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.
Gaming walk-throughs are one of the most popular verticals on YouTube, but did you know that views of videos from independent creators vastly outnumbered those released by game publishers, even accounting for all paid promotions of those videos on YouTube? This ratio was remarkably consistent across the board, with earned media averaging 95% of all video game views. In other words, YouTube users watched fan-made videos over brand-made videos at a rate of 19 to 1!
YouTube is clearing suspended accounts from its system, and this will have an impact on subscriber numbers on other channels. The good news is that although subscriber counts may fall, view counts will remain the same, as views aren't counted from suspended users. The new feature is being implemented to ensure that the subscriber count remains as authentic as possible.
GoPro may be one of the biggest YouTube success stories ever. In 2011, the company generated revenue of $234.2 million, by 2013, the figure was $985.7 million. In 2013, their customers uploaded approximately 2.8 years worth of video featuring 'GoPro' in the title to YouTube, and GoPro focused video content generated 1 billion views last year.
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.
YouTube needs to spend less time comparing itself to cable networks and more time comparing itself to other video content properties, if it is to ride the threat that Yahoo could present to Google's video service later this summer. We take a look at why the Yahoo plans could shake up YouTube and why it needs to stay focused.
We are always on the lookout for new trends that are flying just below the radar or are hidden in plain sight, and we think we've just spotted some that should change the way brands launch their YouTube video campaigns. We provide you with new insights and help you successfully navigate the evolving world of online video.
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.
Branded videos attract an average 42% of shares across Twitter, Facebook and blogs within the first 3 days of publication. That's up from 25% on last year. The new data, from Unruly, also confirms that 18% of shares, one-fifth of the total, are generated within the first 24 hours,
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.
Today, brands have access to more YouTube data than they can shake a stick at. The video ad campaign is the new focus group, and it may be time to change the way ads are created and distributed so that viewers actually engage more.
VIsible Measures runs down the numbers for branded video in Q1 2014. Did it stay on pace with the amazing year that was 2013 or taper off? Which branded video had everyone captivated and scored the number one spot in campaigns (you won't be all that surprised I imagine). Which creative agency had the most views in the quarter and does top 5 campaign equal top 5 brand? Find out all this and more...inside!
We're adding Vine and Instagram short-form videos to our Viral Video Prediction Chart this week, and we'll count those videos as viral if they double their shares within the next 7 days. These are our predictions.
YouTube devs have tweaked the playlist feature to give users better ways to use them and easier ways to find the content they want to watch. The question is, are you properly using playlists to get the most out of them and get the videos in front of the people who want to watch them?