In an ironic twist, a viral video, created to promote a family-friendly community who tag potentially offensive violence in YouTube videos, and streaming TV shows and movies, has been censored itself by YouTube. Are trolls to blame? Who knows, but YouTube are painfully slow to take any action.
When YouTube introduced the new commenting system in November 2013, it was an attempt to tackle a number of issues, one of which included making users accountable for their comments by forcing them to use their real names. After an avalanche of bad feeling from the YouTube community, Google has now reversed the decision.
According to reports, AT&T and T-Mobile are gaining customers faster than Verizon. We take a look at Verizon’s YouTube footprint in relation to AT&T and T-Mobile, in terms of overall share of voice among videos on fan-created channels. In both areas, Verizon, lags behind these other two brands.
If you want to succeed in online video, whatever your goal, you need to take the extra step and go the extra mile with your content. What are those steps? We have 7 for you right here, straight from YouTubers who know what they are talking about.
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.
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!
In this week’s TubeTalk podcast, we discuss the psychological influence YouTubers have on their fans. Also, we tell you how to prevent auto-play when browsing multiple YouTube videos, and highlight the very best length for tutorial videos on YouTube.
There looks like there’s going to be a goodie-bag of new features coming very soon from YouTube, specifically for video creators. These include increased opportunities to monetize content on-site with direct-to-creator fan funding, plus a mobile app for creators, and a crowd-sourced closed caption feature.
Car manufacturers are very familiar with races on the track. But what about competition on YouTube? Today we put the Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz brands to the test to find out how each are doing in terms of owned and earned media. All three are German luxury brands that perform well in the U.S. and across the world. But how well do they do on the world’s No. 1 video platform?
A recent study would suggest that people do act differently when it comes to YouTube as opposed to other websites, particularly when it comes to leaving comments for the creator or brand. And, no surprise, YouTube commenters are often much more negative about presenters when it comes to voicing their opinions.