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Facebook Premium Video Ads Aren’t Making the Social Network New Friends

Facebook started testing its Premium Video Ad model in 2013, as a way of enabling advertisers to drive their branding objectives in other people’s News Feeds. But the video ads aren't the “game changer” that some had predicted, and advertisers shouldn’t expect Facebook users to go wild when they see them.
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Facebook Most Popular Social Network For Video Sharing [Study]

Consumers are turning to video to capture those special moments in their lives, and they are using Facebook, and YouTube to share that content with their friends and family. Video is also being used as a medium by consumers to capture milestone events and document them for the future.
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Facebook Video Auto-play Driving Up Mobile Costs (How to Stop That)

Facebook’s video auto-play feature has had a mixed reception from users who either welcome its convenience, or who find the whole format to be incredibly intrusive. No matter which camp your feet are firmly planted in, if you have the feature enabled, videos that start to play automatically as you scroll through your News Feed could led to increased cell phone costs.
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How to Add Closed Captions to Facebook Videos

Now that Facebook users are watching 1 billion videos on the site every day, any opportunity to make that video content accessible to all users is welcome. Facebook has now enabled the ability to add closed captions to videos uploaded to its site (if you are in the U.S.).
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Facebook Users Watch 1B Videos Per Day, 65% Via Mobile

Facebook's drive to make video content an integral part of everyone's New Feeds is paying off handsomely as the site has reported that users of the social network watch an average of 1 billion videos per day. Video views have increased by an incredible 50% between May and July of this year, and around two-thirds of daily views are via mobile devices.
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YouTube Converts More Customers Than Facebook, Twitter [Study]

When it comes to paid advertising campaigns on social networks, new research has found that YouTube is the best platform for introducing new products to potential customers, and is also the best social media site for closing sales with consumers.
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YouTube Valued at $40 Billion, Worth More Than Twitter [Report]

A new report claims that YouTube could be worth up to $40 billion for its parent company Google, itself valued at around $400 billion. YouTube is also on course to grow from $5.9 billion in video ad sales this year to $8.9 billion in 2016.
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Keep Facebook Videos Short and Sweet for Best Engagement

With more videos than ever appearing in Facebook's News Feed, video marketers need to take note of what is going to work for them. A new study suggests that viewers will engage with a video on Facebook, and watch it to 95% completion, if it is less than 21 seconds long.
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YouTube is Bigger Than Facebook: What That Means for Marketers

Earlier this year, YouTube was confirmed as having more unique visitors than Facebook in the US, making it the biggest social network. In this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss what implications that has for marketers.
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Is YouTube Really Bigger Than Facebook? The Numbers Say Yes

Some marketers, brands, retailers and storytellers still find it hard to believe that YouTube has just passed Facebook and is now the largest social media site. We take another look at the figures, and suggest what can be done with the data.
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Facebook Updates Video Rankings to Include Watch Time

Facebook has confirmed that it is adding a new metric to its video ranking algorithm that will affect how much video content a user will see in their own News Feed. 'Watch Time' will now be taken into account, and users who love watching videos can expect to see more of this type of content, and users who don't engage as much will see less.
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Video Wars: YouTube Versus the Rest of the World

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.
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186 Million Americans Watched an Online Video Last Month

186.1 million Americans watched online videos last month, that's very slightly down from March 2014, but Google sites still dominate the video content properties chart, and VEVO still maintains its rock-solid lead as the YouTube channel with the most unique views.
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Branded Videos: 42% of Social Shares Occur Within First 72 Hours

Branded videos attract an average 42% of shares across Twitter, Facebook and blogs within the first 3 days of publication. That's up from 25% on last year. The new data, from Unruly, also confirms that 18% of shares, one-fifth of the total, are generated within the first 24 hours,