Skittles’ new ad, called “Skittles Figurines,” has people choose which figurine they want to get smashed after the first one produces mountains of Skittles. YouTube’s Choose-Your-Own-Adventure landscape using annotations can make ads fun and interactive.
Master YouTubers Rhett & Link have made a masterful April Fools video that will have you scratching your head at first. Why can’t I get to the “Funny Baby Panda Kiss?” Why can’t I see this video? Why are there so many ads? With a little ingenuity in chapter annotations, Rhett & Link have pulled off a great prank. But don’t forget to watch the content.
No wait, there’s more! In Part 2 of the YouTube Wish List, we talk about how nice it would be to interact with your commenters better than just the comments section. And more people getting a chance to use that YouTube Live Stream would be awesome, too.
We like YouTube, we really do. They meddle too much in things that don’t need to get fixed, though, and let other things slide. That’s why we’ve created a YouTube Wish List. Now, we may not have the power to get these things, ever, but it would be awesome if even one of these things were becoming a reality soon. And this is just Part 1.
Annotations can make videos more interactive, as we've discussed before. But sometimes creators go a little overboard. Sometimes there's so much on screen you can't see certain parts of the video, and that can be really annoying. Luckily, there are ways to get rid of …
Here’s how you can guide your viewers through a choose-your-own-adventure type of experience using interactive annotations that link to multiple videos. Just like stand-alone videos, however, your content must be compelling for it to work.
Chapter markers can enhance your video’s engagement by giving the viewers choices to find the content they need without having to scrub through the whole video looking for it. This is especially useful when it comes to long-form content like a Google Hangout or a speech/lecture video. Learn how to create YouTube skip annotations that work as chapter markers so as to keep your viewers engaged and increase your videos’ watch time.
YouTube Training Course – Learn to Master Annotations: YouTube annotations are one of the most important, yet underutilized tools available to creators and marketers. Video annotations allow you to add powerful interactivity to your videos and can be used to entertain the viewer, encourage engagement, provide …
On this week’s Creator’s Tip, we collaborated with Matt Ballek of VidiSEO to share with you some of the top reasons why you should be utilizing annotations regularly in your videos and to show you several tips and tricks to use YouTube’s annotations effectively to increase video views, subscribers, and rankings.
In this week's Reel Web, we take a look at several online video related news items including: new mobile video apps released for Vimeo and YouTube, details about YouTube's newest NextUp competition program and its focus on collaboration, the pros vs. cons of using YouTube …