The acquisitions and consolidations keep on coming for YouTube Multi-Channel Networks as AwesomenessTV snaps up Big Frame for $15 million in cash. This should give the combined companies around 80 million subscribers and close to a billion views a month.
YouTube has already released a comprehensive Playbook for Creators and Advertisers, and now brands get their own special guide to optimizing, advertising, content marketing and publishing on the site. YouTube rarely gives such clear advice regarding best practice so this is one to take notice of.
Yahoo is rumored to be interested in purchasing NDN to expand its burgeoning online video initiative. That would give them a massive library of content and some expanded ad inventory, but if they are going to try and compete with Google and YouTube they are missing a couple vital pieces to that puzzle. What are those pieces you ask? Find out within!
If you know Vine, then you'll know Ian Padgham, as his work on the platform is some of the most exciting and innovative around. As well as creating his own brilliantly inventive stop-motion clips, he's in huge demand from brands such as Sony, Disney and Ford.
To the surprise of absolutely no-one, that 'First Kiss' video, the one that 74 million of us watched last month, was also the most shared video ad across Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere. Video ads for phones, charities, animals, and cars also did very well too.
With Yahoo rumored to be launching its own YouTube-like service in the coming months, a platform that could lure top talent away from YouTube with the promise of more ad revenue, Google is going to make a number of changes to the way it sell ads.
Of the main eight social networks, YouTube is driving the most engaged post-click social traffic in terms of average visit duration, pages per visit, and bounce rate for visitors. The site is way ahead of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Reddit and StumbleUpon.
Let's get our crystal ball out and predict the videos that could go viral in the next 7 days. Do It For Denmark! which aims to boost the falling birth rate of that country by encouraging Danes to have as much sex as they can on holiday, looks like it may be a clear winner.
Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day and in the next day or so we can expect around two dozen April Fools’ Day pranks from Google and YouTube. We take a look back at some of the very best jokes from the company from the past few years. How many will they fool this year?
Yahoo has big plans for online video, and after the failed attempt to buy Dailymotion last year, reports now claim that the company is launching its own brand new video platform to rival YouTube. Video creators shouldn't get too excited though, it's invite only for the big video rock stars for now.