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Minecraft on YouTube: 47B Views, $2.5B Value, $0 Video Marketing Budget

Did you know that more people watch YouTube videos about Minecraft than any other video game? But the overwhelming majority of its views come from videos created not by the brand, but from its YouTube fans. The Minecraft company has embraced this earned media opportunity, and scored massive success without allocating huge resources to video marketing.
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Bigger Is Not Always Better: The Value of Longtail YouTubers

YouTubers with a huge number of followers are a powerful force with tremendous clout, but when it comes to collaborating with them on brand endorsements, bigger does not always mean better. Partnering with longer tail, or smaller, channels can prove more fruitful and cost-effective for brands.
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A Brief History of Video Marketing on YouTube

The history of video marketing is constantly evolving and has been through a huge transition since it first hit the internet. In the last 20 years, we've been on a journey from personal, to viral, to social video marketing, and YouTube has been center stage for most of it.
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How the #ChevyGuy Flub Became a #TechnologyAndStuff YouTube Win

Chevrolet's Rikk Wilde become an instant celebrity when he fluffed his lines when awarding Giants' Madison Bumgarner, a Chevy Colorado truck. But #ChevyGuy & #TechnologyAndStuff could be a winner for the automobile company, if they play it right.

3 Essential Ways To Optimize YouTube Playlists

We're all about YouTube Playlists on this week's ReelSEO TubeTalk podcast. We discuss creation, curation, and why Playlists are an essential way to drive Watch Time, which is YouTube's number one ranking factor.
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It's Earned Media That's Driving Brand Awareness for Uber on YouTube

The sharing economy has arrived in a very big way, and right now, Uber is the most visible name in the car sharing market. But to what degree is Uber in charge of its own message on YouTube? Well, it turns out that like many brands on YouTube and social media, Uber the company is one of many voices in the conversation. The company's own YouTube channel has a plurality of the overall views about its brand, but not a majority.
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How YouTube Influencers are Driving Sigma Beauty's Success

Is it possible to promote an e-commerce business almost exclusively through YouTube and social media? Well yes, just ask Sigma Beauty. The cosmetics company was founded just five years ago, yet grew to $25 million in sales last year. How did Sigma come so far, so fast, in such a competitive field? We take a look.
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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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YouTube War Games: Call of Duty vs. Battlefield

Video games are the second largest category on YouTube after music. And if you take away Vevo, games are the largest category that is driven by independent YouTuber channels. YouTube videos have a big impact in the gamer ecosystem, so let's take a look at how video game rivals Call of Duty and Battlefield compare.

Why is YouTube Blocking This Family Friendly Viral Video?

In an ironic twist, a viral video, created to promote a family-friendly community who tag potentially offensive violence in YouTube videos, and streaming TV shows and movies, has been censored itself by YouTube. Are trolls to blame? Who knows, but YouTube are painfully slow to take any action.
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Hey Trolls, You Can Go Back to Using False YouTube Names Again

When YouTube introduced the new commenting system in November 2013, it was an attempt to tackle a number of issues, one of which included making users accountable for their comments by forcing them to use their real names. After an avalanche of bad feeling from the YouTube community, Google has now reversed the decision.
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How Much Love Does Verizon Have on YouTube?

According to reports, AT&T and T-Mobile are gaining customers faster than Verizon. We take a look at Verizon's YouTube footprint in relation to AT&T and T-Mobile, in terms of overall share of voice among videos on fan-created channels. In both areas, Verizon, lags behind these other two brands.
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7 Steps to Success on YouTube from Those That Know [VidCon]

If you want to succeed in online video, whatever your goal, you need to take the extra step and go the extra mile with your content. What are those steps? We have 7 for you right here, straight from YouTubers who know what they are talking about.