Free is Not a Sustainable Business Model - Unless You're YouTube

Free is Not a Sustainable Business Model   Unless Youre YouTube

The largest cloud video network on the planet is yours to use for free! YouTube is amazing – you can use Hangouts for quick-n-dirty webcasts, or go into a more complex setup mode for real professional web-casting. But is being free to use a sustainable business model for anyone except YouTube?

Video Metrics on Way to Facebook: Feedback on Performance, Views

Video Metrics on Way to Facebook: Feedback on Performance, Views

Are you actively pushing video content out on Facebook and want to know how well it's performing? Brands and creators who are used to stats at their fingertips from YouTube have been crying out for some kind of feedback from Facebook and the site is promising to deliver within the next few weeks.

YouTube Brand Marketing: Video Ads are the New Focus Group

YouTube Brand Marketing: Video Ads are the New Focus Group

Today, brands have access to more YouTube data than they can shake a stick at. The video ad campaign is the new focus group, and it may be time to change the way ads are created and distributed so that viewers actually engage more.

Google Video Advertising Certification Now Available to Partners

Google Video Advertising Certification Now Available to Partners

Agencies and individuals have been able to qualify as Google certified experts in Adwords and Analytics for years. Now, at long last, Google Partners who specialize in video advertising can apply for their own certification in the subject.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For April 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For April 2014

This month’s top 20 most shared video ad chart is dominated by ads which celebrate all things heroic - from the unsung superstars from our everyday lives to the modern day idols which dominate popular culture. Standing proudly at the front is an ad which celebrates the people who do the hardest job in the world.

What Really Goes Into Making a Great Viral Video?

What Really Goes Into Making a Great Viral Video?

Everybody seems to want that 15 minutes of fame for their video, to capture that “lightning in a bottle” moment and monopolize water cooler conversations in offices across the country. But the question is, how do you get it?

Hack Your DSLR For All-day Battery Life [Video Production Tip]

Hack Your DSLR For All day Battery Life [Video Production Tip]

The dreaded dead battery is the bane of on location shooting with DSLRs that run in the 2-3 hour battery life range. But with this simple hack, you can have nigh infinite video shooting with 10 minutes of time and minimal expense. Plus, there is no actual modification to the camera itself. Now, get out there and shoot without boundary.

YouTube: Good Luck Trying to Game Our Algorithm

YouTube: Good Luck Trying to Game Our Algorithm

There is a lot of money and fame to be had through YouTube and knowing the code or algorithm would allow somebody to easily game the system for their own rewards. But YouTube aren't going to let spammers or anyone else after the main chance win that easily.

How To Use YouTube’s New 3-Second Branding Introductions

How To Use YouTube’s New 3 Second Branding Introductions

Branding intros are a new YouTube InVideo Programming feature that allow you to display a 3 second or less intro in front of your videos. Right now you can automatically add an intro video up to three seconds to the start of every video on your channel.

Best Practices for Promoting Your YouTube Videos with Paid Media [Creators Tip #140]

Best Practices for Promoting Your YouTube Videos with Paid Media [Creators Tip #140]

The key to success on YouTube is not only producing great videos, but also to make sure that your target audience sees them. On this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss how you can do that through paid views using Google’s Adwords service. We take a look at some of the best practices you can use to optimize your content for paid advertising.