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Fun Video Friday: Simpson's Treehouse Horror And Drive Thru Skeletons

Fun Video Friday: Simpsons Treehouse Horror And Drive Thru Skeletons

There's a distinctly autumnal feel to our choice of videos this week from the ubiquitous use of pumpkin spice to the way cats behave when the weather starts turning a little cooler. We also see the best Simpsons opening credits ever and an epic rap battle from Rhett & Link.

Throwback Thursday: The First Videos From YouTube's Top Stars

Throwback Thursday: The First Videos From YouTubes Top Stars

Some of our favourite YouTube celebs are masters of the engaging, well produced video, which is why they are at the top of their profession. We all have to start somewhere though and here's a fascinating look at some of the first offerings from PewDiePie, iJustine and Epic Meal Time.

YouTube Wants To Keep Creators In The Loop With Pulse Newsletter

YouTube Wants To Keep Creators In The Loop With Pulse Newsletter

There have been many changes to YouTube recently, and there's probably an awful lot more to come which is why they have decided to launch a newsletter, Creator Pulse, aimed at creators and partners who want to keep up with anything that might affect them or their channel.

Disney Launch Vine Account, $1000 Daily Prize For User Generated Content

Disney Launch Vine Account, $1000 Daily Prize For User Generated Content

Disney are tapping into the craze for filming anything that moves by offering a daily prize of $1000, and an overall winner's prize of $10,000, for user generated content uploaded to Vine that captures the spirit of Disney World or Disneyland.

Lady Gaga, Eminem To Headline First Live Streamed YouTube Music Awards

Lady Gaga, Eminem To Headline First Live Streamed YouTube Music Awards

It was inevitable really. YouTube are to hold their own Music Awards in November 2013 and the whole event promises to be massive with voting taken place across social networks and headline acts like Gaga and Eminem taking to the stage. Twerking entirely optional.

The Month In YouTube: September 2013

The Month In YouTube: September 2013

There were many new features and updates to YouTube in September 2013 and we've kept track of all the major ones. The site announced new royalty free music tracks, a troll blocking feature and the ability to download videos to mobile devices to watch off line.

ReelSEO @ SMX East: Quick And Easy Video

ReelSEO @ SMX East: Quick And Easy Video

SMX East 2013 is one of the biggest digital marketing conferences on the East Coast and we'll be there! Join ReelSEO as we discuss the best ways to create and distribute quick and easy video content for your site or for your client.

ReelSEO Viral Video Of The Week: Mercedes Chickens

ReelSEO Viral Video Of The Week: Mercedes Chickens

Mercedes believes that disco chickens are the best vehicle to promote their new suspension feature and who are we to argue? Their new video has already attracted 2.6 Million views on YouTube so it looks like they made the right decision.

Fun Video Friday: Firemen And Kittens Edition

Fun Video Friday: Firemen And Kittens Edition

There are so many great videos around at the moment and we've picked our favourites for your enjoyment. There's everything from firemen rescuing kittens to Justin Bieber to Twitter musicals and plane crash supercuts. Enjoy!

Throwback Thursday: The First Ten Videos Posted To YouTube

Throwback Thursday: The First Ten Videos Posted To YouTube

YouTube is 8 years, 5 months and three days old today so let's celebrate that significant date with a look at the first 10 videos uploaded to the site - the ones that survived anyway. Happy Throwback Thursday!

YouTube Across The World: What's Trending And What's Unique To Us

YouTube Across The World: Whats Trending And Whats Unique To Us

YouTube is a global phenomenon so it's obvious that the viewing habits of users will differ wildly depending where in the world they are. A new tool from MIT tells us what's been trending where and which videos have an international reach.

YouTube Launches Royalty Free Music Resource For All Users

YouTube Launches Royalty Free Music Resource For All Users

YouTube have launched a small but significant audio library of 150 royalty free instrumental tracks that video creators can use as much as they want with any monetary charge or copyright issues. Using unlicensed music on YouTube is a headache for all concerned so this is a welcome feature.

Ding Dong! YouTube Trolling Comments Are Dead - Or Are They?

Ding Dong! YouTube Trolling Comments Are Dead   Or Are They?

For the second time in a week YouTube have announced a major change and today it takes the form of a much welcomed and much needed upgrade to the comments system. Sick of spamming and trolling on the site? YouTube will allow you to block certain users or keywords and will give priority to comments from your G+ network and other video creators.

Grand Theft Auto V, Call Of Duty Lead YouTube Trailers For Summer 2013

 Grand Theft Auto V, Call Of Duty Lead YouTube Trailers For Summer 2013

Summer time is blockbuster time and the Gaming, TV and Movie industries all teased their audiences with some great trailers that attracted millions of views. YouTube has just announced the top trailers for this summer and we take a look at the winners.

Walmart Turn To Online Video With Shark Tank Type Reality Series

Walmart Turn To Online Video With Shark Tank Type Reality Series

Walmart are giving the American public the chance to vote on their favourite product in a new web series. Walmart will carry the winning entry in their on and offline stores and provide marketing and publicity support. The first show is out today - we think the dog wheelchair is the best thing ever.