Netflix and YouTube account for 50% of peak period web traffic with Amazon, Hulu and Facebook all trailing well behind. In contrast, Peer-to-Peer file sharing has fallen to less than 10% of total traffic in North America for the first time ever.
Everyday is cat day at ReelSEO but as it's officially 'National Cat Day' today we are bringing all of our favourite cat videos together in one place. There's Keyboard Cat of course, and Surprised Cat but we had to bump Nyan Cat in favour of that one that's always stalking. Sorry Nyan Cat.
Facebook are rumoured to be stalling their roll out of autoplay video ads yet again. Issues with user experience have dogged the project for months and now it looks like both the site and their potential advertisers will miss out on the run up to the holiday season.
We know Facebook are eager to incorporate video into their advertising offering and their latest upgrade sees the introduction of video ads in the news feeds of their iOS and Android mobile apps. They are also offering a new price structure for advertisers based on installs rather than clicks.
Facebook are eager to roll out their video ads on the site as soon as possible but are concerned about a possible user backlash. They have now started the testing process for selected users on mobile devices. Interestingly, the videos being served are from other users, not ads.
The video ad market is on the cusp of a multi-billion dollar expansion that could transform Facebook and Instagram into syndication platforms putting pressure on the existing TV model, but those users may not accept commercials as readily as major online video sites.
Did you know that the long awaited Lil Bub documentary was now on YouTube, or how Australian police are using pre-roll advertising to find missing persons? Are you a YouTuber that thinks they can offer something to other YouTubers? Catch up with the weekly news here on ReelSEO.
The final panel of the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit was "Video Metrics that Matter and Tools I Wish I’d Created." There are some really cool tools out there for brands to really interact with their community. That is, if they decide to do YouTube the right way.
Pixability just did a report on the top 100 brands and how they use YouTube. These brands have a "YouTube Creator Playbook" mentality when it comes to publishing content, using the proper SEO, implementing strong social media practices, and more.
Brands should let their customers do the talking by becoming brand advocates and sending their own user-generated video content through social media to spread the word. There are a number of ways to get your fan base excited about doing this for you, and how it can be a fun and cost-effective method of advertising.