YouTube has been serving its clips of animals, planking, people falling over and monkeys in sheepskin coats for eight years. The video streaming website launched eight years ago with a single video. Now, 100 hours of video are uploaded per minute.
Online video is huge and video viewing doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. If you're ready to advertise on YouTube for the first time – with one of those ads that pop up before you watch a video – then this basics guide is for you.
YouTube is launching a pilot program for a small group of partners that will offer paid channels on YouTube with subscription fees starting at $0.99 per month. Paid channels will become available to more qualifying partners in coming weeks.
A video flagged as illegal on YouTube by Russian governing bodies and taken down by Google was appealed in court, citing the censorship was unjust. Google was defeated. A Moscow court has ruled that the video will remain censored under the law.
YouTube hopes new personalized feeds will encourage a new way to use the homepage and, therefore, more time spent watching videos. It means more visibility for brands and a new opportunity for continued engagement with your most engaged audience.
In YouTube's first Ads Leaderboard for April 2013, Evian, Dove, and Kmart took the top three spots using dancing babies, powerful insights, and clever wordplay, respectively. The list also shows why it's important to tap into basic emotions.
YouTube's new Trends Map will be a valuable tool for marketers who want to keep up on trends and shares, especially when wanting to look at specific gender or age demographics, as well as what is popular in different regions and cities.
YouTube has announced new functionality, including an email notification system, alerting users when the video is done processing, and the ability to control when the video is published, keeping it private until it's deemed "ready" by the user.
Intel launched a five-month series of time lapse photography and slow motion videography contests, supported by TrueView ads and Promoted Channels. The campaign resulted in the highest conversion rate from ad to response the team had ever seen.
With 1 billion people visiting YouTube worldwide every month, virtually any audience that content creators or advertisers want to reach is on YouTube. But, according to Google, the audience that most marketers want to reach is called Generation C.
The latest data from the comScore Video Metrix service shows that 182.5 million Americans watched 39.3 billion online content videos in March 2013, while the number of video ad views reached an all-time high at 13.2 billion that month.
Digital video helps build reach beyond what TV can cost-effectively achieve alone among prized demographic segments. Marketers who quickly develop the competency to optimize across channels will have a significant advantage over the competition.
A U.S. district court judge has confirmed, once again, that YouTube operates within the rules of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and is protected by safe harbor. The court said YouTube could only be held liable for material it knew existed.
YouTube recently added five tailored Playbook Guides – for education, media companies, music, nonprofits, and sports – to be used in conjunction with Version 3 of the Creator Playbook, which is the main resource for site-wide best practices.
Video is a powerful way to reach audiences both for publishers and advertisers. Marketers already know people are watching online video more than ever. A new Adobe Digital benchmark report reveals what, when, and how people are watching.
Ever been watching a HD YouTube video and wondered what it would look like in crappy VHS quality? Me neither. But someone at YouTube did, and now we have a new YouTube Easter egg. Enable tape mode has been added to honor the first VCR's birthday.
What began as a small company in Utah turned into a multi-million dollar success story, thanks in part to YouTube. Orabrush is now one of the top subscribed sponsor channels on YouTube – just behind brands like Apple, Red Bull and Old Spice.
Set yourself up for a successful transition to the new design by optimizing these basics and having a robust strategy to foster engagement. While the impact for those advertising on YouTube will be minimal, there are some changes to keep in mind.
YouTube's milestone is important to more than 1 million content creators from over 30 countries who are earning money from their YouTube videos, as well as more than a million advertisers. Also, YouTube search data is now available on Google Trends.
178 million Americans watched 33 billion online content videos in February, while the number of video ad views reached 9.9 billion, comScore reports. A rising tide is no longer lifting all the boats. There are winners and losers in the latest data.