Showing posts with label YouTube. Show all posts
Showing posts with label YouTube. Show all posts

Sunday

Google To Introduce Child-Friendly Versions of Search, YouTube

Posted By: Arin Dey - December 07, 2014
Google has finally concentrating on the large demographic i.e. under age group 12 by introducing a filtered search. Pavni Diwanji, the vice-president of Google engineering told USA TODAY that it has plans to modify all of its most popular products — search, YouTube and Chrome and this time is for children.

Google To Introduce Child-Friendly Versions of Search, YouTube


Diwanji, who is a mom to daughters aged eight and 13, told the publication that “The big motivator inside the company is everyone is having kids, so there’s a push to change our products to be fun and safe for children. We expect this to be controversial, but the simple truth is kids already have the technology in schools and at home. So the better approach is to simply see to it that the tech is used in a better way.”

The project is full-time and Google is eagerly planning it to get set go, Diwanji didn't confirm that when parents can see the new services to be introduced.

She added “We want to be thoughtful about what we do, giving parents the right tools to oversee their kids’ use of our products. We want kids to be safe, but ultimately it’s about helping them be more than just pure consumers of tech, but creators, too.”

Google will definitely be able to make the Internet a little more kid-friendly. What do you think?

Tuesday

Google Introduces Offline Mode To YouTube In India

Posted By: Arin Dey - September 16, 2014
After Google launched its low-cost fully featured Android One smartphones initiative in India, it added one more announcement and that is about YouTube. YouTube users in India will be able to save videos offline and watch them anywhere, any time, without a data connection. This announcement was made at an event in Gurgaon, India.

Google Introduces Offline Mode To YouTube In India

Ceasar Sengupta, YouTube executive announced at the event in India that "YouTube is popular here. You watch some videos again and again. How awesome would it be if you could keep watching them again and again without having to pay for data, and take the videos with you wherever you go?" said "Within the coming few weeks, much of YouTube will be available offline in India. This is huge, and our users will really, really like this. You can download a video once, save it to your phone, and watch it again and again."

It is not clear at the moment whether this new offline option is restricted to YouTube in India, or if this will be an Android only feature, but in either case, it is a big step forward for consumers here. Users will be able to save almost any video on the streaming service to their phones, tablets or computers. One interesting consideration here is to see how YouTube will be able to monetise these videos which are stored offline. Google did not mention as to when offline availability will launch in the country, nor has it stated whether the service will be available in other countries.

Hopefully it will introduce this service to other regions also. Lets wait for its official release for this offline "YouTube" mode.

Wednesday

How To Increase Traffic Using YouTube [Infographic]

Posted By: Arin Dey - September 10, 2014
Increasing traffic to a website has been always a challenging aspect. Now the internet is flooded by e-Commerce startups and services. Social media has been always helpful in increasing the blog traffic. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube have played major roles in this aspects. Lets see in the below infographic how YouTube can help your website to get larger audience.

How To Increase Traffic Using YouTube [Infographic]

People watch videos for a variety of reasons. Most people (70%) are looking for educational content, such as DIY tips and tricks and tutorials. Some people (67%) visit YouTube for reviews of products they are interested in buying. And, some people (53%) turn to videos for inspiration or entertainment. Let's look at the infographic below for further break down.

Infographic: How to Increase Your eCommerce Traffic by 37% Using YouTube

Source : Osiaffiliate

Saturday

How To Download YouTube Videos

Posted By: Arin Dey - September 06, 2014
People do waste time in research to find out the ways to download their favourite YouTube videos. In-built Video Manager is the best option to download any YouTube videos. Lets see how it works. Follow the below simple way :

1. Login to YouTube, click your email address on the upper right corner
2. Select “Video Manager” from the menu.
3. Click on Edit button next to any YouTube video that you wish to download
4. Now choose "Download MP4" to download that video as an MPEG-4

How To Download YouTube Videos
How To Download High Resolution YouTube Videos

You can download all your YouTube videos in their original resolution. It might be HD or SD the downloaded files would be same as original. Below are the steps :
  1. Open google.com/takeout 
  2. Now click the Create Archive button. 
  3. It will create a zipped archived with all the videos that you have ever uploaded to YouTube.
  4. Once it reaches 100%, now click on downloads tab to get the actual files. 
  5. If the archive is large, Google Takeout will split them into individual files.
There is no option to download individual video in high resolution. You have to create archive and download. Hope this small tutorial helps you to download your original videos.

