How to Increase YouTube Engagement [Infographic]


Is YouTube marketing worth it? More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. Mastering the art of YouTube marketing will help your target audience discover you in an entirely new way. It has been shown that thumbnails increase YouTube engagement more than 150%.

Microvideo Will Dominate 2014

Waxing UnLyrical

That takes into account services like Netflix and YouTube, but the fact is that Facebook sees how important video is to selling ads. Will Vine and Instagram videos be the preferred method for digital marketers in 2014? Microvideo Will Dominate 2014 is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

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Influicity Introduces YouTube Influencer Marketplace

The Realtime Report

Influicity is set to unveil a “first-to-market” platform that allows marketers to efficiently search and connect with YouTube influencers. Realtime Tools influencer marketing Influicity marketing campaign Youtube YouTube influencer

What is no longer working in social media: 2014 edition


YouTube. Trying to grow your YouTube audience without interaction is much harder than it used to be. This post by Tinu Abayomi-Paul originally appeared on AGBeat and is reprinted here by permission. ———-. What’s new in social media, and what is broken.

Why Social Media Is So Important for Your Business in 2014


It’s obvious that social media will continue to have a significant impact in 2014 on marketers and business owners: They now have the ability to reach out and communicate on a personal level with their target audience on a daily basis. YouTube.

5 Tips to Turbocharge Conversions on YouTube

Convince & Convert

With over 55% of the US market share, YouTube is the largest online video platform in the country. Which marketer can possibly resist staying off of YouTube after a sampling of those numbers?

Social Media Campaigns Kick-Off 2014 World Cup

The Realtime Report

Today marks the start of the 2014 World Cup, a month-long event highly anticipated by fans – and marketers – around the globe. mobile app photo mosaic QuizUp social media social media campaign Trick Shot Tumblr Twitter video ad World Cup Youtube

Is The Content Right On Your YouTube Ad?

Small Business Mavericks

Helena Clark’s recent Search Engine Watch post has some practical tips for getting the content right on YouTube ads. “ There are two types of ads available to us on YouTube: . In-Display ads appear in YouTube search or in display and you are charged when the user clicks to watch it. The great thing about somebody who is looking at your ad on YouTube is that they are already interested in something they chose to view.

SEO in 2014: Where It’s All Headed


2013 was a downright bizarre year for SEO, which is why you’re bound to see all sorts of wacky predictions for 2014. Meanwhile Youtube made a killing with some of the silliest and stupidest music videos you might ever see. What is Next for SEO in 2014?

Breaking Through To The YouTube Culture

Twist Image

Brands are struggling to understand YouTube. For the most part, brands participate in YouTube by creating pre-roll and post-roll ads (essentially TV commercials that are played before or after a YouTube video is viewed). The introduction of this ad format was met with mixed emotions by YouTube viewers. Since then, YouTube has introduced TrueView (that little button that enables viewers to skip an ad after five seconds). YouTube''s culture. youtube.

How to Make a Successful YouTube Channel

Convince & Convert

We can go on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other networks to see firsthand global events in real time – not minutes or days later like in traditional media – whether it’s the Arab Spring protests or the Pope giving mass or concerts of our favorite artists.

3 Tips to Reach Generation Z on YouTube

Convince & Convert

They’d rather buy a story than a sale item , and they watch YouTube videos like there’s no tomorrow. What’s more, they research their interests on YouTube and Google interchangeably, and they can sniff out a phony from a mile away. Plan your marketing budget around YouTube.

What Is The Point Of A Website In 2014?

Twist Image

We are seeing an increase in brands leaving their true engagement to social media (be it Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , Pinterest , YouTube or beyond). What is the point of a website in 2014? It''s 2014, and most websites still want you to read and/or buy, instead of being that true digital embodiment of the brand. youtube. It''s not all about what the mobile experience will be about. The one screen world.

Social Media Optimization 2014: Twitter or Facebook?


But which of the two vastly different but equally dominating social media giants takes the cake when it comes to presiding over the social scene of 2014? With these differences in mind, which outlet should you be targeting in order to get the most out of your social media outreach in 2014?

2014 World Cup: Social Media Campaign Round-Up

The Realtime Report

The 2014 World Cup was host to countless ad campaigns, and record breaking social media statistics. Adidas has been crowned as the ‘ most talked about ‘ brand connected to the 2014 World Cup, generating 1.59

Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More


The team at Vocus has researched the latest and greatest trends in marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and YouTube. YouTube. Want to get the most out of your social media marketing activities? The world of social media is ever-changing.

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YouTube: Visual Proof For Static Content


YouTube videos provide visual proof for static content” – Cameron Hail, Optimization @ Firebelly Everybody is in a mad rush to make content. And yet, YouTube is convenient left out of so. Blog Social Media Marketing videos Youtube

Social Networking Stats: Millennials Are 56% More Likely To Find Brand Content On Social Networks

The Realtime Report

YouTube. via YouTube. YouTube and Twitter are a close a second. The survey was conducted between January and April 2014. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via Facebook.

7 NEW Social Media Solutions to Grow Your Business


Updated YouTube App. YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world. In the latest upgrade, YouTube made it easier for users to search for YouTube channels, find playlists, and view subscriptions in the new Guide.

85 Takeaways from New Media Expo 2014


Without further ado, here are the 101 things I learned at #NMX 2014. 200 Videos, 200 Days, and 5 Million Views on a 2K Budget – How to Leverage YouTube to Increase Sales & Trust. Remember that you do not own YouTube, Vimeo, or other video networks.

