Although online video marketing has now been around for a number of years its continuing to grow and since Google added video to its ranking metrics, it should now be considered a very important part of every businesses SEO and marketing plans.
A Must Have In Any Marketing Campaign
Experian Hitwise published a report stating that in September 2011, the UK Internet population made over 785 million visits to online video websites – an increase of 36 per cent year-on-year.
YouTube is the clear leader in the online video market today, dominating with 70 per cent of all visits to online video sites. Ranking second and third are the video-on-demand (VOD) services from BBC iPlayer and ITV Player. Other leading publishers of video content include Yahoo! (61 million viewers that month), VEVO (51 million) and Facebook (45 million). Audiences are consistently strong. Digital TV Research recently announced that the global online advertising marketing is set to reach £60.6 billion by 2016, almost double what it was in 2010.
Figures recently published by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) state that ad spend online has increased by 13.5% to £2.26 billion in first half of 2011, overtaking TV as the UK's largest media in terms of spend.
No Longer Just A ‘Nice To Have’
What was once seen as an expensive and 'nice to have' is fast becoming a key element in any marketing campaign. As social networks become a critical route to market for many brands, so ad spend on video is increasing accordingly.
Since Google now also counts video as part of its metrics, video has become a very important element of SEO.
Video marketing can play an important role in marketing your business, services or products as well as improving your SEO. Contact us for more information.