Is YouTube Subscriptions an option for you to sell videos online?

On Thursday May 9, 2013, Google discussed its plans to offer a video subscription service on YouTube. This came as no surprise, although it’s a departure from their traditional free content approach, to which advertising (and huge revenues for Google) are attached. Some YouTube accounts receive money from video advertisements but the low Cost Per Impression (CPM) YouTube offers doesn’t make advertising worthwhile for most businesses. YouTube is currently limited to select list of partner channels YouTube is currently offering subscriptions to only about 50 select partner channels. These channels will have the ability to activate subscriptions for their account.…read more >

The Power of Video

When done right, online video can be one of the most powerful tools you and your business can leverage. Check out this Viddler video as reference for your future video projects. It's short, to-the-point, and encompasses a resonating message (... and for those of you not producing online video for your business, get inspired to start):  read more >

How-to: Schema Markup for Video SEO

By Eric Hochberger / At Mediavine, we had a unique problem that only Viddler could fix. Our content, which is in the TV and movie genres for TV Fanatic , Movie Fanatic and The Hollywood Gossip, is extremely commoditized. The same studios and networks that provide us with movie trailers and TV promos are sending the same ones to all of our competitors. Unfortunately, because our company's primary source of Web traffic comes from organic search, that means increased competition for the exact same news clip(s). Luckily, Viddler is search-engine friendly by default. Whether you use their iFrame or…read more >

Using In-video Commenting & Tagging for Post-production Feedback

In this short video, our videographer Matt D'Avella provides a look at how he uses Viddler's video commenting to involve his clients in the post-production stages of their videos, utilizing everyone's time effectively and efficiently. In summary, Matt uploads the client's video to Viddler and creates a Secret URL, which allows only the client to access and play it. The client can provide their feedback to Matt in the form of in-video commenting (comments added within the video timeline). Matt receives email notification when comments are made so he log in and edit where necessary. And the cycle continues.... Check…read more >

The SEO Benefits of Video

Survey says: If you have a video on your website, you are 53 times more likely to increase your first page search engine rank. Another survey says: You are likely to increase click-through rates by 41 percent by incorporating video content on your website, opposed to plain text. So the question becomes, "What steps do I need to take so my videos get recognized to help improve my SEO?" Check out the Viddler Learning Center for additional whitepapers, webinars and customer resources regarding all things video. As you browse the inventory, let us know if there are any specific topics…read more >

Are You Serious about Online Video?

Here are five eye-opening facts that might get you a bit more serious about incorporating online video into your business strategy: 169 million people – 75% of U.S. Internet users – watch online videos. Globally, that percentage increases to 82%! On Facebook, videos are shared 12 times more than text and links combined. Video views on YouTube reached more than 1 trillion in 2011. And guess what ... we're approaching 2013! 57% of U.S. Internet users watch online videos every week. People ages 18 to 49 now watch an average of 5.4 hours of online video each month. George F.…read more >

How to: Creating Video Sitemaps

Customers who have access to our API can quickly and easily create video sitemaps for their content. Video sitemaps will enable search engines to easily find and recognize your content. It will also give you the ability to have your videos themselves appear in search engine results (not guaranteed). To read more about video sitemaps and SEO in general please click here. We have created two libraries to get you started, one in PHP and the other in Ruby. Simply clone or download your library of choice and follow the instructions in the read me files to run. After the…read more >

How human is the Viddler API?

Have no idea about API design but would like to learn more? Check out our API Webinar. After reading Noah Lorang of 37signal’s post API design for humans I got to thinking… how human is the Viddler API? We agree with Noah. It is now more important than ever to have a solid API design, documentation, and example code at the ready if you’d like your platform or service to be used by others in their applications. We’ve always held this to be true and that is why we’ve always strived to have a comprehensive API and a site dedicated to developers and…read more >

Make Your Online Video Interactive, Social, and Engaging

Viddler's in-video tagging and commenting feature allows you and your viewers to interact within the video. By using our full player, you are given the option to leave a text or video comment and a tag right on the video timeline. By making your video public, you give your viewers the ability to interact with your videos by leaving comments or even video comments directly on the timeline. Video comments are recorded directly from your webcam so they appear instantly with no encoding time. In order to segment your video based off of the content being displayed, tags are a…read more >
Interact With In-Video Tags

Interact With In-Video Tags

The Web is incredibly social. Social media has provided a platform for anyone to have a voice on anything. We now have the ability to express our every thought on any topic we can wildly imagine. The reality is that there are people out there that will not only listen, they will interact. “I’m with Viddler because of the tagging.” – Gary Vaynerchuk What are In-Video tags? Viddler provides a really easy platform for people to interact with videos. Transforming the video watching experience into an interactive experience for users is what sparks conversation and ultimately engages interest. Viddler provides…read more >