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.

Social Video Campaigns are Winning Awards for Delivering Business Results

Not only is video marketing an essential part of any brand's digital strategy, social video has been proven to return real business results, a metric that really can't be ignored. We take a look at some of the top social video campaigns according to a recent study....

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....

No Movie Trailer Is Without Sin: CinemaSins Review 2016 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture

When it comes to movie trailers for the 2016 Best Picture Nominees, viewer engagement is higher on Facebook than on YouTube. Across all social video platforms, there has been a 236% increase in views compared to the same time last year. Also, top YouTubers CinemaSins cast a critical eye over the trailers for ReelSEO. ...

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. ...

Super Bowl 2016 Video Marketing Leads to a Brand Lift Buzz

Now that Super Bowl is over for another year, video marketers and advertisers can take a look back to see which ads resonated the most with the viewing public. We also reveal which brands received the most uplift from their Super Bowl content. ...

500 Million People are Watching Facebook Videos Every Day

500 million Facebook users are now watching an incredible 100 million hours of video on the site every day. That's just native uploads, it doesn't include YouTube, Vine, or Vimeo clips. This means that the average viewer is watching about 12 minutes of video a day on Facebook. ...

How Jason Nash and Klarity Found Creator Success on Vine

Vine has given a voice to an array of new comedy stars who have mastered the art of telling engaging stories in just six seconds. Check out why established Viners Klarity and Jason Nash started creating content on Vine and how their Vines caught on with viewers....

U.S. Politics and the Late Night Talk Show: Who is Winning on Social Video?

Late Night Talk Shows are not only on the cutting edge of pop culture, but they are also winning big across social media for social video content relating to the 2016 Presidential Election. We take a look at how Fallon, Kimmel, Colbert, and others, are performing with their take on U.S. politics. ...

Rediscovering Online Video: How YouTube Recommends to a Viewer Without an Account

A month into a project to rediscover online video in 2016, and we've noticed that there is absolutely no reason to create an account on any social video platform. Not even YouTube. A viewer is able to enjoy plenty of video content on various platforms without being forced into signing up as a user. ...
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Food and News Dominate Facebook Video Views in December 2015

BuzzFeed Tasty, BuzzFeed Food, Tastemade, NowThisNews, and AJ+ were some of the most watched brands on Facebook for video content in December 2015, making food and news some of the most popular video content on the site. Take a look at the brand new Tubular Leaderboard for top Facebook creators for more information....

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. ...

Emojis and Social Video: The Top Emojis on Vine and Instagram ?

Did you know that 34% of videos uploaded to Instagram contain an emoji in the caption? Or that 22% of Vines include an emoji in the description? We take a look at the top emojis used across both social video platforms. ...

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. ...