The Top 5 YouTube Analytics Every Marketer Should Know

Act-On

But did you know that YouTube, which is part of Google, has an incredible analytics offering as well? In fact, YouTube Analytics probably gives users more ways to slice and dice their data than any video platform ever has. Same goes for YouTube videos.

How a small family business pulled off one of the greatest successes in YouTube history

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This is the story of how an entrepreneur used a shoe and a wine bottle to create one of the most successful videos in YouTube history and transform his small family-owned business. He talked about a labeling crisis that almost crushed his business. YouTube views: 4.2

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11 Top Tips For Developing YouTube Influencers

Act-On

YouTube influencer marketing is an often-overlooked, but highly valuable component, of a strong marketing automation strategy. YouTube is just one platform where you can execute your influencer marketing strategy. On YouTube, nobody believes the hype unless they see it for themselves.

Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?

Vidyard

A compelling video has a higher chance of driving business results, but compelling videos are ignored every day, getting little to no traffic. November 2015 marked the first month where more videos were uploaded to Facebook than posts containing links to YouTube.

How To Make the Most of the YouTube Content Marketing Customer Journey

Act-On

We use YouTube in fundamentally different ways when we’re using it for fun than when we’re using it for business. We snack on funny videos, curious or intriguing tidbits that get us through a busy day. Generally, we come to YouTube videos through search.

How to Get Results from YouTube Ads (Hint: It’s Not Advertising)

Act-On

Most YouTube ads do not deliver a measurable ROI for advertisers. Most of these videos are essentially made-for-TV commercials that have been uploaded to YouTube. For the most part they disregard the fact that TV and YouTube are very different platforms.

Am I connecting with my customers enough? 10 tips for customer outreach

Biznology

How’s your customer outreach? You might be looking at how to secure new customers and follow up on leads, but are you also keeping your existing customers happy? We hear a lot about customer engagement and outreach these days. Your customers are a key part of your story.

4 Marketing Lessons from YouTube Giants

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Raymond Coppinger Did you catch the video about the crazy guys snowboarding through New York that went viral just hours after it was posted on YouTube? Both Casey and Gary are unique innovators who have built and are continuing to build great businesses.

The business case for unbranded content

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Let’s take a deeper look at the business case for unbranded content through three interesting case studies. The unbranded content is driving new customers to the branded site where, by law, the amount of information about insomnia is limited.

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How Your Business Can Survive The Ad Blocking Wars On YouTube

Act-On

If you are promoting your company with video ads on YouTube, a portion of your targeted audience may be missing the message due to ad blocking software. In addition to squelching banners and other types of image and tech ads, ad blocking software can also block YouTube pre-roll ads.

Marketing: New architects of the customer experience?

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There seems to be a theme emerging on {grow} over the last few months and it is this: How can be effective marketers and have any influence over what has become a very strange and complex The customer journey (my friend Krista LaRiviere of gShift called this the “ dark funnel “).

The future of business: Six layers of customer engagement

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Over the past few years I have been giving a speech about the “six layers” of customer engagement. We are in the process of creating increasingly complex layers of digital distance between our companies and our customers. So, our businesses need to be there.

Video Marketing How-To: YouTube vs. Your Website

Vidyard

This week we want to tackle a question that comes up often — whether your video should live on your website, your YouTube channel, or both! First thing’s first is understanding that YouTube, alone, isn’t a video strategy. YouTube should drive traffic to your website.

10 YouTube Pre-Roll Ads You'll Actually Enjoy

Hubspot

Last year at Sundance, YouTube unveiled a new ad format to brands : the unskippable, six second "bumper" ad. Suffering through 15, 30, or even 60 second pre-roll ads prompted so many head shakes and back button clicks that eventually YouTube added a skip button to their ads in 2009.

What are the most reliable content channels to connect with customers?

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With organic reach on Facebook declining for most businesses and content saturation occurring for many industry verticals, this is certainly a vital topic. Today I’d like to connect the dots on a few ideas about the most reliable content channels to reach customers.

What are the best social media platforms for your business?

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One of the most common business dilemmas is figuring our where to start with social media marketing. Today I would like to introduce a few high level ideas to help you decide where to put your time for the best results for your business. This is important for a business to consider.

Socialize your videos for business development

Biznology

H ere are some ideas for creating videos for business development and sales that fits naturally into the way today’s buyers communicate. Marketers surveyed by Ascend2 ranked the importance and effectiveness of common video types as follows: Customer testimonials.

Which Types of YouTube Videos Garner the Most New Subscribers? [CHART]

Modern Marketing

In previous Charts of the Week, we’ve focused on how YouTube videos are an important channel being used for documentation and product support. Don’t forget: people subscribe to your YouTube channel because they want to hear from you and learn about your company.

Add YouTube Closed Captioning—Create 30 Million Opportunities

Fathom

In the great wide world of video (mobile or not), something that many businesses seem drop from their radar is YouTube closed captioning. So, you hit up YouTube and find the channel you’ve been searching for in less than thirty seconds.

Is YouTube Advertising Right for You?

Fathom

Whether you realize it or not, more advertisers are allocating part of their advertising budget toward YouTube. In fact, the number of advertisers running video ads on YouTube is up 40% year over year. In addition, YouTube reaches more 18 to 49 year olds than cable television.

How the Top Online Video Platforms Are Taking Businesses Beyond YouTube

Vidyard

In 2005, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim opened the doors to YouTube inviting content creators around the world to share their videos with a global audience. Fast forward to 2016 when businesses are investing in video to fuel engagement with prospects and customers.

