Metacafe specializes in short videos, precisely what works best for online consumers who don’t have the time or the patience to look into long form video content. Having said this, it becomes pretty obvious that the overall monetization opportunities for Metacafe have just diversified further, putting the company in a very enviable position.
Short videos are the easiest to monetize, and the most efficient given the higher CPM or CPE rates for:
– pre-rolls, mid-rolls and post-rolls;
– overlay ads;
– interactive video ads;
– companion ads.
They can usually hold more advertising time and calls to action per minute of content (by comparison with long form video content) and studies show that the user interaction levels are higher.
Metacafe’s most recent deals* will likely please agencies and advertisers looking for quality and legitimate video content to advertise against, as most video platforms are simply un-monetizable due to copyright issues (YouTube, for example).
What’s next for Metacafe? Perhaps renouncing their independent status and graciously accepting an offer from one of the suitors – that’ll be one sweet deal!
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