Google Universal Search results have always looked very favourably on video content and a new report from our friends at Searchmetrics confirms that video content is still the best vertical to use. Oh, and (surprise) you have even more chance of appearing if that video is hosted on YouTube.
Welcome to another Fun Video Friday, where we learn why we play games, how kissing is magic, what kids think about dating problems, and we watch a baby giraffe try to stand on its legs. I know, I can't believe we can observe all that stuff, either.
OK Go, arguably more famous for their innovative and ground breaking promo videos than their music, have teamed up with Saatchi & Saatchi to find an exciting new filmmaker to direct their next video. The winner is guaranteed massive exposure in this career changing competition.
There are some whispers about the availability of YouTube Live Stream for everyone. No, no...we must settle down. Only people who already have it can use it, and it's merely improvements to the service as-is. Still, we'll discuss why this rumor took shape.
Somersby Cider has made an excellent video spoofing the Apple Store. But does the fact that you can only watch it in 360p hurt its impact? There are a number of factors that go into how people watch video, and a slick, high-quality video isn't always mandatory.
There's a secret weapon out there when it comes to deciding what kind of content you want to make. Google Trends can tell you what is popular and when it's popular so you can decide how best to take advantage of those trending topics.
YouTube has played around with Content Ratings for awhile, but only made it available for content classified as "shows" or "movies" that didn't already have a rating. Recently, YouTube made it available for partners to attach color-coded ratings, alerting viewers to potential mature content.
YouTube made a rather strange announcement on the YouTube Creator Blog about AdSense. AdSense will no longer calculate your specific AdSense earnings anymore. Instead, all of your comprehensive reporting will occur under YouTube Analytics.
After we talked about what we'd like YouTube to do for uploaders and viewers, now it's the advertisers' turn. What would they really want out of the YouTube experience if they could make wishes and get it to happen? Consider this Part 3 of The YouTube Wish List, in which we rub our magic lamps and hope the genie has YouTube skills.
We take a quick look back at the week in video and give you an overview of some of the stories you may have missed. This week, it's March Madness video time over at Twitter and Reddit debut a web series aimed at explaining some of the more complex economic. political and philosophical issues to five year olds.....
No wait, there's more! In Part 2 of the YouTube Wish List, we talk about how nice it would be to interact with your commenters better than just the comments section. And more people getting a chance to use that YouTube Live Stream would be awesome, too.
We like YouTube, we really do. They meddle too much in things that don't need to get fixed, though, and let other things slide. That's why we've created a YouTube Wish List. Now, we may not have the power to get these things, ever, but it would be awesome if even one of these things were becoming a reality soon. And this is just Part 1.
YouTube is looking for the next vlogger, this time someone who has a story of personal triumph to share. The usual is up for grabs: a place among 16 vloggers all ready to collaborate with each other and get a good amount of cash for video equipment.
YouTube, the world's leading video search engine have announced they have hit a Billion unique views per month. That equates to about 15% of the world's population and would make YouTube, if it were a country, the third largest in the world after China and India. That's a lot of cat videos we're watching....
Google Trends now has YouTube searches going back to 2008. You want to know when certain topics are trending? Go to Google Trends and enter in some search terms. It's a good way to figure out some tentpoling opportunities, or just spending time analyzing good old-fashioned data.