Social Video

Social Video = Social Media + Online Video +/_ Marketing. What is social media and how does web video play a role in social media marketing? These news articles, tips, interviews, research, how-to tutorials, etc… are focused on the interplay of social media and online video. Learn how to leverage hosted video and/or video from video sharing sites like YouTube across social media outlets like Facebook, Linked-in, Twitter and Digg.

How-to Get the Most YouTube Video Views Via Facebook [#TubeTalk #54]

How to Get the Most YouTube Video Views Via Facebook [#TubeTalk #54]

How do you get the most views for the YouTube videos you upload to Facebook? What is YouTube's own secret to success for promoting its video uploads on Facebook? We discuss the best strategy on this week's TubeTalk podcast.

2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Results: Biggest Social Video Movement EVER?

2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Results: Biggest Social Video Movement EVER?

The ALS #IceBucketChallenge was a uniquely video-orientated phenomenon that swept across the world in a matter of days over the summer of 2014. It dominated the social feeds of hundreds of millions, and is the biggest video meme ever with 1.3 Billion Views.

Hey YouTube! Why Make it So Difficult to Share Video Ads?

Hey YouTube! Why Make it So Difficult to Share Video Ads?

Social virality should be a key metric in the success of a video advertising campaign, because sharing videos ads enables viewers to become brand champions by endorsing the content across their social networks. But why does YouTube make video ad sharing so difficult?

10 of the Best Christmas Videos to Share with Friends and Family

10 of the Best Christmas Videos to Share with Friends and Family

Christmas is the time for sharing, so we bring you 10 of the best festive holiday-themed videos from 2014 to share around. Please feel free to re-gift this playlist with everyone you know who isn’t a regular reader of ReelSEO. You're welcome.

Direct Video Uploads Surpass YouTube Shares on Facebook - For First Time!

Direct Video Uploads Surpass YouTube Shares on Facebook   For First Time!

For the first time ever, user-uploaded video content on Facebook has overtaken YouTube uploads to the social networking site, with the Facebook video auto-play feature taking credit for the increase in popularity.

85% of Adults Visit YouTube at Least Once a Month, More Than Facebook, Twitter

85% of Adults Visit YouTube at Least Once a Month, More Than Facebook, Twitter

While Facebook remains the social network with the most users, more online adults visit YouTube every month to watch video content. But in the last 6 months, Facebook has only seen a 2% growth in users, compared to 25% for YouTube.

What are the Top Six Social Video Trends for Brands in 2015?

What are the Top Six Social Video Trends for Brands in 2015?

Brands, agencies, and video marketers should already be gearing up for next year's campaigns, but what are the top social video trends of 2015, and how can brands take advantage of the opportunities around them?

Facebook Accounts for 60% of Global Video Shares, Twitter 14% [Report]

Facebook Accounts for 60% of Global Video Shares, Twitter 14%  [Report]

There's a new breed of super-user on the internet, and they are responsible for driving 83% of video shares across social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter. As a whole, we are also sharing videos faster than ever before, with 42% of videos being shared across social network feeds within 3 days of upload.

Didn't See That Coming! THIS Surprise Tip Will Increase Video Sharing [Toby's Creator Tip #166]

Didnt See That Coming! THIS Surprise Tip Will Increase Video Sharing [Tobys Creator Tip #166]

Do you want your viewers to share your videos across their social networking sites? Of course you do! In this week's Creator's Tip, we show you a very simple trick that will help encourage people to share your videos on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and other social media.

Facebook Video Views and Posts: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Facebook Video Views and Posts: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

It's been 18 months since YouTube released any concrete statistics about views or uploads. In the meantime, we are being bombarded with data about video consumption on Facebook and how the site is out-performing YouTube when it comes to video views. But should we put our faith in every statistic we read?

Facebook Premium Video Ads Aren’t Making the Social Network New Friends

Facebook Premium Video Ads Aren’t Making the Social Network New Friends

Facebook started testing its Premium Video Ad model in 2013, as a way of enabling advertisers to drive their branding objectives in other people’s News Feeds. But the video ads aren't the “game changer” that some had predicted, and advertisers shouldn’t expect Facebook users to go wild when they see them.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For September 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For September 2014

The launch of the new iPhone 6 attracted a huge amount of attention for Apple last month, both good, and bad, but it was Ikea, not Apple, that grabbed the top spot for the most shared video ad of September 2014. “Experience The Power Of The Bookbook” showcased the Swedish company’s new catalogue with a perfectly pitched parody of Apple’s branding.

Facebook Video Auto-play Driving Up Mobile Costs (How to Stop That)

Facebook Video Auto play Driving Up Mobile Costs (How to Stop That)

Facebook’s video auto-play feature has had a mixed reception from users who either welcome its convenience, or who find the whole format to be incredibly intrusive. No matter which camp your feet are firmly planted in, if you have the feature enabled, videos that start to play automatically as you scroll through your News Feed could led to increased cell phone costs.

How to Add Closed Captions to Facebook Videos

How to Add Closed Captions to Facebook Videos

Now that Facebook users are watching 1 billion videos on the site every day, any opportunity to make that video content accessible to all users is welcome. Facebook has now enabled the ability to add closed captions to videos uploaded to its site (if you are in the U.S.).

Facebook Users Watch 1B Videos Per Day, 65% Via Mobile

Facebook Users Watch 1B Videos Per Day, 65% Via Mobile

Facebook's drive to make video content an integral part of everyone's New Feeds is paying off handsomely as the site has reported that users of the social network watch an average of 1 billion videos per day. Video views have increased by an incredible 50% between May and July of this year, and around two-thirds of daily views are via mobile devices.