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YouTube and Google: The VERY Best April Fools’ Day Pranks, 2008-2013

Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day and in the next day or so we can expect around two dozen April Fools’ Day pranks from Google and YouTube. We take a look back at some of the very best jokes from the company from the past few years. How many will they fool this year?...

Why You Should Not Disable YouTube Comments

If you are a brand or a creator on YouTube, you may be tempted to disable the comments on your videos, especially if they are always overwhelmingly negative On this week's Creator's Tip, we but we want to give you a few reasons why you might want to reconsider that decision....
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Programmatic Video Ad Buying: A Nuts and Bolts Guide

Programmatic video ad buying is changing the face of video advertising, as we see automated systems make the media buying decisions rather than individuals. Still confused? Read our handy nuts and bolts guide and find out the benefits for ad buyers and publishers. ...

YouTube Agree To Take Action Against Child Exploitation Video Content

Google has confirmed that they are taking significant action to block results pertaining to child abuse videos and images which should prevent 100,000 keywords and key phrases from appearing in their search results. The move comes after considerable pressure from the British Government. ...

Google’s Hummingbird Update And The Implications For Video SEO

Google introduced a new algorithm last week and it is expected to affect up to 90% of global search results. We take a look at the implications for video marketing and how user intent behind a search is now far more important that the actual keywords used. ...

How PewDiePie Made It to the Top of YouTube’s Subscriber Throne [Video]

Yeah, you might be over the age of 25 (or even 18) and wonder how PewDiePie did it. But there wasn't any magic to it. He makes videos every day that young people watch, 15-20 minutes a day. And believe me, YouTube's algorithm noticed. The Game Theorists' video illustrates this perfectly....

Google’s New SEO Changes Coming This Summer

Google is updating the search algorithm again. One possible effect to video is the targeting of sites that use advertorials without full disclosure. There are a number of other black hat spamming techniques being addressed, but Google's Matt Cutts explains it better than I do in a video Google released....

How To Outrank the Competition in YouTube Search

Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a ton of changes at YouTube including a major change to their search algorithm, new annotations functionality, te...