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Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More


Optimize your YouTube posts. Facebook Google Plus Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Social Media Social Media Marketing Twitter YouTube Google Vine Creating great content isn’t enough.

Convince & Convert’s 14 Best Digital Marketing Blog Posts of 2014

Convince & Convert

We published 372 posts here at Convince & Convert in 2014, and these are the 14 most popular. We’ve been preaching about helpful content here at Convince & Convert for years, and 2014 was certainly the year that the term “content marketing” began to stand on its own.

5 Mistakes That Prevent Your Content From Going Viral


You share them on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and your other social media channels. If you’re marketing video content, use channels other than YouTube to get some traction. Why isn’t your amazing content going viral? You do everything you’re supposed to do.

Hashtags, the Good the Bad, the Oh So Ugly

Janet Fouts

” — Josh William Evans (@JoshEvans_) July 1, 2014. CLIT Fest Austin (@CLITFestAustin) February 26, 2014. Which resulted in this gem on Youtube and countless tweets and Facebook posts. Claire OT (@claireOT) July 3, 2014. Eli Rubenstein (@EliRubenstein) May 16, 2014.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

5 Social Media Trends for 2014: New Research by Social Media Examiner. ” 24 Social Media Tips For The DIY Social Media Marketer In 2014 by Idea Girl Marketing. Metrics to Measure YouTube Marketing by distilled.

How to merge an existing Google+ page and Youtube Channel

The Way of the Web

But it does create an issue if you have existing Google+ pages and Youtube channels assigned to different registration emails, or if you accidentally create duplicates. Fortunately, the process to merge an existing Google+ page and Youtube channel isn’t as difficult as it once was. We’ve merged G+ and Youtube profiles for our own sites and clients. Now go back into Youtube Settings, and click on Advanced.

YouTube Commands 50% of Time Spent On Mobile Entertainment Apps

The Realtime Report

Facebook (including Instagram) is responsible for more than half of the time spend on social/messaging applications, and YouTube accounts for fully half of the time spent on entertainment apps. “There are a lot of people saying YouTube is the best acquisition Google ever made.”

The Best Tools for Keyword Research, Competitive Analysis and Trending Topics

Adam Sherk

In addition to drilling down on specific timeframes and topical categories you can focus specifically on Web search, news, image, shopping or YouTube. Keyword Tool is handy for pulling suggested search/autocomplete data for Google, Bing and even YouTube.

How to Easily Make Animated GIFs from YouTube Videos


PizzaHutHersheys — Pizza Hut (@pizzahut) July 15, 2014 Unleash the #GIFs ! — FIAT USA (@FIATUSA) June 18, 2014 It’s Dead-Simple to Make an Animated GIF from a YouTube Video Are you using YouTube for marketing?

Social Networking Stats: Active Usage Drops For Facebook and Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

YouTube. via YouTube. Here’s the change in active usage for each platform over the last two quarters (six months): both Facebook and YouTube saw active usage drop 6%. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users.

NamesCon 2014: SEO, Search, New TLDs and Audience

Bill Hartzer

It’s about creating a brand experience on other sites like YouTube, Twitter, etc. Ruth: you can build links to your YouTube videos by building links to them and adding comments on other videos on YouTube. They build links to the YouTube page.

8 LinkedIn Tools for Business


You can create webinars, embed YouTube videos, and upload your sales and marketing presentations, PDFs, portfolios, and conference presentations. LinkedIn connects marketers to millions of affluent, ambitious, and influential professionals. .

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business

Webbiquity SMM

Are You Pumping Up Your Google Plus Strategy in 2014? Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement.

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Social Media News Ticker: Foursquare Launches Swarm, YouTube Reportedy Buying Twitch

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, YouTube and Foursquare: Foursquare app splits in two, launches Swarm. YouTube. Social Media News Ticker Facebook Facebook Camera Facebook Poke Foursquare gaming geolocation social media news ticker Swarm Twitch Youtube

The Importance of Testimonials and Social Media


Using YouTube for B2B How to Market like a Musician [Cool Infographic Friday] Content for SEO Five Web Design Trends to Watch [Please Share!] Buyers in today’s age are more educated than ever, conducting vast amounts of research before making a purchase.

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Social Networking Stats: Tumblr Draws Youngest Users Among Top 10 Social Platforms, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

YouTube. via YouTube. Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube Attract Younger Audience. Instagram and YouTube also have a fairly young user base; the greatest share of users for both social networks come from the 16-24 age group, according to recent data from GlobalWebIndex.

2014 Is The Year Of Social Metrics

Small Business Mavericks

I believe this is a trend you are going to see more and more of in the next few years – starting in 2014. Other social media sites that do well in sending traffic to websites include: YouTube. I believe 2014 is going to be a banner year for social media traffic and social media metrics. If you’ve been paying attention to the rise of social media in the past few years, then you know that Facebook has risen to be the No.

Kick-Start 2014 with Trends and Insights from Mitch Joel

Writtent Blog

I’m sure you’ve watched a YouTube video on your smartphone? MitchJoel: I’m sure you’ve also watched a YouTube video on your computer, and I’m sure you’ve watched a youtube video on your TV, and on your Apple TV.

How to Create Visual Content for Social Media on the Fly


So ICF International has created Pixel This – a social media sizing chart that helps their clients correctly size images for use on Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and Tumblr – and they are making it available free to the public.

Take Advantage of Additional Google News Opportunities for Publishers

Adam Sherk

6) YouTube videos – Video content from YouTube is also featured within Google News. Videos embedded in articles can be crawled but setting up a YouTube channel and notifying Google News increases the likelihood of your videos being pulled in.