A metric is a measure for quantitatively assessing, controlling or selecting a person, process, event, or institution, along with the procedures to carry out measurements and the procedures for the interpretation of the assessment in the light of previous or comparable assessments.
Metrics are usually specialized by the subject area, in which case they are valid only within a certain domain and cannot be directly benchmarked or interpreted outside it. This factor severely limits the applicability of metrics, for instance in comparing performance across domains. The prestige attached to them may be said to relate to a ‘quantifiability fallacy’, the erroneous belief that if a conclusion is reached by quantitative measurement, it must be vindicated, irrespective of what parameters or purpose the investigation is supposed to have.
In business, they are sometimes referred to as key performance indicators, such as overall equipment effectiveness, or key risk indicators. In the field of…

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Facebook Raises its Video Game with Revenue Share for Brand Creators

There were 56.4 Billion video views on Facebook in June 2015, compared to 34.8 Billion views for YouTube. Now, some creators and brands will get the chance to monetize their video content on Facebook as part of an ad revenue scheme. But don't get too excited yet, as you'll need to become an official Facebook partner first.
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Is 'Attention' the New Metric Video Advertisers Need to Pay Attention To?

Impressions have always been the standard metric when it comes to video advertising, but there's a new KPI in town - the 'Attention Index'. This measures the shift in consumers’ attention, and the impact that has on ad effectiveness. Is 'Attention' the new metric the video advertising industry needs?
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6 Killer Reasons Why YouTube Is Still King of Online Video

From the amount of hype and buzz other video sites have received in the past couple of years, you'd think YouTube was dead in the water. But far from it. Google's video platform still has some killer features that make it the king of online video.
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Why Are Advertising Execs Rooting for Facebook Video Ads?

A recent report states that advertising executives favor Facebook over YouTube when it comes to ad spend. But agencies and brands need to pay very close attention to metrics beyond views if they want to evaluate video advertising on any platform or app.

YouTube Celebrates 5 Years of TrueView With New Interactive Cards

YouTube are introducing Interactive Cards for TrueView ads, a new feature which will make video ads a much more engaging, and interactive experience for viewers. The Cards will work across all screens and all devices, including mobile.
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How-to Calculate ROI from Adding Closed Captions to YouTube

Captioning on YouTube is a much discussed topic among YouTubers with the cost usually being the main concern. To help alleviate some of this uncertainty, 3Play Media has introduced a free tool that will calculate the Return on Investment of captioning your YouTube channel.
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TV Everywhere Video Ad Views Increase by 368% in Q3 2014

Viewers who are signed up to TV subscription, or TV Everywhere, services are becoming increasingly receptive to online video advertising. 46% of long-form and live video ad views now come from users signed up to a TV Everywhere service, an increase of 368% compared to Q3 2013.
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Adobe, Nielsen to Measure Online Video Reach, But What About Engagement?

Adobe and Nielsen have just announced they are collaborating to track and measure digital assets including online video, and online TV. But the new system can only measure online video in terms of reach, and size of audience, when engagement should be the metric that publishers and advertisers need to track.
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Online Video Views Jump 43% in One Year, Internet TV by 388% [Report]

The growth of online video continues, as the latest benchmark report from Adobe confirms that we watched 38.2 billion videos in Q2 2014, an increase of 43% year-on-year. Thanks to major sporting events, online TV views increased by a staggering 388%.
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How Activision is Crushing it with YouTube Influencers & Fans

Activision's 'Call of Duty' YouTube channel has more than 2.3 million YouTube subscribers, and has generated over 500 Million views. 'Call of Duty' has also earned its parent company a 9.4% share of voice on YouTube with owned media. But 'Call of Duty' influencer videos (earned media) have been viewed 9.7 billion times, almost 20x the number of views for the brand's owned videos.
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Facebook Video Views and Posts: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

It's been 18 months since YouTube released any concrete statistics about views or uploads. In the meantime, we are being bombarded with data about video consumption on Facebook and how the site is out-performing YouTube when it comes to video views. But should we put our faith in every statistic we read?