Social Video

Social Video = Social Media + Online Video +/_ Marketing. What is social media and how does web video play a role in social media marketing? These news articles, tips, interviews, research, how-to tutorials, etc… are focused on the interplay of social media and online video. Learn how to leverage hosted video and/or video from video sharing sites like YouTube across social media outlets like Facebook, Linked-in, Twitter and Digg.

Which U.S. Presidential Video Campaigns Are Actually Engaging Viewers?

There are huge budgets available to promote video campaigns, but how are the frontrunners in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election faring when it comes to engagements? Anyone can buy video views, but we're much more interested in how election videos are actually engaging the average viewer.

Rediscovering Online Video in 2016 : How To, Why To, and Who to Watch

With the sheer number of videos being uploaded to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and other video platforms, how can viewers keep up with new content? For 2016, ReelSEO is running a project to rediscover online video and sharing those results with our readers.

YouTube 11x Bigger Than Facebook Video, 8K Years Worth Watched Every Day in U.S.

Facebook Video is growing in leaps and bounds, but when it comes to viewing hours, YouTube is 11x bigger than the social networking site, both for web views, and also in-app views. Across the world, 46,000 years worth of YouTube videos are watched every day. In the U.S. alone, over 8,000 years worth of YouTube videos are watched every 24 hours.

How-to Discover Trending Videos: 6 Ways to Search Social Media Like a Pro

If you want to generate truly engaging video content, you’ll need to put in time and effort to research and discover the trending topics that will appeal to your target audience on social media. Using the following tips and tools you can discover what's trending in the video world on each social network.

Why Micro Moments Matter for Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter Video

Google, Facebook, and Twitter have all recently released guidelines around micro moments. Micro moments are events that really matter to people like births, and marriages, or memorable sporting events. Video marketers need to be ready to make content that taps into these special moments in people's lives.

Facebook Micro Moments: How Video Marketers Can Make the Right Connections

Did you know that new parents spend 1.4X more time on Facebook mobile than non-parents. Or that conversations about lost phones can generate over 51 million posts, comments, shares, and likes in an average month? Facebook does - and that's a goldmine of information for video marketers.

Facebook Video Billionaires: Record Breaking August Views

For the first time ever, three Facebook pages have generated over 1 Billion video views in a single month. All are compilation pages, which upload video content that is going viral elsewhere, but their huge numbers of followers ensure that the video posts get millions of views per upload.

Facebook Content ID for Video is Coming, Addresses Freebooting

The issue of freebooted video content being uploaded to Facebook is a serious issue for many media companies, brands, and creators. But today, Facebook has publicly addressed the problem and promised more robust rights management for licensed video content.

How Buzzfeed is Taking Over the World – One Video at a Time

In July 2015, videos uploaded to BuzzFeed properties generated over 1.9B views across the main video platforms, and 5 out of the top 20 most watched videos in the past 90 days are videos posted to Buzzfeed accounts. We take a look at how Buzzfeed is taking over the world, one video at a time.

Why Vine Compilations are Killing it on Facebook

Vine is the third most popular video platform in terms of views, but the micro-videos are also a huge hit on Facebook, as Vine aggregator pages upload the 6 second videos to their own fans.

Maybe Vertical Video Isn’t That Evil After All?

For years, video footage shot in vertical or portrait mode has had a terrible rap. But with so much user-generated video being filmed via portrait-friendly mobile devices these days, perceptions may finally be changing.

Your Quick Guide to Reporting Freebooted Videos to Facebook

Freebooting continues to be a serious issue for a huge number of creators who are seeing their video content being redistributed with no credit at all. It's a very real problem on Facebook, and in our handy guide, we take you through the process of reporting the offenders and reclaiming your intellectual property.