How to Add YouTube Videos to Your Website: A Step-by-Step Guide

Video adds value to your website, and the right videos can help drive increased traffic and conversion. As noted by Forbes, users retain 95% of the message when they watch videos compared to just 10 percent by text, making video a great starting point to streamline connection with prospective customers. Your best bet for videos? YouTube. With more than two billion logged-in monthly users, YouTube videos now reach 74% of adults in the United States — so it’s no surprise that the platform is used by almost 90 percent of marketers to drive user interest. Ready to leverage video on…

YouTube Demographics & Data to Know in 2021 [+What Different Generations Watch on the Platform]

Chances are, you’ve probably spent an afternoon falling down a rabbit hole of YouTube videos. I certainly have, and I think I’d be pretty embarrassed to see the total amount of time I’ve spent on the platform. While it’s a great source of entertainment, YouTube has also proved itself to be a valuable tool for marketers. In fact, 70% of viewers bought from a brand after seeing content on YouTube. And, with a global user base of more than 2 billion people, it’s also safe to assume that your target audience is on the platform. However, just as it is…

What is YouTube Shorts & Why Marketers Are Already Using It [+5 Brand Examples]

Did you know that the first video published on YouTube was only 18-seconds long? Since launching in 2005, the video giant’s founders have learned time and time again that content doesn’t need to be long to engage audiences. Now, following a nearly year long beta period – as well as the success of TikTok, Instagram Reels, and other viral video platforms – YouTube Shorts is in full swing and creators can now take advantage of the YouTube Shorts Fund. Let’s talk about what YouTube Shorts is, how it works, and how brands like yours can leverage it. What is YouTube…

2021 YouTube Demographics [New Data] [+What Each Generation is Watching]

Chances are, you’ve probably spent an afternoon falling down a rabbit hole of YouTube videos. I certainly have, and I think I’d be pretty embarrassed to see the total amount of time I’ve spent on the platform. While it’s a great source of entertainment, YouTube has also proved itself to be a valuable tool for marketers. In fact, 70% of viewers bought from a brand after seeing content on YouTube. And, with a global user base of more than 2 billion people, it’s also safe to assume that your target audience is on the platform. However, just as it is…

4 Reasons Why You Should Use YouTube Shorts [+ 5 Brand Examples]

Did you know that the first video published on YouTube was only 18-seconds long? Since launching in 2005, the video giant’s founders have learned time and time again that content doesn’t need to be long to engage audiences. Now, following a nearly year long beta period – as well as the success of TikTok, Instagram Reels, and other viral video platforms – YouTube Shorts is in full swing and creators can now take advantage of the YouTube Shorts Fund. Let’s talk about what YouTube Shorts is, how it works, and how brands like yours can leverage it. What’s the latest…

YouTube vs. Vimeo: Which Video Platform is Best for Your Business? [Data]

By 2022, online video content is predicted to command more than 82% of all web traffic (15 times higher than it was in 2017). If you haven’t started thinking about how video fits into your long-term marketing strategy, now’s the time to start taking it seriously. Before you dive into creating videos, it’s important to figure out where you’re going to host them. YouTube is obviously the largest video hosting platform on the web, but it might not be the best choice for every business. To help you find the best fit for your company’s unique needs, we compared YouTube…

Why People Visit YouTube & How to Engage Them [New Data]

YouTube is the second largest website globally with over 2 billion global users. Still, despite its huge audience, it can be challenging to gain engagement on your videos. Ultimately, to gain views, likes, shares, and even subscribers, your content will have to engage at least part of YouTube’s huge audience while fulfilling their needs. But, if you’re just starting on YouTube, or struggling to grow your strategy, you might not know what the platform’s audience wants just yet. To help marketers learn more about YouTube’s huge user pool, and their interests, I asked nearly 300 consumers: “Why do you most…

How to Grow Your YouTube Channel [New Data]

Did you know that YouTube currently has 2 billion active users a month and is projected to grow to almost 3 billion active users by 2025? It’s one of the fastest-growing and most popular social networks today. Plus, it helps people grow their businesses. In fact, the number of channels earning six figures per year on YouTube grew more than 40% y/y, the number of channels earning five figures per year on YouTube grew more than 50% y/y, and the number of channels with more than one million subscribers grew by more than 65% y/y. Now, all that being said,…

You can upload the most interesting video on YouTube, but it might not get the views it deserves if you’re relying on a simple freeze-frame to tell viewers what it’s about. Thumbnails, the small, clickable snapshots that viewers see when they search for videos on YouTube, can be just as important as a video’s title. They provide a preview of your video and entice viewers to click through. Creating vibrant YouTube thumbnails can also instantly grab people’s attention and this can help you differentiate yourself on a platform clogged with standard thumbnails all screaming for attention. Thumbnails can affect your…

The Beginner’s Guide to Editing YouTube Videos

As a video marketer, editing might be the most important part of post-production. If you can’t seamlessly weave your shots together or get your cut to hit the right frame, your video will seem unpolished and disengage your viewers. That said, if you’re operating on a shoestring budget, you might not be able to afford video editing software. So what’s a video marketer to do without editing software? Fortunately, YouTube offers a web-based video editor that is entirely free and accessible through its platform. In this post, learn how to use YouTube’s native video editing tools, as well as best…