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Facebook Hits 8B Video Views Per Day, Wants To Be Best Site to Watch and Share Video

Facebook has fired its biggest shot across the bow to YouTube, promising to innovate the platform so the site becomes the best place to watch and share videos. With more than 8 billion video views every day on Facebook, the site is taking its investment in video, mobile and advertising very seriously indeed.
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How-to Discover Trending Videos: 6 Ways to Search Social Media Like a Pro

If you want to generate truly engaging video content, you’ll need to put in time and effort to research and discover the trending topics that will appeal to your target audience on social media. Using the following tips and tools you can discover what's trending in the video world on each social network.
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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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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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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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Facebook Video Billionaires: Record Breaking August Views

For the first time ever, three Facebook pages have generated over 1 Billion video views in a single month. All are compilation pages, which upload video content that is going viral elsewhere, but their huge numbers of followers ensure that the video posts get millions of views per upload.
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Facebook Content ID for Video is Coming, Addresses Freebooting

The issue of freebooted video content being uploaded to Facebook is a serious issue for many media companies, brands, and creators. But today, Facebook has publicly addressed the problem and promised more robust rights management for licensed video content.
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How Buzzfeed is Taking Over the World - One Video at a Time

In July 2015, videos uploaded to BuzzFeed properties generated over 1.9B views across the main video platforms, and 5 out of the top 20 most watched videos in the past 90 days are videos posted to Buzzfeed accounts. We take a look at how Buzzfeed is taking over the world, one video at a time.
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Why Vine Compilations are Killing it on Facebook

Vine is the third most popular video platform in terms of views, but the micro-videos are also a huge hit on Facebook, as Vine aggregator pages upload the 6 second videos to their own fans.
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Why Each Social Video Platform Needs its Own Story Telling Strategy

Did you know that the most popular type of video content on Instagram revolves around pop culture, or that user-generated videos uploaded to Facebook tend to do better than other types of video uploaded to the networking site? Each of the main social video platforms has its own unique identity and audience, which is why video marketers need to create a different story telling technique for each.
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Why the YouTube 301+ View Counter Change is Important

The YouTube view counter freezing at 301+ views has been a source of frustration for many creators over the years, even though it was introduced to stop spammers inflating views by whatever means they could. Now it's being dropped in favor of more up-to-date stats, and that's a good thing for everyone.