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How Long Should a Video Be? Long Enough to Reach a Point

How Long Should a Video Be? Long Enough to Reach a Point

How long should a video be? Well, that reminds me of a story.  Last week, I spoke at SES London 2013 at a conference session entitled, "Keys to Success with B2B Video" and during a ClickZ express clinic entitled, Optimising Video for Maximum Visibility.” I ...

Social Snap: The Sharpest Social Media Analytics Tool in the Shed

Social Snap: The Sharpest Social Media Analytics Tool in the Shed

We interviewed Nan Dawkins, founder and CEO of Social Snap, a service that measures unique metrics such as True Twitter Network Size, Average Engagement per Facebook Post, and Blog Comment to Post Ratio as well as YouTube Total Post Likes.

How To Outrank the Competition in YouTube Search [Reel Web #63]

How To Outrank the Competition in YouTube Search [Reel Web #63]

Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a ton of changes at YouTube including a major change to their search algorithm, new annotations functionality, testing of a completely overhauled site design, and a lot of other stuff.  In this week's ReelWeb, we take ...

4 Ways to Evaluate Your Performance Beyond Video Views [Creator's Tip #61]

4 Ways to Evaluate Your Performance Beyond Video Views [Creators Tip #61]

There are a couple of ways that you can gauge how effective and successful your online video content really is.  A lot of people focus on video views for that (we've debated the value in views before), but that may not be the best way ...

YouTube's Changes Search Algorithm to Rank Videos Based on Time-Watched

YouTubes Changes Search Algorithm to Rank Videos Based on Time Watched

We all knew that YouTube was trying to get people to stay around on the site longer, and they were putting less emphasis on views with all the housecleaning a few months ago.  Several creators cried foul on the new YouTube, which saw their subscriber ...

5 Totally Dope YouTube Advertising Features (That Don't Exist Yet) - The YouTube Marketer's Wish List

5 Totally Dope YouTube Advertising Features (That Dont Exist Yet)   The YouTube Marketers Wish List

YouTube has been pretty consistent about actively updating platform features and tools that make advertisers’ and content producers’ jobs easier. Recently, YouTube expanded custom thumbnails to more partners, enabled TrueView InStream for mobile, and gave partners the ability to swap out their usernames with their ...

3 Must-Know YouTube Measurement Tools for Brands: The YouTube Advertiser Playbook - Part 9

3 Must Know YouTube Measurement Tools for Brands: The YouTube Advertiser Playbook   Part 9

When you're a brand and you've turned to video for your advertising needs, you might like to know how exactly those videos are performing. Who are they reaching, how are they finding it, and are they enjoying it? Luckily, YouTube provides analytics, a load of ...

YouTube's Product Bulletin Reveals Interesting Feature for SEO, But What is IRDB? [Reel Web #45]

YouTubes Product Bulletin Reveals Interesting Feature for SEO, But What is IRDB? [Reel Web #45]

On this week's Reel Web we look at additional changes and updates YouTube has posted on their Partner Product Bulletin including linking to domains, your avatar positioning, default upload settings, and YouTube's involvement on Pinterest.  In addition, we discuss Neilsen Ratings interest in monitoring your ...

Why Does YouTube's Video View Counter Freeze at 301 Views? Mystery Solved...Sort Of

Why Does YouTubes Video View Counter Freeze at 301 Views? Mystery Solved...Sort Of

Hey, people who watch YouTube regularly can rejoice...the mystery of the riddle-wrapped-inside-an-enigma that is the frozen 301 view count on popular videos has been...somewhat revealed.  It looks like a combination of things have brought this 301 scourge upon us, and because YouTube is kind of ...

How to Leverage YouTube Statistics Tracking Tools: Interview with Socialblade [Creator's Tip #42]

How to Leverage YouTube Statistics Tracking Tools: Interview with Socialblade [Creators Tip #42]

For this week's Creator's Tip we're going to be taking a look at how third-party statistics tracking & measurement tools for YouTube can help you improve your content and marketing strategies. We interviewed Jason Urgo, who runs socialblade.com, a free tool for tracking YouTube stats. Jason offers ...

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