To YouTube and Beyond! 5 Places Where Including a Video Will Boost Results

Modern Marketing

Uploading your marketing videos to YouTube is essential, it is after all the second largest search engine available and can be used to direct leads back to your website for more content and eventual conversion, but you can’t stop there to realize improved ROI. To YouTube & Beyond!

12 Perfect Video Types for the B2B Customer Lifecycle [Infographic]

Vidyard

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that video is an important part to accelerating the journey from prospect to customer. The 12 Types of Videos that Work Best for Each Stage of the Customer Lifecycle. Customer – MongoDB.

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The Future of Chatbots in Marketing [YouTube Live Event]

Hubspot

For the industry as a whole, and how we communicate with prospects and customers? You're in luck: We've organized a live event on YouTube with HubSpot's CTO, Co-founder, and builder of GrowthBot Dharmesh Shah, as well as Looker's Colin Zima, and Slack's Buster Benson.

Why great customer service doesn’t matter like it used to

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At the end of all this work, their stated point of differentiation amounted to “we have great customer service.” Great customer service is like air. ” I believe this is true for most business categories. By Mark Schaefer.

Interesting Marketing Trends of Small Businesses [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

Small businesses face challenges of small budgets and scarce resources, causing them to be even more selective of their decisions in growing their top line. Small businesses therefore test, pivot, and analyze to recognize where their dollars would be best spent.

Lytics Adds Marketing Recommendations to a Customer Data Platform

Customer Experience Matrix

It’s just over one year since I first spoke with Lytics *, which at that time was (accurately) calling itself a Customer Data Platform but had not yet released a beta version of its product. The company has been busy since then, raising $7 million to supplement its initial $2.2

How This Agency Built a Viral YouTube Channel From Rejected Ideas

Contently

That’s why HelloDenizen was born in 2014, a YouTube channel that has racked up over 33 million views thanks to viral hits like the “ Tiny Hamster ” series. The agency also incorporated the “cute animal” theme into custom campaigns for other clients.

Three New Year Business Resolutions You Should Steal

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I’ve watched a volley of Youtube videos about making New Year’s business resolutions and realized they’re…. Reaching out to 50 customers in a day VERSUS getting 50 customers in a day. The web world and its customers are too complex to solve via your limited brain resource.

3 Big Brand Social Media Ideas Small Businesses Can Use

Vertical Response

When it comes to more traditional marketing and advertising, it can be challenging for small businesses to implement ideas from big brands. But in the age of social media, it’s much easier for a small business to use ideas from large companies for their own social efforts.

The Top 8 Social Networks For Business

B2B Marketing Insider

Recently, Adobe’s CMO.com released their 5th annual CMO Guide to The Social Landscape highlighting the top 8 social networks for businesses. Adobe evaluated each platform based on 4 criteria: SEO, brand awareness, customer communication, and traffic generation.

How Well Do You Know Your Customers? 4 Tips to Help You Boost Your Marketing Effectiveness

B2B Marketing Insider

Businesses spend a great deal of money and effort reaching out to potential customers. They post status updates on social media, set up YouTube channels, and pay for local advertising, all with the hope that their message will convince people to buy what they’re offering.

Hard lessons agency customers need to learn about social media marketing

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Four and a half years ago I was hired into an agency that needed help outlining social media solutions for its customers. For about a year I prepared countless pitches, proposals, and webinars for our agency customers … who bought almost nothing. We are all busy. We are all busy.

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6 Video Tips for Small Businesses on a Budget

Vidyard

As a small business, the way you do business probably follows the same line of thinking. That’s why small businesses use video. Well this is why small businesses use video , actually.). Animated explainer videos are a must-have for any small business.

5 tips to amplify your YouTube video and get more views

Earnest about B2B

But time and experience has proved it’s not that easy to get a million views if your video content is less “ Cat In A Shark Costume Chases A Duck While Riding A Robot Hoover ” and more “Get the most out of your business software package”.

The Future of CRM is Customer Engagement

Marketing Action

What’s the future of customer relationship management (CRM) and what does it take to create lasting customer engagement? ACT-ON: The most successful companies are those that are customer-centric and know how to sell the way the customer wants to buy. Both customer-centric.

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29 Ways to Collect Email Addresses for Your Business

Vertical Response

Create a “sign up” call to action on your Facebook business page. Do the same for any business cards you may receive. Ask your customers to refer you and your email list, and in exchange, give them a discount. Looking for ways to grow your email list?

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Break the mold: Why content marketing needs to be like a chalupa

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” In this post I postulated that the traditional advice that businesses need to “think like media companies” is losing steam. Now let’s look at another way of doing business. Like the fashion business. Streaming video + YouTube + Blog + Slideshare.

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The Best Content Marketing of February: 7 Brands That Mean Business

Contently

The concept may seem a little ridiculous, but a Domino’s Wedding Registry solves a legitimate customer need. As YouTube director of diverse marketing Oona King writes, “The demographic shift of the ad audience has far outpaced the demographic shift of the ad industry.”

Is Video the Future of Small Business Marketing?

Contently

With almost 100 million views combined on Facebook and YouTube , “This Unicorn Changed the Way I Poop” helped put Squatty Potty—which makes a toilet stool to help you take care of business—on the map. Both stand to gain from increased interest in small business videos.