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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.

Video is No Longer an Option, It's Go**amn Mandatory

Video is No Longer an Option, Its Go**amn Mandatory

Visitors to the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit were given a strong introduction to the proceedings with a video from Bonfire Labs, which declared that, "Video Is Mandatory." Here's a look at the video, and once you've seen it...is video mandatory?

Why Video Sharing Matters More Than You Might Realize

Why Video Sharing Matters More Than You Might Realize

While a lot of us care about how many views a video gets, it's really the sharing that matters most, especially for brands--when friends share with friends, video gets instant credibility from it, and it doesn't have the intrusiveness of a brand directly marketing to a consumer.

The Cure for Videos Suffering from Television Syndrome and Viralitis

The Cure for Videos Suffering from Television Syndrome and Viralitis

Brands often suffer from "Television Syndrome" and "Viralitis" when it comes to creating video, expecting the things that work on TV to work on YouTube, or shooting for a viral video when "virality" is more for entertainment value than brand lift. So what's the cure?

Why Video Is So Important To the Future of Marketing

Why Video Is So Important To the Future of Marketing

How exactly do you grab viewers attention with video? It's pretty much down to a science these days. And knowing what engages people when it comes to video is critical in marketing. Here are some of the keys to video engagement.

Tips to Unlock the Power of YouTube for Brands

Tips to Unlock the Power of YouTube for Brands

How do you optimize your presence on YouTube? Here are a few tips and tricks that will get you going in the right direction. Great content requires great analytics so that you can uniquely position your videos in the right places at the right times.

How to Create Unique, Compelling, Entertaining or Informative Content

How to Create Unique, Compelling, Entertaining or Informative Content

Creating compelling content...it's an impossible thing to teach but it does have certain qualities you should be aiming for. What does the Contemporary American Theater Festival have to say about creativity that we can apply to video?

How To Track Unclicked Video Ad Impressions With Google Analytics

How To Track Unclicked Video Ad Impressions With Google Analytics

Google Analytics is essential for understanding how your site and marketing is performing. Now, they have introduced a new feature which allows advertisers to track unclicked video ad impressions to see how they still contribute to the conversion process.

Bet Raise Fold Documentary Gives the Lowdown on Poker Life, Black Friday

Bet Raise Fold Documentary Gives the Lowdown on Poker Life, Black Friday

Bet Raise Fold comes from filmmakers Taylor Caby, Jason Rosenkrantz, and Ryan Firpo, who do a great job uncovering the reasons for what is known as "Black Friday" in the online poker world, and how it affects three players who relied on online poker to make a living.

The Golden Rule in Video Marketing: Know Thy Audience

The Golden Rule in Video Marketing: Know Thy Audience

This article explains how to better know your audience when it comes to video marketing campaigns and how that expertise will directly relate to conversions. Creating video without the knowledge of who you want to specifically target can make for a tough marketing strategy.

YouTube Views: Three Simple but Important Ranking Factors

YouTube Views: Three Simple but Important Ranking Factors

YouTube’s emphasis on watch time over number of views has changed the game for video marketers. Win it by telling a narrative with the three most important pieces of metadata you have: title, thumbnail, and description.