YouTube has been under fire over the past few weeks with some advertisers pulling their paid campaigns from the site over concerns that ads were being run against offensive content. But, with Google announcing new guidelines in place, advertisers shouldn't be in too much of a rush to leave.
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.
Creators who monetize their content on YouTube can earn revenue from advertising placed against those videos. But how does that system work? There seems to be some confusion within the community, particularly when it comes to ads being clicked.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.