Recently, we reported that videos uploaded via Facebook have a higher Engagement Rate than YouTube links. You asked us how these two methods of uploading videos affect their reach – here are the results!
For the purpose of this study, we have chosen videos that brands have shared across Facebook during the last three months. As you know, there are two options – to either upload the video natively from your computer or to share a link to your video from YouTube. Apparently, admins prefer the latter, with 4 731 YouTube links posted vs. 554 Facebook videos, from December 4th – March 3rd 2013.
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Interestingly, our data shows that Facebook videos achieved a 10 times higher viral reach than YouTube links did! Viral Reach is the percentage of people reached via a user-generated story (like, comment, share). Do you think Facebook videos have an advantage over YouTube links in the news feed? Let us know in the comments section below.
Note: We deliberately omitted paid reach from the graph since it is completely dependent on the marketing budgets of individual companies. The more you pay, the more your post generates reach.