Do you wish you could create something custom to improve your views?
Since December 2011, YouTube has been making some radical changes to their site.
Everything from the home page layout, website colors and even the look and feel of the video players have changed dramatically.
But none of these aesthetic changes have had any real impact on the way we need to be marketing videos on YouTube.
However, this latest change may just be the biggest game-changer that savvy video marketers can take advantage of! Introducing the Custom YouTube Video Thumbnail.
A Little Background
In April 2012, YouTube quietly rolled out the option for all YouTube channels to become “YouTube Partners.” This original YouTube Partner Program consists of a selective club of content producers with a large audience and a ton of views.
This is great news for businesses. Imagine what this could do for you or your brand!
YouTube is a social media heavyweight, so you should give live broadcasting on this popular platform careful consideration for your social media marketing plan.
Keep reading to find out why you should consider live streaming on YouTube.
The Google+ Back Door to Live YouTube Broadcasting
Regular readers of Social Media Examiner will remember Mike Delgado’s excellent article “Google+ Hangouts On Air: What Marketers Need to Know.” In it, Mike walked through all of the steps needed to do a Google+ Hangout On Air.
Here we’re going to look deeper into the power and position that your business can achieve by using these same features to publish on YouTube.
The popular web series GeekBeat.TV (part of the Revision3 Network) does a live show almost every Friday afternoon that broadcasts on YouTube. Here’s a direct link to a playlist of the archives of many past episodes.
Are you wondering how to analyze the reach of your YouTube videos?
YouTube’s video statistics and analytics tools help you measure results of your videos.
Why measure your YouTube marketing efforts using these tools?
These tools give you the analytical know-how to help create improved branded content to more effectively get your videos:
- Discovered in organic search in both Google and YouTube results
- Watched by the largest and most relevant audience possible
- Shared across social networks, email and embedded on other websites
To improve results with your future content, dive into your YouTube Insights in the following ways.
Are you seeking more visibility for your YouTube videos?
Are you wondering how others do it?
If you want the massive views, exposure and targeted traffic that YouTube offers, you need to focus on first building an audience—or as YouTube calls them, subscribers.
Why YouTube Subscribers?
A YouTube subscriber is someone who has chosen to “follow” your channel and your content so they can stay updated with your latest videos. In essence, a subscriber can become a raving fan who watches, comments and shares your videos with others. Building up a strong subscriber base is essential for creating a powerful community online.
Do you wonder how others use social media to attract customers?
We asked the pros for their hottest social media tips. Here’s their advice to help you power up your social media marketing.
#1: Draw Attention to Your Custom Tabs in the New Facebook Timelines
If you have a special offer on your website, why not use Facebook to showcase your freebie?
With the new Facebook Timelines fan pages, you can no longer have a custom tab as a default landing tab, so now you will have to draw attention to your freebie with the custom tab photo and the custom tab name.
Many people either love or hate YouTube’s platform facelift.
Whatever your preference, in this article I’m going to outline some of the best ways to optimize the new YouTube layout.
Frankly, YouTube’s new design is turning out to be a step in the right direction.
In December of 2011, YouTube unveiled their latest design and navigational changes to the world.
Although it was met with unbridled criticism from a virtual mob of YouTube fanatics, these changes are here to stay.
Embrace YouTube’s recent makeover and their vision for the future of online entertainment. Change is good, right?
This article will only cover the three major changes that may affect your online strategy. If you want to stay on top of your video marketing game in 2012, these are the only three changes that you need to focus on.
Are you looking for ideas to move people from watchers to clickers? Keep reading to learn how.
Why YouTube for Traffic?
With an impressive three billion daily views, this video-sharing platform stakes its claim as the world’s second-largest search engine (behind Google) and is considered the third most-visited website in the world. Think YouTube is only for Justin Bieber fans? Think again.
As a marketer, there’s an absolutely incredible potential with YouTube if you deploy the right strategy. Imagine each of your videos as “mini websites.”
Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.
What’s New This Week?
Twitter Starts Rolling Out New Design: And there are new ways to embed tweets. Be sure to check out the new enhanced profile pages which are currently only available for 21 advertising partners. These new profile pages will slowly roll out to a wider audience of brands in the coming months. Learn more in the video below.