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SearchCap: Google Rolls Out Pirate Update, Bing Adds MCC, Video Games In Knowledge Graph

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Reports: Google Pirate Update Has Rolled Out This Week Last week, we reported that Google will be pushing out an update to the Google Pirate Update in the…



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Video Games Added To Google’s Knowledge Graph

Google is upping its game for gamers, now including video game information in its knowledge graph. Search queries on video games will result in a knowledge graph panel that includes details like the game’s release date, supported platforms, developers, review scores and more. In a report on…



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Facebook Surpasses YouTube For Most Desktop Video Views Per Month by @mattsouthern

ComScore has revealed to Beet.TV the results of a recent study that shows in the month of August 2014, Facebook surpassed YouTube for most desktop videos per month. From July to August alone, Facebook went from 4 billion video views per month to 12 billion video views per month. That’s a significant milestone, due in no small part to the auto-playing feature Facebook added to its videos less than one year ago. “In the month of August, on desktop viewing, they [Facebook] delivered about a billion more views than YouTube,” ComScore co-founder Gian Fulgoni states in a video interview. That […]

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New Google Feature Would Offer Video Chats With Doctors

According to a report from Engadget.com, Google is trying out a new way to help users diagnose whatever ailments they may be suffering, or, at least, searching. When searching for illness-related symptoms, users would see a “Talk with a doctor now” link within the Google search card….



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Increase Your Video SEO In 4 Steps (VIDEO) – Business 2 Community


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Increase Your Video SEO In 4 Steps (VIDEO) image 4 Steps to SEOing Your Here's a statistic that should make you stop and think: After 72 hours, the average person will remember 10 percent of what he reads but 95 percent of what he sees in a video.
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Google Releases Video Series On Taking Your Local Business Online

Google’s Maile Ohye, a well-known personality in the SEO space, has published six-videos adding up to about 30 minutes, containing advice on bringing your local business online. Maile said this is the same advice that Googlers would give “our friends and family” and now they are…



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How To Create AdWords Video Remarketing Campaigns: 3 Easy Steps by @Rocco_Zebra_Adv

Video content is no longer on the rise – it has taken its place among the royalty of content sources. Videos cross our paths everywhere we go, inlcuding on Amazon’s e-book bestseller lists, e.g. Tim Ferriss’s “The 4-Hour Cook” which resembles more a movie than a text-based ebook, on our phones with Vine or Instagram, and even Facebook recently decided to offer video advertising. While producing a traditional brand awareness video is expensive, creating a 30 second remarketing video is not. Besides the fact that video remarketing campaigns are a great way to get your foot in the door and […]

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A Framework for Goal-Driven Video SEO [Explainer Video] – Business 2 Community

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The most important part of video SEO is in building and defining a goal driven strategy. Implementing a video strategy starts by identifying what you are trying to accomplish and working backwards to figure out the necessary technical and creative

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Weekly Video SEO Tip: How to Make Your Video Content Discoverable – The Content Standard by Skyword (blog)


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Weekly Video SEO Tip: How to Make Your Video Content Discoverable
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However, for those creatives who have developed video content in the past and weren't pleased with the results, it's time to think about getting more eyes on your clips. In this week's video SEO tip, I'll offer three basic tactics that can increase the
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How Twitch And YouTube Are Making Video Games A Big Business

Mark this moment: Watching people play video games has become a big business, with Amazon, Google, Disney, and others vying for a piece of the action.

Call it livestream gaming: Top players record themselves playing popular titles and delivering commentary—or compete against each other in big, live, arena-style events. 

By turning video games from a solitary living-room obsession into shared events, livestream gaming is letting advertisers tap into a hard-to-reach demographic of mostly young men.

The Game Is Afoot

That means a huge influx of money into the video-game world: It’s changing from a hardware-and-software business into a Hollywood-like media operation, complete with its own celebrities, agents, studios, and networks.

The big event in livestream gaming was Amazon.com’s announcement that it will acquire Twitch, a site which specializes in livestream gaming videos, for a cool $970 million, after rumors that Google’s YouTube might be interested in buying it, too.

Gaming as a spectator sport has already attracted audiences of millions of online users, most of whom watch it on gaming-dedicated YouTube channels or on Twitch. It’s no longer an online subculture: For many teens, it is their mass media.  

And the wars to capitalize on livestream gaming and its personalities is underway. Maker Studios, a Disney-owned Web network that operates like a talent agency for popular YouTube stars, has just partnered with one of YouTube’s top gaming channels, The Diamond Minecart.

The Diamond Minecart joins two other Maker-represented gaming channels, PewDiePie and Stampylonghead. That means Maker Studios now has the top three most-subscribed gaming channels on YouTube. And it means Disney and Google have partnered up against Amazon and Twitch. It’s on like Donkey Kong!

Gamers at Insomnia 52, the UK’s biggest gaming festival.

Livestream gaming grew along with YouTube. Video-game streams were just one more genre of YouTube’s early bedroom-webcam confessionals. What else would teens talk into the camera about?

But as passionate and engaged fan communities blossomed into subcriber bases that numbered in the millions, then big businesses began to take notice.

Swede Idea

PewDiePie trying Oculus Rift, a virtual-reality gadget.

While Twitch specializes in gaming, the topic is no stranger to YouTube. PewDiePie, YouTube’s most-subscribed channel, is the online-video home of Felix Kjellberg, a 24-year-old Swede. He has 19 million subscribers, but he’s just at the apex of a community of gamers on YouTube who garner massive fan followings by uploading videos of themselves playing games. 

Some advertisers are already tapping into their popularity.

Kjellberg recently agreed to appear in a promotion for Hollywood horror movie As Above, So Below. The film’s marketers sent Kjellberg to Paris to record himself looking for missing keys within a haunted catacomb, complete with zombies and live cockroaches. It works particularly well because of the similarities to the horror-themed video games he often plays.

Video-game publisher Ubisoft partnered with popular YouTube comedy duo Smosh to create a song in 2012 for the release of Assassin’s Creed 3. The accompanying music video now has a total of 54 million views.

In 2012, first person shooter video game Halo released Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, a science fiction action show, on YouTube channel Machinima Prime. The show has since been added onto Netflix’s roster of content.

Entering The Arena

Livestream gaming was born on the Internet—but it’s jumping into the physical world. 

Where livestream gaming involves posting videos, esports—short for “electronic sports”—involves quasi-athletic video-game competitions, often staged in big venues before live audiences and, increasingly, broadcast on television.

League of Legends World Championships

In October 2013, video-game publisher Riot Games held its League of Legends World Championships at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The arena was sold out, and 32 million gaming fans watched the competition online.

In July, ESPN, the Disney-owned cable network, broadcast The International, a tournament which featured an online battle-arena-style game called DOTA (Defense of the Ancients) 2, with an $11 million prize. 

League of Legends gamers.

So what can we expect for the future of livestream gaming? We’re already seeing Disney, Google, and Amazon getting into the mix, putting down eye-popping amounts of money into acquisitions and poaching top YouTube gamers.

Google and Disney’s interests are obvious, since they are big sellers of advertising with a keen interest in teenage audiences. Amazon’s interest in Twitch came as a surprise to many—but it, too, has an increasing interest in video games, thanks to its Kindle tablets and its in-house game studios, as well as in online advertising, where it hopes to challenge Google.

Others are likely to pile into the market now. The big winners may be anyone who loves video games. Heck, you don’t even have to play them anymore. You can just lean back and watch.

Lead image by Madeleine Weiss, images courtesy of Riot Games, Tubefilter, PewDiePieThe Diamond Minecart, Flickr user artubr

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