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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.

7 Very Cool IFTTT Recipes, Tasks & Tricks for YouTube

7 Very Cool IFTTT Recipes, Tasks & Tricks for YouTube

If you haven't got enough minutes in your working day to complete all the tasks you need to, then an automated system, or tool, can prove to be one of your most invaluable assets. In this post, we're going to take a look at IFTTT, and how video marketers, bloggers, creators or anyone who wants to save a few minutes a day, can utilize the cloud-based software for their YouTube activity.

Video Marketing Strategies: The Hard and Soft Call-to-Action

Video Marketing Strategies: The Hard and Soft Call to Action

The call-to-action stage is where we hope to influence the viewers onward journey, providing them with a compelling reason to take a suggested action. But strangely, this all important stage is often 'hard wired'. In 99% of videos it will be to contact the company, place an order or some other similar definite action. So, is there a better way?

How to Tag and Track Referral Traffic from a YouTube Description Link [TUTORIAL]

How to Tag and Track Referral Traffic from a YouTube Description Link [TUTORIAL]

As part of your YouTube marketing strategy, you should always include a URL in the description to guide the viewer back to your website. This is especially important for product and service landing pages. But are you tagging and tracking those URLs? We show you how to.

YouTube Creator Playbook for Brands: What it Takes to Get it Right

YouTube Creator Playbook for Brands: What it Takes to Get it Right

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.

73% of Consumers More Likely to Make a Purchase After Watching a Video [Report]

73% of Consumers More Likely to Make a Purchase After Watching a Video [Report]

In a new report, 73% of consumers confirmed that they were more likely to buy a product or sign up for a service if they first watched a business video that explained the product to them. A staggering 96% said that video content was useful when making purchasing decisions online.

YouTube and the Beauty Industry: How Brands are Getting Crushed [Report]

YouTube and the Beauty Industry: How Brands are Getting Crushed [Report]

The big beauty brands may dominate TV and the glossy magazines but they are being crushed on YouTube when it comes to views, likes, comments and engagement. In fact, only 3% of YouTube beauty views belong to the big cosmetic and beauty brands.

How Much Does an Animated Explainer Video Really Cost to Make?

How Much Does an Animated Explainer Video Really Cost to Make?

An explainer video is going to introduce your company to the world so it has to look and sound as good as possible. But what are the real costs involved in producing a great explainer video, particularly an animated one? Our handy guide explains what's involved and why it pays to spend that extra budget.

82% Marketers Say Video Email Marketing is Effective [Survey]

82% Marketers Say Video Email Marketing is Effective [Survey]

60% of marketers are using video for email marketing purposes with 82% of those surveyed for our report confirming that video within email has been an effective part of their online campaign strategy.

Forget Views! Two Video Metrics That Really Matter, Especially for YouTube

Forget Views! Two Video Metrics That Really Matter, Especially for YouTube

If you are running a video marketing campaign, view counts are a very ineffective way to measure how well your video is doing, especially on YouTube. We take a look at two metrics that you should be measuring your video content against.

65% of Marketers to Produce 10+ Videos for Marketing Purposes in 2013 [Report]

65% of Marketers to Produce 10+ Videos for Marketing Purposes in 2013 [Report]

On location shoots and testimonials were the top video styles chosen by marketers this year and over 65% of those surveyed for our report confirmed that they were producing 10 or more videos for marketing purposes. This and more from our 2013 Online Video Marketing Survey and Business Video Trends Report.