Official World Cup Sponsors Losing Out in Video Ad Social Shares

Official World Cup Sponsors Losing Out in Video Ad Social Shares

When it comes to World Cup focused video ads, nearly three-quarters of the total shares across social media networks right now are for those brands, like Activia, Samsung, and ESPN, who aren't officially partnered with FIFA.

5 Tips To Increase Watch Time for Better YouTube Rankings [Creator's Tip #148]

5 Tips To Increase Watch Time for Better YouTube Rankings [Creators Tip #148]

We all know that accumulating Watch Time on your YouTube videos is very important for how successfully they rank in search results. In this week's Creator's Tip, we give you 5 ideas for increasing the Watch Time on your video content.

VidCon 2014 is Shaping Up to Be Biggest, Best Yet

VidCon 2014 is Shaping Up to Be Biggest, Best Yet

Bigger. That’s the only word we can use to describe VidCon right now. With over 18,000 attendees, the program is definitely bigger this year, both in physical size and in scope. VidCon has added a ton more Q&As and signings to get in touch with your favorite stars.

Video SEO, Playlist Thumbnails, and YouTube's Future [TubeTalk #29]

Video SEO, Playlist Thumbnails, and YouTubes Future [TubeTalk #29]

What are the top 3 factors that influence YouTube video SEO? How do you change your Playlist custom thumbnail image? What does YouTube's future hold? We answer these questions and more on this week's ReelSEO TubeTalk podcast.

Goodbye YouTube InBox, Hello Google+ YouTube Messages

Goodbye YouTube InBox, Hello Google+ YouTube Messages

Get ready YouTubers for there is yet another change to the site, and to the way you interact with others. The YouTube InBox has gone, replaced with a new feature called "Messaging". The old InBox is read-only as of next week, although all users will still have the ability to read, and download their old correspondence, if only for a limited time.

Luxury Watches on YouTube: How Brand Videos Influence Fan Videos

Luxury Watches on YouTube: How Brand Videos Influence Fan Videos

We looked at the YouTube footprint of seven luxury men's watches, and found that like other successful YouTube brands, high rates of social actions correlated highly with community-created videos.

How YouTube is Changing the Way We Research Consumer Electronics [Study]

How YouTube is Changing the Way We Research Consumer Electronics [Study]

Did you know that when it comes to videos about consumer electronics, branded product teasers are the most popular on YouTube? Did you also know that when that product is released, it's user-generated content from independent vloggers that attracts the most attention? A new report from Pixability highlights the way brands are missing out on huge opportunities to engage with potential customers and fans.

Never Miss Another Twitter Mention of Your YouTube Video Again

Never Miss Another Twitter Mention of Your YouTube Video Again

Of the 4 million daily tweets that include a YouTube link, only 15% include a mention of the creator. YouTubers are missing out on tweets from potential influencers because those tweets fail to include any reference to the channel or the creator. But now, users of Tubular Labs will receive instant notifications whenever their video is tweeted out by an influential Twitter account.

7 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 24th June 2014

7 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 24th June 2014

Samsung shows off its impressive top-of-the-range home appliances, ToyotaUSA takes us places, Oreo tempts us with its berry cookie, Vans invite us to Surf City USA, and Gucci launches its new range of very expensive things. Welcome to the best Instagram videos of the past 7 days.

Facebook Updates Video Rankings to Include Watch Time

Facebook Updates Video Rankings to Include Watch Time

Facebook has confirmed that it is adding a new metric to its video ranking algorithm that will affect how much video content a user will see in their own News Feed. 'Watch Time' will now be taken into account, and users who love watching videos can expect to see more of this type of content, and users who don't engage as much will see less.