Video Trends & Research

Online video industry market research coverage. Internet video analysis, studies, reports, statistics, trends, and other research about the online video industry. Mobile video research, broadband usage, video consumption, video advertising trends, and other market research and statistics covering the online video market.

Five Reasons Advertisers Should Adopt Interactive Pre-roll

Five Reasons Advertisers Should Adopt Interactive Pre roll

Here are five reasons why interactive pre-rolls (Polite Pre-Roll, Ad Selectors, and In-Stream Takeovers) are redefining what video can achieve and why advertisers should continue to adopt these units.

Google Announces New Video Chat Feature And Video Codec

Google Announces New Video Chat Feature And Video Codec

Google's annual developer conference, the I/O, introduced a number of new features including a new video codec aimed at reducing bandwidth, a new cross platform 'all in one' video chat service and a music streaming rival to Spotify. Oh, and they also confirmed the latest YouTube stats.

Netflix And YouTube Lock Down 49% Of US Residential Internet Traffic [Study]

Netflix And YouTube Lock Down 49% Of US Residential Internet Traffic [Study]

In terms of volume of traffic to US homes, video is the star of the internet with over half of mobile and fixed data usage attributable to video content alone. Netflix and YouTube lead the way, of course, with YouTube now responsible for over 20% of mobile downstream traffic in North and Latin America and Europe.

The Current Top 10 Most Subscribed Channels on YouTube

The Current Top 10 Most Subscribed Channels on YouTube

As of May 2013, here are the top subscribed channels on YouTube. After SMOSH has broken a number of records and will likely be the first channel to hit 10 million subscribers soon, a look at the other channels and what they do seemed to be in order.

Unruly Unveils Top Vine Metrics and 100 Most Tweeted Vines

Unruly Unveils Top Vine Metrics and 100 Most Tweeted Vines

Unruly has come out with their "100 Most Tweeted Vines" list. 5 Vines are shared every second and are 4 times as likely to be shared than branded online videos. What this means is incredible opportunities for brands to take advantage of the 6-second platform.

YouTube's Top 10 Video Ads for April 2013

YouTubes Top 10 Video Ads for April 2013

AdWeek's Top 10 Most-Watched YouTube Ads include two of the most discussed ads in the past couple of weeks, but also a few you may not have seen. Old Spice makes the list a couple of times, along with a fantastic Call of Duty ad.

New York City Museums Making Video Work: 49 Million Views and Counting

New York City Museums Making Video Work: 49 Million Views and Counting

Museums around the New York City area are using video to their advantage: Around 49 million views since their channels were launched in 2007, according to a study conducted by It's News to You. These videos do great in informing, educating, and making people want to see these events in person.

Mobile Video Viewing on the Rise: Why It Matters [Study]

Mobile Video Viewing on the Rise: Why It Matters [Study]

Mobile video is on the rise, and that's not a shock. But the rate at which it is going up is: it's becoming increasingly important to know who is watching mobile video and why. Also, the rise of tablets as a major video consumption device is a big reason to understand mobile viewing habits.

The State of the Video Ad Industry in 2013 [Charts]

The State of the Video Ad Industry in 2013 [Charts]

The online video ad industry finds itself in a very unique position in mid-2013; in some ways it is experiencing rapid growth while in others it is showing undeniable signs of maturity. This article summarizes the state of a very complex and exciting industry in five simple charts.

India is Loving Video Twice As Much Than Before, According to comScore

India is Loving Video Twice As Much Than Before, According to comScore

India doubled the number of videos they watched in March 2013 compared to March 2011. This is due to increased viewership, increased video-watching, and increased time spent watching videos. While it's actually a small percentage of the population, viewership keeps rising at a phenomenal rate.

YouTube Trends Adds Nifty Map for Popular Videos Across the U.S.

YouTube Trends Adds Nifty Map for Popular Videos Across the U.S.

YouTube Trends has added a map that will allow you to see what videos are conquering which regions of the country, complete with nifty clickable thumbnails. You can break it down by age, gender, views and shares, and just have a grand old time interpreting the data.

Online Views Dominate Q1 2013 US Video Ad Market [Report]

Online Views Dominate Q1 2013 US Video Ad Market [Report]

The first 3 months of 2013 saw an increase of 84% for U.S. ads viewed via a desktop PC or laptop compared to Q1 2012. Mobile devices saw a year on year increase of 27%. Consumer products and financial services spent the most ad dollars on video ads during Q1 2013.

Creativity and Fan Engagement Will Dictate the Future of Music Videos

Creativity and Fan Engagement Will Dictate the Future of Music Videos

Marketing music videos are different than they used to be back when MTV first launched on cable back in 1981. Now, up-and-coming artists who don't have massive radio airplay need to do creative things to get views and drive engagement.

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?