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YouTube Adjusts Monetization Policy In Response To Influencer Criticism

YouTube Adjusts Monetization Policy In Response To Influencer Criticism

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YouTube’s Monetization Policy: History, Recent Developments & Influencer Marketing Implications

In the span of its 12-year history, YouTube has accumulated more than 1 billion users and has become a gathering place for influencers and fans. For some, it has become a place to make a living. The number of YouTube channels earning $100,000 is up 50% year over year, and 7 out of 10 YouTube subscribers report relating more to YouTube creators than traditional television/movie stars.

YouTube’s monetization policy has been a controversial issue within the influencer community for the past several months. In light of influencer complaints, YouTube just announced changes to its monetization algorithm that will, if successful, help creators generate greater ad revenue on videos. Here, we’ll break down the history of YouTube’s monetization algorithm, the steps YouTube is taking to improve it, and how it affects the influencer marketing industry.

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YouTube Travel Vlogging With Filmmaker And Photographer Sawyer Hartman

YouTube Travel Vlogging With Filmmaker And Photographer Sawyer Hartman

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Influencer Spotlight With YouTube Adventure Vlogger Sawyer Hartman

Sawyer Hartman is among the premiere social media influencers online. He commands approximately 1.8 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and over 727,000 followers on his Instagram account. Pictured in front of the camera and filming behind, Sawyer is known for his dramatic take on travel videos. Sawyer’s take on YouTube travel vlogging is one-of-a-kind, transforming everyday moments into high-quality short films.

We sat down with Sawyer in an exclusive interview to learn more about his style, the development of his career, and the way he works with brands.

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10 Famous Instagram Dogs To Follow Now

10 Famous Instagram Dogs To Follow Now

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The 10 Cutest Dogs Of Instagram Have Millions Of Loyal Fans

Just as social media influencers have found their niche in fashion, travel, and fitness, pets influencers have become a popular subgroup online. The top dogs of Instagram have more followers than many humans and demonstrate a unique ability to reach animal lovers of all ages. 

The most popular Instagram dogs are difficult not to love. They appear in calendars and are the stars of multiple New York Times' best-selling books. Whether promoting pet adoption or just looking cute, these 10 dogs melt the hearts of viewers one post at a time.

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10 Statistics That Show Virtual Reality Is The Future

10 Statistics That Show Virtual Reality Is The Future

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10 Virtual Reality Statistics Demonstrating The Industry’s Growth

In 2016, $3.7 billion in global revenue was generated from selling virtual reality software and hardware. By 2020, the virtual reality industry is predicted to generate a total revenue of more than $20 billion. Currently, competition in the virtual reality space is stiff with top players like Google, Facebook, Samsung, and Sony racing to create a form of virtual reality gear that appeals to the masses.

As virtual reality technology has advanced, social media developers have taken to the technology as the next step in online interaction. Augmented reality, a form of virtual reality in which digital elements are superimposed over images of the real world, has become a mainstay of Snapchat and Instagram. Games like Pokemon Go have also surged in popularity, showing the general public’s receptiveness to virtual reality technology.

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The Past, Present & Future Of Snapchat Discover

The Past, Present & Future Of Snapchat Discover

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What Is Snapchat Discover?

The image messaging mobile app, Snapchat launched in September 2011 and in six years has amassed 166 million DAUs. Originally, Snapchat connected individuals and peer groups. However, on January 27, 2015, Snap Inc. announced the launch of Snapchat Discover, a feature that repositioned the app as a distributor of news.

Snapchat Discover gives users the option to view Stories created by publishers and TV networks, among the likes of CNN and The New York Times, that create disappearing Stories comprised of text, image, and video.

As of late, Snap Inc. has taken pointed measures to transform Snapchat Discover. Perhaps in response to increasing competition and in search of profit, Snapchat is leaning into video and expanding what outlets can do on Discover. Here we’ll break down Discover’s history, explain how the feature works, outline its recent developments, and discuss its future.

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How Sago Mini Achieved Over 20 Million App Downloads

How Sago Mini Achieved Over 20 Million App Downloads

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Industry Spotlight: Sago Mini's Director Of Brand & Marketing Discusses Industry Trends, Influencer Marketing Strategy & More

Sago Mini is a premium global preschool brand that creates delightful and innovative toys and mobile apps for children. In just four years, the company has achieved over 20 million app downloads and found a place for its toy products on the shelves of top retailers including Barnes & Noble and Nordstrom.

We spoke with Teena Saur, Director of Brand and Marketing at Sago Mini, about the company's influencer marketing strategy, upcoming apps and products, and the toy industry more broadly. Read the interview below:

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How To Do A Giveaway On Instagram: A Quick Marketer’s Guide

How To Do A Giveaway On Instagram: A Quick Marketer’s Guide

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How To Do A Giveaway On Instagram: Strategies, Examples & More

Social media giveaways are an excellent way for brands to increase their online following, promote the release of a new product, or boost positive brand sentiment. Giveaways encourage users to interact with a brand and thus foster an ongoing relationship with consumers.

Instagram in particular is a great platform for giveaways. Marketers can easily utilize tools like hashtags to increase the discoverability of a giveaway, and influencers can also be used to spread the word and reach a diverse group of potential participants.

Here we’ll break down how to do a giveaway on Instagram and how to leverage influencers for giveaway success. We’ll also provide a few top Instagram giveaway examples to inspire your next social media giveaway.  

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Tinder Swipes Right On Influencer Marketing

Tinder Swipes Right On Influencer Marketing

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Tinder Marketing Case Study: How Tinder Collaborates With Top Meme Influencers On Instagram

Since launching in 2012, Tinder has grown to become one of the world’s most popular mobile dating apps. According to the company’s website, Tinder has generated over 20 billion matches in total. Additionally, across 196 countries, users swipe 1.6 billion times each day and schedule 1 million dates every week. For those looking for love or to casually date, Tinder makes it easier than ever for singles to meet each other online.

Like many other mobile apps, Tinder has incorporated influencer marketing into its larger advertising strategy to raise brand awareness and attract new users. In this case study, we’ll examine how Tinder partnered with social media influencers to promote the launch of its new Reactions feature.

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Exclusive Interview With Vat19, A Curiously Awesome Top YouTube Channel

Exclusive Interview With Vat19, A Curiously Awesome Top YouTube Channel

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Influencer Spotlight: How Jamie Salvatori Of Vat19 Drives Sales On YouTube

If you’ve ever seen a wacky video of a full-grown man eating a gummy worm the size of a human arm, you’ve probably seen Vat19 in action. With over 4.1 million subscribers, Vat19’s YouTube channel has not only become the mainstay of its retail business, but also has transformed the company into a content leader. The zany channel features hilarious challenges, extraordinary experiments, and best of all, gigantic candy.

Jamie Salvatori, founder and content creator behind Vat19, gives us the details on how he’s leveraged social media marketing and influencer marketing to promote his e-commerce company on YouTube.

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The 20 Most Popular Types Of YouTubers

The 20 Most Popular Types Of YouTubers

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The 20 Types Of YouTubers Shaping The Platform’s Future

YouTube has more than 1 billion daily active users, and more than 50 million users publish videos each day. The video-sharing platform is home to a diverse range of creators and has become one of the most popular places online to learn new skills, relate to others, and have a good laugh. 

YouTubers tend to create content focused on specific niches, and therefore the population can be organized by category. There’s something for everyone on the platform, and viewers can select from a wide variety of types of YouTubers to find creators they love. 

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