metrics

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…

Unruly Unveils Top Vine Metrics and 100 Most Tweeted Vines

Unruly has come out with their "100 Most Tweeted Vines" list. 5 Vines are shared every second and are 4 times as likely to be shared than branded online videos. What this means is incredible opportunities for brands to take advantage of the 6-second platform.

The Video SEO War is Over … and YouTube Won!

When it comes to finding your videos on your own personal website in Google search, you're best off having a YouTube video embedded there, according to data discovered by Searchmetrics. This might shock you, but videos from pretty much any other source don't rank too well.

How YouTube TrueView Affects Brands and TV Advertising [Creator’s Tip #86]

YouTube's TrueView ads are all the rage for advertisers and viewers, because they are skippable. And anyone who watches the ad chooses to do so. And also, brands can use TrueView to test market ads before they hit TV. The IAB recently conducted a study that shows you really should be doing digital and TV ads.

Native Video Ads Outperform Pre-Roll Ads [Study]

That pre-roll ad is not helping your brand, according to a new study by Sharethrough and Nielsen. Native ads, ads that conform to the publisher's page and seamlessly blend with the rest of the content and the overall look of the page.

Recognizing the Signal and the Noise in Online Video Rankings

What can Nate Silver's "The Signal and the Noise" teach us about online video metrics? While Silver's book doesn't talk about the subject specifically, we can use concepts lined out in the book to better separate the signal from the noise when it comes to the often confusing measurement of online video numbers.

Social Snap: The Sharpest Social Media Analytics Tool in the Shed

We interviewed Nan Dawkins, founder and CEO of Social Snap, a service that measures unique metrics such as True Twitter Network Size, Average Engagement per Facebook Post, and Blog Comment to Post Ratio as well as YouTube Total Post Likes.