Mark R Robertson

Creators Tip 144 - How To use Advanced Search on your Channel

How to Use Advanced Search Feature in YouTube Video Manager

If you have a lot of video content uploaded to your YouTube channel, it can be hard to find to the exact video you are looking for, particularly if your content is related to just one or two topics. In this week's Creator's Tip, we show you how to use the advanced search tool in your Video Manager, to help you find the exact videos you are searching for.
Creators Tip 143 - How to verify your YouTube channel

How To Verify Your YouTube Account / Channel

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.
Creators Tip 141 - Amplyfing your videos with social media

How Brands Should Use Social Media to Engage With Their Viewers

People are drawn to online video because they can interact with the creators in ways that they can’t on television. For you, as the online video marketer, that means you can interact with your audience at scale and built a community around your content on YouTube. But how do you promote your video content using social media?

Hack Your DSLR For All-day Battery Life [Video Production Tip]

The dreaded dead battery is the bane of on location shooting with DSLRs that run in the 2-3 hour battery life range. But with this simple hack, you can have nigh infinite video shooting with 10 minutes of time and minimal expense. Plus, there is no actual modification to the camera itself. Now, get out there and shoot without boundary.
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Best Practices for Promoting Your YouTube Videos with Paid Media

The key to success on YouTube is not only producing great videos, but also to make sure that your target audience sees them. On this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss how you can do that through paid views using Google’s Adwords service. We take a look at some of the best practices you can use to optimize your content for paid advertising.
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Top 5 Branded Video Campaigns Q1 2014

Who scored the top spot in the quarter with a single video in the campaign? What brand had two of the top five campaigns and what do half of these videos actually have to do with the brands they represent? Clearly, that is becoming more and more of a moot point as they rack up millions and millions of views each quarter. So what is the "it" that they all have in common? Check out Visible Measure's top 5 branded campaigns of 2014's first quarter.
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Branded Videos Total Over 2.4B Views in Q1 2014

VIsible Measures runs down the numbers for branded video in Q1 2014. Did it stay on pace with the amazing year that was 2013 or taper off? Which branded video had everyone captivated and scored the number one spot in campaigns (you won't be all that surprised I imagine). Which creative agency had the most views in the quarter and does top 5 campaign equal top 5 brand? Find out all this and more...inside!
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Late Night Best Time for Mobile Video Ad CTR, Completion Rate on Phones

Wondering when to place that mobile video ad? Is morning, afternoon or late night best for you? It totally depends on what you are looking for. Do you want more people to see the ad? More to watch the whole thing? Or are you looking for more clicks? Recent research shows the perfect daypart to put that mobile video ad in front of the audience you are looking for.
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Which Live Streaming Site Has 45M Viewers Per Month?

There is a rabid fan base out there consuming billions and billions of live video streaming minutes each month. You might have an idea of the site, which draws on average, 45 million unique viewers a month, and you might not. They have grown from a category, into a spin off, into a major Internet video force and they show that when you build it right, as in really, really right, they will come, and continue to come for months and years.
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Media Buyers See Big Value in Multi-Platform Advertising

Multi-platform advertising is a hit with agencies and marketers and many of them do spend and plan on spending more in cross-platform media buys. The NewFronts, now in their third year, are making their impact felt in video ad budgets..
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Digital Video Ad Spend Creeping Up on TV, Marketing Budgets Shifting

The IAB was curious as to what agencies and marketers were doing with the ad budget in terms of TV and digital video. With the third year of the NewFronts upon us it seems like a good time to dive into the research. The trend? We all know the trend... TV is losing ground to digital video advertising. But is the money coming directly from the former's budget and into the latter's?
ctr of mobile video ads

Duration of Mobile Video Impacts CTR and Completion Rate Differently

How does the duration of the mobile video ad impact metrics like completion rates and click through rates? Does a longer ad mean more drop off and less clicks or is there some plot twist in the story? The only way to truly find out is to dive right in and check out what the Mobile Marketing Association's latest research came back with.
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Skippable Mobile Video Ad Completion Rates Low, CTR Near Non-skippable

The Mobile Marketing Association has put out its first report on mobile video benchmarks. As a first go round it's not bad and offers some interesting insights, while lacking some more specific information. Still, it does a decent enough job of looking at CTR and completion rates for skippable and non-skippable mobile video ads in three major formats, linear video, interstitial and value exchange (incentivized).
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YouTube Playlist Tweak Gives Viewers Better Way to Curate Videos

YouTube devs have tweaked the playlist feature to give users better ways to use them and easier ways to find the content they want to watch. The question is, are you properly using playlists to get the most out of them and get the videos in front of the people who want to watch them?

Mark R Robertson


Mark Robertson is the Founder of ReelSEO (now Tubular Insights). He is a YouTube Certified, video marketing expert, popular speaker, and a passionate thought-leader within the online video and search marketing industries.