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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.

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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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7 Tips for Looking Good for Webcam/Google Hangouts [Creator's 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.
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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.
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The Importance of Video Long Tail: Don't 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.
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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.
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YouTube's 'Subscribe' Trailer: An Intriguing Part of the New Channel Design

With everyone able to opt in on the new YouTube channel design, there is one particularly intriguing feature in which content creators should take advantage: the subscribe trailer, which will be visible to only the people who visit the channel page who are not subscribed.
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Using Video SEO To Steal Clicks, Localize Results and Increase Conversion Rate

BodyLogicMD discovered that by embedding videos into important landing pages, their company started dramatically shooting up in search rankings. They also had a plan for spammers who took up some of that valuable search result real estate. Here's how BodyLogicMD found a way to shoot nearly to the top with their strategy.
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How to Increase Watch Time in YouTube with Skip Annotations & Chapter Markers [Creator's Tip #79]

Chapter markers can enhance your video's engagement by giving the viewers choices to find the content they need without having to scrub through the whole video looking for it. This is especially useful when it comes to long-form content like a Google Hangout or a speech/lecture video. Learn how to create YouTube skip annotations that work as chapter markers so as to keep your viewers engaged and increase your videos' watch time.