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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.

The Video SEO War is Over … and YouTube Won!

The Video SEO War is Over … and YouTube Won!

When it comes to finding your videos on your own personal website in Google search, you're best off having a YouTube video embedded there, according to data discovered by Searchmetrics. This might shock you, but videos from pretty much any other source don't rank too well.

How Do YOU Market Video Online? Take the 2013 Video Marketing Survey

How Do YOU Market Video Online? Take the 2013 Video Marketing Survey

ReelSEO and the Web Video Marketing Council want to know how you market video. What kind of content are you putting out? What platforms do you use? What kind of SEO tactics do you implement to get your video seen? In 2012, 81% of marketers used video in their programs. How much more or less do we use it now?

How UCP WORK Charity Connects Their Story to YouTube [Interview]

How UCP WORK Charity Connects Their Story to YouTube [Interview]

We talked to Marty Kinrose at UCP WORK, Inc, an affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy that has launched a YouTube channel in the past week. We asked Marty what the challenges of running a charity with no government funding are, and how he hopes YouTube will spread the word.

The Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for April 2013

The Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for April 2013

Three is the magic number in this month's Unruly Global Viral Video Chart. That's because for the first time in the chart's long history three ads launched in the same month also made it onto the top 20 most shared ads of all time. On ...

Creative Women Join Forces on 'Wonderly' [Interview]

Creative Women Join Forces on Wonderly [Interview]

Women looking to find content and create content should take a look at Wonderly, which encourages creativity in every realm of expression: writing, music, cooking, drawing, etc. Wonderly's network creates a great amount of video, including entries from Megan Tonjes, Ophelia Dagger, Overly Attached Girlfriend, and Squaresville.

YouTube Firefox Browser Add-ons to Tailor Your YouTube Experience

YouTube Firefox Browser Add ons to Tailor Your YouTube Experience

Here's a whole load of extensions for Firefox that can tailor your YouTube experience exactly how you want it. And what's more, this isn't nearly all of the things that you can find on the Firefox Addon Page. So let's dive in and see what you can do to put the "You" in YouTube.

An In-Depth Look at Adobe's Next Generation of Pro Video Apps

An In Depth Look at Adobes Next Generation of Pro Video Apps

Adobe is revealing the next generation of their professional video and audio products: Adobe Story, Prelude, Premiere Pro, Audition, After Effects, SpeedGrade and Media Encoder. The company is clearly embracing the market for video production and is ever more committed to delivering value to pros from pre to post - and then some - AND, ReelSEO got a sneak peek look at the new features.

Meet The 'Kids' Behind Premium Video Content [INTERVIEW]

Meet The Kids Behind Premium Video Content [INTERVIEW]

We talk to Jason Berger of Kids At Play, who have made web series on Yahoo and YouTube channels like LOUD and IGN Start, as well as creating social video campaigns with top brands, like Purina. What is the formula for their success?

The YouTube Advertiser Wish List: YouTube, Get On This (Part 3)

The YouTube Advertiser Wish List: YouTube, Get On This (Part 3)

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.

YouTube, Get On This (Part 2): The YouTube Wish List Continues

YouTube, Get On This (Part 2): The YouTube Wish List Continues

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.

YouTube, Get On This (Part 1): The YouTube Wish List

YouTube, Get On This (Part 1): The YouTube Wish List

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.

7 Tips for Looking Good for Webcam/Google Hangouts [Creator's Tip #83]

7 Tips for Looking Good for Webcam/Google Hangouts [Creators Tip #83]

Webcams can be a little lacking in functionality, so it's important to be able to understand what you can do for a great presentation. Sound is important, too. These 7 simple tips are easy to implement, so there's no reason why your webcam session can't be a good one. So let's dive right in and see what we need to do to put our best foot forward.

North Korea Propaganda Video Fails YouTube Creator Playbook Standards

North Korea Propaganda Video Fails YouTube Creator Playbook Standards

The North Korean video showing an attack on the United States is getting all sorts of play today in the news. But what could the uploaders have done to make this a better experience? Let's take a look at all the mistakes they made to increase engagement.

The Importance of Video Long Tail: Don't Focus Solely on Opening Numbers

The Importance of Video Long Tail: Dont Focus Solely on Opening Numbers

An often underestimated aspect of a video is its long-tail capability. Many times, the views a video gets after its initial burst are bigger than the initial burst itself, and it can be overlooked. While each week or so content creators are focusing on that new video, a little love given to the library can go a long way.

Recognizing the Signal and the Noise in Online Video Rankings

Recognizing the Signal and the Noise in Online Video Rankings

What can Nate Silver's "The Signal and the Noise" teach us about online video metrics? While Silver's book doesn't talk about the subject specifically, we can use concepts lined out in the book to better separate the signal from the noise when it comes to the often confusing measurement of online video numbers.