YouTube Marketing

The latest news, trends & tips for YouTube, including YouTube marketing, advertising, SEO and more… Here we share best practices maximizing YouTube, whether that means getting engagement, views, shares, conversions, or optimizing videos on YouTube for search, we’ll teach you all we know. We’ll keep you up to date on all the newest YouTube trends, features, strategies and best practices for YouTube videos and YouTube channels.

Fan-Made Video Game Content Crushing Brands on YouTube by 19-to-1

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!

TrueView Formats, Vimeo vs. YouTube, and YouTube Email Notifications [TubeTalk #27]

TrueView Formats, Vimeo vs. YouTube, and YouTube Email Notifications [TubeTalk #27]

On this week's ReelSEO Tubetalk podcast we discuss the type of ad formats for AdWords for Video, also known as TrueView advertising. We also tell you how you can get an email notification when a YouTube channel releases a new video, and we contemplate the pros and cons of YouTube vs Vimeo for business videos.

GoPro: One of the Biggest YouTube Success Stories Ever

GoPro: One of the Biggest YouTube Success Stories Ever

GoPro may be one of the biggest YouTube success stories ever. In 2011, the company generated revenue of $234.2 million, by 2013, the figure was $985.7 million. In 2013, their customers uploaded approximately 2.8 years worth of video featuring 'GoPro' in the title to YouTube, and GoPro focused video content generated 1 billion views last year.

How Many Views Per Hour is Your Video Getting on YouTube?

How Many Views Per Hour is Your Video Getting on YouTube?

As a brand, creator, or video marketer, there is nothing more exciting - or nerve-racking - than tracking how your video content is performing in the hours, and days after its upload. We know that 42% of social shares occur within the first 72 hours, and that those shares can be tracked across Facebook, and Twitter. But how is that video faring on YouTube in terms of views per hour?

YouTube Embeds, Skippable Ads, and Video Topics [TubeTalk #26]

YouTube Embeds, Skippable Ads, and Video Topics [TubeTalk #26]

How do you customize the YouTube embed player? What do skippable ads mean for YouTube marketers, creators and users? How to develop an advice series for your channel? We answer these questions and more this week on ReelSEO's TubeTalk podcast.

Hump Day vs. State Farm Jake in the Battle of YouTube Memes

Hump Day vs. State Farm Jake in the Battle of YouTube Memes

The challenge for the car insurance business is that talking about their products is kind of boring. So insurers have taken to TV, and to YouTube, with humorous ads that will make their name memorable with viewers. On YouTube, these videos have the added benefit of being shared, re-uploaded, or even re-enacted by people who enjoy them, but who is winning the battle of the memes?

Gamers Turn to YouTube For a Virtual Taste of E3 2014

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.

Why Google Is Right To Be Worried Over Yahoo's Plan to Rival YouTube

Why Google Is Right To Be Worried Over Yahoos Plan to Rival YouTube

YouTube needs to spend less time comparing itself to cable networks and more time comparing itself to other video content properties, if it is to ride the threat that Yahoo could present to Google's video service later this summer. We take a look at why the Yahoo plans could shake up YouTube and why it needs to stay focused.

Maybelline vs. MAC - What Will YouTube Beauty Vloggers Be Wearing on Date Night?

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.

Stop YouTube Auto-play, Optimal Video Length, Parasocial YouTube Relationships [TubeTalk #25]

Stop YouTube Auto play, Optimal Video Length, Parasocial YouTube Relationships [TubeTalk #25]

In this week's TubeTalk podcast, we discuss the psychological influence YouTubers have on their fans. Also, we tell you how to prevent auto-play when browsing multiple YouTube videos, and highlight the very best length for tutorial videos on YouTube.

11 Ways To Double Your YouTube Subscribers (Without Buying Them)

11 Ways To Double Your YouTube Subscribers (Without Buying Them)

If you are a brand or a creator using video as a marketing tool then, as with any other medium, you need to build a loyal fan base. Anyone can watch your video, but not everyone will have the inclination to subscribe so they can engage further with your brand. Here are 11 sure-fire ways that you can generate more lovers of your channel.

How Much Responsibility Do YouTube Creators Have to Their Fans?

How Much Responsibility Do YouTube Creators Have to Their Fans?

Does the phrase 'Parasocial relationships' mean anything to you? It's a fancy term for the kind of one-sided connection built up between celebrities, and their fans, and it's a condition that absolutely flourishes on sites like YouTube. Rock star creators are in the front line when it comes to attracting this type of attention, and they probably have a much bigger impact on people's lives than they realize.

YouTube is Changing: What That Means for Brands TODAY

YouTube is Changing: What That Means for Brands TODAY

We are always on the lookout for new trends that are flying just below the radar or are hidden in plain sight, and we think we've just spotted some that should change the way brands launch their YouTube video campaigns. We provide you with new insights and help you successfully navigate the evolving world of online video.

Are You Guilty of Making These 13 YouTube Mistakes?

Are You Guilty of Making These 13 YouTube Mistakes?

YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, and the largest video site by a country mile. That means there is plenty of competition in every vertical, and endless ways that your video can fall through the gaps when it comes to views and engagement. However, you may be looking for extra ways for your video marketing campaigns to fail even further?

How To Verify Your YouTube Account [Creators Tip #143]

How To Verify Your YouTube Account [Creators Tip #143]

On this week's Creator's Tip we discuss the two different ways you can verify your account with YouTube. The first is the verification of your account, and we will talk about the benefits of that. The second is the verification of your YouTube name, which gives you that little checkmark of authenticity next to your channel, but that's not so easy to attain.