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…


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.

Facebook Updates Video Rankings to Include Watch 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.
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YouTube Redesigns CTA Ads, Adds New Features to Video Ad Reporting

In its ongoing effort to improve the way CTA advertising performs on the site, and also the way that advertisers can access their reporting data for those ads, YouTube has implemented a new design for its call-to-action overlay video ads, and given advertisers more data in their AdWords dashboard.
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How To Measure The Success of Your Video Campaign

If you want to make your videos perform well, then you have to measure their success. But there’s so much data in your YouTube Analytics that it can be hard to know where to begin. In this week's Creator's Tip, we look at which metrics should you look at first and how can they help you meet your video marketing objectives.

Video Metrics on Way to Facebook: Feedback on Performance, Views

Are you actively pushing video content out on Facebook and want to know how well it's performing? Brands and creators who are used to stats at their fingertips from YouTube have been crying out for some kind of feedback from Facebook and the site is promising to deliver within the next few weeks.
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Duration of Mobile Video Impacts CTR and Completion Rate Differently

How does the duration of the mobile video ad impact metrics like completion rates and click through rates? Does a longer ad mean more drop off and less clicks or is there some plot twist in the story? The only way to truly find out is to dive right in and check out what the Mobile Marketing Association's latest research came back with.
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March 2014 Online Video Rankings: 47 Billion Videos Watched In U.S.

comScore's Online Video Rankings are out for March 2014, and they confirm that 187 million Internet-connected Americans watched 46.6 billion online videos, including 28.7 billion video ads. VEVO, ZEFR, Maker and Disney were the top YouTube channels for unique viewers.
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YouTube to Advertisers: Commit to Us and We'll Guarantee the Views

With Yahoo rumored to be launching its own YouTube-like service in the coming months, a platform that could lure top talent away from YouTube with the promise of more ad revenue, Google is going to make a number of changes to the way it sell ads.
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How Video is Changing the Way We Teach Children [Report]

Although video is a relatively new addition to the classroom, it is being adopted by many educational facilities not only as a teaching tool, but also as a medium for more effective communication. The way we teach children, and adults, in the U.S. is changing rapidly and video is a significant part of that change.
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Stop Setting Unrealistic Goals for Your Video Marketing Campaign

Most companies have long-established ideas about how to set attainable goals for more traditional campaigns such as newsletters, event sponsorships and emails, but online video marketing campaigns are a fairly new addition to the toolkit and sometimes there are unrealistic expectations for this medium. Find out how to set more realistic goals.

Pixability Announces ÜberTube Event for YouTube Brand Marketing

Big Data software Pixability has announced the ÜberTube 2014 Brand Summit, which is timed to provide critical YouTube data and insight to brands making ad allocation decisions for both the TV Upfronts and Digital Newfronts. The event will provide an opportunity for digital marketing professionals to collaborate with their peers and learn how to leverage YouTube for maximum brand impact.
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TrueView Video Ad Campaign Reports Coming to Google Analytics

Reporting on the ROI of YouTube video advertising is about to get a little easier for brands and marketers as Google is implementing a new 'Video Campaigns' report in Google Analytics for its TrueView advertising campaigns. Indirect traffic will also be taken into consideration when it comes to tracking conversions.