The online video ecosystem can change overnight, with new platforms, features, and functionality coming and going. Forecasting strategic insights, critical data, tactical advice, and trends in the digital video marketing business, can be tricky. But it's vital that video marketing teams keep on top of trends.
To date, official teasers and trailers for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' have generated a staggering 223 million views on YouTube and Facebook - and that's just for the official Star Wars accounts. But is the film generating the same interest across the rest of the Internet?
YouTube is 10 years old, and as you would expect from the world's largest video site, they have an incredible amount of data to share with the world about user and viewer behavior. We bring you 26 of the top facts from the last decade.
YouTube is celebrating its 10th birthday this month by taking a look back at some of the highlights of the past decade. And that's all great, but where are the usual strategic insights, new data and announcements of exciting feature developments we usually get when YouTube has something to celebrate?
Christmas is the time for sharing, so we bring you 10 of the best festive holiday-themed videos from 2014 to share around. Please feel free to re-gift this playlist with everyone you know who isn’t a regular reader of ReelSEO. You're welcome.
With video consumption sky-rocketing across all devices and all demographics, brands need to make video marketing a central component of their online promotional campaigns. No longer can brands continue to ignore YouTube if they want to reach their target audience.
YouTube's Ads Keyword Tool is no more, but we'd argue that it had become less and less effective over time anyway. For video marketers and advertisers in 2014, we suggest 4 free keyword research alternatives to use as part of your marketing strategy.
Creating consistent, interesting, and relevant video content can be a daunting task, particularly if you are relying on that content to drive sales or other types of conversion. Luckily there are some fantastic, free tools on the market that can help you identify trending topics to give you plenty of ideas.
YouTube is a global phenomenon so it's obvious that the viewing habits of users will differ wildly depending where in the world they are. A new tool from MIT tells us what's been trending where and which videos have an international reach.
What is one to do when all the analysis has been well...analyzed? Thank goodness for Google's Think Insights, which tells us the reasons why memes are important, or why we're watching certain ads on YouTube, or...even something completely different.
YouTube Trends has added a map that will allow you to see what videos are conquering which regions of the country, complete with nifty clickable thumbnails. You can break it down by age, gender, views and shares, and just have a grand old time interpreting the data.
PSY's "Gangnam Style" is at 1.5 billion views an counting. Really, his next effort, "Gentleman," had nowhere to go but up based on all the goodwill generated by his first song. The second video mirrors the success we see from a lot from sequels in the movie industry.
After we talked about what we'd like YouTube to do for uploaders and viewers, now it's the advertisers' turn. What would they really want out of the YouTube experience if they could make wishes and get it to happen? Consider this Part 3 of The YouTube Wish List, in which we rub our magic lamps and hope the genie has YouTube skills.
Google Trends now has YouTube searches going back to 2008. You want to know when certain topics are trending? Go to Google Trends and enter in some search terms. It's a good way to figure out some tentpoling opportunities, or just spending time analyzing good old-fashioned data.