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Is YouTube Really Now Worth More Than $70 Billion?

Bank of America has estimated YouTube, acquired by Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion, to now be worth $70 Billion in its own right as a separate financial entity. But where are they getting the numbers from?
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Why YouTube’s 10th Birthday Was a Missed Opportunity to Look Forward

YouTube is celebrating its 10th birthday this month by taking a look back at some of the highlights of the past decade. And that's all great, but where are the usual strategic insights, new data and announcements of exciting feature developments we usually get when YouTube has something to celebrate?
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Spotted: Is Google Testing Sitelinks for YouTube Videos?

Google sitelinks offer users a shortcut to the best search results for a branded site. They have been live since 2005 for websites but is Google testing out the feature for individual YouTube videos too now?
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Have a Break, Have a YouTube Video with KITKAT

Nestlé and YouTube are partnering on a new advertising campaign for the KITKAT chocolate bar in the UK. But it is the confectionary brand's collaborations with well-known YouTube creators that is driving real engagement online.
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Is 4K Video Quality Critical for Online Creators?

There are so many factors that go into producing successful video content, but is filming in 4K one of them? The format is supported by YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, and other video platforms but should creators worry about shooting in 4K when they could be pushing resources elsewhere?
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Why the New Kraft Heinz Company Needs to Raise its Game on YouTube

Kraft and Heinz have announced they are to merge, creating the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world. This business move creates a potential goldmine for the new company in terms of increased engagement and visibility on YouTube, a marketing strategy that neither brand has really taken full advantage of as yet.
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How-to Get the Most Out of YouTube Interactive Cards

YouTube Interactive Cards enable creators and brands to add an extra layer of interactivity to their videos. We discuss how to get the most out of this new feature in this week's ReelSEO TubeTalk video marketing podcast.
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How YouTube Can Overcome the Strategic Threat From Facebook

There's no doubt that Facebook poses a real threat to YouTube's dominance when it comes to video reach. But, a new focus on generating engagement via YouTube advertising may just prevent Facebook from cutting off the ad revenues that YouTube and Google need.
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Facebook and Freebooting: Is Enough Being Done to Protect Video Creators?

Freebooting is the act of uploading other people's original content for personal gain, and it is becoming a huge issue in online video. Facebook doesn't have a comprehensive copyright tracking feature right now, and too many users are getting away with uploading (not just sharing) content that doesn't belong to them.
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How to Hack YouTube Video Titles to Get More Views

A compelling and engaging video title is not only essential for SEO, but it is also one of the best tactics for enticing viewers into watching your video. On this week's ReelSEO TubeTalk, we discuss the best ways of optimizing your video title tag.
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The Video Marketer’s Playbook for Winning the Super Bowl on YouTube

Super Bowl has become a month-long event on YouTube, with viewers tuning in to watch the latest video ads made for the event as soon as they are released. With that in mind, brands and video marketers should be looking at getting their content lined up now for Super Bowl 2016