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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?

Why You Should Not Disable YouTube Comments [Creators Tip #133]

Why You Should Not Disable YouTube Comments [Creators Tip #133]

If you are a brand or a creator on YouTube, you may be tempted to disable the comments on your videos, especially if they are always overwhelmingly negative On this week's Creator's Tip, we but we want to give you a few reasons why you might want to reconsider that decision.

Programmatic Video Ad Buying: A Nuts and Bolts Guide

Programmatic Video Ad Buying: A Nuts and Bolts Guide

Programmatic video ad buying is changing the face of video advertising, as we see automated systems make the media buying decisions rather than individuals. Still confused? Read our handy nuts and bolts guide and find out the benefits for ad buyers and publishers.

YouTube Agree To Take Action Against Child Exploitation Video Content

YouTube Agree To Take Action Against Child Exploitation Video Content

Google has confirmed that they are taking significant action to block results pertaining to child abuse videos and images which should prevent 100,000 keywords and key phrases from appearing in their search results. The move comes after considerable pressure from the British Government.

Google's Hummingbird Update And The Implications For Video SEO

Googles Hummingbird Update And The Implications For Video SEO

Google introduced a new algorithm last week and it is expected to affect up to 90% of global search results. We take a look at the implications for video marketing and how user intent behind a search is now far more important that the actual keywords used.

How PewDiePie Made It to the Top of YouTube's Subscriber Throne [Video]

How PewDiePie Made It to the Top of YouTubes Subscriber Throne [Video]

Yeah, you might be over the age of 25 (or even 18) and wonder how PewDiePie did it. But there wasn't any magic to it. He makes videos every day that young people watch, 15-20 minutes a day. And believe me, YouTube's algorithm noticed. The Game Theorists' video illustrates this perfectly.

How to Increase YouTube Watch Time by Linking to Playlists [Creator's Tip #96]

How to Increase YouTube Watch Time by Linking to Playlists [Creators Tip #96]

YouTube changed their algorithm not long ago to emphasize watch time, which simply means keeping viewers watching videos as long as possible. It means your videos start getting favored where YouTube pushes videos. Linking to playlists is one way this can get accomplished.

Unruly Opens First Social Video Lab in America with Lab Coats, Safety Goggles and Beakers

Unruly Opens First Social Video Lab in America with Lab Coats, Safety Goggles and Beakers

Our friends at Unruly are opening up a Social Video Lab in New York City, much like the one they opened in London last year. Lucky guy Greg Jarboe got to take a look at it last week, and now he's going to share with us what he saw there.

Google's New SEO Changes Coming This Summer

Googles New SEO Changes Coming This Summer

Google is updating the search algorithm again. One possible effect to video is the targeting of sites that use advertorials without full disclosure. There are a number of other black hat spamming techniques being addressed, but Google's Matt Cutts explains it better than I do in a video Google released.

How Long Should a Video Be? Long Enough to Reach a Point

How Long Should a Video Be? Long Enough to Reach a Point

How long should a video be? Well, that reminds me of a story.  Last week, I spoke at SES London 2013 at a conference session entitled, "Keys to Success with B2B Video" and during a ClickZ express clinic entitled, Optimising Video for Maximum Visibility.” I ...

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