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Pokemon Go is a worldwide sensation right now, and if you are a YouTube creator or marketer, you must be on this.

We created a quick video to help describe how you can take advantage of the Pokemon Go phenomenon:

Install the vidIQ Chrome Extension to Get These Stats.

Continuously optimizing your library of content to get more views can be a lot of work!

Which is why we are happy to announce that we just launched Bulk SEO. Watch the tutorial and get started already!

 

 

Creating optimized thumbnails can be a huge challenge. When doing so you want to make sure they are highly clickable on desktop and mobile. This will help you get more views most specifically with Suggested and Search traffic sources.

This is why we’ve launched our initial version of the vidIQ Thumbnail Editor with most recent update of the vidIQ Crome extension.

If you have the extension installed, simply head to your videos and goto our dropdown:

YouTube Thumbnail Editor

 

All it takes is a few seconds to update a thumbnail:

Thumbnail Editor Smaller

 

You can choose the frame of the image, upload images, shapes, text to get that image just right.

This is our first version and we plan on listening to your feedback to help improve this for your workflow. Please feel free to leave comment below, tweet us or email support on what you’d like to see added!

Replying to comments is absolutely critical for growing your subscribers. What happens when you are overwhelmed with too many comments? We’ve created filters that help you find the comments that matter.

YouTube Comment Moderation

You can now filter by:

  • Has Replies
  • Doesn’t have Replies
  • I’ve Replied To
  • I haven’t replied to
  • Contains Question(s)
  • Contains Profanity
  • Contains Positive Words (positive sentiment)
  • Contain Negative Words (negative sentiment)
  • Subscriber Name
  • Search YouTube Comments By Keyword

And you can mix these filters as well:

YouTube Comment Filters with vidIQ

For instance, you can find all positive questions being asked and make sure those questions get answered, oh so nicely. 🙂

This is all available right now with our chrome extension.

Christmas is a global tentpole event for YouTube, and we’ve prepared the top 10 keywords for Christmas this year:

Top YouTube Christmas opportunities

After installing our Chrome Extension make sure to do the following searches on YouTube to further enhance your keyword strategy for Title, Descriptions, and Tags. We’ve included a few notes on all the top keywords:

  1. Christmas Tree – “BIGGEST CHRISTMAS TREE FAIL” is the top title. Lots of fails are going on in Christmas Tree search term.
  2. vlogmas – “FINDING THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE | VLOGMAS” is the top title. Everyone is putting them at end of christmas vlogs
  3. Santa Claus “FASCINATING Facts You Didn’t Know About Santa Claus!” is one of the top trending videos. Evergreen.
  4. Christmas “7 Weirdest Christmas Facts” is #3 title
  5. Christmas 2015 “What I Got For Christmas 2015 + Giveaway!” is #2 title
  6. Santa “Adults Sit On Santa’s Lap For The First Time” is #2 title
  7. Christmas music – “1 Hour – Christmas Music Collection Mix”
  8. xmas “Santa’s XMAS Caper – Steam Train” – great use of XMAS in thumbnails
  9. happy holidays HappyHolidays by Boston Dynamics ranking #3 – showing us great content with merged titles can rank
  10. holidays – “Types of People During the Holidays by IISuperwomanII” is top trending video.. very creative
  11. Merry Christmas “Merry Christmas from Bdubs!” showing simple titles are working here

Hopefully, this helps your Christmas efforts. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone here at vidIQ!

 

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Just need to get that next video out so you can sip back some champagne and celebrate with friends? Let’s get straight to our latest on our extension of Top Holiday Keywords and Videos with our New Years YouTube research.

This time we are taking are research to the next level and breaking down the trending types of videos.

First, Top New Years Keywords Used (to find this content and keywords you might want to consider): 

happy new years, happy new years eve, fireworks, holidays, happy new years 2015, makeup, beauty, holiday makeup, new year’s eve( holiday), new year (holiday), happy new year songs

If you’re video touches on these subjects, think about including them in the title, description and tags!

For researching these keywords yourself..


Best Performing Types of New Years Videos:

1. Fashion and Makeup

Fashion and Makeup videos are crushing it with 90+% of search results & trending videos are returning videos of this nature. It appear women are searching for New Years preparation makeup videos.

 

2. New Year Resolutions Videos:

3. New Years Music Videos:

 

4. New Year Comedy and Parody Videos:

 

If you’d like a specific video added to these playlists don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!

YouTube SEO For The Holidays

Robert Sandie —  December 18, 2014 — 2 Comments

Holiday Tags

Happy Holidays….  and Merry Christmas, Happy (C)hannukah and Happy Kwanzaa!

No matter what you festive content you create this season, we wanted to give you the best keywords possible. If you are creating content this holiday consider adding these keywords (in titles, descriptions, tags) to lift your search ranking:

  • Merry Christmas – holiday, holidays, merry, carol, bells, jingle, lights, eve, santa, jingle bells
  • Christmas – holiday, xmas, merry, santa, holidays, presents, tree, gift, clause, december
  • Hanukkah – holiday, chanukah, presents, holidays, kwanzaa, xmas, santa, gifts, jewish, merry
  • Happy Holidays – Merry Christmas, holidays, holiday, jingle, lights, bells, christmas eve, carol, jingle bells, merry
  • Chanukah – hanukkah, holiday, jewish, hanukah, holidays, menorah, latkes, kwanzaa, xmas, chanukkah

Sample search for “Happy Holidays” with our search companion we recently launched:

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To make the mosts of the Holidays, make sure to download our free chrome extension.

