YouTube Improvements: Trends Map, Privacy Settings for Video Uploads, and More

YouTube Trends Map Shows Most Popular Videos Across the US – in Real Time

YouTube’s new interactive Trends Map helps you explore which videos are trending in cities and regions throughout the US. The map displays the gender and age demographics of who’s watching the most popular videos.

This tool is helpful, particularly if you’re running a paid YouTube campaign for which you want to target a specific area of the country.

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Changes to YouTube Video Uploading

YouTube will now email you when a video you’re uploading is finished uploading and processing. You can forward that email to friends or family to share your video link.

Video Upload Privacy Settings

Here’s an important change you’ll want to remember: Now, when you upload a video, it will default to “private” – so it’s visible only to you – until you click “Publish.” This new feature gives you complete control over publishing your video, unlike before, when an uploaded video went public as soon as it finished uploading. This feature begins rolling out the week of May 13, 2013.


Top 10 Words Tabloids Love to Use

PR Daily

I don’t write tabloid journalism and hopefully, you don’t, either. But the list of the words that appeared most often in the tabloids intrigued me, in terms of my own blogging.

  1. Baby
  2. Secret
  3. Wedding
  4. Pregnant
  5. Marriage
  6. Sex
  7. Shocking
  8. Cheating
  9. Divorce
  10. Diet

YOUR ASSIGNMENT: Scan your own blog (or your YouTube or Pinterest account). What 10 words (not necessarily from this list) do you use most often?

How well do those words convey your core message? Your brand?

Please submit a comment and share the one word you use MOST often.