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In mathematics, statistics, empirical sciences, computer science, or management science, mathematical optimization (alternatively, optimization or mathematical programming) is the selection of a best element (with regard to some criteria) from some set of available alternatives.
In the simplest case, an optimization problem consists of maximizing or minimizing a real function by systematically choosing input values from within an allowed set and computing the value of the function. The ...

How To Optimize YouTube Thumbnails To Attract Viewers - The YouTube Creator Playbook

How To Optimize YouTube Thumbnails To Attract Viewers   The YouTube Creator Playbook

Now it's time to get into the mind of a movie poster designer and create images for your video that are appealing to increase the chances of someone clicking on it.  Usually, you're going to watch the video and find that compelling image that sums ...

The Role Of Metadata In Video SEO, Part 2: The YouTube Creator Playbook

The Role Of Metadata In Video SEO, Part 2: The YouTube Creator Playbook

In Part 1 of our coverage of the YouTube Creator Playbook's metadata section, we discussed the general overview of how titles, tags, and descriptions help people find your video through YouTube's search engine.  We also talked about how good metadata isn't the main way people ...

The Role Of Metadata In Video SEO, Part 1: The YouTube Creator Playbook

The Role Of Metadata In Video SEO, Part 1: The YouTube Creator Playbook

One of the great mysteries among those who don't work inside Google headquarters is how a search engine decides who the cool kids are on the Internet.  The top few links you get from a search engine are also going to be the ones that ...

How to Track Your Video With YouTube Insight Analytics: The YouTube Creator Playbook

How to Track Your Video With YouTube Insight Analytics: The YouTube Creator Playbook

In almost every section of YouTube Creator Playbook, they have provided a tip on using the audience tracking tool, YouTube Insight (YouTube Analytics).  Insight is YouTube's massive test audience, everyone who uses YouTube is represented in these statistics.  You can figure out the basic age of your ...

Mixpo SmartVideo Helps Maximize Video Advertising Personalization & Impact

Mixpo SmartVideo Helps Maximize Video Advertising Personalization & Impact

I sat down with Walter Harp, VP of Marketing, from Mixpo to talk about their new SmartVideo product. The Mixpo SmartVideo product combines interactivity with full multi-platform compatibility in what is one of the more interesting video advertising services I have seen in a while. ...

5 Video SEO Tips to Help Elizabeth Warren Beat Scott Brown

5 Video SEO Tips to Help Elizabeth Warren Beat Scott Brown

I liked Grant Crowell's article, "5 Reasons the Latest Michele Bachmann Political YouTube Video Sucks!”  And I want to get on the bandwagon by providing five video SEO tips to help consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren beat US Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts next year.

YouTube Creator Playbook Gives Producers & Marketers A Blueprint For Success

YouTube Creator Playbook Gives Producers & Marketers A Blueprint For Success

YouTube isn't run by dummies. They know that the more their users succeed, the more they (YouTube) succeed. Throughout the years, the company has created a number of initiatives to help educate and guide users toward creating and marketing the best videos they can. The ...

What Motivates Us to Share Videos? The Psychology Behind Social Video

What Motivates Us to Share Videos? The Psychology Behind Social Video

What is the psychological power behind what we call "social video?" How has it changed human behavior? What types of video motivates people most to share with our own social circles? Chris Schreiber, Director of Marketing for the social video advertising company, Sharethrough, shares with ...

Ooyala & YuMe Team Up For Video Ad Management Platform

Ooyala & YuMe Team Up For Video Ad Management Platform

Ooyala has been steadily growing a base of happy customers with their online video management tool. They provide custom video players, video distribution, deep analytics, and also video monetization options through ad network relationships. And now, with a new just-announced partnership with YuMe, Ooyala is ...

Brightcove Moves Beyond Video With Mobile Development Platform, App Cloud

Brightcove Moves Beyond Video With Mobile Development Platform, App Cloud

Brightcove has been a trusted provider of video hosting, distribution, and monetization for publishers and brands for several years. This morning, at their Brightcove Play 2011 conference, CEO and founder, Jeremy Allaire, unveiled a new product aimed at giving publishers the same kind of customizable ...

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