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Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet for 2016 [Infographic]

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 11:00 am

Social media has quickly changed the way information is sent and received in the world today. For anyone who was fortunate enough to be online prior to 2005, you will remember a world of static one-way content that was quite stale and boring. Now…


YouTube Is Expanding From Video to Basically All Social Media

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm

YouTube doesn’t want their users leaving for other social networks like Facebook or Twitter. So it’s becoming them. The video service has just revealed plans to add photos, polls, links, and text to its video feed by the end of 2016. The new expansion, called…


YouTube Is Better for Marketing Than You Might Think

By | Aug 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm

For many, YouTube is a go-to resource for tutorials, product reviews, and goofy entertainment. Unfortunately, feeling annoyed by the number of ads that pop-up is part of the experience. It turns out, there’s a reason binge-streaming sessions are being interrupted by an increasing number…

Tips & How To’s

How to Cut Your YouTube Video Burn Rate

By | Jul 25, 2016 at 4:45 pm

Founders and entrepreneurs of all sizes should be aware of the emerging trend in 2016’s startup world: VCs  and accelerators are investing in late-stage startups, ushering in a post-unicorn era for those who haven’t already locked in their billion-dollar valuation. Startups need to prove their…


The Only Video Marketing Tips Your Startup Should Know

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Visual marketing has gained massive popularity in 2015 and the trend is projected to dominate the marketing niche in 2016 and onward as Google rolls out with in-SERP video advertising. As a small business owner and startuper you do not have the budgets and…



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Wisecrack’s Entrepreneurial Journey Led to a YouTube Gold Mine

By | Nov 5, 2015 at 3:16 pm

When Jacob Salamon and Jared Bauer met each other freshman year at UT-Austin, they were sitting in an astronomy class. As the two got to talking, it came out that Salamon was in the business school while Bauer attended the film school. They became…

Failure Friday

6 Times Buzzfeed Was Accused of Stealing Content

By | Jul 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm

In today’s fast paced, video-focused media environment, publishers need viral hits quick and often. For some, the solution is to copy whatever’s working. And sometimes they copy it a little too closely. Buzzfeed’s videos are apparently remarkably similar to a wide swath of YouTube creators’…


Good Topics for Starting Your Vlogging Career

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Vlogging has become popular ever since the creation of YouTube, a site created in 2005 that has grown rapidly throughout the years. Now, it’s the third most visited website in the world and the second most frequently used search engine. The slogan of the company, “Broadcast Yourself,”…



Bringing the Beauty of Channel Surfing to Digital Media

By | Oct 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm

How many times have you sat down to watch Netflix only to realize you’ve been stricken with a case of choice paralysis? This phenomenon is directly due to the sheer amount of options you have to choose from, and it makes it difficult to…


6 Ways to Hack the YouTube Algorithm

By | Jun 24, 2016 at 10:00 pm

For YouTube celebrities, one big problem constantly hovers overhead: Their careers are dependent on a faceless, unknown YouTube algorithm. The rest of the media world has the exact same problem with Facebook, so they can empathize. Now, thanks to an in-depth article from Tubefilter, a…


Video News: YouTube Imitates Facebook, Facebook Imitates Snapchat

By | Jun 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm

YouTube has announced a mobile live-streaming feature that should sound familiar to users of Facebook Live. Facebook, meanwhile, has stated their intention to support a face-swapping, filter-and-mask-adding app called MSQRD to their Live videos. MSQRD should be very familiar to anyone on the reigning…


3 Top Video on Demand (VOD) Sites for Independent Content

By | Aug 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Just a few years ago, Video on Demand (VOD) meant pay-per-view via your cable provider. Then as online channels like YouTube became big, consumers got used to watching original, on demand content from people just like them. That consumer evolution inspired the creation of…

Tips & How To’s

The Beginner’s Guide to Producing Video Content

By | May 7, 2016 at 8:54 am

It’s no longer news that video content gets you customers. At least 64 percent of consumers admitted that they are likely to purchase a product after watching a video about it. Users tend to spend more time on a website when there’s video content…

Young entrepreneurs

6 Kid YouTubers Are Swiftly Becoming Successful Entrepreneurs

By | Aug 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The video blogging culture seems to be at its peak, and these kids are making a serious name for themselves on YouTube. The key to YouTube popularity is that any video these kids upload will get shared and amass record views. Most of the…


5 Tips on the Science of Growth from Sean Ammirati

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 11:09 am

What makes companies grow to change the world while others seem to fizzle out? That’s exactly what Sean Ammirati’s new book The Science of Growth looks to uncover. Ammirati follows the stories of 20 different companies, in pairs; he closely tracks and compares companies with…


Monetize Videos on the Go With Alfa Share

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

With the advent of the Internet, along came many new and until then unthinkable ways of making money using it. Making videos is one of the most well-known examples of this, especially with the creation and huge expansion of YouTube, a platform where users…


Customer Service Can Make or Break Your Company

By | Mar 30, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Online shopping is stressful. There are dozens of things that can go wrong before you even get your hands on a purchase. What if you ordered the wrong size? What if the color doesn’t match your style? What if you put in the wrong address and…