Outreach is a vital part of video marketing but how do you find out who is linking to your video or who has embedded that video on their site? How do you know who is sharing your content with their own followers on Twitter. We give you some tips and tricks in this week's Creators Tip.
Sometimes, the unboxing of a brand new shiny gadget is as much a part of the experience as the purchase and use of it, so it's no wonder that unboxing videos are so popular. On this Throwback Thursday, we take a look at the first unwrapping of some of the gadgets we know and love.
Vine continues to prove itself as an exciting, adaptable and innovative platform for brands to roll out promotions or to utilise user generated content. We take a look at some of the best Vines from the past 7 days with appearances by Target, American Apparel and KFC.
What better way to promote your new horror film than to recreate the drama and tension right in the middle of a busy New York coffee shop. Sony have done just that with their trailer for the remake of "Carrie" and it's hilarious. Except for the unsuspecting customers of course.
Jealous of those iPhone 5s owners who can record slo mo video to their heart's content while you pretend not to care that your older model can't? Well, envy no more as we bring you news of an app that can turn your existing Apple device into a slo mo demon.
Multi Channel Networks, or MCNs, are a huge part of the online video industry and it's rare that you'll find a big time YouTube player that isn't affiliated with one of these partner networks in some way. This month, we take a look at one of the biggest MCNs, BroadbandTV.
The world of video formats can be confusing if you're unfamiliar with codecs, containers, frames per second, aspect ratios and compression. We've put together a quick guide to these topics which should give you a better understanding.
ReelSEO readers have just a few more days to enter TechSmith's 2013 Screenchamp Awards for the best screen recorded videos of the past year. The team behind Camtasia are giving away some great prizes including a Canon T5i camera and accessories.
The top ads on YouTube for September 2013 are out and it's no surprise to see Chipotle's 'The Scarecrow', Poo Pourri's 'Girls Don't Poop', LG's 'Meteor Prank' and Motorola's 'Lazy Phone' in the top four. Key and Peele make a surprise entry at #8 for their Comedy Central trailer.
Will Ferrell has a new Anchorman film to plug and Dodge have a new SUV to sell so why not get Ron Burgundy to front the 2014 Durango ad campaign for the best of all possible worlds. The video ads are now live and there's a huge social push a-coming for this one.
Many people hope to use crowdfunding sites to finance their dream projects but Jessica Mockett is actually doing it. She has successfully launched two projects that have reached full funding and she says getting personal with video has been the key factor in gaining the sponsorship she needed.
GoAnimate, the “do-it yourself” animated video platform have teamed up with Common Craft, one of the pioneers of the explainer video movement, to offer a brand new template for video creators, based on the Common Craft style. Available now, it promises to be an easy way to animate the famous cut out style of animation.
If you're serious about understanding the science behind viral marketing and like your research with a side order of originality and a deep dive into data sets then a new book from Karen Nelson-Field about the art of social video sharing should be top of your wish list.
That was the week that YouTube announced its Music Video Awards (please bring Miley and Sinead together), Vevo launched in Germany, GoPro unveiled a better, smaller camera, Netflix brought HD to iOS and everyone made an "I Quit" dancing video and uploaded it to YouTube.
There's a distinctly autumnal feel to our choice of videos this week from the ubiquitous use of pumpkin spice to the way cats behave when the weather starts turning a little cooler. We also see the best Simpsons opening credits ever and an epic rap battle from Rhett & Link.
Annotations are not only a ranking factor in YouTube, they are also incredibly affective for driving viewers to your other videos and to internal and external links. But how do you know if they are really working for you or not? We take a look at the YouTube Analytics Annotations reports.