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What Makes a Video Go Viral? 3 Unruly Tips for Social Video Success

What Makes a Video Go Viral? 3 Unruly Tips for Social Video Success

Unruly Media announced the world's first social video lab last Wednesday and we were able to ask Dan Best, Unruly's Planning Director, some questions about it.  It's a lab that was created to turn the virality of a video from a question to a science, to give brands …

Channel Discovery and Design for Brands: The YouTube Advertiser Playbook – Part 5

Channel Discovery and Design for Brands: The YouTube Advertiser Playbook   Part 5

The Advertiser Playbook isn't much different from the Creator Playbook as it gets into this section, but for brands, it might be more important to have a nice channel layout that attracts the eye.  For those of you who'd like to take a look back …

YouTube’s Keyword Suggestion Tool Stinks for Keyword Research, Works Great for Amusement

YouTubes Keyword Suggestion Tool Stinks for Keyword Research, Works Great for Amusement

One tool YouTube gives creators is the Keyword Suggestion Tool.  This "keyword research" tool allows you to enter a basic phrase as to what your video is about, and then it gives you a list of possible keywords and phrases that you can attribute to …

The #1 Key to a Successful Video Marketing Content Strategy (Creator’s Tip #44)

The #1 Key to a Successful Video Marketing Content Strategy (Creators Tip #44)

It doesn't matter whether you are producing video for fun, profit or to market your brand, products or services, all video content has some kind of strategy surrounding it whether you are aware of it or not. In this week's Creator's Tip, we address the …

How To Spot Black Hat YouTube SEO & Spamming in Action

How To Spot Black Hat YouTube SEO & Spamming in Action

Awhile back, we pointed out a video that obviously paid for its views, or found some sort of loophole in the system that had trumped up the view count.  These bought views (spam), either by bots or other services, obviously don't represent real engagement, but …

8 Best Practices to Optimize Video Landing Pages for Search

8 Best Practices to Optimize Video Landing Pages for Search

Last month, I participated in a webinar for Liveclicker all about optimizing e-commerce video for search. I presented on both optimizing video landing pages (onsite) for search as well as SEO for YouTube.  In reality, these best practices are applicable to any video strategy and not specific to e-commerce …

A Comprehensive List of Online Video Ad Types and Formats, Pros and Cons

A Comprehensive List of Online Video Ad Types and Formats, Pros and Cons

The online video advertising offerings continue to expand and I thought I would go through the whole list of them and give some of my thoughts on the pros and cons of each. I won't go too deeply into specific products from ad networks, just …

4 Key Considerations for Business-to-Business Video Content [ReelPop Q&A]

4 Key Considerations for Business to Business Video Content [ReelPop Q&A]

ReelPop Q&A is a weekly question and answer series made possible by Poptent.  Each week we will choose to answer one question from a reader relating to best practices and strategies for online video marketing and advertising.  If you would like us to answer your …

What Are The Types of Metadata Online Video Creators Can Use?

What Are The Types of Metadata Online Video Creators Can Use?

During my research of metadata, I have run across some interesting discussions about it.  The basic definition of metadata is "stuff that describes the thing," but not all metadata is the same.  Metadata can be created by those who make the video, or generated by …

Understanding The Life Of Video Metadata From Production To Publishing & Why It’s So Important

Understanding The Life Of Video Metadata From Production To Publishing & Why Its So Important

When we usually refer to "metadata" with regard to video, we're talking about all the textual information that accompanies a video and helps search engines better understand the content as well as helps users find a video on the internet.  As an example, in the …

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