Social Media Nuggets : YOUTUBE

Grow your business with video advertising on YouTube

YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005 and owned by Google since late 2006, on which users can upload, view and share videos. The company is based in San Bruno, California, and uses Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media video content, including video clips, TV clips, and music videos, and amateur content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, Hulu, and other organizations offer some of their material via YouTube, as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can watch videos, and registered users can upload an unlimited number of videos. Videos considered to contain potentially offensive content are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old. YouTube, LLC was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion in November 2006 and now operates as a Google subsidiary.

Cost of Advertising Campaign

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Videos & Uploads

YouTube says that 100 hours of new videos are uploaded to the site every minute, and that around three quarters of the material comes from outside the U.S. The site has 800 million unique users a month. It is estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000. Alexa ranks YouTube as the third most visited website on the Internet, behind Google and Facebook


Top Most Questions

01. YouTube Help Center Deliver your message to the right people at the right time with video ads. Every business has an audience on YouTube. read more
02. How to navigate YouTube If you’re new to YouTube or haven’t signed in, the homepage will display the most popular videos and highlights from categories like Music, Sports, and Entertainment. Once you’ve signed in, the navigation bar at the top of every YouTube page allows you to easily find the stuff you care about. To sign out or change account settings, click on your channel icon in the top right corner of YouTube. read more
03. Getting Started on YouTube If you're logged out of your account and you can't remember your password: You can request a new password by clicking the Forgot your password? link on the Facebook login page. We'll send you an email with a link to reset your password. read more
04. Get help signing in to YouTube If you can't sign in, please select the issue that applies to you, and we'll guide you through 2-5 questions. read more
05. How to upload videos Before you start uploading the video you can chose the video privacy settings. As the video is uploading, you can add information (e.g. title, description, tags), change your privacy settings, add the video on a playlist, choose a custom thumbnail or decide if you’d like to post it to Google+, Facebook, or Twitter. read more

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