Monday

Yahoo Launches Its Web-based Video Service

Posted By: Arin Dey - March 31, 2014
Yahoo launches its Web-based video platform in the coming weeks as per some internet sources report. Its been long Google's YouTube has been dominating the world web video database now it seems that there is another entrant which may give Google a tough competition.

Yahoo Launches Its Web-based Video Service

Yahoo's video service will be like a more elite version of YouTube. It will be only with high-quality and popular video content that will be selected and approved by Yahoo itself, Re/code is reporting.

The search engine firm will release the platform in the future but not now according to the report. Yahoo is basically borrowing its idea for Google's YouTube-like service. It came to know that Yahoo is trying to recruit some of YouTube’s most popular stars with promises of higher advertising revenue and guaranteed advertising rates with better remuneration. No idea where these are rumors or not but it is also heard that channel owners will receive more marketing with some even being featured on Yahoo’s home page.

It is not a new or unexpected effort from CEO Marissa Mayer because she has put major focus on the improvement of the company’s social offerings and she has been doing it since last year. This video service is going to generate more online advertising revenue. No clue received whether it will be linked to Yahoo News which is being headed by popular TV news personality Katie Couric. It is also reported in some sources that Yahoo may nab popular entertainment host Ryan Seacrest for its promotion and marketing purposes.

Tuesday

Google, Viacom Announced The Settlement Of YouTube Copyright Litigation

Posted By: Arin Dey - March 18, 2014
Its been seven years Google is fighting with Viacom regarding copyright litigation. Finally it came to an end. Both companies agreed on terms of the deal and also the companies released a brief statement of the agreement.

Google, Viacom Announced The Settlement Of YouTube Copyright Litigation

The organization announced “Google and Viacom today jointly announced the resolution of the Viacom vs. YouTube copyright litigation. This settlement reflects the growing collaborative dialogue between our two companies on important opportunities, and we look forward to working more closely together.”

The battle started in 2007 when Viacom sued Google for YouTube for $1 billion. Viacom accused YouTube regarding posts for copyrighted material. Viacom reported that YouTube was hosting more than 160,000 unauthorized videos containing Viacom content as YouTube videos.

YouTube reported that it was in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices. The court, in 2010, agreed that the video posting site had indeed been compliant in removing copyright-protected content posted by YouTube users. Google even accused Viacom of furtively uploading its content to YouTube itself.

Friday

Google Announces Susan Wojcicki As YouTube CEO

Posted By: Arin Dey - February 07, 2014
Susan Wojcicki has been working since years in Google. After taking serious steps towards eliminating "fake" views on YouTube, Google has move forward and announced Susan as its new YouTube CEO.

Susan was the senior vice-president in charge of product management and engineering of advertising and commerce at Google. Salar Kamangar is the CEO of YouTube now and Susan will be replacing him. Salar will be moving to new role in Google.

Google CEO Larry Page said in a statement that “Salar and the whole YouTube team have built something amazing. YouTube is a billion person global community curating videos for every possibility. Anyone uploading their creative content can reach the whole world and even make money. Like Salar, Susan has a healthy disregard for the impossible and is excited about improving YouTube in ways that people will love.”

Susan Wojcicki also announced about her new role via Twitter. She tweeted “I look forward to watching a lot more videos during work”.
Google Announces Susan Wojcicki As YouTube CEO
Sridhar Ramaswamy will be taking the lead and will be in charge of the product management and engineering of advertising and commerce at Google, which was previously run by Susan.

Thursday

Google To Reduce Fake YouTube Views

Posted By: Arin Dey - February 06, 2014
Google has recently noticed huge number of fake views for videos shared on YouTube. Google referred it as "fraudulent" views and warned several users also. As per Google reports, there are various tools available online for people to redirect or buy views. It is also found that there are a number of third-party marketing firms that do sell fake YouTube view to content creators for considerable amount per work.

