Why Video?

The Power of Video

Video is a powerful medium for promoting and growing your business. surveys undertaken by Marketeers reveal some of the usages for online video.

Video Overview

Video results have appeared in almost 70% of the top 100 search listing on

Google in 2012 (Marketing Week, 2012) Watching online videos is now a mainstream activity. 78% of people watch at least once a week and 55% watch everyday

Online video consumption increased by 38% between May 2011 and May 2012


Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research says a minute of video is worth 1.8 million words

81% of senior marketing executives now use online video content in their marketing programs, up from 70% in 2011, as reported by MarketingProfs.

Cisco expects video to account for 57% of consumer internet traffic by 2015, nearly four times as much as regular web browsing and email

Social Media

Over 1 billion unique users visit YouTube every month (source:YouTube, 2013) 

500 years of YouTube video are watched every day on Facebook, and over 700 YouTube videos are shared on Twitter each minute (source: YouTube, 2013)

The average YouTube visitor watches 388.3 minutes of video each month (Comscore, 2013)

People are most likely to engage with branded content on social media that contains pictures (44%) and videos (37%) (source: Performics, 2012)

1 in 5 Twitter users discovering videos each day from tweeted links. What’s more, two-thirds of Twitter users feel
it worth watching videos tweeted by brands (source: Hubspot, 2013)

Video for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

The chances of getting a page one listing on Google increase 53 times with video (source: Forrester Research, 2012)

SEOMOZ concludes that posts with videos included will attract 3 times more in-linking domains than a plain text post.

Econsultancy estimates videos in universal search results have a 41% higher click-through rate than plain-text results.


Video for Websites

Forbes indicates , 65% of senior executives have visited a company’s website after watching a video.

A study by Comscore found that on average a website visitor will stay two minutes longer on a site when they watch a video.

4 in 10 shoppers visited a store online or in-person as a direct result of watching a video (source,ReelSEO, 2012)

Video for Mobile

Online video accounts for 50% of all mobile traffic and up to 69% of traffic 

on certain networks (source: Bytemobile Mobile Analytics Reports, 2013)

Online video consumption increased by 38% between May 2011 and May 2012 (source: Comscore, 2012)

63% of digital video screening on mobiles does not happen on-the-go, but rather at home (source: Cisco, 2013)

Video for Email

Get Response says that from over 800,000 emails sent from GetResponse Pro accounts, emails with video received 5.6% higher open rates on average and 96.38% higher click-through rates than emails without video.

MarketingProfs estimate that 76% of senior marketing executives say campaigns that integrate video and email generate higher click-through rates.

When marketers used the word “video” in an email subject line, open rates rose 7% to 13% (Experian 2012)

Examples of Companies Harnessing the power of video

Stacksandstacks.com reported that visitors were 144% more likely to buy a product after seeing a video of the product than those who didn’t

Ice.com found that viewers who chose to view video converted at a 400% increase over those who didn’t. The site also credited video with decreasing returns by 25%

Shoeline.com experienced a 44% increase in online sales conversions by using videos to showcase their products

Living Direct found that videos boosted conversion and increased time on site by 9%