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YouTube: Mobile Watch Time, Programmatic Ad Revenue on Increase

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has announced its financial results for Q3 2015 and YouTube is one of the stars of the show. Mobile watch time, particularly via the YouTube app, is on the increase, and YouTube's earnings from advertising has also shown a significant increase.
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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Final Trailer Generates 130M Views, Helps Smash Box Office Records

The new full-length trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has set the Internet alight again this week. All the buzz helped generate over 83M video views for the clip across YouTube and Facebook in the first few days alone. And those stats are just for official uploads, you can add another 50M or so for fan videos, re-uploads, and user-generated content.
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Why YouTube Red is a Step In the Right Direction for Online Video

YouTube has confirmed details of its new subscription service which will provide an ad-free user experience for viewers who sign up. It's a huge change in the YouTube business model, but we think it's a step in the right direction for those who want to get the most out of the site.
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PewDiePie: YouTube Channel Review - Through the 'Reel' Wringer

Want to know what makes superstar gamer PewDiePie so successful on YouTube? Our 'Through the Wringer' series takes a deep dive into his channel to review the content, promotion, optimization, and community strategy of the world's biggest YouTube star.
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How-To Get a YouTube Custom URL With Just 100 Subscribers

YouTube has lowered the number of subscribers a channel needs before it can claim a custom URL. Now you can change your YouTube channel's URL even if you only have 100 subscribers. We show you how in 5 easy steps.
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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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6 Killer Tips to Make Your Custom Thumbnails Pop

A great custom thumbnail for your video is one of the best ways of encouraging viewers to click through, especially if they unfamiliar with your content. We bring you 6 best practice tips to make sure you are optimizing these images the best you can.
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Is the YouTube Algorithm Becoming Too Predictable?

As the world's biggest video site, YouTube is constantly updating its algorithms to best serve its users, creators, and advertising partners. But lately, it appears YouTube may favor a certain type of content - and that's making the user experience a little frustrating.
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Football on YouTube: Branded Videos Generate 22% More Views [Report]

Football, or soccer, is one of the most popular sports both on and off-line, and a new report from Tubular confirms what an impact it has had on online video in the last year. Did you know that football-related video content generated a staggering 37 billion views across the major social video sites in 2014?
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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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How YouTube Channel CuteGirlsHairstyles Turned a Hobby into a Brand

CuteGirlsHairstyles, a YouTube channel dedicated to recreating hairstyles, has 3.7M subscribers. But what makes it really unique is how the family behind the videos built a brand out of a hobby. Now their twin daughters are finding success on YouTube too - and brands are racing to work with the family.
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17 Video Marketing Tips for a Winning Strategy [Free Whitepaper]

Do you want to keep up with best practice in optimising, distributing, and marketing your video content? At ReelSEO, we've put together 17 of our best and most effective video marketing tips in a free whitepaper that you can download today! All the tips are actionable and you can start implementing them as part of your video marketing campaigns right now.
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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.