Welcome to the best Vine videos of the past week – now with a little added extra. Vine has updated its site to include information about how many times each individual Vine has been played, or looped as they call it. Loop counts highlight the amount of times a Vine has been viewed in full, on Vine itself and via embeds, and now we can see how much engagement a 6-sec clip is attracting.
How do you customize the YouTube embed player? What do skippable ads mean for YouTube marketers, creators and users? How to develop an advice series for your channel? We answer these questions and more this week on ReelSEO’s TubeTalk podcast.
So, we already know that tweets with videos are more likely to get retweeted than text based tweets. We also know (from Twitter’s own data) than hashtag-led tweets are are only 16% likely to be retweeted, compared to videos’ 38%. Twitter wants video-sharing to work on the site so they look to be experimenting with a new feature that brings the hashtag and video tweet together in one handy package.
YouTube is, and has been for much of the past decade, the single most dominant force in on-line video. But it’s becoming less relevant for video creators as options amass. Now that companies like YouTube, and Netflix, have all contributed in lowering bandwidth costs, the market is ripe for opportunity and change.
If you were to embed a video on your website, would you be seen as more “credible” if that video was a YouTube embed, with YouTube branding a controls clearly visible), or some other video player? The results may surprise you.
Video SEO as a marketing discipline is the foundation that ReelSEO was built upon all those years ago. Nowadays, it’s more important than ever and our new survey confirms that 7 out of 10 of you think so too. Read more in our 2013 Video Marketing Trends Report.
Video marketing platform Vidyard have teamed up with Salesforce to enable brands to leverage video content for the B2B market. Their new tool allows businesses to see who watched what, for how long and from which location. That’s a lot of very useful data for any sales team.
YouTube has confirmed that they are currently testing the ability to watch videos on the Chromecast HDMI dongle that are embedded on third party sites outside of YouTube. Support for such a feature would mean videos curated on other sites, such as blogs, would be just as accessible for viewers.
Vine’s been making waves trying to become a great video-sharing app. Today they introduced more embed capabilities for their video-sharing service, ones that will make it easier to share videos across the web on Facebook, Twitter, and regular ol’ websites like this one.
So, winter's coming. It might not feel like it just yet…but it is. We had all best be prepared to face it head on. Actually, that reminds me I need to catch up on Game of Thrones again before Season 3 begins in March. Anyway, …