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.

YouTube Tops Facebook, Twitter, & All Social Media In User Satisfaction

YouTube Tops Facebook, Twitter, & All Social Media In User Satisfaction

Facebook has all kinds of gaudy statistics at their disposal. They have more users than pretty much any online service (over 600 million), and their usage statistics (logins, time spent on site, posts, interactions, etc.) are through the roof. But there's one significant measurement where, ...

The YouTube Black Hole: Where Good Videos Go To Die

The YouTube Black Hole: Where Good Videos Go To Die

We're missing out on a ton of great videos, and something has to be done about it. I've been thinking a lot about video curation lately. It's Nalts' fault, really—he's the one that got me started off down that line of thinking with his awesome ...

Web Video + Social Media Together Drive The Most Brand Engagement

Web Video + Social Media Together Drive The Most Brand Engagement

We've been talking about the expansive eMarketer report, "7 Trends For Online Video Advertising Engagement," for most of this week, breaking down the first four trends they've outlined over two articles (part 1 & part 2). This is our third and final look, focusing on ...

SocialEyes Launches Unnecessary Video Chat for Facebook

SocialEyes Launches Unnecessary Video Chat for Facebook

A new venture from RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser aims to do what Chatroulette couldn't--succeed in the world of video chat. The company is called SocialEyes, and is co-founded by Rob Williams, who also worked at RealNetworks. The secret weapon? Facebook, apparently. SocialEyes will allow you ...

Social Video Optimization Vs. Video Search Optimization: Which is Better?

Social Video Optimization Vs. Video Search Optimization: Which is Better?

With the heavy convergence of video in both search results and social media, do we now need to distinguish business strategies for optimizing video for search engines versus social media channels? Is social video optimizing just about placing videos for YouTube and social networking sites ...

How to Add Video to LinkedIn's New Company Profile Feature

How to Add Video to LinkedIns New Company Profile Feature

LinkedIn has now included space to add video on your company services profile "home page" as well as on each individual product or service page. Read my step-by-step how-to tutorial for how easy this is to do yourself, and some of my own special tricks ...

Exclusive Interview With The Creators of The Shaving Helmet Hoax Video

Exclusive Interview With The Creators of The Shaving Helmet Hoax Video

I've been talking about the now-famous head-shaving helmet video for a few weeks now. First I featured it in one of my weekly round-ups of the latest and greatest viral success stories. A few days later, CNN revealed the video as a hoax and spoke ...

What Makes for Social Video and Do Creative Agencies Get It?

What Makes for Social Video and Do Creative Agencies Get It?

What do companies mean exactly when they say they do "social video?" Is it just about creating a video that's creative and entertaining, and placing your video on social networks? Or do you need to be doing a lot more? I explore some of the ...

TwitPic Adds Support for Video Uploads, Confuses Me

TwitPic Adds Support for Video Uploads, Confuses Me

TwitPic is moving beyond photos by rolling out support for video. In a blog post yesterday, the company states their intention to be your one-stop shop for sharing media of all varieties via Twitter. Users can now upload video from the TwitPic website, from their ...

Do Video Production Professionals Now Need To Know Social Video Marketing?

Do Video Production Professionals Now Need To Know Social Video Marketing?

I interviewed several video production pros and friends of ReelSEO: How important is social media for your business? Do you need to know and do it for your own marketing purposes, or your clients'? Learn what social media marketing activities they're doing with their own ...

Is Facebook Video Losing Steam? of Course It Is

Is Facebook Video Losing Steam? of Course It Is

Though Christopher already covered the latest comScore report, in particular focusing on the implications for mobile operating systems and mobile video, I wanted to touch on another piece of the report: Facebook. Specifically, it appears that Facebook's time as a dominant source for video may ...

SocialCam App To Offer Mobile Video + Social Video Sharing

SocialCam App To Offer Mobile Video + Social Video Sharing

Justin.tv is willing to learn and adapt to their users behavior. For example, the live-streaming video app they launched in 2010 was used by a lot of customers, but not for live video. In fact, over 90% of the video uploaded using the app was ...

The Definitive List of Facebook Video Apps for Facebook Pages

The Definitive List of Facebook Video Apps for Facebook Pages

We've talked a lot at ReelSEO about Facebook video marketing and video apps, so it was only a matter of time before we combined all the options into one big list. So here you go, our ReelSEO Show Reel of Facebook Video Apps, with a ...

YouTube Is The Third Most Blocked Website, Facebook First

YouTube Is The Third Most Blocked Website, Facebook First

A new report released today from OpenDNS--a DNS resolution service--casts some light on how businesses are treating social networking and online video websites--at least in terms of how employees spend their time while on the clock. While brands are racing to engage customers on social networking ...

YouTube Acquires Fflick To Help Connect Users With Videos Across The Web

YouTube Acquires Fflick To Help Connect Users With Videos Across The Web

After a day or two filled with rumors, YouTube has finally made an official announcement on their acquisition of Fflick, a service that analyzes social media conversations to help discover great new video content. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, though it ...