Google To Reduce fake YouTube Views

Google didn't reveal that how many "fake" views YouTube videos have been tracked. They think that fake views are putting a negative impact on what YouTube is all about, and Google will ensure that it will reduce this fraudulent online activities. Google software engineer Philipp Pfeiffenberger explained in a blog post:
"When some bad actors try to game the system by artificially inflating view counts, they're not just misleading fans about the popularity of a video, they're undermining one of YouTube's most important and unique qualities.
As part of our long-standing effort to keep YouTube authentic and full of meaningful interactions, we've begun periodically auditing the views a video has received. While in the past we would scan views for spam immediately after they occurred, starting today we will periodically validate the video's view count, removing fraudulent views as new evidence comes to light. We don't expect this approach to affect more than a minuscule fraction of videos on YouTube, but we believe it's crucial to improving the accuracy of view counts and maintaining the trust of our fans and creators."
So this is the effort by which Google is trying to ensure that advertisers won't gather to other social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter. Lets see how Google can authentic YouTube views.

Saturday

YouTube Launches Live Streaming

Posted By: Poketors - December 14, 2013
All the videos owned by Google now will be allowed all of its users to live-stream video. This new feature will is being rolling out over the next few weeks. It will also enable all YouTube channels with verified accounts that are in “good standing” to “live stream live video to the world,” Google announced in its blog post.
People who are interested in the new feature can check to see if it is available to them yet via this link. All teh channel owners’ Video Manager status will also indicate once it has been turned on.

As per Google, “To give you even more ways to connect with fans, you can now launch a Google+ Hangout on Air directly from the YouTube Live events manager This gives you a simple way to reach your fans live and is the ideal way to invite participants to join your show.”

Wednesday

Social Media Specification Guide [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - September 04, 2013
Content designing is one the most important job in social media and when you design content you need to know the dimensions too.

Social Media Specification Guide [Infographic]

Here is a nice infographic which explains the specification guide on social media.

Source : raidious.com

Friday

How To Be Popular On YouTube

Posted By: Poketors - August 09, 2013
No introduction is needed when it comes to massively popular brand name "YouTube". We do search videos on tutorials, how-to guides, fun clips, entertainment/ movie trailer or full movie and many a times we do share our personal videos where we celebrated birthday or had a rocking party. So we have a tendency to be popular and get noticed online among our friends and acquaintances.
How To Be Popular On YouTube
Image Credit : Google
How to be popular in YouTube? There are few steps, we named as "fantastic four steps" which will be helpful to get more views, likes, subscribers and obviously get noticed on web. Getting popular in a day is not easy at all; we should have patience and do some really hard work to be more popular gradually over time.

Here we go with the steps :

1. Uploading Videos and Consistency :

Opening an YouTube channel and uploading video is the first step which will bring into notice over YouTube network. Obviously before uploading you should have an interesting topic for the "to be uploaded video". A lot of people upload videos and stay unnoticed because they are not at all consistent and they upload video once in a month or two. As we said earlier getting subscribers is not an easy task and it involves hard work and dedication and obviously consistency where you are supposed to upload videos once in a day or two instead of month. Remember one thing people will subscribe to your channel only if you have decent amount of informative or entertaining videos uploaded over YouTube. Basically you have to be very much consistent in uploading videos and pay attention on the trend how many people are come and watching those videos so that you would have fair idea for future uploads.

2. Labels or Tags

Labels or Tags are most important in search engines because it helps your channel be found while searching with a topic. Label or tag is the "keyword" by which people will search and get the similar topic listed. Suppose a user wants a video on "how to upgrade latest android version in your phone?". Here the main keyword will be "android". You can also add keywords "upgrade" and "phone". This is a simple example which shows adding tags would be helpful. So add more and more tags relevant to you videos.

3. Views, Likes & Subscribers

The reason for your upload is definitely "sharing the videos with viewers". If have to have some fan base so that you can start your sharing video campaign and get encouragement for uploading more. First and foremost, share the videos within your friend circle and if required use some tools to get views and likes resulting more subscribes to your channel.

4.  Quality :

People upload a lot of videos in every minute but how many of them get notices and are able to bag great number of likes and views? Almost very few of them because they don't use good quality video recording camera or equipment to shoot that. Just ask yourself that which one you do prefer a good quality with clarity or a blur/hazy one? You got your answer. Always concentrate on the quality part because viewers will compare your video with others as similar topic may be covered by others too.

As YouTube's tag line says Broadcast Yourself, its simple that you have to broadcaster for yourself.
We have suggested our fantastic four steps and hope it would be helpful to be popular in YouTube.

