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How YouTube Can Overcome the Strategic Threat From Facebook

There's no doubt that Facebook poses a real threat to YouTube's dominance when it comes to video reach. But, a new focus on generating engagement via YouTube advertising may just prevent Facebook from cutting off the ad revenues that YouTube and Google need.
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The Art of Persuasion: 5 Viral Videos You Didn't Know Were Ads

Great storytelling can make or break a video marketing campaign, and some of the very best viral video ads of the past few years took the viewer on an emotional journey rather than dragged them along on a sales-pitch. We look at 5 incredibly successful branded videos that you may not have realized were ads.
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How-to Calculate ROI from Adding Closed Captions to YouTube

Captioning on YouTube is a much discussed topic among YouTubers with the cost usually being the main concern. To help alleviate some of this uncertainty, 3Play Media has introduced a free tool that will calculate the Return on Investment of captioning your YouTube channel.
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Top 9 Tax Deduction Opportunities for U.S. YouTubers

If you are making a living from YouTube, then you should be paying taxes on your earnings. But like any business, there are expenses that you may be able to claim back if they have been incurred in the course of your YouTube activities.
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How-to Set Up a Professional Green Screen: 7 Tips for Video Creators

Using green screen gives an incredibly professional finish to any video production, whatever the scale. But get it wrong, and it in can be a nightmare to put right in post-production. We have 7 really solid tips for video creators to get the best out of chroma key.
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The No Fuss Guide to Creating a Killer Vlog

Vlogging is the ideal way for the independent creator to get a foot in the door of online video. But if you are starting from scratch, the set-up and production process can seem a little overwhelming. We show you how easy no-fuss vlogging can be.
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How-to Optimize Email Settings for Your YouTube Channel [#TubeTalk #59]

YouTube has a number of email settings that you can optimize. Whether that's turning notifications on or off, or using email to empower fans to subscribe to your YouTube channel. We discuss these options, and more, in this week's ReelSEO TubeTalk podcast.
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Using Copyrighted Music in Videos: When is it Legal?

Copyright law can be a minefield to navigate, and many thousands of creators may not even be aware that they are in breach of the law by using copyrighted music in their videos. We take a look at the issues surrounding copyright, and how video creators can stay legal.
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How-to Block Spam Comments on YouTube and Hide the Trolls For Good

Spam comments are nothing new on YouTube, but if a video has gone viral on Reddit, a very unique set of trolls will try to dominate the comments, making the experience very confusing for viewers. But there's a fantastic way of dealing with these annoying, if entertaining, Reddit spammers.
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Super Bowl 2015: Online Views Smash 1 Billion Barrier

Super Bowl related video content uploaded to the internet broke the 1 billion view mark on February 3rd 2015. In the previous 30 days, 80,000 videos from 49,000 creators got close to 1.1 billion views across YouTube, Facebook, Vine, Twitch, Vimeo, AOL, and other sites.
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Facebook and Freebooting: Is Enough Being Done to Protect Video Creators?

Freebooting is the act of uploading other people's original content for personal gain, and it is becoming a huge issue in online video. Facebook doesn't have a comprehensive copyright tracking feature right now, and too many users are getting away with uploading (not just sharing) content that doesn't belong to them.
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How To Optimize YouTube Related Videos [#TubeTalk #58]

The YouTube Related Videos feature can help drive a significant amount of traffic back to your own video content. In this week's ReelSEO TubeTalk podcast, we discuss how you can optimize your videos to perform well in the Related Videos section.
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By 2019, 72% of Mobile Traffic Will Be Video Content [Cisco Study]

Video content will be responsible for an incredible 72% of total mobile data traffic by 2019, according to a new study by Cisco. That's a 13-fold increase in the next 4 years, and puts network providers under pressure to deliver consistent high-quality video to consumers.