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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.

Using Cross-Promotions & YouTube Video Collaborations to Increase Viewers: The YouTube Creator Playbook

Using Cross Promotions & YouTube Video Collaborations to Increase Viewers: The YouTube Creator Playbook

A prevalent theme of the YouTube Creator Playbook touches on the social aspect of the site.  In previous sections, the playbook says that you need to encourage people to like, favorite, and comment on your videos in addition to using Facebook, Twitter, and other blogs ...

How to Increase YouTube Video Views Through Tent-Pole Events: The YouTube Creator Playbook

How to Increase YouTube Video Views Through Tent Pole Events: The YouTube Creator Playbook

The calendar is filled with a number of special events that get people excited: Halloween, Christmas, the Super Bowl, and those aren't nearly the only ones.  When it comes to online video, releasing content that capitalizes on the buzz surrounding those events can also mean ...

Video SEO Tips For YouTube: Reel Video Producer Tips #4

Video SEO Tips For YouTube: Reel Video Producer Tips #4

The YouTube Creator Playbook is a goldmine for anyone looking to improve their video marketing efforts. It's jam-packed with tips, suggestions, and actionable advice on virtually every aspect of using YouTube. For this week's video producer tip from The Reel Web, we look at some ...

Google Plus Open To Everyone, Adds Killer Video Features To Hangouts

Google Plus Open To Everyone, Adds Killer Video Features To Hangouts

Google Plus, the social networking service that has long been in a restricted field test, is now officially in beta. That's right, folks, you can stop leaving comments on this post asking people to invite you and just head on over and sign up yourself ...

5 Video SEO Tips to Help Elizabeth Warren Beat Scott Brown

5 Video SEO Tips to Help Elizabeth Warren Beat Scott Brown

I liked Grant Crowell's article, "5 Reasons the Latest Michele Bachmann Political YouTube Video Sucks!”  And I want to get on the bandwagon by providing five video SEO tips to help consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren beat US Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts next year.

The Importance Of Publishing Video Frequently & Regularly - YouTube Creator Playbook

The Importance Of Publishing Video Frequently & Regularly   YouTube Creator Playbook

Your first video hits YouTube and you get lucky, and you get quite the audience.  This is fantastic.  People are coming to realize what you thought all along: that you are talented and have a perspective that is unique and entertaining.  You get tons of ...

How To Choose The Correct YouTube Channel Type For Your Video Content

How To Choose The Correct YouTube Channel Type For Your Video Content

So you want to upload videos on YouTube and you're ready to start a channel.  You go to the settings, you give your channel a name, and then there's this thing called Channel Type.  You click on it and there's these six options that come ...

Orcs Must Die: YouTube Annotations & Interactive Video Marketing At Its Best

Orcs Must Die: YouTube Annotations & Interactive Video Marketing At Its Best

As many of you know, I am a gamer. I am proud of that fact because not only is it my hobby, but also my job as I am a video game journalist. But every once in a while something happens in that arena that ...

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 9 - A Social Video Checklist & Conclusions

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 9   A Social Video Checklist & Conclusions

This is our ninth and final installment of the Social Video Blueprint series--which would have appeared last week were it not for a few hiccups. Throughout the last 10 weeks, we've explored social video from all angles, from its very definition to some of the ...

Creating A Call to Action For Your Video - The YouTube Creator Playbook: Part 2

Creating A Call to Action For Your Video   The YouTube Creator Playbook: Part 2

So now, you've got awesome content and you know you'll be able to put out new videos each and every week. You believe you're a web video star in the making, and it's only a matter of time before truckloads of cash just start piling ...

How To Make An Infinite White Background For Your Videos - [Creator's Tip #3]

How To Make An Infinite White Background For Your Videos   [Creators Tip #3]

Every week we aim to provide a producer tip for video producers, a short and simple lesson that we hope you find useful in your own video creation efforts. For this week's producer tip we're going to go behind the scenes of The Reel Web ...

The YouTube Creator Playbook, Part 1: The First 15 Seconds

The YouTube Creator Playbook, Part 1: The First 15 Seconds

About a month ago, YouTube released the YouTube Creator Playbook. It's a step-by-step guide to follow when creating your content and searching for viewers. In the next few weeks, we will attempt to break down the entire playbook one section at a time. With over ...

How To Make Video Openings That Increase Viewer Attention - Reel Video Producer Tips #2

How To Make Video Openings That Increase Viewer Attention   Reel Video Producer Tips #2

This week's creator tip comes straight from YouTube's official blog, and concerns the first few seconds of your video. Many creators attempt to use a logo or a piece of music to create a bit of a consistent branding message to open their videos. But ...

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 8: Social Video Best Practices

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 8: Social Video Best Practices

Over the past seven weeks, we've used this series to take a deep dive into social video marketing, analyzing the benefits to both the brand and the fans. And if you've been following along, you know that social video succeeds when companies focus on creating ...

Make Your Videos Easy To Share - Reel Video Producer Tips #1

Make Your Videos Easy To Share   Reel Video Producer Tips #1

Every week we bring you The Reel Web, ReelSEO's very own video series featuring news and notes from around the online video world. We also include a weekly video producer tip--some piece of advice or instruction that video producers can put into action right away ...