YouTube News - Feb 2014


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YouTube News - Feb 2014

  1. 1. YOUTUBE NEWS FROM February 2014 Friday, 28 February 14
  2. 2. Creator Blog FEBRUARY YOUTUBE NEWS 4/2 KEEPING YOUTUBE VIEWS AUTHENTIC 11/2 TIPS FOR FOSTERING DISCUSSION As part of their long-standing effort to keep the site authentic and full of meaningful interactions, YouTube have begun periodically auditing the views a video has received. While in the past they would scan views for spam immediately after they occurred, starting 4th Feb they will periodically validate the video’s view count, removing fraudulent views as new evidence comes to light. It is not expected that the approach will affect more than a minuscule fraction of videos on YouTube, but it is crucial in improving the accuracy of view counts and maintaining trust in fans and creators. Find out more on this here. Source: 2014/02/keeping-youtube-views-authentic.html Friday, 28 February 14 On YouTube, engaging with your community helps bring viewers closer to your content and enables two-way discussions. There are great ways you can interact with your fans and keep it manageable, even when your audience is large. Here are four strategies that some of YouTube's most popular education channels use to push the boundaries of fan interaction. Source: 2014/02/four-tips-for-fostering-discussion-from.html - Crowdsource a hypothesis - Ask in Advance - Feature viewer generated content - Build interactivity into the format Find out more about these top tips here Google Security Blog
  3. 3. Creator Blog FEBRUARY YOUTUBE NEWS 14/2 AD BLITZ WINNERS CROWNED 20/2 A NEW LOOK: MORE LOVE FOR PLAYLISTS While the Big Game champions may have been determined by the cleats on the field, the advertiser champions were chosen by viewers on YouTube. Starting today you’ll see some changes to make it easier to find what you want to watch on YouTube and collect playlists to watch again and again. Viewers casted their votes for their favorite game day commercials on YouTube Ad Blitz 2014. After a week of intense competition, YouTube crunched the numbers and are ready to name the victors. Cheers to Budweiser on being voted the best Super Bowl Commercial on YouTube! "Puppy Love" won your hearts, and the title of YouTube Ad Blitz 2014 Champion. Your guide now has all of the playlists that you created, as well as playlists from other channels you liked. If you make a playlist, you’ll also see a new page that makes editing easier. Source: the-youtube-2014-ad-blitz-winners-have.html Friday, 28 February 14 YouTube now has a center-aligned look, fitting neatly on any screen size, and feeling similar to the mobile apps you’re spending almost half your YouTube time with. Find out more on these changes here Source: 2014/02/more-love-for-playlists-and-new-look.html Global Blog