5 Tips to Make Your YouTube TrueView Ads Unskippable

On March 29, 2017
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Later this year, you’ll no longer have the option to create unskippable 30-second ads on the platform. YouTube advertisers might understandably be a bit worried about how they’re going to capture a viewer's attention in a matter of seconds.

While advertisers will still have the option to create unskippable 20-second or 6-second ads, TrueView ads might be the better option. According to Google, viewers who do not skip your ad are 10X more likely to share content, subscribe to your brand channel, and/or engage with your brand. The other benefit is that you only pay when viewers do not skip!

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6 Easy Tips for More Profitable YouTube Advertising

On February 23, 2017
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Did you know that people watch 5 billion videos on YouTube every day? In fact, 300 hundred hours of videoare uploaded to YouTube every minute!

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This might not even surprise you, as YouTube is the leading service that made it possible to easily put videos online in 2005. Flash forward to 2017 and if your marketing strategy does not have a video component tied to it, your visibility and business growth potential will suffer.

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8 Industries That Must Have a Video Marketing Strategy

On November 21, 2016
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Did you know that 80% of consumer internet traffic will be video in 2019, according to Cisco? While that’s pretty astounding, it isn’t THAT shocking. You’ve likely already noticed that your Facebook feed has turned into a jam-packed binge-watching session. You likely send out a few snap videos a week to friends and family, and Facetime has become the main way you communicate with your nieces and nephews.

Aside from your social media habits and personal communication styles, you’ve also likely observed that more and more businesses are using video on their websites. Whether it be embedded in a blog post or as a homepage hero video, it’s clear that video content is becoming more and more critical for each and every industry to use in their marketing efforts.

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Why Every Small Business Needs YouTube Director for Business [VIDEO]

On July 22, 2016
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Video advertising is one of the fastest growing forms of online advertising. In fact, according to eMarketer, total video ad spend is expected to increase by 28.5% within the year. There’s just one issue with video advertising –it has a crazy-high barrier to entry. Advertisers need collateral to promote and lament the idea of actually creating video ads. They require significantly more time, skills and resources than any old text ad, image ad or even an email campaign.

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6 Ways to Use Video to Increase Conversion Rates

On March 30, 2016
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Are you still watching?

Have you ever been victim to that shaming message that pops up after you’ve binged watched nearly an entire season of House of Cards?

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Many of us have, and luckily we’re not alone.

Video is entertaining, visual, and drastically underused to convert leads. Yet, having a video on your landing page can increase your conversion rate by 80%, according to EyeWideDigital.

Unsure of how to best use video to up conversion rates? Below are 6 full-proof ways to use video to convert leads.

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Two of YouTube’s Top 10 Videos of the Year Were Ads!

On December 11, 2015
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Typically when we think of “viral videos” we visualize adorable children, adults acting like children, absurd pranks, and a plethora of cat videos. While this year’s top 10 most viewed YouTube clips did include an adorable group of children doing the “whip/nae nae,” a husband pranking his wife by turning their home into a plastic ball pit, and a 6ft man turning himself into a human water balloon, not one cat made the cut in 2015! Even more shocking is that two advertisements snuck onto the top 10 list.

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15 Tips for Filming and Editing Marketing Videos

On January 5, 2015
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Lately, I haven’t been blogging as much here at WordStream. I haven’t been on an extended road trip (sob), nor have I spent the last eight weeks or so in quiet contemplation in a monastery atop a mountain in the Himalayas (though I could definitely use it).

The reason I’ve been blogging a lot less than usual is because I’ve been working on some exciting side projects here at WordStream, namely shooting and editing a lot of video (stay tuned in the coming weeks for more info).

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