Sunday

China’s Social Media Equivalents [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - November 25, 2012
Chinese use different social networking sites such as Facebook for social networking, LinkedIn for professional social networking, eblogger for blogging purpose, Twitter for microblogging, WhatsApp for mobile chat, YouTube for sharing videos, Flickr for photo sharing and wikis for acquiring information related to various aspects.

China’s Social Media Equivalents [Infographic]

Individuals in China make use of Spotify for streaming online music, eBay for online trade, Quora for quality and assurance( Q&A). Please find below the infographic which explains the Chinese Social Media Activities.
China’s Social Media Equivalents
Source : graphs.net

40 Social Media Tips for Your Business

Posted By: Poketors - September 09, 2012
No doubt Social Media has a huge impact in online business and its promotion so here are some 40 Quick Social Media Tips for Your Business.

General Social Media Thoughts:

1. Don’t talk about religion, politics, or sports unless you represent a religion, a politician, or a sport.
2. Keep your post 90% on topic in your business.
3. Don’t over sell, educate about 90% of the time.
4. Re-Post other material that would appeal to the audience you are creating.
5. Always ask yourself, “Would my audience find this interesting or informative?”
6. Update your Google+ & LinkedIn status daily.
7. Once a week schedule your posts in advance with TweetDeck, Hootsuite, or SocialOomph.
8. Fill out all your profile information the same on all your social media.
9. The naming of your social media handles should all match.
10. Offer Foursquare or other social media specials not found any other place.
11. Add social media buttons to your websites, emails, and product literature.
12. Register your Google Places, Facebook Check-In, Foursquare, Bing, etc. with your company’s address & phone number.
13. Write a press release on your business at least once a quarter. Tag it with keywords.
14. Add pictures to your business Pinterest page and link them to your website or blog.

Twitter:

15. Design a custom Twitter background with your company’s contact information.
16. Tweet at least three to four times a day.
17. Follow people that matter to your business or potential clients.
18. Welcome all new followers (SocialOomph is a great way to do this.)
19. Check your Mentions and Replies daily.
20. #Don’t #over #hashtag #everything #you #tweet.
21. Tweet out your new blog posts.
22. Consider a dashboard application like Hootsuite or TweetDeck to help manage your tweets.

Facebook:

23. Update your Facebook wall daily.
24. You best Facebook wall post times are between 8:30a-9:30a and 4:30p-7:00p Monday through Friday.
25. Your best weekend and holiday post times are 10a-12p and 4:30p-7:00p.
26. Cross “Like” other businesses whose audience would benefit from your product.
27. Be the last to respond to all comments on your Wall even if it is “Thanks.”
28. Insert pictures into your wall posts.
29. Consider adding custom tabs or contact forms to your Facebook fan page.

YouTube:

30. Keep your videos short. Best time length is 30 secs to 2 mins.
31. Each video you create should address one project or answer one question.
32. Mention your company name in the beginning of all titles, descriptions, and tags.
33. Brand the background of your YouTube channel.

Blogs:

34. Create blog at least weekly.
35. Whatever blogging frequency you start, you must stay consistent.
36. If you consider yourself a serious blog, host your own blog on your own URL and SEO each and every blog post.
37. Keep your blogs short between 400-700 words.
38. Start a blog post with a good picture.
39. Comment on other blogs in your industry and  add social media sharing buttons to the bottom of your posts.
40. Embed your YouTube videos in your blog posts.

Wednesday

YouTube for Students & Teachers - SchoolTube

Posted By: Poketors - April 11, 2012
Sharing video content is an essential component of social media and more than often a key factor in assembling an award winning content strategy. Since YouTube paved the way for a public domain where a user can upload a video within seconds from their phone, it’s been tough to compete and stay relevant in such a vast space. This doesn't stop the content from pouring in. People share opinions from their desks, well thought out productions, and just short clips of viral incidents.

YouTube for Students & Teachers - SchoolTube

Other times off of YouTube there are well thought out programs targeted towards specific communities. For these programs, YouTube acts as a double-edged sword. In one hand you have the maximum level of exposure possible in the online video platform, but you’re competing against quality content and could easily dwindle into oblivion. With a secure content strategy in mind, SchoolTube addressed this by creating their own private community sharing video content between students, teachers, and schools digitally.

