With 52% of marketing professionals worldwide naming video as the type of content with best ROI the main question now is what are the best places to submit your video content to? These are the search engines you should take in consideration when you’re about to submit a video. For some you have heard. Others you will heard about. They all have the traffic for your videos.
Google – the undisputed number one search engine in the world. Though Google tends to serve YouTube results for video first, research results on Google and YouTube are not the same, so when you search a video the best thing is to use both to find the what u are looking for.
Facebook is testing a new “Watch Later” button, a little tab that allows users to point out a video they want to watch at a later time. The Watch Later tab will be suitable for desktop viewers as an overlay positioned in the upper right corner. This feature may benefit Facebook in the “struggle” against YouTube, as this new playing option can make users stay longer on site and it can provide the possibility to come back later to watch the flagged video when they want to. The new improvement will give advertisers one more reason to keep Facebook video in the top of their mind. One thing’s for sure, this new option will definitely provide Facebook users a chance to engage with more of the video content posted by their friends and others they follow on this social network. (more…)
According to the ShareThis news report, Facebook overtook Pinterest, Twitter, and Reddit in terms of social sharing activity during the 4Q of last year, gaining the amazing 81% of shares. ShareThis, which study analyzed sharing behavior of more than 2 million U.S. consumers, found that during the fourth quarter of last year, the percentage of social shares that came from Facebook rose 8.2 percent compared to the last January’s results. Unlike Facebook, sharing activity on Twitter declined 3 percent, and on Pinterest 0.6 percent.
Read more: http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2391405/facebook-dominates-social-sharing-while-twitter-pinterest-and-reddit-decline
From now on, video clips on Instagram will have the ability to endlessly loop. Many advertisers are happy about new update as that will bring brands new chance to expose their ads and get as many views as possible. Users will choose to preload on Wi-Fi only to save mobile data (Instagram assures them that new looping feature will not eat up much more data than previous format) and there’s no way to disable auto-playing as you scroll down your feed, with pause button conveniently being replaced with the unmuted option only. This innovation brings Instagram closer to Vine’s, which 6-second videos are also designed to loop.
Read more: http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/4/7976043/instagram-video-auto-play-looping-update
Here’s one more social sharing opportunity for all video advertisers out there – they will get the chance to share their video content on Twitter. For a few days now users will get a chance to record, edit and share videos (30 second duration) using the Twitter app suitable for iPhone and Android mobile devices. One more thing that will be on the menu is a private group messaging feature, which provides conversation only between selected users in a group that is not visible to the public.
After Facebook, now Twitter is joining the race for the all-important user’s video views and things are becoming ever so heated in the online video publishing. And 2015 just started!
Read more: https://blog.twitter.com/2015/now-on-twitter-group-direct-messages-and-mobile-video-capture