The Ultimate YouTube Video Description: A Reel How-To Guide

December 19th, 2014
The Ultimate YouTube Video Description: A Reel How-To GuideA killer video description will help with video SEO and will give the viewer an outline of the content - leading to a longer watch time, and, hopefully, more engagement. But so many brands, and creators, fail to take full advantage of this feature, and therefore miss out on a huge opportunity to engage with their viewers, or optimize their YouTube watch page.

Merry Christmas! Here’s 500 Million Views of Kinder Surprise Egg Unwrapping Videos

December 19th, 2014
Merry Christmas! Here's 500 Million Views of Kinder Surprise Egg Unwrapping VideosWe've all heard about unboxing videos on YouTube, but what about unwrapping videos? Yes, they are a thing, and there are 500 Million views for the unwrapping of Kinder Surprise Eggs alone. But they are all for fan-generated, not branded, content.

How-to Record an Online Video Interview in Google Hangouts [Creators Tip #173]

December 18th, 2014
How-to Record an Online Video Interview in Google Hangouts [Creators Tip #173]Google Hangouts are a great way to record a video interview with multiple participants. You can record in private and then publish straight to your YouTube channel within the hour. We show you how, in this week's Creator's Tip.

How-to Get the Most YouTube Video Views Via Facebook [#TubeTalk #54]

December 17th, 2014
How-to Get the Most YouTube Video Views Via Facebook [#TubeTalk #54]How do you get the most views for the YouTube videos you upload to Facebook? What is YouTube's own secret to success for promoting its video uploads on Facebook? We discuss the best strategy on this week's TubeTalk podcast.

2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Results: Biggest Video Meme EVER!

December 17th, 2014
2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Results: Biggest Video Meme EVER!The ALS #IceBucketChallenge was a uniquely video-orientated phenomenon that swept across the world in a matter of days over the summer of 2014. It dominated the social feeds of hundreds of millions, and is the biggest video meme ever with 1.3 Billion Views.

Hey YouTube! Why Make it So Difficult to Share Video Ads?

December 16th, 2014
Hey YouTube! Why Make it So Difficult to Share Video Ads?Social virality should be a key metric in the success of a video advertising campaign, because sharing videos ads enables viewers to become brand champions by endorsing the content across their social networks. But why does YouTube make video ad sharing so difficult?

5 SEO Tools You Need to Use BEFORE Publishing a YouTube Video

December 15th, 2014
5 SEO Tools You Need to Use BEFORE Publishing a YouTube VideoBasic keyword research is a vital part of optimizing your video content, and something that you should do well before you even publish a video to YouTube, or another video site. We show you 5 Keyword, Trend Research, and SEO tools and techniques that will come in very handy for video SEO.

10 of the Best Christmas Videos to Share with Friends and Family

December 15th, 2014
10 of the Best Christmas Videos to Share with Friends and FamilyChristmas is the time for sharing, so we bring you 10 of the best festive holiday-themed videos from 2014 to share around. Please feel free to re-gift this playlist with everyone you know who isn’t a regular reader of ReelSEO. You're welcome.

15% of ALL YouTube Videos Relate to Gaming: Minecraft & PewDiePie FTW

December 13th, 2014
15% of ALL YouTube Videos Relate to Gaming: Minecraft & PewDiePie FTWDid you know that 15% of all YouTube content revolves around video games? Minecraft takes the top spot for most views, with PewDiePie the most subscribed to YouTube gaming channel. Video gaming content also generates nearly twice as much engagement as other topics.

What Does Owned, Paid and Earned Media Mean on YouTube? [#TubeTalk #53]

December 12th, 2014
What Does Owned, Paid and Earned Media Mean on YouTube? [#TubeTalk #53]What does Earned, Owned, and Paid Media mean for brands and marketers when it comes to video content on YouTube? We break down the strategies on this week's TubeTalk, the best YouTube marketing podcast around.