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Is YouTube Really Bigger Than Facebook? The Numbers Say Yes

Is YouTube Really Bigger Than Facebook? The Numbers Say Yes

Some marketers, brands, retailers and storytellers still find it hard to believe that YouTube has just passed Facebook and is now the largest social media site. We take another look at the figures, and suggest what can be done with the data.
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YouTube is Now Bigger Than Facebook in the U.S.

YouTube has just passed Facebook and is now the largest social media site in the U.S. Yes, that's right - the largest social media site. So, isn't it time we stopped treating video sharing sites as if they are social outcasts?
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68% of U.S. Viewers Choose YouTube to Watch Online Video

When it comes to online video consumption, YouTube is still the go-to site for the majority of viewers in the US, with live TV broadcasts, and VoD site Netflix coming in a way behind. According to a recent report, 68% of respondents said it was the Google owned video portal that fulfilled most of their video viewing needs.
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How YouTube is Changing the Way We Research Consumer Electronics [Study]

Did you know that when it comes to videos about consumer electronics, branded product teasers are the most popular on YouTube? Did you also know that when that product is released, it's user-generated content from independent vloggers that attracts the most attention? A new report from Pixability highlights the way brands are missing out on huge opportunities to engage with potential customers and fans.
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Why Are Instavids Getting Less Shares than Vines or YouTube Videos?

Video on Instagram was launched with a good deal of fanfare a year ago on June 20, 2013. But its first birthday came and went on Friday without much celebration. The site confirms that 200 million active Instagram users have shared 20 billion photos, but they’re strangely silent about the number of videos shared in the last year. Is it because Instavids are getting less shares than Vines or YouTube videos?
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49% of 30-to-49-year-olds Watch Online News Video

According to a recent report, 36% of all U.S. adults, catch up on their news via online video, with those under age 50 the heaviest consumers of digital news videos. In fact, 48% of 18-to-29-year-olds, and 49% of 30-to-49-year-olds now watch online news video. But should traditional broadcasters be worried?
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Fan-Made Video Game Content Crushing Brands on YouTube by 19-to-1

Gaming walk-throughs are one of the most popular verticals on YouTube, but did you know that views of videos from independent creators vastly outnumbered those released by game publishers, even accounting for all paid promotions of those videos on YouTube? This ratio was remarkably consistent across the board, with earned media averaging 95% of all video game views. In other words, YouTube users watched fan-made videos over brand-made videos at a rate of 19 to 1!
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By 2018, 84% of Internet Traffic Will Be Video Content [Study]

According to the new study, video is predicted to account for an unprecedented 84% of all Internet traffic by 2018, an increase of 6% over the video's current slice of the online pie. That's the equivalent of 4.5 trillion YouTube clips. 4K video, and the 'Internet of Things' are also going to play a bigger part in our internet consumption in four years time.
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Gamers Turn to YouTube For a Virtual Taste of E3 2014

Can't attend E3 2014? Join the hundreds of thousands of other gamers who are virtually attending the industry-only event via YouTube Live streaming, and real-time information updates. Brands like Sony are also using YouTube to reach fans throughout the event.
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Maybelline vs. MAC - What Will YouTube Beauty Vloggers Be Wearing on Date Night?

You may have heard of top beauty vloggers like Michelle Phan, but there are tens of thousands of other women on YouTube who are also making videos about similar topics. These videos can range anywhere from a few views to millions of views. Octoly took at look at the data on earned media for beauty brands.
Who Is Racing Ahead on YouTube? An Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Benz Case Study youtube audi bmw mercedes own earned media 260x170

Who Is Racing Ahead on YouTube? An Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz Case Study

Car manufacturers are very familiar with races on the track. But what about competition on YouTube? Today we put the Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz brands to the test to find out how each are doing in terms of owned and earned media. All three are German luxury brands that perform well in the U.S. and across the world. But how well do they do on the world's No. 1 video platform?
U.S. Viewers Spend 23 Minutes a Day Watching Online Video [Report] online video consumption 2014 IAB 260x170

U.S. Viewers Spend 23 Minutes a Day Watching Online Video [Report]

As NewFronts 2014 comes to an end, new research asserts that original digital video content consumption for adults in the U.S. increased by 15% compared to last year. Around 52 million adults now tune into original video content each month, with the ability to choose their own schedule being a major driver for many viewers.
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Nope, Using a Celebrity Won't Make Your Video Go Viral [Report]

Advertisers who use celebrities to drive shares of their videos are wasting their marketing budgets, according to a new report published today by Unruly. The report found very few viewers cited the famous faces on display on this years Super Bowl ads as a key reason why they would share those ads with their social networks.