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Zennie62 On YouTube Passes 47 Million Video Views

The pioneer YouTube Partner Channel has over 2,400 videos, covered seven NFL Drafts, Oscars Red Carpet, produced news commentary video-blogs, like this one: Zennie62, a YouTube video channel established April of 2006, has passed 47 million total video views. “It’s a milestone on the way to 50 million,” Zennie Abraham, it’s Executive Producer, says,”and I’ll […]

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The Problem With YouTube That Can Be Fixed

The following was originally written as a response to a statement on the YouTube Partner Monetization Forum that if a YouTuber just concentrated on making better videos, that would overcome the giant revenue drops they were experiencing. For those of you who don’t know, a “YouTube Partner” is one who makes money from the traffic […]

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Maker Studios: YouTube Partner Lands $40 Million In Funding

Maker Studios and Awesomeness TV are two of a very small, but growing, group of YouTube Partners that are securing millions in venture funding for their video production efforts. According to CrunchBase, Maker Studios has secured $40 million from Time Warner Investments last week, after getting $2.5 million from Greycoft Partners and GRP Partners, according […]

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PSY’s Gangnum Style YouTube Video Earns $1.65 Million In Ad Revenue

PSY’s Gangnum Style YouTube video has not just accumulated 812,794,421 views (as of this writing), but lost in the news that the music video has surpassed Justin Bieber’s “Baby” for YouTube’s most watched video is the fact that, along the way, it’s gained revenue from the ads placed on it. In fact, by this blogger’s […]

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“BMVEntertainment” Uses YouTube To File False Copyright Claims

If you’re a YouTube Partner, or even just a person uploading a video to YouTube, you may find yourself the victim of firms like the so-called “BMVEntertainment.” This blogger did, but is fighting back. “BMVEntertainment” just today filed a copyright claim against my video called “Cleveland RTA Bus Driver Hits Girl, Gets Suspended.” This one: […]

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YouTube Adds “Estimated Minutes Watched” To YT Partner Analytics

YouTube consistently makes it easier to determine how a YouTube Partner’s video sharing business is performing. When this vlogger became a YouTube Partner in 2008, and thus able to earn money from video traffic via Google AdSense, YouTube’s online ad placement system, there was no built-in system of data collection so I could fine-tune my […]

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Zennie Abraham With Christina Marie Flores On SF Live, 2009: Blogs, Video-Blogs, And Media

Want to know how to blog and to video-blog? Watch this three-video segment that consists of a 2009 interview of me by “Christina Marie,” then the host of a cable show called SF Live, and also known as Christina Marie Flores, the former girlfriend of now-suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. (And no, before you go there, […]

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Is YouTube Killing Viral Videos?

Is the viral video dead? In installing an algorithm to favor “engagement” over clicks, and seemingly in response to the “Reply Girls” controversy, where two women specialized in making videos that were responses to the most popular videos on YouTube. The problem is that, in making this change, YouTube has damaged the dollar earning of […]

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YouTube / Google AdSense December Algorithm Change Harms Partners

A number of YouTube Partners, including this video blogger, have complained of a sudden and dramatic decrease in revenue starting in late December (though Zennie62’s decrease has not been as great as most). The place for the complaints, the YouTube Partner Forum, is packed with complaints like this one: Hello I am not a youtube […]

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CES Confidential: MySpace v. Facebook, YouTube’s Robert Kyncl, Ben Parr

A lot of off-camera and mic and newspaper gossip flying around at the Consumer Electronic’s Show 2012. This is Friday the 13th here in Las Vegas, so I’m sure this day will reveal more interesting items, but for now, here’s what I’ve got. According to MySpace representatives, the new music oriented MySpace’s platform design will […]

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YouTube Analytics Much Better Than YouTube Insight

There are an estimated 20,000 YouTube Partners, or people who make some level of money from the production, uploading, and distribution of their own original content videos. Zennie62 is one of YouTube’s first partner channels during the first year it was established, and that’s going all the way back to April of 2008, when the […]

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YouTube Feature: AConnectiontv, Invisible People tv, Vahchef, Grishno

About a month ago, this blogger said that YouTube was not featuring people of color in the YouTube Partner Program highlights, now called YouTube Creators. So, that talk with YouTube turned into this new segment called “YouTube Feature.” YouTube Feature is an effort to give a spotlight to partner channels from women and minorities. In […]

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A Talk With Lucas Watson, YouTube’s Sales, Marketing Exec

After a good presentation at Ad Age DigitalWest on Tuesday, Lucas Watson, YouTube’s new Vice President Of Global Sales And Marketing, talked with this blogger in the dressing room at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. The focus of Mr. Watson’s visit to Ad Age DigitalWest on Tuesday, was to present YouTube opportunities to marketing […]

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Justin Bieber YouTube Video Takedown Example Of Bad YT Community Behavior

Ad Age has a great blog post explaining how videos from Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Shakira were taken down by a channel called iLCreation. While the Ad Age website explains what happened, and asks how YouTube could allow such an action to take place, it doesn’t at all touch on the question: does YouTube […]