360 degree video support is up and running on YouTube, but what do you need to create videos in that format, what are the best ways for viewers to watch them, and what kind of content can you use them for?
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.
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.
YouTube are introducing Interactive Cards for TrueView ads, a new feature which will make video ads a much more engaging, and interactive experience for viewers. The Cards will work across all screens and all devices, including mobile.
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.
March Madness is one of the biggest sports events in the U.S, with millions of fans turning to online video to catch up with the latest news, highlights, and commentary. For 2015, it's Instagram Video that is generating the most engagement for #MarchMadness related video content.
While brands once tied down to YouTube are slowly exploring Vine and Instagram video, there are other social platforms that have caught the attention of a certain demographic. One of those is Snapchat, a platform that is winning with ephemeral video marketing in terms of brand engagement.
YouTube users can finally access see annotations on their mobile devices in the form of new YouTube Cards! Creators can use the Cards to add extra interactivity to their videos, and inform the viewer about other websites, videos, playlists, fundraising, fan funding, and merchandise they'd like them to see without detracting from the video they are watching.
Not only are 13 to 24 year olds watching more online video than traditional broadcast media, they consider YouTube Influencers more relatable, and trustworthy than traditional TV and movie stars. Which means it's time for brands to reconsider how they target this age group.
Half of all YouTube traffic comes from mobile devices so what is the best way to optimize your videos for mobile? On this week's TubeTalk podcast we discuss getting the most out of your mobile traffic analytics, explain the difference between the YouTube mobile apps, and confirm which annotations work on phones and tablets.
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.
Video content will be responsible for an incredible 72% of total mobile data traffic by 2019, according to a new study by Cisco. That's a 13-fold increase in the next 4 years, and puts network providers under pressure to deliver consistent high-quality video to consumers.
We know that product page videos are a very effective way of engaging the potential customer, but do they really effect the bottom line when it comes to generating revenue? A new report suggests they can actually increase the average order value by as much as 50%!
Facebook users are uploading 75% more video to the social networking site compared to this time last year. The site's video auto-play feature means that more than 50% of daily users watch at least one video a day.