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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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Watch Time: A Guide to YouTube's TOP Search Ranking Factor

YouTube switched it's algorithm in late 2012 to focus on a new ranking factor called, "Watch Time." In this post, I take you through the history of YouTube's algorithm and ranking factors, discuss the reasoning behind why they've changed to "Watch Time," dive deep into the definition of watch-time, and highlight several best practices designed to influence and optimize for YouTube's most important ranking factor.
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3 Metrics Ratios to Measure YouTube Channel Success

On this week's Creators Tip, we take a look at 3 of the most important YouTube ratios to measure. For instance, how many YouTube views should you expect to get based on your level of subscriber growth? And how many likes to views is a good indication of engagement?
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2 YouTube Analytics Reports You Should Check Every Week

In this week's Creator's Tip, we show you two of the most important reports in your YouTube Analytics. Studying the stats and information from these reports should give you enough rich data to create more compelling and engaging video content for your channel.
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Facebook Users Watch 1B Videos Per Day, 65% Via Mobile

Facebook's drive to make video content an integral part of everyone's New Feeds is paying off handsomely as the site has reported that users of the social network watch an average of 1 billion videos per day. Video views have increased by an incredible 50% between May and July of this year, and around two-thirds of daily views are via mobile devices.
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How to Smash the Corporate Barriers That Kill Video Marketing Success

It's rare that a marketing department or agency doesn't encounter some kind of resistance to their video marketing efforts, but when that resistance is coming from high up in the corporate management chain, you will need all the tactics at your disposal to change opinions. Learning how to avoid the cultural pitfalls that are holding you, your team and your company back could transform your video marketing potential.
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Why Video Has Earned its Place at Every Stage of the Customer Journey

As video evolves, there are incredible opportunities in leveraging that content as a communications tool to help guide the customer or buyer’s journey through the entire business life-cycle. Video can be used to engage new prospects, as well as your current client base, business partners and more.
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71% of Marketers Confirm Video Converts Better Than Other Content [Study]

Incorporating video content into your digital marketing strategy is an incredibly effective way of reaching your target audience. But it never hurts to have some research that backs that approach up, right? A new study confirms that online video has been found to convert better than other forms of digital content, with 71% of respondents indicating it helps conversion and lead generation.
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Experts Debate Winning Video Metrics for Brands in 2014

Online video is consistently showing its value well beyond the one-off viral hit. For the evolution of video marketing to continue, it is important to define what constitutes a "win". At the 2014 ReelSummit, a panel of top video industry experts discussed what kind of video marketing performance metrics, tools and tricks to track, and why.
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Unruly Rolls Out Nielsen OCR for Video Advertisers, Marketers

Three-quarters of video views happen outside of YouTube, so it's vital that publishers and advertisers have the data available to measure reach, share, and performance. Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings provides clients with those metrics, and they have partnered with Unruly to help advertisers deliver greater efficiency.
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Keep Facebook Videos Short and Sweet for Best Engagement

With more videos than ever appearing in Facebook's News Feed, video marketers need to take note of what is going to work for them. A new study suggests that viewers will engage with a video on Facebook, and watch it to 95% completion, if it is less than 21 seconds long.
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Why Monopoly and YouTube Have More in Common Than You Think

YouTube is the most powerful medium for brand marketing that exists today, so why do so many businesses and organizations screw it up? We take a look at why YouTube and Monopoly have more in common than you might think, and why a winning strategy will get you all the way on both.
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How Closed Captions Increase Video Views, Rankings and ROI [Study]

Recent studies conducted by Discovery Digital Networks, SafeNet, and the radio show This American Life have proven that adding captions and transcripts to videos increases search traffic, views, search rank, and engagement. We examine how these studies to understand the impact of captions and transcripts on SEO, as well as how to use them to do an ROI analysis.
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Best Branded Vines of the Week: Now With Vine Loops!

Welcome to the best Vine videos of the past week - now with a little added extra. Vine has updated its site to include information about how many times each individual Vine has been played, or looped as they call it. Loop counts highlight the amount of times a Vine has been viewed in full, on Vine itself and via embeds, and now we can see how much engagement a 6-sec clip is attracting.
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How YouTube is Changing the Way We Research Consumer Electronics [Study]

Did you know that when it comes to videos about consumer electronics, branded product teasers are the most popular on YouTube? Did you also know that when that product is released, it's user-generated content from independent vloggers that attracts the most attention? A new report from Pixability highlights the way brands are missing out on huge opportunities to engage with potential customers and fans.