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The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Major worldwide catastrophes and global news events have a way of swooping in and completely dominating the viral video world, and the situation in Japan is living proof. Videos of the earthquake in action, videos of the tsunami's devastation, and videos of explosions at the ...

Is YouTube Courting Celebrities To Create Their Own Channels?

Is YouTube Courting Celebrities To Create Their Own Channels?

YouTube is the clear and obvious king of online video... for now. And they got there by giving the masses a voice and letting any amateur filmmaker create an account and upload videos. But if the latest rumors are true--that YouTube is actively courting specific ...

Why Don't All Video Platforms Display Video View Counts?!

Why Don't All Video Platforms Display Video View Counts?!

When I was preparing a post about Red Letter Media's Star Wars reviews earlier in the week, I discovered something surprising.  Well, it was surprising to me.  Blip.tv--where Red Letter's latest video is hosted--doesn't share video view counts publicly on the website.  It was important ...

Viral Video Lessons Round Up - Tributes, Controversies, and Amateur Filmmaking At Its Best

Viral Video Lessons Round Up   Tributes, Controversies, and Amateur Filmmaking At Its Best

Every week I scour the web, searching for the most popular viral videos.  And because of this weekly Viral Video Lessons Round Up column, I get to claim that it's all in the name of work.  Outstanding.  This week saw some fine examples of viral ...

Are Parents of YouTube Stars Exploiting Their Kids?

Today I read a pair of editorials that got me thinking about children being used in viral videos.  Are we going too far?  Are some parents going to live with regret for years for making their kid a star on YouTube?

Rube Goldberg, Slow-Motion and Legos - Viral Video Round Up

This has been one of the busier weeks for viral video that I can remember… at least in terms of the sheer volume of buzzed-about vids.  Let's jump right into our look at three of the best, breaking them down to find their recipe for ...

Viral Video Marketing Round Up – Lessons From This Week’s Viral Video Successes - 10/30/2009

Welcome back to the third edition of this weekly series where we examine viral video successes (and sometimes failures).  The goal is to reverse engineer the examples to help break apart and identify what factors helped the video go viral.  Learning from those who succeeded ...

Does FunnyOrDie's YouTube Channel Signal A Shift In Focus?

In a move that is somewhat unexpected, Funny Or Die has announced that they will be launching their own YouTube channel.  This comes after years of dismissing the idea that such a move was necessary.  In fact, to be honest, Funny Or Die started out ...

Time for An SMB Video Portal?

One of the big stories from latest comScore Video Metrix press release is the emergence of the TV-show video portal, Hulu. According to Andrew Lipsman, comScore's Director of Industry Analysis, Hulu's rise in the charts speakes to a broader trend of marketing growth with professional-level ...

List of Video Sharing Web Sites and Destination Sites Like YouTube - Share Your Videos

List of Video Sharing Web Sites and Destination Sites Like YouTube   Share Your Videos

One of the top viewed pages on ReelSEO is that of a post that I put out with a resource list of video sharing sites. I took the time to update the list, and add a bunch more – more than 300 video sharing websites ...

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