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A few months ago we announced that we would be running tests on a new module to showcase interesting videos to fans visiting Wikia. During the testing period, some users saw these suggested videos on the right side of the page, and others saw it at the bottom. We also tested various content suggestion methods, with some users seeing videos closely related to a wikia’s topic, and others seeing more broadly related videos.
What we learned is that visitors to test communities favored the videos module in the right rail, interacting and watching videos twice as often as those who saw the module placed on the bottom of the page. We also saw that visitors who were part of the “right rail” test group viewed 18% more pages during their visit, compa…
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Did you know Wikia has its own official YouTube channel? That’s right, we do! And if you’re not a current subscriber, than you should sign up now! Here’s why.
Wikia’s YouTube channel offers a tremendous amount of original video series and formats designed to showcase your latest content, as well as bolster your community knowledge. Interested in all the “will they, won’t they” chatter surrounding Miss Piggy and Kermit in Muppets Most Wanted? This video produced in collaboration with the Muppet wikia sheds some light on their inter-species romance. New to Wikia or want a refresher on the many product features available for interacting with others? Watch this Tour of Wikia Features.
The breadth and range of content on the channel is quite comp…
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Over the last year we here at Wikia have been working hard on finding ways to bring you licensed, high-quality video content, from exclusive trailers to fan videos to clips from your favorite TV shows, games and movies. As many of you know, this was why Wikia Video and the Licensed Video Swap tool were created. Wikia believes that videos have an important role in the way readers and fans consume information, and that internet users expect to see videos alongside other forms of content.
Over the coming weeks we will be conducting a set of tests to gain an understanding of what kind of videos our users want to see on Wikia. You will see a new videos module displayed in various places on your article pages, file pages and main p…Read more >
Back when we announced Wikia Video we wanted to offer a solution to videos that get taken down due to Copyright issues from sites such as YouTube by providing 100% properly licensed, high quality videos for you to use on your communities.
Shortly after, we released another tool to streamline the process allowing you to replace non-licensed videos with our licensed videos –Licensed Video Swap (LVS). This new tool allowed admins to quickly swap videos from outside providers to the same (or very similar) video that exists in our library at Wikia Video.
We are happy to announce that last Wednesday we yet again updated Licensed Video Swap (LVS) with a few new features to further make the process even easier for you and your communities.
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My name is Luis Castillo and I am the newest member of the Community Support team! I am extremely excited to be part of the team and am looking forward to meeting you!
I am a huge video game fan! Before coming to Wikia I worked in the Video Game Industry for over 5 years. My favorite Video Game series of all time has to be The Legend of Zelda series. In fact I have a kitty named Link!
Feel free to contact any time especially if you want to talk about games! I ALWAYS want to talk about games!
You can find out more about some of my favorite things right here!
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