YouTube ranking videos by time watched

YouTube now ranking videos by time watched, not clicks
The move succeeded in getting viewers to stay longer, YouTube said today. The new search ranking algorithms should have a similar effect. To help video creators adjust to the new ranking system,YouTube has added a 'time watched' metric to YouTube ...

YouTube Ranks Videos by Time-Watched
By Paul Sawers
With this in mind, yesterday YouTube added “Time Watched” reporting to YouTube Analytics, so if you have a penchant for creating videos you can better evaluate the performance of your videos andchannel. Feature Image Credit – ...
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YouTube Changes Its Search Ranking Algorithm To Focus On ...
By Frederic Lardinois
... after the company announced that it would add data like time watched to YouTube Analytics. Thanks to this, the YouTube team noted today, video producers “have even more tools to evaluate the performance of [their] videos and channel.” ...

YouTube Creator Blog: YouTube search, now optimized for time ...
By YouTube Creator Blog
Yesterday, we added new Time Watched reporting to YouTube Analytics, so now you have even more tools to evaluate the performance of your videos and channel. So keep making great videos that your fans will love and share, and ...
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Hulu Struggles To Survive The Influence Of Its Parent Companies | Fast Company: "the lords of television are having second thoughts about this whole disruption thing. The loudly noted woes of the entertainment industry aside, TV still generates more than $70 billion in advertising revenue annually. Cable companies still pay content providers like Disney (ABC's parent) and News Corp. (Fox's parent) tens of billions of dollars in licensing and subscription fees. Hulu's revenues are but a speck by comparison; but its audience, which now totals around 25 million unique visitors a month, according to comScore, is threatening. Network television viewership is down 12.5% since Hulu's launch in 2008, while approximately 3.6 million U.S. residents have abandoned pay-TV for Internet video over the same period. These metrics make studio and network people shiver, and Hulu bears the brunt of their alarm. "Half the people at those companies wish [Hulu] would go away," says one source who, like many of the dozens of studio execs, agents, producers, and Kilar's colleagues I interviewed for this story, asked not to be identified for fear of alienating any of the parties involved."

Time for Netflix's Hastings to exit the spotlight
FORTUNE -- A new book about Netflix -- Gina Keating's Netflixed -- portrays CEO Reed Hastings as a numbers nerd somewhat lacking in people skills and as a bit of a bumbler when it comes to communicating with customers. That would help explain his...


Netflix rivalry with Amazon heats up
The online retail giant last month bumped up the number of titles in its video library that can be streamed to more than 25,000, sending shares of Netflix tumbling 6% the day it was announced. Amazon shows no signs of slowing. "It would be fair to ...

Netflix and deaf-rights group settle suit over video captions
"We have worked consistently to make the broadest possible selection of titles available to Netflixmembers who are deaf or hard of hearing and are far and away the industry leader in doing so,"Netflix chief product officer Neil Hunt said in a statement.

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