In the latest in a line of resources aimed at arming video creators and marketers with the right tools to promote their video content, YouTube has released the Creator Discovery Handbook. We’ve already covered the first part of the Discovery Handbook, specifically Watch Time, and the YouTube Homepage. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at what YouTube recommends about video search and discovery.
Three-quarters of video views happen outside of YouTube, so it’s vital that publishers and advertisers have the data available to measure reach, share, and performance. Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings provides clients with those metrics, and they have partnered with Unruly to help advertisers deliver greater efficiency.
When it comes to YouTube, what is it that makes your videos or your channel unique? What value are you providing to the community with your video content? If you can answer these questions, then promoting your channel should become easier for you, and we show you 47 different ways of doing just that!
We looked at the YouTube footprint of seven luxury men’s watches, and found that like other successful YouTube brands, high rates of social actions correlated highly with community-created videos.
Did you know that when it comes to videos about consumer electronics, branded product teasers are the most popular on YouTube? Did you also know that when that product is released, it’s user-generated content from independent vloggers that attracts the most attention? A new report from Pixability highlights the way brands are missing out on huge opportunities to engage with potential customers and fans.
Gaming walk-throughs are one of the most popular verticals on YouTube, but did you know that views of videos from independent creators vastly outnumbered those released by game publishers, even accounting for all paid promotions of those videos on YouTube? This ratio was remarkably consistent across the board, with earned media averaging 95% of all video game views. In other words, YouTube users watched fan-made videos over brand-made videos at a rate of 19 to 1!
YouTube is clearing suspended accounts from its system, and this will have an impact on subscriber numbers on other channels. The good news is that although subscriber counts may fall, view counts will remain the same, as views aren’t counted from suspended users. The new feature is being implemented to ensure that the subscriber count remains as authentic as possible.
GoPro may be one of the biggest YouTube success stories ever. In 2011, the company generated revenue of $234.2 million, by 2013, the figure was $985.7 million. In 2013, their customers uploaded approximately 2.8 years worth of video featuring ‘GoPro’ in the title to YouTube, and GoPro focused video content generated 1 billion views last year.
Can’t attend E3 2014? Join the hundreds of thousands of other gamers who are virtually attending the industry-only event via YouTube Live streaming, and real-time information updates. Brands like Sony are also using YouTube to reach fans throughout the event.
YouTube needs to spend less time comparing itself to cable networks and more time comparing itself to other video content properties, if it is to ride the threat that Yahoo could present to Google’s video service later this summer. We take a look at why the Yahoo plans could shake up YouTube and why it needs to stay focused.