SchoolTube.com allows students and teachers to showcase their video content and multimedia in a better way than just sitting back and digesting lesson plans. Some of their video content is clearly for fun while the majority of it is educational. There are videos for teachers specifically and then others for students. That’s good considering teachers like videos too. Why wouldn’t they? And I’m sure both them and the students now have a reason to finally get down to business and jump off of cat videos on YouTube.

Students & Teachers - SchoolTube

The company has partnered with numerous educational groups to ensure the content they are distributing has adequate resources, is factually accurate, and well moderated. SchoolTube is doing a great job in establishing a community for online education, but that can open up quite a can of worms if for social media villains who would want to ruin a good time. Fortunately SchoolTube is on top of that.

Setting up private communities within the video space is something that has been done before, but to do so for the benefit of education is unique for two reasons: The difference between content for students vs. teachers / The fact that there is no universal curriculum or universal learning level and that the content acts as a complimentary resource rather than a main one. SchoolTube is a social marvel for not trying to be something it isn’t – a teacher, rather than a resource for those teachers who wish to offer students a social media benefit. And for the students who digest the content on their own, SchoolTube offers them something students never expect – a head start.

YouTube Hits 4 Billion Online Videos Views

Posted By: Poketors - January 25, 2012
Recently Google's YouTube which is known as the largest online video website has reached a record streaming around 4 billion online videos with a 25 per cent increase in the past eight months. This sudden jump in video views comes as Google redesigned Youtube’s home page recently, and its mobile applications are a staple on smartphones. This will have helped drive up traffic and content, as will its showing more released content and full length titles, that is it started offering more professional-grade content on the site.

YouTube Hits 4 Billion Online Videos Views

Google revealed that roughly 60 hours of video is now uploaded to YouTube every minute, compared with the 48 hours of video uploaded per minute in May.

Googles business running graphical “display” ads – many of which are integrated alongside YouTube videos – was generating $5 billion in revenue on an annualised run rate basis.

Still, most of the 4 billion videos that YouTube now streams worldwide every day do not make money. Three billion YouTube videos a week are monetised, according to the company.

Source : IBNLive

Thursday

Most Watched Youtube Videos In 2011

Posted By: Poketors - December 29, 2011
Recently YouTube has released YouTube Rewind 2011 which is the list of most watched Youtube videos of the year 2011. This was released by YouTube in this week. Rebecca Black’s Friday Song video has topped among the YouTube videos of 2011 with 180+ million views. When the Google Zeitgeist 2011 was published we came to know about the the list.
Most Watched Youtube Videos In 2011
Image Credit : Google
Below are the most viewed  (top 10) YouTube videos globally (excluding videos from major music labels)

1. Rebecca Black – Friday (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
2. Ultimate Dog Tease
3. Jack Sparrow (feat. Michael Bolton)
4. Talking Twin Babies – PART 2 – OFFICIAL VIDEO
5. Nyan Cat [original]
6. Look At Me Now – Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes (Cover by @KarminMusic)
7. The Creep (feat. Nicki Minaj & John Waters)
8. Maria Aragon – Born This Way (Cover) by Lady Gaga
9. The Force: Volkswagen Commercial
10. Cat mom hugs baby kitten



Below are the most viewed 
(top 10) YouTube channels globally (excluding channels from major music labels)

1. Machinima
2. IGNentertainmentaa
3. RayWilliam Johnson
4. Expert Village
5. Blue Xephos
6. Smosh
7. Realannoyingorange
8. Roosterteeth
9. Thelonelyisland
10. Barelypolitical


Below are the most watched videos (top 10) from major music labels globally.

1. Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor ft. Pitbull
2. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock
3. Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song [Official Video]
4. Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
5. Pitbull – Give Me Everything ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer
6. Pitbull – Rain Over Me ft. Marc Anthony
7. Jessie J – Price Tag ft. B.o.B.
8. LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It
9. Katy Perry – E.T. ft. Kanye West
10. Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)


Along with the above list there are some other categories too. Here are those :

1. Zach Wahls Speaks About Family was the most-watched political video
2. Japan Earthquake: Helicopter aerial view video of giant tsunami waves was the most-watched news video
3. 25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes! was the most watched “how-to” video
4. iPhone 5 Concept Features was the most-watched science/technology video
5. Immortals was the most-watched movie trailer
6. Mountain Biker gets taken out by Buck was the most-watched sports video

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