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The Top Ten Stories From’s Fifth Year soared to new heights in its fifth year, and you, the readers, get the credit. Thanks for giving the site its biggest traffic month ever in March.

TopTen2Here’s a look back at some of what you were reading on this site during our fifth year. While video marketing is our bread and butter, you appreciated our stories on video cameras, smart phone lenses, and great video-recording apps, as well. There was plenty of video marketing, of course, including a look at Super Bowl success, tips for YouTube marketing, and a guide to YouTube analytics.

Take a look at the list of our strongest articles from the past year and give a read to any you might have missed. Here’s to rising even higher in the year ahead.

  1. Streaming Camera Guide 2014: How to Choose Your Next Camera

This excellent guide by frequent contributor Jan Ozer includes suggestions for every price level.

  1. How Clash of Clans—and AngryNeeson52—Won the Super Bowl

The game on the field wasn’t the only one played during the Super Bowl. Ads competed to create the most buzz online.

  1. How to Create and Market a Video-Based Online Course

Ozer’s detailed explanation of creating online lessons was a big help to many would-be educators.

  1. YouTube Brand Marketing Strategies: Learn Habits that Drive Hits

In this article, Ozer interviewed four companies about the tactics they used to succeed on YouTube.

  1. Schneider Optics Shows Improved iPhone 6 Case and Lenses at CES

This case and lens system is a big hit with brands that need to shoot pro-quality video on smartphones.

  1. How to Record Great Audio in iOS and Android Video Production

Getting great video on a smart phone isn’t hard, but creating great audio is. In this detailed article, Ozer explains the finer points of mobile audio.

  1. A YouTube Analytics Tutorial, Part 2: Go Deep With View Reports

YouTube offers excellent free analytics, but which numbers matter the most? Ozer explains what you can learn from YouTube’s metrics.

  1. Steady App Brings Steadicam Look and Slo-Mo to iPhone Video

Many readers discovered the low-priced video app that creates consistently smooth results.

  1. Done to Death: Avoid These 5 Tired Ideas in Your Branded Videos

“What not to do” articles are always more fun. Here are five video ideas that are well beyond their freshness date.

  1. 5 Tips for Instagram Video Success: Build a Brand in 15 Seconds

Short videos get big results. This article explained how to get the best results on Instagram.



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