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Spotted: Is Google Testing Sitelinks for YouTube Videos?

Google sitelinks offer users a shortcut to the best search results for a branded site. They have been live since 2005 for websites but is Google testing out the feature for individual YouTube videos too now?
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Autoplay is Now the Default on YouTube - and That's OK

YouTube has made autoplay the default option for desktop users of the site, and of course it's a way of boosting views in the face of such overwhelming competition from Facebook, and now Twitter. You can disable the feature, but we think it's a good thing for YouTube, creators and viewers.
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Want Online Video Success in 2015? Then You Need to Get Social

As a brand, you may not think social video is a vital part of your digital marketing presence. But sites like Facebook, Vine, Instagram, and yes, YouTube, are where your audience are watching the videos your competitors are posting. It's time to get aligned with social media for 2015.
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How-to Change a Facebook Video Thumbnail [Tutorial]

Video content on Facebook provides some of the best engagement for brands, but the default video thumbnail provided when you upload your video isn't always the most compelling, or relevant. We show you how you can edit your video upload to select the best image.
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11 Guaranteed Reasons Why No-one is Watching Your Video Content

It's an indisputable fact that using video as part of your marketing strategy can be incredibly effective. But what if, despite all of your efforts, your videos are attracting few views, and even less engagement? We show you 11 ways to turn that around in 2015.
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5 SEO Tools You Need to Use BEFORE Publishing a YouTube Video

Basic keyword research is a vital part of optimizing your video content, and something that you should do well before you even publish a video to YouTube, or another video site. We show you 5 Keyword, Trend Research, and SEO tools and techniques that will come in very handy for video SEO.
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Are Brands Wasting Money on YouTube Custom Channels? [Infographic]

Many brands are performing well on YouTube, implementing a solid programming strategy that encourages viewers to watch, engage with, and share their video content. Some of these brands have worked with YouTube to upgrade their default YouTube One-Channel design to what YouTube terms a "Custom Branded Channel." But are these Branded Channels providing the best ROI?
Adobe, Nielsen to Measure Online Video Reach, But What About Engagement? data driven creative video advertising 360x240

Adobe, Nielsen to Measure Online Video Reach, But What About Engagement?

Adobe and Nielsen have just announced they are collaborating to track and measure digital assets including online video, and online TV. But the new system can only measure online video in terms of reach, and size of audience, when engagement should be the metric that publishers and advertisers need to track.
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Translate Your Closed Captions & Reach a Wider Global Audience

80% of YouTube views come from outside the U.S., and nearly 70% of views come from non-English speaking countries. If you want to reach an international audience, then translating your closed captions into other languages gives your brand a huge opportunity to expand your potential share of the global market.
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Watch Time: A Guide to YouTube's TOP Search 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.