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Does Uploading Videos To YouTube Cannibalize Website Video SEO?

Does Uploading Videos To YouTube Cannibalize Website Video SEO?

To YouTube or NOT to YouTube, that is the question for e-retailers pushing e-commerce product videos. Is posting product videos on YouTube complimentary or counter-productive to e-commerce business goals? ReelSEO's Mark Robertson shares his thoughts about the "YouTube cannibalization theory," and offers some valuable tips …

YouTube Overhauls User Interface for Browsing Videos

YouTube Overhauls User Interface for Browsing Videos

YouTube has rather quietly rolled out a new interface/design to the Browse section of the site, and it's a pretty big improvement in my mind—but I've been known to complain about Browse before. 

YouTube Testing New Video Player, AJAX Editing and Suggestions?

YouTube Testing New Video Player, AJAX Editing and Suggestions?

One of the ways that major websites test possible new layouts and features is through random select live testing–where only a handful of users are shown the new look while the rest of the public sees the familiar one.  And I think that may be …

Google’s Official Reference Guide for Video Sitemaps

Googles Official Reference Guide for Video Sitemaps

Last month, I interviewed Matt Cutts, Principal Engineer at Google, on the subject of Google Video Sitemaps.  Matt told us that Google was starting to take a much closer look at video sitemaps and he advised that all video publishers begin to explore video sitemaps.  Today, …

Quick Tip: How To Get YouTube Thumbnail Images

Quick Tip: How To Get YouTube Thumbnail Images

The other day, when I was editing the weekly viral video roundup post, it occurred to me that it would be nice to display a thumbnail image for the post, taken from one of the videos in his review.  I thought I'd write a short post to show you …

Optimizing Video Thumbnails for Google Universal Search

Optimizing Video Thumbnails for Google Universal Search

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell shows how to optimize image thumbnails for your video content, as they appear in Google’s blended search results.

YouTube Non-Profits Get Cool New Features

Those lucky dogs, first no taxes, now new features at YouTube what's next? Free candy and beer on Sundays?

Links Matter for Universal Search Video Rankings

One of the tips that I gave in my last post was to add video to pages that may already be ranked high in Google for a particular keyword (excluding your home page), and to then submit a video sitemap to Google.  The reason for …

Video Thumbnails In Universal Search – Google Confirms They Work

Last week, on the official Google Blog, they revealed a new set of eye-tracking studies that confirm what many have concluded already.  In particular, that video results shown with thumbnails in Google's universal search results do do NOT distract significantly from the user's experience and …

Videos Are 50 Times More Likely To Rank On The First Page of Google?

Last week, Nate Elliot at Forrester published an interesting blog post titled, "The Easiest Way to a First-Page Ranking on Google.” In his post, Nate discloses the results of a study/experiment that they conducted whereby a series of popular keyword searches were run on the …

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