Greg Jarboe

Consumers Use YouTube For Shopping

64 Percent of Consumers Use YouTube to Review Electronics Before Purchase

Consumers are turning to YouTube as part of the buying process with 1 in 4 using the site for advice, inspiration, or to search for product reviews. 26% of shoppers confirm that they use online video for gift ideas, and 64% those looking to purchase new tech will watch video content about the electronic product as part of the purchase cycle.
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Consumers Turn to Google for Christmas Shopping Ideas, YouTube for Christmas Cheer

People search Google and YouTube in different ways, and in the run up to Christmas, we take a look at some of the top festive searches currently trending on both platforms. Video marketers still have time to prepare their holiday campaigns and take advantage of consumer interest in all things Christmassy.
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Why Micro Moments Matter for Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter Video

Google, Facebook, and Twitter have all recently released guidelines around micro moments. Micro moments are events that really matter to people like births, and marriages, or memorable sporting events. Video marketers need to be ready to make content that taps into these special moments in people's lives.
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Squatty Potty Serves Up Frozen Unicorn Poop in New Video Marketing Campaign

Many consumers will be familiar with the Squatty Potty after the product's appearance on Shark Tank. But, now the brand wants to bring the product to the attention of everyone, and have teamed up with the legendary Harmon Brothers on an innovative new video marketing campaign - featuring soft serve unicorn poop ice cream.
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Ad Blocking: The Real Economic Impact on Small Video Publishers

Ad blocking software is causing real harm to small video creators who rely on the revenue generated by carrying advertising. With 34% of U.S. adults actively using apps to block ads, we look at the effect on video publishers of losing out on this vital revenue scheme.
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Facebook Micro Moments: How Video Marketers Can Make the Right Connections

Did you know that new parents spend 1.4X more time on Facebook mobile than non-parents. Or that conversations about lost phones can generate over 51 million posts, comments, shares, and likes in an average month? Facebook does - and that's a goldmine of information for video marketers.
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YouTube Shopping Ads: Now Making It Easier to Shop for Your Favorite Products

YouTube has announced the introduction of 'Shopping Ads' which will allow brands and creators to sell their products and services directly to the user. This new feature makes the retail possibilities endless. For instance, now almost any brand can partner with the top YouTube influencers in their category and transform a video into a digital store front. And that's a game changer!
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85 Percent of Companies Find Success with a Video Marketing Strategy

A recent study suggests that the majority of brands who employ a video marketing strategy find the approach successful. But inadequate resources and budget, plus a lack of good content marketing ideas are proving a real challenge for many companies.
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Attn Video Marketers: Thanksgiving is Bigger on YouTube than Black Friday

Nearly 90% of Google users also use YouTube, but people search Google and YouTube in different ways. Take Thanksgiving and Black Friday for example. Black Friday is now a more popular search term on Google than Thanksgiving, but on YouTube it's Thanksgiving terms that people are searching for more.
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How Video Marketers Can Use Google's Brand Lift Surveys for Extra Juicy Data

Did you know that Google provides extra metrics and data to video advertisers via its Brand Lift Surveys feature? If you are already using Adwords to run your video advertising campaigns, then you can set up a survey very quickly for no extra cost. It could provide the data you need to increase ROI on your advertising.
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Which Video Creators Own Halloween on YouTube?

Halloween is fast approaching, and it's one of the annual tentpole events that both video creators and video marketers can really get behind. But which creators have generated the most views in the last year with their spooky videos based around this unique event in the calendar?
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Google Makes Video Advertising Easier, Merges YouTube TrueView With AdWords Dashboard

Up to now, video advertisers working on both 'YouTube TrueView' and 'AdWords for Video' campaigns would have to jump back and forth within Adwords to manage TrueView Ads. But Google has just announced that TrueView is joining 'Search', 'Display', and 'Shopping campaigns' within the AdWords interface, and managers will at last be able to take advantage of the bulk tools available.
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Online Video: How Consumers Use Resources to Research and Buy

Google's 'Consumer Barometer' gives video marketing teams an insight into how shoppers are using the Internet and video to research, review, compare, and purchase goods and services across the world. With data in 10 product categories across 45 countries, it's a resource all marketers should be using to create campaigns around a target audience.

Greg Jarboe

President & Co-Founder of SEO-PR

Greg Jarboe is President and Co-Founder of SEO-PR, an award-winning content marketing agency. He is also the author of "YouTube and Video Marketing: An Hour a Day" as well as a contributor to four other books.  He is an instructor in two Rutgers Business School Executive Education Mini-MBA programs as well as the Video and Content Marketing faculty chair at Simplilearn. In addition to ReelSEO, he also writes for The SEM Post and Momentology.