Bank of America has estimated YouTube, acquired by Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion, to now be worth $70 Billion in its own right as a separate financial entity. But where are they getting the numbers from?
Searches for "how-to" do something on YouTube are growing 70% year-on-year. Around 1 in 3 millennials confirm that they will go on to purchase a product as a direct result of watching a tutorial that features it, with beauty and DIY being two of the most searched-for "how-to" subjects.
Do you know how many views a YouTube video gets on average? We took a look at 9 of the major categories and analyzed the average amount of views across each category. The numbers may surprise you, as will the affect that certain keywords in the title have on view count.
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%!
Many brands are turning to influential YouTube creators to collaborate on marketing and advertising video content. We share some advice, and 4 great tips, on how brands can best work with these creators on brand endorsement deals.
BMW is the most popular make of automobile on YouTube, with 4.8 billion all-time global views. But 90% of those viewers watched fan created content rather than videos created by BMW for its own YouTube channels. Check out this infographic and study of the automotive industry on YouTube!
Interview videos make for very valuable content for video marketing and promotion. We have conducted a lot of video interviews here on ReelSEO, and picked up many tips along the way. We share 9 of those best practices with you on this week's Creator's Tip
New research by Google confirms that views of unboxing videos increased by 57% in 2014, generating an incredible 1 Billion views since January alone. 1 in 5 of us has watched an unboxing video, and 62% of consumers have stated that they have used them as part of their research into a product.
While Facebook remains the social network with the most users, more online adults visit YouTube every month to watch video content. But in the last 6 months, Facebook has only seen a 2% growth in users, compared to 25% for YouTube.
A new report confirms that branded video views hit an all-time high in Q3 2014, an increase of 73% from this time last year. Video campaigns for smartphones, plus enormous residual interest from the World Cup, generated 2.9 Billion views of branded video content.
With video consumption sky-rocketing across all devices and all demographics, brands need to make video marketing a central component of their online promotional campaigns. No longer can brands continue to ignore YouTube if they want to reach their target audience.
Adobe and Nielsen have just announced they are collaborating to track and measure digital assets including online video, and online TV. But the new system can only measure online video in terms of reach, and size of audience, when engagement should be the metric that publishers and advertisers need to track.
Did you know that searches on Google for makeup hit a high in October as millions of people search for inspiration and ideas in the run-up to Halloween? And that Generation C turn to YouTube for their makeup tutorials, and their mobile devices to get product reviews as they shop for cosmetics? We bring you the latest on how video is changing the way we search and shop.