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Engagement, Not Views, is Driving Today's YouTube

Engagement, Not Views, is Driving Todays YouTube

We all are a bit guilty of checking out a video's view count and using it as its one and only metric for success.  Although more critical thinking has made view counts less important, it's still the easiest way to judge a video's success.  But ...

Not Focused on Mobile Video? You Should Be! More than 50% of U.S. Mobile Subscribers Have Smartphones

Not Focused on Mobile Video? You Should Be! More than 50% of U.S. Mobile Subscribers Have Smartphones

Nielsen just put out the March 2012 numbers of smartphone penetration in the US and for the first time, it's topped 50%. That means an estimated 150 million. If you're not putting your video in formats that they can consume yet, get on it!

Internet and Mobile Video Up, TV Down Says Nielsen [Infographic]

Internet and Mobile Video Up, TV Down Says Nielsen [Infographic]

I stumbled upon a pretty cool infographic from Nielsen I thought I would share. It takes a look at media consumption on each screen for the past few quarters. There's nothing alarming here, TV took a small dip and in 2011 vs 2010 and other ...

Teens Embrace All Facets of Online Video from Creation to Consumption

Teens Embrace All Facets of Online Video from Creation to Consumption

Teens are a key demographic for a lot of brands and companies, so understanding what they are doing is vital to getting into their heads. Turns out, according to new research from Pew Internet, what they're doing, is video based.

Advertising is Major Concern for Online Video Consumers Internationally [Study]

Advertising is Major Concern for Online Video Consumers Internationally [Study]

Accenture recently did a study on Video Over Internet Consumers and there were some pretty interesting findings in the report. Today I'm going to look at perceived problems with online video from the consumer standpoint which had some pretty surprising stuff.

Companies Focus in on Video for Branded Content Marketing

Companies Focus in on Video for Branded Content Marketing

Back in 2009, 37% of North American companies used video for content marketing.  Last year, that number rose to 52%.  While almost every company uses websites, e-mails, and print media to get their message across, video is becoming more and more important.  We all knew ...

The History of Digital Video File Formats [Infographic]

The History of Digital Video File Formats [Infographic]

Real Networks has put together a quick history of digital file formats for video. While they glaze over the pre-digital era (which would have probably been really interesting) they did dive deep starting in 1984 with the first digital video standard. Accompanying all the major ...

Video Ad Impressions Reach Record Numbers in March 2012

Video Ad Impressions Reach Record Numbers in March 2012

Toot the tooters and clink the clinkers, honk the honkers and hoot the hooters, it's comScore video metrix time again. OK, maybe skip the hooters. Did you know that 181 million Americans watched video online in March? Did you know that online video advertising impressions ...

Survey Says: MP4 the Leading Format for Video Professionals [Infographic]

Survey Says: MP4 the Leading Format for Video Professionals [Infographic]

Sorenson makes some pretty great software and video services and have a large user base. So they decided to ping the user base and see what kind of trends are ongoing in terms of video file formats and usage within that user base.

Connected TVs in more than 1/3 US Homes, Get Moving on Your Strategy!

Connected TVs in more than 1/3 US Homes, Get Moving on Your Strategy!

The new Emerging Video Service VI report from Leichtman Research Group shows that around 38% of US Homes now have a connected TV in them. I've been telling everyone for about a year that this was going to play a major role in online video ...

Video Positively Impacts Brands & TV Show Engagement Across Demographics Reports Digitas

Video Positively Impacts Brands & TV Show Engagement Across Demographics Reports Digitas

Some new research numbers have come in from Digitas showing the effectiveness of online video for brand uplift and user engagement. They pinged some 2,211 Americans (18+) back in late March with Harris Interactive. Among the findings of the report was the fact that 46% ...

Consumer Insights into Online Video for eCommerce Shopping

Consumer Insights into Online Video for eCommerce Shopping

When I wrote up the first part of this interesting whitepaper from Invodo, (Retail Video Builds Consumer Confidence & Aids in E-Commerce Purchase Decisions) I said I'd be back with part two which looked at the more technical aspects of online video for shopping from ...

Read It Later Says More Internet Users Saving Videos to Watch Later: Like DVR for the Internet

Read it later is an online app that basically lets users save articles and other content online to "read it later". However, it turns out, many of their users aren't doing any reading, except perhaps for subtitles and annotations, because they've been saving videos for ...

Young Adults Most ‘Contagious Carriers’ in the Viral Video Spread of ‘KONY 2012’

Young Adults Most ‘Contagious Carriers’ in the Viral Video Spread of ‘KONY 2012’

On July 25, 2007, Mary Madden, Senior Research Specialist for the Pew Internet & American Life Project, said, "Young adults are the most ‘contagious carriers’ in the viral spread of online video.”  On Mar. 15, 2012, a new report on the viral “KONY 2012” video ...

The Power of Web Video for Link Building: Video Attracts Links

The Power of Web Video for Link Building: Video Attracts Links

Casey Henry over at SEOmoz did some number crunching on the posts there to get a grip on what kind of in-linking was going on and what kind of content was generating the in-links. In terms of quality, four of the top five categories had ...