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..
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?