YouTube and Google: The VERY Best April Fools’ Day Pranks, 2008-2013

YouTube and Google: The VERY Best April Fools’ Day Pranks, 2008 2013

Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day and in the next day or so we can expect around two dozen April Fools’ Day pranks from Google and YouTube. We take a look back at some of the very best jokes from the company from the past few years. How many will they fool this year?

Nearly 50% of Viewers Will Watch World Cup 2014 on Second Screens [Infographic]

Nearly 50% of Viewers Will Watch World Cup 2014 on Second Screens [Infographic]

FIFA World Cup 2014 is just a few months away, and a new survey reports, perhaps unsurprisingly, that nearly 50% of those that responded will watch the event via their smartphone or tablet. 59% will turn to their mobile device in order to watch as many matches as they can.

7 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 29th March 2014

7 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 29th March 2014

Taco Bell continues to bait MacDonald's, Oreo takes us on a journey to Nom Island, Peanuts introduce a new character, and Disney rustle up some Mousey waffles. Watch these, and other, best Instagram videos of the past 7 days

New Yahoo Video Platform Aims to Take on YouTube, AOL [Rumor]

New Yahoo Video Platform Aims to Take on YouTube, AOL [Rumor]

Yahoo has big plans for online video, and after the failed attempt to buy Dailymotion last year, reports now claim that the company is launching its own brand new video platform to rival YouTube. Video creators shouldn't get too excited though, it's invite only for the big video rock stars for now.

Learning Lessons from Alex Kornfeind’s Panoramic Selfie on Vine

Learning Lessons from Alex Kornfeind’s Panoramic Selfie on Vine

On March 23, 2014, I learned some important lessons from Alex Kornfeind about a new genre of Vine’s 6-second-long looping videos: the Panoramic Selfie. The first time I saw this innovation in short-form video content was – appropriately – in the lobby of the Panoramic ...

Viral Video Friday: Condoms, Cartoons, Candy Bars and Cars

Viral Video Friday: Condoms, Cartoons, Candy Bars and Cars

It's Friday with a C. Viral videos with cars, candy bars, cartoons and condoms. But none of it is what you think so pop on in and have a quick look at some of the videos that are going viral this week in the ReelSEO Viral Video Friday write up with guest commentator.

2013 - The Year of the Branded Video Explosion

2013   The Year of the Branded Video Explosion

Last year generated over 40% of all branded video views since the beginning of 2009. It took, on average, 2 million views just to make the top ten list each week and more campaigns topped 1 million views than ever before. Read all about how 2013 was The Year of the Branded Video Explosion.

SpotXChange Offers Error Reports to Maximize Publisher Monetization

SpotXChange Offers Error Reports to Maximize Publisher Monetization

Errors, time-outs, no ads playing all mean lost revenue for publishers. Is it any wonder that some may not be interested in joining programmatic video ad marketplaces? Now one company aims to eradicate those reasons by giving publishers error reporting with what happened and how it affects them so they can remedy it. Cool stuff no?

In-stream Online Video Ad CPM Higher than Cable Prime Time?

In stream Online Video Ad CPM Higher than Cable Prime Time?

We now have an idea of the video ad CPM pecking order... but we're not going to spill it here because that defeats the purpose of this excerpt. This new report does do one thing, supports our hypothetical Hulu average CPM math back in December... Want the specifics? Then you need to read on Reel Believers! You may just be amazed.

Video SEO: Optimize your YouTube Channel For Better Search Rankings [Creator's Tip #135]

Video SEO: Optimize your YouTube Channel For Better Search Rankings [Creators Tip #135]

Did you know that your YouTube channel as a whole can rank independently from your individual videos? On this week's Creator's Tip, we give you three great tips to make sure your YouTube channel is as optimized as possible.

Online News Video Reaching Saturation Point? [Report]

Online News Video Reaching Saturation Point? [Report]

Pew put out the State of the News Media 2014 and it took a long look at online news video including who watches, how it's growing and what the future might hold. Are you watching a lot of online news? If you're a Millennial you may very well be. If you're trying to market to Millennials, you might just find a cheap place to put some ads within the confines of this article... read on!

Microsoft Readies Video Ad Army to Battle Google

Microsoft Readies Video Ad Army to Battle Google

The battle of the four color logos is ready to blast through into online video as Microsoft readies a new video ad network featuring programmatic buying and a large third-party set of brand-safe sites. They're starting out in the UK at first but who knows what could happen as they try to take on Google and vie for a foothold in the massively growing video ad market.

6 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 26th March 2014

6 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 26th March 2014

The best Vines of the last 7 days include Dunkin Donuts doing just that, Oreo treating us to a yummy coffee recipe, Samsung celebrating the start of spring, Meow Mix offering a solution to that age old cat-on-keyboard problem, and Nokia capturing a skateboarding blue box with its snazzy camera.

Deux, C'est Mieux! French Video Ad Companies Ebuzzing and Teads to Merge

Deux, Cest Mieux! French Video Ad Companies Ebuzzing and Teads to Merge

Two of the leading names in online video advertising are due to merge, creating a new company that aims to become one of the biggest global players in the video advertising space. Ebuzzing and Teads, both French based, offer online video solutions to both publishers and advertisers and their merger promises more, much needed, inventory.

How Red Bull Uses Branded Entertainment to Win on YouTube

How Red Bull Uses Branded Entertainment to Win on YouTube

It's hard to miss the phenomenal success that Red Bull has had on YouTube. With over 3.5 million subscribers, and 750 million combined views, the energy drink powerhouse dwarfs most other brands when it comes to online video. So how do they do it?

Stop Setting Unrealistic Goals for Your Video Marketing Campaign

Stop Setting Unrealistic Goals for Your Video Marketing Campaign

Most companies have long-established ideas about how to set attainable goals for more traditional campaigns such as newsletters, event sponsorships and emails, but online video marketing campaigns are a fairly new addition to the toolkit and sometimes there are unrealistic expectations for this medium. Find out how to set more realistic goals.

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