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16 of the Best YouTube April Fool's Day Pranks (So Far)

It's become an annual tradition for YouTube, often in conjunction with Google, to pull some kind of prank on the public on April 1st. Just before this year's April Fool's Day, we take a look back at some of the best hoaxes from the site. How many did you fall for?
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A YouTube Certified Team is Key to Audience Growth

Did you know that YouTube has an extensive certification program, primarily aimed at educating interested parties in best practices for Audience Development or Digital Rights? This is a great program for individual creators or brands looking to grow their own channel or help other creators.
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Live Streaming vs Video on Demand: Why Brands Need to Consider Both

Adoption of live-streaming video by brands has soared in the last few years, due to apps like Periscope, and new features like Facebook Live. Even YouTube is rumored to be launching an live-streaming app called YouTube Connect. It's a trend that video marketing teams need to consider as part of their digital strategy.
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VidCon 2016: Top Experts to Unlock Video Industry Secrets

The VidCon 2016 Industry Track will give attendees 22 different sessions where they can hear how to unlock the secrets behind the major video platforms. Brands, agencies, marketers, and creators won't want to miss this event!
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It’s Tough to Make Predictions, Especially About the Future of Video Marketing

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.
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Why Do Brands Make Viral Videos? And How Do You Make One for Your Brand?

Viewers love a good viral video - video content that is so informative or entertaining that they readily share it across their own social network feeds. Hardly a week goes by that you aren't shown a viral video from a friend, or are showing one to a friend yourself. But why do brands make them? What are the solid, measurable business objectives that can be achieved by making one?
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Meet The Brands Who Broke Into the Mainstream with YouTube

YouTube has given many brands the opportunity to raise awareness for their products and services via video. We take a look at 4 companies who used YouTube in innovative ways to reach their audience. Also, we confirm 5 ways video marketing is set to explode in 2016.
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Do You Really Know the Impact of Social Video on Your Brand?

With 75% of mobile Internet traffic predicted to be video content by 2020, brands needs to work with new metrics to determine how their content is performing across social video platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine. We take a deep dive into why you should also be measuring Conversation, Amplification, and Applause.
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YouTube Taking Steps to Improve False Copyright Claims

YouTube's ContentID system was put in place to control copyright violations, but the Fair Use system is complicated and many creators have fallen foul of false claims and takedown requests. Now YouTube has confirmed that it is trying to do right by the community and look into the issues created by these false copyright claims.
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Why BuzzFeed's Video Distribution Strategy Demands New Industry Metrics

BuzzFeed publishes content on over 30 platforms in seven languages in 11 countries, but data on unique visitors falls very short as it doesn't include people who watched BuzzFeed’s videos on YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat Discover, Instagram, Yahoo, Tumblr, Vine, or their mobile app. Now the brand confirms how it analyses a different set of metrics in order to understand its impact across the globe.