It’s been just a few weeks since we soft-launched the new vidIQ Pro platform and I’m happy that today we make it official–vidIQ Pro is now available for everyone!

We built vidIQ Pro for content creators and video marketers of all shapes and sizes with one purpose in mind. To provide an industry-leading toolset that makes it easy for anyone to get the most out of Youtube. In addition to all the tools in vidIQ Basic, vidIQ Pro adds the following features across our chrome extension and web suite:

  • Best Time of Day-  vidIQ crunches the numbers and provides you the most optimum time to post your videos to ensure they get the most views and engagements.
  • Historical Statistics for popular videos – Go back in time and see exactly when a video took off.
  • Embedded Sources – Ever wonder the actual URLs that are generating embed views on your video? vidIQ provides a list of embed locations for any video.
  • More Metrics On Your Uploaded Videos- See trending countries, what devices are driving views, and demographic information right from the chrome extension.

YouTube Keyword Tool

 

 

The most notable new feature in vidIQ Pro is the new vidIQ Search Companion.  The vidIQ search companion appears on the YouTube search results page via the vidIQ chrome extension and provides high level metrics along with trending videos and related search words.

 

 

We wanted to make sure the product was affordable for everyone too, so we focused on a price point that wouldn’t break the bank. vidIQ Pro starts at less than $9 a month for a yearly subscription.

Enjoy!

It’s not an easy task to grow your views and subscribers organically and it has been a privilege guiding you in the quest for video marketing success. We’re thankful that you’ve helped vidIQ grow to over 10k active weekly users since launching vidIQ Vision at VidCon last year:

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In celebration of your support, we have added Velocity, our trending indicator, to the vidIQ Vision Chrome extension for all users.

No longer will you have to rely on total views and upload date to get a gauge on how fast a video is trending…

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This would be like looking at your cars odometer to gauge its speed…

YouTube Odometer

With an average of 22M+ Views Per Hour (VPH) occurring on YouTube (numbers reported by Nielson), it’s important to understand where those views are being spent in real-time.

 

When you load a video, now you’ll be able to see its Velocity in Views Per Hour (VPH):vphcut

 

To give you an idea of how fast videos typically move:
100-200k VPH is what the top 5 videos on YouTube are speeding along at
250k VPH – peak of Caitlen Heller Twerking spoof
650k VPH – PSY Gangnam Style during peak
750k VPH – Budweiser Up for Whatever Commercial (day of Superbowl)
1.2M VPH – Budweiser Puppy Love (day of Superbowl)

If it’s trending in a specific country we’ll also display the video’s per country ranking:

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To explore the top videos from a specific category, or country, take a look at the Velocity Section for daily as well as real-time stats:

Top Velocity Videos

We’ve been using this tool internally for the last few weeks and hope you’ll like the sixth sense it gives you when working on YouTube.  If you don’t have it installed, you can get started here.

Thanks again for your support and if you have any feedback on this release, please don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments!

Creator Suggested is a new metric we’ve been running in our Chrome Extension for the last couple of months. It’s a surprisingly powerful new metric that monitors the amount of videos YouTube is recommending back to a publisher’s own channel, and while that may not sound like much, it says a ton about your channel’s success.

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In the Budweiser Super Bowl Puppy Love video, we’re tracking a rating of 4/20, meaning 4 of the 20 videos YouTube is recommending after the video and on the sidebar are also on the Budweiser channel.

It’s not as glamorous as some other metrics, but this has huge implications for channel (and thus brand) engagement. Think about it: someone loved your video and watched it to the end, but then what? Either they hit the search bar to find something similar (which is probably going to be on someone else’s channel), or they’re so engaged they can’t help but click to watch another in the recommendations. The more of those videos that are on your channel, the higher the total views your channel will receive when those videos explode, and the better your brand sticks with each viewer.

Breaking Down the Score

4/20: This is the lowest Creator Suggested rating a channel can have and a sign the channel isn’t focused enough on playlists, proper metadata, and annotations.

6/20 – 10/20: You’re on your way! We’ve seen great channels averaging around here, like The Verge and American Express.

12/20 – 16/20: If you’re here, you’re killing it. This channel is likely in the ranks of Red BullBuzzfeed, and Old Spice.

20/20:  At this point, you’ve likely been “whitelisted” by YouTube. We’ve seen some huge non-profits, political parties, and brands spending a significant amount on YouTube to get here. ARDrone, Nintendo, and The Olympics are great examples.

An Example of Creator Suggested at Work

As of writing this, we are seeing the University of Minnesota have a very viral moment with Guy Pulls Out Sign on Gophers Kiss Cam. They worked to get a 19/20 on Creator Suggested, and that will pay off as this video drives a massive amount of views and increased watch time throughout their YouTube channel. That’s more watches, shares, and engagement with their canon of videos, leading to exponentially more total views as people continue flocking to them.

If you take a second to look through the channel, you can see they didn’t get here by luck, or even a huge budget. They just consistently upload content, grow their subscribers, annotate, and actively playlist content.

There’s no secret to success like this, just sound YouTube marketing practice. And sound practice starts with the right data to build it on, which can all be yours with the vidIQ Chrome Extension.

Don’t have the vidIQ Chrome Extension? Make sure to download it here.

Want more insights on your own channel? Signup for our full video marketing suite.