The rumor that YouTube will pay $1 billion to acquire Twitch is great news for YouTube and makes perfect sense. Google created a great feature with Google hangouts and although they integrated it well with YouTube, it never gained traction as a community based streaming tool. Acquiring Twitch, even at the steep cost of $1 billion, would instantly give YouTube the top online streaming community.
According to a breaking story at Variety, the world’s biggest and most popular video site, YouTube, is acquiring videogame-streaming company Twitch, for an estimated $1 billion. Although both YouTube and Twitch have declined to confirm or deny the story, sources near to the deal confirm it’s on.
Late last year, YouTube changed their algorithm to thwart companies that send traffic to YouTube videos for a fee. So, how are video seeding companies affected by YouTube’s clampdown? And why is it a plus for advertisers?
RSS feeds are a fantastically organized way to cope with the daily deluge of information coming our way, and until a few days ago, anyone could add a feed from any YouTube account to their reader. You can still subscribe to channels within YouTube, and by doing so you will receive notifications for the latest activity on them, but off-site notifications, via the RSS feed look to be no more.
Today, brands have access to more YouTube data than they can shake a stick at. The video ad campaign is the new focus group, and it may be time to change the way ads are created and distributed so that viewers actually engage more.
Agencies and individuals have been able to qualify as Google certified experts in Adwords and Analytics for years. Now, at long last, Google Partners who specialize in video advertising can apply for their own certification in the subject.
VIsible Measures runs down the numbers for branded video in Q1 2014. Did it stay on pace with the amazing year that was 2013 or taper off? Which branded video had everyone captivated and scored the number one spot in campaigns (you won’t be all that surprised I imagine). Which creative agency had the most views in the quarter and does top 5 campaign equal top 5 brand? Find out all this and more…inside!
OpenSlate put out their report on the top 500 non-entertainment brands on YouTube and some of the numbers are extremely interesting. For example, the category with the least number of brands in the list has the largest average subscribers per channel. Of course, they also have the third most subscribed to channel in the report.
On this week’s ReelSEO TubeTalk show, a podcast that brings you three of the hottest video marketing tips every week, we talk about boosting video search traffic with Google+, verifying a YouTube account, and how, and why, to use InVideo programming.
Dailymotion is struggling to compete with YouTube when it comes to video views, and blames Google for skewing the universal search results in its favor. But is that really the case? Google says no and its backed up by the law.