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What is the Video User Experience and How Do We Improve It?

What is the Video User Experience and How Do We Improve It?

Think about the last time you watched a video online or tried to. What prompted it? Was it just a distraction: a guilty pleasure in your Facebook feed? Or something you sought out but either couldn’t find, had to sign up for, or took too much effort? For all our advances, the typical online video experience is still somewhat random. So how do we improve it?

TrueView Formats, Vimeo vs. YouTube, and YouTube Email Notifications [TubeTalk #27]

TrueView Formats, Vimeo vs. YouTube, and YouTube Email Notifications [TubeTalk #27]

On this week’s ReelSEO Tubetalk podcast we discuss the type of ad formats for AdWords for Video, also known as TrueView advertising. We also tell you how you can get an email notification when a YouTube channel releases a new video, and we contemplate the pros and cons of YouTube vs Vimeo for business videos.

YouTube Embeds, Skippable Ads, and Video Topics [TubeTalk #26]

YouTube Embeds, Skippable Ads, and Video Topics [TubeTalk #26]

How do you customize the YouTube embed player? What do skippable ads mean for YouTube marketers, creators and users? How to develop an advice series for your channel? We answer these questions and more this week on ReelSEO’s TubeTalk podcast.

Branded Videos: 42% of Social Shares Occur Within First 72 Hours

Branded Videos: 42% of Social Shares Occur Within First 72 Hours

Branded videos attract an average 42% of shares across Twitter, Facebook and blogs within the first 3 days of publication. That’s up from 25% on last year. The new data, from Unruly, also confirms that 18% of shares, one-fifth of the total, are generated within the first 24 hours,

Why YouTube Views Clampdown Benefits Advertisers

Why YouTube Views Clampdown Benefits Advertisers

Late last year, YouTube changed their algorithm to thwart companies that send traffic to YouTube videos for a fee. So, how are video seeding companies affected by YouTube’s clampdown? And why is it a plus for advertisers?

The Missing Piece of the Video Ad Puzzle: Content Plus Monetization

The Missing Piece of the Video Ad Puzzle: Content Plus Monetization

Video is an integral part of almost every publishers’ digital content strategy. Or it should be. Much of the conversation for publishers about video advertising centers on content: where to get it, how to optimize it and how to get their audience users to view it. Often missing from the conversation is the other side of the video ad equation: monetization.

How the British Red Cross is Using YouTube to Save Teenage Lives [Case Study]

How the British Red Cross is Using YouTube to Save Teenage Lives [Case Study]

When the British Red Cross wanted to reach as many teenagers as possible to teach them the benefits of learning first aid, they knew they had to create a campaign that would engage them from the start. So it reached out to some top UK YouTube creators to help. The results were very encouraging.

Royal Bank of Canada’s Innovative Video Ads Tap Into Your Emotions

Royal Bank of Canadas Innovative Video Ads Tap Into Your Emotions

Buying a home is right up there as one of the most stressful events in life, and the whole process can trigger a range of emotions in those going through it. The Royal Bank of Canada’s new video ads tap into the drama, fear, and romance of the situation, using innovative annotations and tracking codes.

Machinima Lays Off 42 Staff, YouTube to Take Back Ad Sales

Machinima Lays Off 42 Staff, YouTube to Take Back Ad Sales

It’s been less than four months since Machinima trimmed 10% of its workforce, but today it announced that another 42 staff are to go. The video-gaming MCN will now outsource its ad sales to YouTube, making it more reliant on Google for ad revenue than it would probably like.

Pre-roll Ads Most Tolerable Video Ad Format [Report]

Pre roll Ads Most Tolerable Video Ad Format [Report]

Yahoo! reports that 22% of people find pre-roll video ads acceptable. But is that an acceptable number based on the research? Half of the same audience also believes that ads should be more interactive, more relevant and that they should be given a choice in the ads they see.

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