The Art of Persuasion: 5 Viral Videos You Didn’t Know Were Ads

February 21st, 2015
The Art of Persuasion: 5 Viral Videos You Didn't Know Were AdsGreat storytelling can make or break a video marketing campaign, and some of the very best viral video ads of the past few years took the viewer on an emotional journey rather than dragged them along on a sales-pitch. We look at 5 incredibly successful branded videos that you may not have realized were ads.

How-to Calculate ROI from Adding Closed Captions to YouTube

February 20th, 2015
How-to Calculate ROI from Adding Closed Captions to YouTubeCaptioning on YouTube is a much discussed topic among YouTubers with the cost usually being the main concern. To help alleviate some of this uncertainty, 3Play Media has introduced a free tool that will calculate the Return on Investment of captioning your YouTube channel.

How To Promote Your Business or Brand With AdWords for Video [#TubeTalk #60]

February 19th, 2015
How To Promote Your Business or Brand With AdWords for Video [#TubeTalk #60]Adwords for Video is a great way of promoting your business on YouTube, and on this week's ReelSEO Tubetalk podcast we not only discuss this advertising option, but also give you a tip on how to grow your YouTube subscriber base using TrueView remarketing.

No Movie Trailer Is Without Sin – CinemaSins Review 2015 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture

February 17th, 2015
No Movie Trailer Is Without Sin - CinemaSins Review 2015 Oscar Nominees for Best PictureThe 2015 Academy Awards are just days away and ReelSEO enlisted YouTube stars CinemaSins to review the movie trailers for the 8 films nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture.

Top 9 Tax Deduction Opportunities for U.S. YouTubers [How To’s Day #3]

February 17th, 2015
Top 9 Tax Deduction Opportunities for U.S. YouTubers [How To's Day #3]If you are making a living from YouTube, then you should be paying taxes on your earnings. But like any business, there are expenses that you may be able to claim back if they have been incurred in the course of your YouTube activities.

How-to Set Up a Professional Green Screen: 7 Tips for Video Creators

February 16th, 2015
How-to Set Up a Professional Green Screen: 7 Tips for Video CreatorsUsing green screen gives an incredibly professional finish to any video production, whatever the scale. But get it wrong, and it in can be a nightmare to put right in post-production. We have 7 really solid tips for video creators to get the best out of chroma key.

The No Fuss Guide to Creating a Killer Vlog

February 13th, 2015
The No Fuss Guide to Creating a Killer VlogVlogging is the ideal way for the independent creator to get a foot in the door of online video. But if you are starting from scratch, the set-up and production process can seem a little overwhelming. We show you how easy no-fuss vlogging can be.

How-to Optimize Email Settings for Your YouTube Channel [#TubeTalk #59]

February 12th, 2015
How-to Optimize Email Settings for Your YouTube Channel [#TubeTalk #59]YouTube has a number of email settings that you can optimize. Whether that's turning notifications on or off, or using email to empower fans to subscribe to your YouTube channel. We discuss these options, and more, in this week's ReelSEO TubeTalk podcast.

Using Copyrighted Music in Videos: When is it Legal?

February 11th, 2015
Using Copyrighted Music in Videos: When is it Legal?Copyright law can be a minefield to navigate, and many thousands of creators may not even be aware that they are in breach of the law by using copyrighted music in their videos. We take a look at the issues surrounding copyright, and how video creators can stay legal.

How-to Block Spam Comments on YouTube and Hide the Trolls For Good [How-To’s Day #2]

February 10th, 2015
How-to Block Spam Comments on YouTube and Hide the Trolls For Good [How-To's Day #2]Spam comments are nothing new on YouTube, but if a video has gone viral on Reddit, a very unique set of trolls will try to dominate the comments, making the experience very confusing for viewers. But there's a fantastic way of dealing with these annoying, if entertaining, Reddit spammers.