Say what you like about the way YouTube updated its comments system to integrate with Google+, but it did it cut the head off a lot of trolling activity, and gave creators some breathing space from relentless, and unnecessary attacks. But have we been given a hint about more changes to come?
Does the phrase 'Parasocial relationships' mean anything to you? It's a fancy term for the kind of one-sided connection built up between celebrities, and their fans, and it's a condition that absolutely flourishes on sites like YouTube. Rock star creators are in the front line when it comes to attracting this type of attention, and they probably have a much bigger impact on people's lives than they realize.
MTV celebrates the celeb wedding of the year, Jack in the Box dares us to eat its mouth-burning burger, and Cornetto and Coca-Cola play hide-and-seek, although not with each other. Watch these, and other, best Instagram videos of the past 7 days.
We are always on the lookout for new trends that are flying just below the radar or are hidden in plain sight, and we think we've just spotted some that should change the way brands launch their YouTube video campaigns. We provide you with new insights and help you successfully navigate the evolving world of online video.
There are a number of car manufacturing brands who are using Instagram to connect with their audience via original, or repurposed, 15-second video content. We look at four of them, Mini, BMW, Toyota, and Mercedes-Benz, who are using the social platform in a creative way.
In its ongoing effort to improve the way CTA advertising performs on the site, and also the way that advertisers can access their reporting data for those ads, YouTube has implemented a new design for its call-to-action overlay video ads, and given advertisers more data in their AdWords dashboard.
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.