partners that aims to provide free promotion, Google+YouTube integration, research on the power of video for link-building, Xbox, and more...

Free Promotion Program for YouTube Partners

Clearly everyone wants more views for their YouTube videos and what would be better than getting valuable user-initiated views, for free?  YouTube is now promoting certain videos from partner channels across their Adsense Display Network.  YouTube has automatically opted in all partners to benefit from the views and promotion that this new program provides.

Vloggers in Demand: The Next Vlogger Program

YouTube is also pushing for something called a Vloggers ;-)  - through their "Next Vlogger program"! The requirements are that you must be a partner and have either a minimum of 5,000 subscribers or 1 million video views.  If you dont qualify, you can still submit your video playlists to the YouTube Slam program and try to get some more exposure that way.

Reel YouTube and Google+ Integration?  GooTube+?

Last Friday, a message that popped up on YouTube that notified users that Google Plus and YouTube were going to be more tightly integrated on 3/30.  We haven't seen the integration this message is referring to. Have you?

Online Video Works: For Sales, for Link-Building, Etc..

We also talk about how to use online video in your marketing initiatives and the effect is has on link-building, sales, conversions, and gaining clients.

Wrapping up our discussion is some thoughts on how Xbox is used more for online entertainment than it is playing video games now.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS ▼

Will the Partner Promotion Program ultimate be beneficial?

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  • http://www.videoleadsonline.com/ videoleadsonline

    BTW, there is integration between G+ and YouTube already... Our Author pics are showing in YouTube search results in Google Searches, our little G+ profile pics are showing when we +1 videos inside YouTube Searches, etc. So there is integration, but not to the degree we would like (mainly on that Videos Tab).
     
    We can already access our YouTube Channel's videos when we post on G+ via the 'Add video' icon (as long as you are posting as a personal profile, not as a Business Page). you'd think it would not be that difficult to port that functionality over to the Profile/Videos tab... maybe they are working on a fancy-schmancy interface thingy to show our video's off in a special way in that Videos Tab - one can hope/dream, right?

  • http://www.videoleadsonline.com/ videoleadsonline

    I think the GooTube+ integration is going to be just as you described it. On our G+ Profile area we have a 'Videos' Tab... we should be able to choose to display there any of our YouTube uploads from our Channel. We should not have to upload our videos 'again' just to have them show in G+ (and not get credit on YouTube for the views, etc.) - I've been watching this every day since 3/30/12... still nothing yet. I blog about it frequently on G+ and am asking people all over the world if they see anything yet and Nope.. nothing yet.
     
    I even noticed that the aforementioned message on our YouTube Channel is no longer being displayed... I wonder if they made a boo boo and can't quite make it work yet!? You can follow me on Google+ to keep up with it and I'll be sure to share what I learn with +ReelSEO on Google+ as well.

  • pambrossman

    Just letting you know that your annotation hyperlinks at the bottom of your video are not clickable because everytime you roll over it , the YouTube video player pops up and covers the annotations. You may want to keep them at the top for future videos so people can actually click on them. Great content :)

    • http://www.reelseo.com/ reelseo

       @pambrossman Great point.  Thanks.  Perhaps I should change the player to not show that bar that way.  Something for us to think about but thanks for pointing that out.

  • videoleadsonline

    BTW, there is integration between G+ and YouTube already... Our Author pics are showing in YouTube search results in Google Searches, our little G+ profile pics are showing when we +1 videos inside YouTube Searches, etc. So there is integration, but not to the degree we would like (mainly on that Videos Tab).
     
    We can already access our YouTube Channel's videos when we post on G+ via the 'Add video' icon (as long as you are posting as a personal profile, not as a Business Page). you'd think it would not be that difficult to port that functionality over to the Profile/Videos tab... maybe they are working on a fancy-schmancy interface thingy to show our video's off in a special way in that Videos Tab - one can hope/dream, right?

  • videoleadsonline

    I think the GooTube+ integration is going to be just as you described it. On our G+ Profile area we have a 'Videos' Tab... we should be able to choose to display there any of our YouTube uploads from our Channel. We should not have to upload our videos 'again' just to have them show in G+ (and not get credit on YouTube for the views, etc.) - I've been watching this every day since 3/30/12... still nothing yet. I blog about it frequently on G+ and am asking people all over the world if they see anything yet and Nope.. nothing yet.
     
    I even noticed that the aforementioned message on our YouTube Channel is no longer being displayed... I wonder if they made a boo boo and can't quite make it work yet!? You can follow me on Google+ to keep up with it and I'll be sure to share what I learn with +ReelSEO on Google+ as well.

  • pambrossman

    Just letting you know that your annotation hyperlinks at the bottom of your video are not clickable because everytime you roll over it , the YouTube video player pops up and covers the annotations. You may want to keep them at the top for future videos so people can actually click on them. Great content :)

    • http://www.reelseo.com/ reelseo

       @pambrossman Great point.  Thanks.  Perhaps I should change the player to not show that bar that way.  Something for us to think about but thanks for pointing that out.