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YouTube Q2 Report: What Marketers Need to Know - HUGE ↑ Watch-Time, Mobile & Ad Spend

Google just announced its results for Q2 2015, and every video marketer should be aware that, on mobile, the average session time is now 40 minutes. That's the fastest growth rate in viewing time the site has seen in 2 years. Watching YouTube via a mobile device is also proving a bit hit with users, as the platform attracts more viewers via tablets and smartphones than any U.S. cable network.

Is YouTube Really Now Worth More Than $70 Billion?

Bank of America has estimated YouTube, acquired by Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion, to now be worth $70 Billion in its own right as a separate financial entity. But where are they getting the numbers from?

How YouTube Can Overcome the Strategic Threat From Facebook

There's no doubt that Facebook poses a real threat to YouTube's dominance when it comes to video reach. But, a new focus on generating engagement via YouTube advertising may just prevent Facebook from cutting off the ad revenues that YouTube and Google need.

Super Bowl 2015: Video Marketing Lessons from Fake Video Ads

Some of the biggest names on YouTube were invited to create fake Super Bowl ads for this year's game. The ads had to be good, they had to entertaining, and they had to include a golden nugget of video marketing advice. Did you watch them all?

How-to Be a Superstar YouTube Community Manager

Like teaching Zumba, or designing Android Apps, the role of a YouTube Community or Channel Manager has only really existed for the past few years. But nowadays, a skilled and experienced Community Manager is worth their weight in gold to an MCN, a brand or a digital agency. We take a look at this exciting role and what it takes to succeed in the industry.

Online Video Marketers Need to Stick to a YouTube-First Strategy

Facebook is waving a big flag about its current video success, but the social networking site hasn't replaced YouTube as the center of the video universe just yet. That’s why online video marketers should stick with a YouTube-first strategy.

How-to Set Up YouTube's Fan Funding Tip Jar Feature

Do you want your fans and subscribers to be able to financially contribute to your YouTube channel to allow you to create even more video content? If your account is in good standing, and you live in one of the four countries that allows you to enable Fan Funding, here is our guide to setting up this Tip Jar feature.

What 300 Hours of Video Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute Means for Advertisers

300+ hours of video are being uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's 18,000 hours of video uploaded every hour, or, 18,000 days of video uploaded every day. So what does that amount of content mean for advertisers who are bidding against it, and for creators who want to benefit from monetization?

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.

Facebook Video Views and Posts: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

It's been 18 months since YouTube released any concrete statistics about views or uploads. In the meantime, we are being bombarded with data about video consumption on Facebook and how the site is out-performing YouTube when it comes to video views. But should we put our faith in every statistic we read?

YouTube's Fan Funding Donation Feature Now Live in U.S.

There are various ways that creators can make money from YouTube, and if you have a substantial subscriber base, generate hundreds of thousands of views, or have cornered the market in niche content then making revenue from these sources is entirely possible. However, for the majority of creators who fall just below that revenue-generating potential, the site has rolled another feature that could help. Fan Funding is live for a few creators in the U.S., Japan, Mexico and Australia and if it goes well then it will be rolled out for all.

A Day In the Life Of: A YouTube MCN Insider

Ever wondered what life is like for a top exec in a YouTube MCN, and what kind of responsibilities, and opportunities that brings on a daily basis? We get a sneak peek into a typical day.....

Why Google Is Right To Be Worried Over Yahoo's Plan to Rival YouTube

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.

186 Million Americans Watched an Online Video Last Month

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.