YouTube, AOL Need to Pull the Right Viewers to Keep Advertisers Happy

YouTube, AOL Need to Pull the Right Viewers to Keep Advertisers Happy

YouTube, AOL, and other media giants have recently announced huge investments in online video content. This content needs to act like a magnet for targeted viewers - just like special interest magazines once did. The success of each endeavor depends on the ability of the video content to attract a segment of buyers which, in turn, will attract enough endemic advertisers to sustain them.

Watch Time: A Guide to YouTube's Most Important Ranking Factor

Watch Time: A Guide to YouTubes Most Important Ranking Factor

YouTube switched it's algorithm in late 2012 to focus on a new ranking factor called, "Watch Time." In this post, I take you through the history of YouTube's algorithm and ranking factors, discuss the reasoning behind why they've changed to "Watch Time," dive deep into the definition of watch-time, and highlight several best practices designed to influence and optimize for YouTube's most important ranking factor.

Will iPhone 6 YouTube Meme Hurt Samsung Too? #BendGate

Will iPhone 6 YouTube Meme Hurt Samsung Too? #BendGate

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard about the bendy iPhone 6 Plus and the #BendGate meme that has tarnished Apple's reputation. The biggest sales ever of the newest product from technology's most beloved brand took a big hit this week when some videos like "iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test" from Unbox Therapy were uploaded to YouTube to show how the phone could be bent. Now other phone manufacturers, like Samsung, are coming under the same scrutiny.

3 Ways to Optimize Videos for Mobile Devices [Creators Tip #161]

3 Ways to Optimize Videos for Mobile Devices [Creators Tip #161]

On this week's Creator's Tip, Jeroen "JW" Wijering, the co-founder of JWPlayer, and one of the world's leading experts on optimizing video for mobile, shares some very useful tips on how to optimize video content for on-the-move consumption.

Crowdfunding and Fan Funding Options for YouTube Creators [#TubeTalk #42]

Crowdfunding and Fan Funding Options for YouTube Creators [#TubeTalk #42]

How do you use Patreon, Tubestart, and YouTube Fan Funding (aka the "Tip Jar") to get your fans to support your YouTube channel? Find out on this week's ReelSEO's TubeTalk, the best podcast for YouTube marketing tips and advice.

5 Quick Wins For Promoting Your Brand on YouTube

5 Quick Wins For Promoting Your Brand on YouTube

To create a strong presence on YouTube, you need to implement an effective branding strategy right across your channel. Get that message right, and you'll have visibility and consistency wherever your video content shows up on YouTube. We show you 5 effective methods to brand your video content that will give you some very quick wins.

Rainy Days & Big Screens Push Online Video Engagement

Rainy Days & Big Screens Push Online Video Engagement

According to a new report, the weather plays a big part in our online video viewing habits. Online video engagement surges on rainy days, when viewers are 40% more likely to stay indoors and watch content on larger screens. However, when it's sunny, we are 6x more likely to watch "snack-sized" videos on our mobile devices.

Real-time Stats Arrive on YouTube With Minute-by-Minute Data

Real time Stats Arrive on YouTube With Minute by Minute Data

YouTube Analytics are a goldmine for creators and marketers, but for those of us who are in and out of the dashboard all day, the slight delay in reporting of some of the viewing stats has been a little frustrating. YouTube has finally rolled out a real time section which is perfect for monitoring a big-time campaign, or just for keeping an eye on video engagement as you upload and promote via your social feeds.

Get the Lyrics For Every YouTube Music Video With This Chrome App

Get the Lyrics For Every YouTube Music Video With This Chrome App

A brilliant new Chrome app from musiXmatch allows you to sing along with the lyrics to almost any music video that's been uploaded to YouTube. With a database of over 7 million song lyrics, and some impressively accurate software, it's the best way to find the lyrics to a song on YouTube by far.

Video Production and Copyright: Innocent Infringement is Not OK

Video Production and Copyright: Innocent Infringement is Not OK

The world of copyright infringement is often very confusing. We bring you some insight from a top attorney who specializes in the constantly changing areas of copyright, trademark, and intellectual property, about two of the biggest myths: you must register your work to protect it, and innocent infringement is OK.