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While we always strive to write thoughtful, objective, and useful articles, from time to time there is specific content on ReelSEO that we like place in this featured section. These hand picked articles are meant to feature information beyond the typical news item and are ones that we pride ourselves on. Whether just because we spent a ton of time researching and creating them, or whether its just because we like them, we hope you do as well.

Working the Vertical: The Role of Logic and Emotion in Video Marketing

Working the Vertical: The Role of Logic and Emotion in Video Marketing

Video marketing is as much of an art as it is a science. Understanding the crucial role that logic and emotion play in engaging the viewer is the first step to unlocking the full potential of your video marketing strategy.

ReelSEO + Tubular = Fast-Forwarding Video Marketing Intelligence

ReelSEO + Tubular = Fast Forwarding Video Marketing Intelligence

When I started ReelSEO back in 2007, online video was still an infant and online video marketing was just being born. At YouTube, just six hours of video content was being uploaded to the site each minute -- versus more than 300 hours/min nowadays.

Want Online Video Success in 2015? Then You Need to Get Social

Want Online Video Success in 2015? Then You Need to Get Social

As a brand, you may not think social video is a vital part of your digital marketing presence. But sites like Facebook, Vine, Instagram, and yes, YouTube, are where your audience are watching the videos your competitors are posting. It's time to get aligned with social media for 2015.

The Ultimate YouTube Video Description: A Reel How-To Guide

The Ultimate YouTube Video Description: A Reel How To Guide

A killer video description will help with video SEO and will give the viewer an outline of the content - leading to a longer watch time, and, hopefully, more engagement. But so many brands, and creators, fail to take full advantage of this feature, and therefore miss out on a huge opportunity to engage with their viewers, or optimize their YouTube watch page.

What 300 Hours of Video Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute Means for Advertisers

What 300 Hours of Video Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute Means for Advertisers

300+ hours of video are being uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's 18,000 hours of video uploaded every hour, or, 18,000 days of video uploaded every day. So what does that amount of content mean for advertisers who are bidding against it, and for creators who want to benefit from monetization?

300+ Hours of Video are Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute

300+ Hours of Video are Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute

Google has confirmed that an incredible 300+ hours worth of video content is being uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's the equivalent of 12.5 days worth of uploads every 60 seconds! That's an amazing opportunity for brands, particularly in terms of earned media.

A Brief History of Video Marketing on YouTube

A Brief History of Video Marketing on YouTube

The history of video marketing is constantly evolving and has been through a huge transition since it first hit the internet. In the last 20 years, we've been on a journey from personal, to viral, to social video marketing, and YouTube has been center stage for most of it.

Watch Time: A Guide to YouTube's Most Important Ranking Factor

Watch Time: A Guide to YouTubes Most Important Ranking Factor

YouTube switched it's algorithm in late 2012 to focus on a new ranking factor called, "Watch Time." In this post, I take you through the history of YouTube's algorithm and ranking factors, discuss the reasoning behind why they've changed to "Watch Time," dive deep into the definition of watch-time, and highlight several best practices designed to influence and optimize for YouTube's most important ranking factor.

Reddit & Video: A Comprehensive Guide for Video Marketers

Reddit & Video: A Comprehensive Guide for Video Marketers

Proclaiming your website to be the "front page of the internet" takes some chutzpah, but in the case of Reddit, there is a lot of truth in that assertion. Reddit attracted 135,017,412 unique visitors in Aug 2014, and is arguably, the source for everything shiny-new, and popular on the internet today. Read our tips for reaching your target audience on the site.

4 Free Keyword Research Tools Video Marketers Should Be Using

4 Free Keyword Research Tools Video Marketers Should Be Using

YouTube's Ads Keyword Tool is no more, but we'd argue that it had become less and less effective over time anyway. For video marketers and advertisers in 2014, we suggest 4 free keyword research alternatives to use as part of your marketing strategy.

Facebook Users Watch 1B Videos Per Day, 65% Via Mobile

Facebook Users Watch 1B Videos Per Day, 65% Via Mobile

Facebook's drive to make video content an integral part of everyone's New Feeds is paying off handsomely as the site has reported that users of the social network watch an average of 1 billion videos per day. Video views have increased by an incredible 50% between May and July of this year, and around two-thirds of daily views are via mobile devices.

33 Amazing YouTube Facts & Stats to Tweet & Share [Updated]

33 Amazing YouTube Facts & Stats to Tweet & Share [Updated]

Ever wondered how many hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every 10 seconds? Or how many billions and billions of hours of cat videos, how-tos, music videos, beauty tutorials, and unboxings we watch every month? YouTube is an amazing space and so generates some incredible stats - we bring you 33 of them. Enjoy!

How to Smash the Corporate Barriers That Kill Video Marketing Success

How to Smash the Corporate Barriers That Kill Video Marketing Success

It's rare that a marketing department or agency doesn't encounter some kind of resistance to their video marketing efforts, but when that resistance is coming from high up in the corporate management chain, you will need all the tactics at your disposal to change opinions. Learning how to avoid the cultural pitfalls that are holding you, your team and your company back could transform your video marketing potential.

71% of Marketers Confirm Video Converts Better Than Other Content [Study]

71% of Marketers Confirm Video Converts Better Than Other Content [Study]

Incorporating video content into your digital marketing strategy is an incredibly effective way of reaching your target audience. But it never hurts to have some research that backs that approach up, right? A new study confirms that online video has been found to convert better than other forms of digital content, with 71% of respondents indicating it helps conversion and lead generation.

The Industry Experts Talk Building Your Brand on YouTube

The Industry Experts Talk Building Your Brand on YouTube

The meteoric growth of YouTube has given brands the opportunity to reach their target audiences directly, without having to go via traditional broadcast channels. At the 2014 ReelSummit, industry experts discussed how brands can capitalize on the popularity of YouTube, along with the best methods to reach and connect with their audience.