Video traffic currently accounts for more than 64% of total global internet traffic. This number is also growing and is believed to reach 80% by 2019. Additionally, some 85% of companies now look for ways to integrate video into their marketing strategy. Video is so popular because it can entice, entertain and engage better than any kind of text. Additionally, viewers now know which platforms they should turn to if they are looking for something specific. For instance, those looking for music, gaming and tutorials will turn to YouTube. However, if someone wants to learn more about celebrities behind the scenes and new brands, Instagram Video is the place to be.
VideoXtreme by Justin Sardi
It is hard to keep up with online video, because it develops so quickly. As a result, only those businesses that integrate video marketing and SEO in their overall digital marketing strategy can continue to have a niche in the market. While content remains of vital importance, it looks as if there is now a shift towards video content. Through video marketing, businesses can generate leads, build brand awareness and communicate with their market. Video marketing also enables businesses to guide each individual customer through the various parts of the sales funnel. What is even more important, however, is that it is possible to truly track video views and engagement. This metric is vital for any video marketing team.
A main focus in video marketing and SEO is native uploading to Facebook. Each day, some 1 billion people visit Facebook. Between them, they watch 4 billion videos daily. Although at least some of those views are attributed to the autoplay feature (which, by the way, can be disabled), they do still count towards SEO. However, these views only count towards the popularity of your video if it is natively uploaded. Doing so also allows the video to be promoted more through the Video Playlist and Featured Video features. Obviously, uploading directly to Facebook allows video marketers to reap some substantial benefits. Facebook has reported in their statistics that some 8,452 videos were uploaded natively in June 2015. Between them, these videos were viewed 1 million times. As good as this may seem, however, uploading to YouTube is equally important. On YouTube, 1 million views were reached with just 5,919 videos in that same month. This shows that fewer videos are needed to attract a greater clientele. This test shows that a video marketing campaign has to be inclusive of all platforms. This is why a video marketing and video SEO strategy should include a chosen method for sharing all video content on each of the different popular video sites.
The Different Kinds of YouTube ads
In broad terms there are two kinds of YouTube Ads: ‘skippable ads and non-skippable ads.’
Non-skippable ads are ads that force people to watch. They can only be 15-20 seconds long.
These kinds of ads get better engagement, but they also have a higher abandonment rate.
These ads also tend to get a bad rap because they seem forceful. But if your ads are good, and the ads are targeted effectively, they don’t need to represent trouble.
Skippable ads are also known as TrueView ads. These are ads that don’t force people to watch. These can be shown in two ways: ‘In-stream’ and ‘In-display.’
Now, YouTube doesn’t really say that there is a maximum length for TrueView video ads.
What they do provide, however, are some suggestions — especially for the In-stream ads.
51% of In-stream run for 15-30 seconds.
If you want to make your ads longer than this, you may want to keep your In-stream at around 3 minutes (as YouTube has suggested).
In-display ads don’t exactly have a suggested maximum run time. These ads can be used to take people directly to a YouTube video, so you can get away with them being long. 25% of videos watched on Tablets are 60 minutes plus,.
So if the video you want to advertise is long and of value — In-display may work best for you.
In any case,if you’re creating a YouTube ad from scratch, you might want to keep it short so that it is easy to create.
You don’t have to stick to the suggestions provided, though doing so, will reduce the chances of your ad being rejected.
You can also create a form of YouTube Ads called In-Display Ads. These are ads that are shown in the search listings, related videos section or as video overlays.
You’ll notice there that there is a box on the far right that mentions ‘On partner websites.’
Because we’re only advertising on the YouTube site, this option is not open to us.
In-display ads aren’t as invasive as the other types of ads that we’ve discussed so far. That doesn’t mean that they’re not any good, though, as they can still generate results for you campaigns.
YouTube is the 2nd biggest search engine in the world.
If it costs too much for you to advertise in the Google search listings, you can advertise in the YouTube search listings instead.
Relevance is important. 48% of US mobile users prefer seeing ads that are related to the content they are watching.
As these videos appeared to be relevant, a significant percentage of the people would find them in the listings, would click on them.
And then a percentage of those people would become subscribers, and a percentage of those would eventually become customers.
If you want to quickly find some popular keywords that are related to your offering, just do a search on YouTube.