YouTube

YouTube alternatives: an overview of the best portals

The best YouTube alternatives at a glance

YouTube has revolutionised the internet: since it was founded, it has been inundated with video content and more than a billion users have been recorded. No other alternative has come close to this impressive number. But what are the other alternatives to YouTube and what do they have to offer? Here are the five best YouTube alternatives at a glance.

What is a thumbnail?

Thumbnails – little pictures, lots of power

Thumbnails can be found everywhere online. These small images help users to get a preview of web content such as photos or videos, and to select what might interest them. Thumbnails can be seen as teaser, formatted as compressed images. Website operators use the thumbnail images to attract attention and gain clicks. But what exactly are thumbnails? And when are they used?

YouTube SEO: how to improve your ranking

YouTube SEO: ranking factors and optimisation tips

There’s much more to YouTube videos than ensuring they are available in HD quality. High definition is just one of many criteria that determine the ranking position of your clips in the video platform’s SERPs. Through a mixture of traditional and modern measures of SEO, YouTube videos and channels can be optimized – increasing your ranking and helping you gain viewers.

How to make money on YouTube

Making money on YouTube – turning a hobby into a job

The video portal YouTube connects people the world over. Operators of these video channels entertain and influence millions of subscribers with their innovative ideas; in some cases, this can fund their entire lifestyle. So how do professional YouTubers actually make money on the platform? Could uploading videos and earning income from YouTube also be something for you?

How viral marketing works

Viral marketing: digital word of mouth

Targeted and intelligent advertising is the key to a company’s success – online as well as offline. In the ideal case, your own messages and content are so good that they will spread quickly, like a virus. Sometimes when advertising messages run under their own momentum, problems such as chaotic situations and reputation damage occur. But if you practice viral marketing correctly, you have the...

WebM

WebM: What you need to know about the Google media format!

MP4 is already a few years old. Could this be the time for a new video standard? With WebM, Google has already provided an open-source, free market competitor. Since its introduction in 2010, there has been much discussion about the WebM format. While Google is attempting to advance the project with the aid of YouTube and Android, Microsoft and Apple are opposed to it. Why is this the case? What...

What is YouTube Stories?

YouTube Stories: The video platform now offers a Story function

In order to remain at the forefront of the social media world, even pioneers like YouTube must be guided by younger competition from time to time. Youtube has therefore decided to introduce another communication channel in addition to the Community feature. Like Snapchat and Instagram, the video platform now has a Story feature that allows you to share short videos with your followers. Originally...

What is influencer marketing?

Influencer marketing: finding authentic brand ambassadors

Some are presenting beauty products on YouTube, others are sharing health tips on Instagram: (video) bloggers are the biggest new opinion makers online and have a huge influence over their fans and followers. The fact that their posts often feature links to shops and brands is no coincidence. Companies use influencers with a strong online presence to promote their brand or products to a built in...

Netflix alternatives: Amazon, iTunes & Co. reviewed

Netflix alternatives: the best online streaming portals

Netflix is an institution as far as streaming films and shows is concerned. And when it comes to their original programming, the label ‘Netflix Original’ has practically come to stand as a quality guarantee. But there are a number of Netflix alternatives that also offer either original programming, better value for money, or a greater selection of movies and series. In this guide, we’ll discuss...

Social bots

Social bots – the technology behind fake news

Sensational election results and influencing public opinion – these are both associated with social bots. They are known as being digital opinion leaders that represent extreme political positions on social networks or to simply start disagreements. This technology influences what we think and feel. But what is the real danger of social bots? How influential are they, and how can you protect...


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