YouTube has just passed Facebook and is now the largest social media site in the U.S. Yes, that's right - the largest social media site. So, isn't it time we stopped treating video sharing sites as if they are social outcasts?
Google has released the Creator Studio app for iOS devices and this app is no slouch. With the increasing importance of mobile in the video market, this app provides a one stop shop for creators to see all of the most important details about their channel on the go.
When it comes to online video consumption, YouTube is still the go-to site for the majority of viewers in the US, with live TV broadcasts, and VoD site Netflix coming in a way behind. According to a recent report, 68% of respondents said it was the Google owned video portal that fulfilled most of their video viewing needs.
Earlier this year, YouTube ran an ad campaign to promote three of the biggest YouTube stars with ads appearing across TV, magazines, and out-of-home advertising as well as on Google-owned properties. The three partners that YouTube chose to feature for the first phase of this ad campaign were Michelle Phan, Bethany Mota, and Rosanna Pansino. So, how did it work out?
YouTubers BarelyPolitical have made a video that addresses the biggest complaints that users have about the site, including those big hits, Google+ integration, live-streaming issues, frustration with monetization, MCN's, and lack of views. It's hilarious and well worth watching.
Get ready YouTubers for there is yet another change to the site, and to the way you interact with others. The YouTube InBox has gone, replaced with a new feature called "Messaging". The old InBox is read-only as of next week, although all users will still have the ability to read, and download their old correspondence, if only for a limited time.
Facebook has confirmed that it is adding a new metric to its video ranking algorithm that will affect how much video content a user will see in their own News Feed. 'Watch Time' will now be taken into account, and users who love watching videos can expect to see more of this type of content, and users who don't engage as much will see less.
When using Google, not every query will trigger Universal Search Results, but a new study from Searchmetrics, states that 85% of search queries in the U.S. do, with video content now appearing for around 65% of user queries. No surprise that 54% of those video results are for YouTube videos.
On YouTube, brand videos site side-by-side with user-generated, or fan-made videos. These independent creators may choose to make videos supportive of the brand, or they may act as detractors. Coca-Cola has a very active World Cup ad campaign running on YouTube, but one fan-made video is catching all the views. And the brand aren't responding to this particular meme.
YouTube will drop music content from indie artists who haven't signed up to the site's new premium music-streaming service. And we're not talking obscure little bands here, but global megastar acts like as Adele, Radiohead, and Jack White - musicians for whom YouTube has been a major promotional tool.
ReelSummit is going to be a must-attend event for marketers, storytellers, brands and retailers who are serious about online video. We’re delighted to announce that executives from Google/YouTube, JW Player, and Pixability will also be joining us at the July 24th-25th event in San Francisco.
Can't attend E3 2014? Join the hundreds of thousands of other gamers who are virtually attending the industry-only event via YouTube Live streaming, and real-time information updates. Brands like Sony are also using YouTube to reach fans throughout the event.
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.
186.1 million Americans watched online videos last month, that's very slightly down from March 2014, but Google sites still dominate the video content properties chart, and VEVO still maintains its rock-solid lead as the YouTube channel with the most unique views.
The rumor that YouTube will pay $1 billion to acquire Twitch is great news for YouTube and makes perfect sense. Google created a great feature with Google hangouts and although they integrated it well with YouTube, it never gained traction as a community based streaming tool. Acquiring Twitch, even at the steep cost of $1 billion, would instantly give YouTube the top online streaming community.