YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, and the largest video site by a country mile. That means there is plenty of competition in every vertical, and endless ways that your video can fall through the gaps when it comes to views and engagement. However, you may be looking for extra ways for your video marketing campaigns to fail even further?
So, we already know that tweets with videos are more likely to get retweeted than text based tweets. We also know (from Twitter’s own data) than hashtag-led tweets are are only 16% likely to be retweeted, compared to videos’ 38%. Twitter wants video-sharing to work on the site so they look to be experimenting with a new feature that brings the hashtag and video tweet together in one handy package.
YouTube is, and has been for much of the past decade, the single most dominant force in on-line video. But it’s becoming less relevant for video creators as options amass. Now that companies like YouTube, and Netflix, have all contributed in lowering bandwidth costs, the market is ripe for opportunity and change.
On this week’s Creator’s Tip we discuss the two different ways you can verify your account with YouTube. The first is the verification of your account, and we will talk about the benefits of that. The second is the verification of your YouTube name, which gives you that little checkmark of authenticity next to your channel, but that’s not so easy to attain.
“How long should my video be?” The real question really ought to be “How short should my video be?” Videos are very accessible, and lend themselves to being shared, but unlike display ads, and images it’s up to our audience whether they will click play and choose to watch them or not. So make it easier for them to make that choice.
186.1 million Americans watched online videos last month, that’s very slightly down from March 2014, but Google sites still dominate the video content properties chart, and VEVO still maintains its rock-solid lead as the YouTube channel with the most unique views.
Vimeo is rolling out its own ContentID system to ensure that the videos on the site follow community guidelines when it comes to copyright infringements. ‘Copyright Match’ will be triggered as soon as there is even the slightest hint of an audio or video match, and will cause a video to be flagged for review.
There looks like there’s going to be a goodie-bag of new features coming very soon from YouTube, specifically for video creators. These include increased opportunities to monetize content on-site with direct-to-creator fan funding, plus a mobile app for creators, and a crowd-sourced closed caption feature.
In this week’s TubeTalk podcast, we discuss how to craft the best title for your YouTube video – one of the very best ways to attract views and clicks, how to manage multiple TrueView accounts via the Adwords MCC, and how and why you should create Call-To-Action (CTA) overlay ads on YouTube.
In our pick of the best branded Vines of the week, Sony confirms the price of the much-awaited a7S camera, The Home Depot takes us through a Rube Goldberg style journey from seed to plant, American Apparel shows us behind the scenes in L.A., and Hewlett Packard takes a trip to the beach.