According to a new report, 46% of all video plays in Q4 2015 were on tablets and smartphones. It’s Millennials who are using these mobile devices, and who are forcefully driving the action in digital video. Brands take note.
As the world's biggest video site, YouTube is constantly updating its algorithms to best serve its users, creators, and advertising partners. But lately, it appears YouTube may favor a certain type of content - and that's making the user experience a little frustrating.
In July 2015, videos uploaded to BuzzFeed properties generated over 1.9B views across the main video platforms, and 5 out of the top 20 most watched videos in the past 90 days are videos posted to Buzzfeed accounts. We take a look at how Buzzfeed is taking over the world, one video at a time.
A new study from Cisco predicts that by 2019, video content will account for an astonishing 80% of the world's total internet traffic. Also, the number of devices connected to the Internet in 4 years will be three times as high as the global population!
Two new studies confirm that viewers are watching more video via their mobile devices, and the mobile device of choice for online video consumption is Apple. 48% of smartphone and tablet owners are also using apps to access that video content.
A new industry report indicates that long-form video content is poised to increase its market share as publishers develop more original programming for viewers. Long-form video advertising is also proving popular, with a 43% increase in views on long-form ad content year-over-year.
As a brand, you may not think social video is a vital part of your digital marketing presence. But sites like Facebook, Vine, Instagram, and yes, YouTube, are where your audience are watching the videos your competitors are posting. It's time to get aligned with social media for 2015.
It's an indisputable fact that using video as part of your marketing strategy can be incredibly effective. But what if, despite all of your efforts, your videos are attracting few views, and even less engagement? We show you 11 ways to turn that around in 2015.
Viewers watching video via their mobile devices account for 30% of all video views, an increase of 200% compared to this time last year, and a jump of 400% on Q3 2012. The mobile share of video consumption is predicted to increase to 50% by 2015.
Viewers who are signed up to TV subscription, or TV Everywhere, services are becoming increasingly receptive to online video advertising. 46% of long-form and live video ad views now come from users signed up to a TV Everywhere service, an increase of 368% compared to Q3 2013.
Jeroen (JW) Wijering, founder of JW Player, is one of the world's foremost experts in online video technology. At ReelSummit, his keynote address highlighted three exciting technical innovations for the industry: adaptive streaming, video transcripts, and hotspots for interactive video.
YouTube switched it's algorithm in late 2012 to focus on a new ranking factor called, "Watch Time." In this post, I take you through the history of YouTube's algorithm and ranking factors, discuss the reasoning behind why they've changed to "Watch Time," dive deep into the definition of watch-time, and highlight several best practices designed to influence and optimize for YouTube's most important ranking factor.
On this week's Creator's Tip, Jeroen "JW" Wijering, the co-founder of JWPlayer, and one of the world's leading experts on optimizing video for mobile, shares some very useful tips on how to optimize video content for on-the-move consumption.
According to a new report, the weather plays a big part in our online video viewing habits. Online video engagement surges on rainy days, when viewers are 40% more likely to stay indoors and watch content on larger screens. However, when it's sunny, we are 6x more likely to watch "snack-sized" videos on our mobile devices.
27% of consumers are already watching online video via their mobile device, but that figure is set to double in 2016, when around 50% of us will regularly turn to our smartphones and tablets to watch the clips we want to. And, according to new research, the bigger the mobile screen the better when it comes to long-form video viewing.