Creator's Tip

How To Remove Black Bars on Existing YouTube Videos [Creators Tip #128]

How To Remove Black Bars on Existing YouTube Videos [Creators Tip #128]

On this week's Creator's Tip we show you how to add specific formatting tags to your YouTube videos to remove the window-boxing, or black bars around them, and how to make them either display in wide-screen or to remove the wide-screen aspect.

How to Find the Meta Tags for Any YouTube Video [Creator's Tip #125]

How to Find the Meta Tags for Any YouTube Video [Creators Tip #125]

On this week's Creator's Tip, we show you how to discover the hidden tags on any YouTube video. YouTube made tags private in 2012, but confirmed that they are still count as one of the ranking factors on the site. Confirming the tags used by others means you gain a little more insight into what makes their video rank.

How To Create a Custom YouTube Subscription Email List [Creator's Tip #124]

How To Create a Custom YouTube Subscription Email List [Creators Tip #124]

On this week's Creator's Tip, we show you how to set up your own custom email subscriber list. This is so handy for notifying any customers or fans you have that may miss out on your video content because they don't use YouTube or Google + on a daily or even a weekly basis.

ROI vs. People: Video Marketing Advice for 2014 [Creators Tip 123]

ROI vs. People: Video Marketing Advice for 2014 [Creators Tip 123]

In this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss how ROI should be measured in more than views and subscribers. It's the connection we make with our audience and the ways we can enrich their lives that will sustain a great video marketing campaign in 2014.

Lessons from 2013's Top Video Ads [Creator's Tip #122]

Lessons from 2013s Top Video Ads [Creators Tip #122]

On this week's ReelSEO Creator's Tip, we take a look back at some of our favourite video ads of the year and discuss the lessons we can learn from them. As video marketers, what takeaways are useful in determining what worked for a brand and for an audience?

How To Test The Success Of Your Video Before You Publish It [Creator's Tip #121]

How To Test The Success Of Your Video Before You Publish It [Creators Tip #121]

In this week's Creator's Tip we let you into a little secret that may save you a lot of time, effort and money down the road. Testing your video content before uploading to the public is a fantastic way of getting the feedback you need to make that content perform as well as it can.

How To Download YouTube Thumbnail Images [Creator's Tip #120]

How To Download YouTube Thumbnail Images [Creators Tip #120]

If you ever need to grab a thumbnail image from your own video (because you've lost, or don't have access to the original) or from someone else's video, we show two very quick ways to do that in this week's Creator's Tip.

How To Upload A YouTube Fan Finder Video [Creator's Tip #119]

How To Upload A YouTube Fan Finder Video [Creators Tip #119]

YouTube's Fan Finder feature allows creators to upload an ad or trailer for their channel, which YouTube will then promote via their TrueView system. On this week's Creator's Tip, we take you through the process of uploading the video so you can reach potential new subscribers.

11 Key Features In YouTube's New Google+ Comments Integration [Creator's Tip #117]

11 Key Features In YouTubes New Google+ Comments Integration [Creators Tip #117]

In all the confusion surrounding the new YouTube comments system you may have missed some of the new features it brought along to users. In this week's Creator's Tip, we show you 11 shiny new things that came with the roll out and 2 things that have gone for good.

Using Customer Service Videos To Build Loyalty And Goodwill [Creators Tip 116]

Using Customer Service Videos To Build Loyalty And Goodwill [Creators Tip 116]

Video can be used almost anywhere in the customer life cycle but as part of a customer service strategy it can be absolutely invaluable in building solid relationships between a brand and their potential client base. We take a look at Nextiva, a company that's getting it right.

7 Tips for Killer Instagram Marketing Videos [Creator's Tip #115]

7 Tips for Killer Instagram Marketing Videos [Creators Tip #115]

More and more of us are uploading video content to Instagram but how can we ensure we are producing the best quality footage and creating the most engaging clips possible? We bring you 7 of our top tips to get the most out of this video platform.

How To Keep Your Top Fans in Sync with Google+ [Creator's Tip #114]

How To Keep Your Top Fans in Sync with Google+ [Creators Tip #114]

The 'Top Fans' feature in your YouTube Video Manager is very closely integrated with Google +, but did you know that your Top Fans G+ circle doesn't automatically update? We show you what to do so your biggest supporters don't lose out.

How To Learn Anything About Your YouTube Channel's Performance [Creators Tip 113]

How To Learn Anything About Your YouTube Channels Performance [Creators Tip 113]

YouTube Analytics is a real playground full of data and fascinating reports and on this week's Creator's Tip, we take a deep dive into some of the comparison metrics you can access that may really surprise you. This kind of info will really help your video marketing strategy.

Find Out Who Is Sending Traffic And Views To Your Videos [Creator's Tip #112]

Find Out Who Is Sending Traffic And Views To Your Videos [Creators Tip #112]

Outreach is a vital part of video marketing but how do you find out who is linking to your video or who has embedded that video on their site? How do you know who is sharing your content with their own followers on Twitter. We give you some tips and tricks in this week's Creators Tip.

Getting The Most From Your YouTube Analytics Annotation Reports [Creator's Tip #111]

Getting The Most From Your YouTube Analytics Annotation Reports [Creators Tip #111]

Annotations are not only a ranking factor in YouTube, they are also incredibly affective for driving viewers to your other videos and to internal and external links. But how do you know if they are really working for you or not? We take a look at the YouTube Analytics Annotations reports.