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2015 Content Marketing Predictions!


How Will Content Be Marketed in the New Year?

Now that the year is drawing to a close, it's time to start thinking about predictions for the New Year! 

We've rounded up our favorite predictions for the marketing industry in 2015:


17 Content Marketing Predictions for 2015 - Contently


17 Marketing Influencer Predictions for 2015 - News Cred


10 Predictions for Content Marketing in 2015 - Mashable


2015 Marketing Predictions, Pop Culture Style - Forbes


60 Content Marketing Predictions for 2015 - Content Marketing Institute


2015 Content Marketing Predictions - Kapost


3 Social-Marketing Predictions for 2015 - Entrepreneur


Do you agree with these? Do you have any predictions of your own? Leave us a comment below!

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New Year Resolutions – For Your YouTube Channel!


Start the New Year Off Right!

Now that 2014 is coming to a close, it’s time to start reflecting on the past year and making resolutions. If you run a YouTube channel, your goal might/should be how to make it even better in the coming months. If you’ve made the resolution to have a stronger, healthier, more successful channel in 2015, the most important place to start is analyzing how well your channel did this year and where you stand in the rankings of other channels. The best way to do this is to run a free Touchstorm Video Index Channel Report! It gives you your TVi score and tells you how you’ve been performing on the “metrics that matter.” Here’s a recap of what you will find in your channel report:



It’s obvious that views are important when it comes to the success of a YouTube channel. But views can tell you a lot more than your general popularity. You’ll also see your View Rank among your competition… This can help inform content strategy… Learn more


  1. View Density

View Density is a measure of a channel's health. It’s the ratio of the channel's top 3 most popular video's Views to the channel's Total Views. The lower the percentage, the better. Finding out your View Density can inform you how your content is performing with viewers, and help you create an even more focused content strategy… Learn more


3.  Subscribers

This may seem like another obvious one. Everyone wants a million subscribers on their YouTube channel. Your Channel Report will tell you tell you how many subscribers your channel currently has, as well as your rank in subscribers within your category, or conversation. This is a good way to keep up on your competition, or to find potential collaborators... Learn more


  1. Subscriber Conversion

Conversion is how successful a channel is at converting viewers to subscribers. The TVi expresses this idea as Subscribers per Million Views, or Subs/MMV. Building audience is different than building views. You should be monitoring how many people view your content, but also how they respond to it… Learn more


  1. Likeability

Some videos, channels and topics generate a much higher Like rate than others. For each Topic, Conversation, and Theme in the Touchstorm Video Index, we determine the average Like rate and normalize it to an Index of 100, so that videos and channels in that competitive set can be judged onrelative Likeability. The highest indices indicate very strong Likeability for the content… Learn more


  1. Best Channel Practices

“Best channel practices” means many things, but current TVi scoring is primarily concerned with the frequency of video uploading, and whether or not videos have been taken down. The healthiest channels upload content constantly and at a cadence — once a week or even more, and usually on the same day every week…Learn more


  1. TVi Score

All of the metrics we have studied so far combine to produce a Touchstorm Video Index Score – TVi score for short. So, what is a TVi score? Touchstorm is categorizing the entire YouTube platform, profiling millions of YouTube channels and has created the Touchstorm Video Index Score -- TVi for short. A TVi score is the single measure of the overall health of a YouTube channel on a scale of one to a thousand… Learn more


Here’s to a happy and healthy channel in the New Year!

Topics: YouTube Channel Analytics YouTube YouTube Content Strategy

Which Magazine Publishers Are Dominating YouTube?


A Closer Look at Magazine Publishers in Our Latest Report


In our latest report on Consumer Magazines on YouTube, we study the “metrics that matter” to tell you which magazine channels are winning on YouTube (and which ones aren’t). Roughly 80% of consumer magazines now have YouTube channels. Of the 1,547 channels we studied, publisher groups run 761. That’s 49 percent! So, who are these publisher groups? 

The following list contains the Top 10 Publisher Groups on YouTube, along with their percentage of views within the magazine category, and how many channels they manage.


Top 10 Magazine Publisher Groups on YouTube

10. Haymarket – 4% of views (18 channels) 

9. Conde Nast – 5% of views (30 channels)

8. Hearst – 5% of views (32 channels)

7. Bauer – 6% of views (73 channels)

6. Prometheus – 6% of views (3 channels)

5. Time – 7% of views (60 channels)

4. Vice – 8% of views (2 channels)

3. Enthusiast – 11% of views (45 channels)

2. Immediate – 11% of views (31 channels)

1. National Geographic –17% of views (6 channels)


So what does this information tell us? For one, you’re not necessarily guaranteed to be more successful just because you manage more channels. Bauer has 70 channels, yet only maintains 6% of views for magazines on YouTube, whereas National Geographic only manages 6 channels and holds 17% of the views.

So it’s not just about how many channels you have. It’s about managing those channels the right way. It’s about upkeep, content regularity, likeability, and providing viewers with engaging content that they’re looking for.

To check out why these magazines rank where they do, check out a sample of the report here: slideshare. You can also download the full report for free at

Topics: YouTube Analytics YouTube Content Strategy

Which magazine is the best at attracting loyal fans on YouTube?


Subscriber Conversion = Loyal Fans

In our latest report on Consumer Magazines on YouTube, we study the “metrics that matter” to tell you which magazine channels are winning on YouTube (and which ones aren’t). One of the essential metrics we analyze in the report is Subscriber Conversion.

Conversion is an expression of how many subscribers a channel generates for every million views it gets (Subs per MMV). Conversion is a terrific measure of channel health. High conversion rates mean that viewers like a channel’s content enough to be notified every time something new is uploaded.

So what is a good conversion rate? The average conversion rate on all of YouTube is just under 3,000. The average conversion rate for the magazines studied in our report is 3,314. This means that there are 75 magazines in our study that are performing at least 2.5 times the average on YouTube.

So who are the Top 10 performing magazines by subscriber conversion on YouTube? It might not be what you’d expect!

10. Scale Model Addict (CA) – 17,601
9. ImagineFX ­(UK) – 18,595
8. Women’s Health – 20,506
7. Entrepreneur – 20,554
6. Juxtapoz – 20,610
5. Foreign Affairs – 22,423
4. Ski Magazine – 22,864
3. McCall's Quick Quilts – 28,123
2. Architectural Digest  – 31,745
1. Runner’s World – 135,768

These magazines are making the content that their viewers want to see – yet many of them are still unsuccessful channels. How could this be? You’d have to see where they rank according to the other metrics studied in our report – how do they stack up on views, likeabilty, TVi score, etc? What you find out might surprise you!

Download the full free report here:

Topics: YouTube Channel Analytics YouTube Content Strategy