The rumor that YouTube will pay $1 billion to acquire Twitch is great news for YouTube and makes perfect sense. Google created a great feature with Google hangouts and although they integrated it well with YouTube, it never gained traction as a community based streaming tool. Acquiring Twitch, even at the steep cost of $1 billion, would instantly give YouTube the top online streaming community.
Sports content creators face different challenges and opportunities than creators in any other category on YouTube, and other digital platforms. These unique, sports-specific issues include: working with content with a short shelf life, and keeping an audience through an off-season. Learn how TSN is keeping its Canadian viewers engaged.
RSS feeds are a fantastically organized way to cope with the daily deluge of information coming our way, and until a few days ago, anyone could add a feed from any YouTube account to their reader. You can still subscribe to channels within YouTube, and by doing so you will receive notifications for the latest activity on them, but off-site notifications, via the RSS feed look to be no more.
iSekC/XpertThief is one of the most successful comedy/gaming personalities on YouTube, with over 1 million subscribers and over 330 million video views combined. Star of the show, Kevin, is our special guest on this week’s “Behind the Reel.”
People are drawn to online video because they can interact with the creators in ways that they can’t on television. For you, as the online video marketer, that means you can interact with your audience at scale and built a community around your content on YouTube. But how do you promote your video content using social media?
In this week’s TubeTalk podcast, we discuss the best way to promote your video on YouTube using paid media, or the TrueView advertising model, what keeping your YouTube account in good standing means, and how to use those new YouTube three-second branding introductions.
Today, brands have access to more YouTube data than they can shake a stick at. The video ad campaign is the new focus group, and it may be time to change the way ads are created and distributed so that viewers actually engage more.
There is a lot of money and fame to be had through YouTube and knowing the code or algorithm would allow somebody to easily game the system for their own rewards. But YouTube aren’t going to let spammers or anyone else after the main chance win that easily.
Branding intros are a new YouTube InVideo Programming feature that allow you to display a 3 second or less intro in front of your videos. Right now you can automatically add an intro video up to three seconds to the start of every video on your channel.
Who scored the top spot in the quarter with a single video in the campaign? What brand had two of the top five campaigns and what do half of these videos actually have to do with the brands they represent? Clearly, that is becoming more and more of a moot point as they rack up millions and millions of views each quarter. So what is the “it” that they all have in common? Check out Visible Measure’s top 5 branded campaigns of 2014′s first quarter.