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Facebook Video Is Huge. How Should This Affect Your Strategy?

Facebook Video Is Huge. How Should This Affect Your Strategy?

By Chris Crum January 23, 2015

Earlier this month, Facebook revealed that the number of video posts per person has increased 75% globally and 94% in the US. Shortly thereafter, SocialBakers reported that brands posted 20,000 more videos to Facebook than to YouTube last month. These …

YouTube Gives Its 2014 Year In Review In Playlists YouTube Gives Its 2014 Year In Review In Playlists

YouTube recently gave us a look at the top ads of the year. Then the YouTube Trends team gave us their top picks for videos of the year. Now, YouTube is giving us the 2014 Year in Review. This review …

‘The Interview’ Nabs $15M Online in First Weekend ‘The Interview’ Nabs $15M Online in First Weekend

Sony’s decision to release the now-controversial film The Interview online seems to have paid off – at least financially. According to the company, the film has already generated over $15 million in sales, having been downloaded or rented over two …

YouTube Trends Team Picks Best Of 2014 YouTube Trends Team Picks Best Of 2014

Google’s YouTube Trends team is sharing its picks for the best videos of the year. Seven members have compiled playlists to give us a look back. “Here at YouTube Trends HQ, when we weren’t logging “Ice Bucket” views, watching PSY …

YouTube Finally Adds a GIF-Making Tool YouTube Finally Adds a GIF-Making Tool

GIFs, however you say it, already rule the internet. And though making a few-second GIF from the world’s greatest source for GIF-able material – YouTube – isn’t rocket science, it’s a tiny pain in the ass in that you have …

YouTube Names The Top Ads Of 2014 YouTube Names The Top Ads Of 2014

It’s that time of year. Everybody’s putting out their best of 2014 lists. This time it’s YouTube with the top ads of the year. These are ads that debuted on YouTube. They evaluated them based on things like watch time, …

Google’s Susan Wojcicki Joins Salesforce Board Google’s Susan Wojcicki Joins Salesforce Board

Salesforce announced it has appointed YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki to its Board of Directors. Her role went into effect on December 5, and increases the board size to 11 members. “We are delighted that Susan has joined our Board of …

YouTube Gives Uploaders New Music Checker YouTube Gives Uploaders New Music Checker

When you’re uploading a video with music on YouTube, you can now search the YouTube Audio Library to determine how using a specific song will go over in terms of visibility and monetization from a copyright standpoint. It will tell …

Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products

Earlier this year news came out that Google was looking at catering to a whole new market – kids under thirteen years old. The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that the company was working on a new system …

Fake Army Ranger Exposed; Video Goes Viral

On Black Friday, Afghanistan veteran Ryan Berk spotted a man dressed in camouflage fatigues while shopping at a mall in Pennsylvania. While it is common for veterans to don their uniforms when they’re out and about, Berk noticed something different …

Netflix Gets Comedy ‘Camp Takota’ From YouTube Stars Netflix Gets Comedy ‘Camp Takota’ From YouTube Stars

Netflix is getting Camp Takota, a film from Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, and Hannah Hart, who have become stars on YouTube. The film’s Twitter account announced the news, and was retweeted by the official Netflix account: CAMP TAKOTA IS COMING …

YouTube Gives Creators New Custom URLs YouTube Gives Creators New Custom URLs

Google announced that YouTube creators with at least 500 subscribers may get emails and in-product notifications enabling them to claim updated custom URLs. In these notifications, creators will see a few options based on the channel’s description, Google identity, and …

Bethany Mota Talks ‘DWTS’ and YouTube Success

Bethany Mota is making quite a name for herself as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars, as she and pro dance partner Derek Hough make their way across the dance floor week after week, wowing fans and judges alike. …

YouTube Music Key Launches in Beta YouTube Music Key Launches in Beta

“Since the beginning, you’ve been making music better. Now it’s our turn.” That’s what Google’s YouTube is saying of its just-unveiled subscription music service. Long-rumored, YouTube Music Key is launching in beta. You can sign up for an invite here. …

Glowstick In Microwave: “Dingaling” Learns A Lesson

Putting a glowstick in the microwave is usually not one’s idea of an awesome thing to try, but Jack thought it would be. Even though Jack’s dad apparently already said it was a dumb idea. When one puts a glowstick …

YouTube Now Supports 60fps Videos YouTube Now Supports 60fps Videos

Your YouTube videos are about to get silky smooth – I mean seriously good-lookin’. Back in June, YouTube announced that 48 and 60 frames-per-second videos were on the way. Well, they’re here. Kotaku has spotted the option in the wild. …

Would You Pay for an Ad-Free YouTube? Would You Pay for an Ad-Free YouTube?

The sky is blue, grass is green, water is wet, and YouTube is free. For many, many years we’ve all lived in a world where one can just go to a website and watch billions of hours of video – …