It’s hard for me to realize what I see as the obvious and common sense isn’t really common knowledge to everyone else.
So here’s some food for thought. And please let me know by adding a comment below if you learned anything here.
1) Online Video improves your Search Engine Rankings. oogle will give a website more weight that has a video than one that doesn’t.
Not sure you believe that? Check out this post from a YouTube blog.
(Again, I want to assume you all know this, but just in case I’ll say it here regardless… Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billlion in 2006.
Let me say this in another way. The Number One Search Engine owns the Number One Video Sharing Site.)
Still don’t believe me, I dare you to try it and tell me how your search engine results change. I’ll save another post for how you can make your video even more noticed from the search engines… one hint for today is to use Captions.
2) Video provides your visitors a Personal Connection, adding to your “Know, Like, and Trust Factor”, adding to your bottom line.
3) Post a video on YouTube and other video sharing sites to reach a bigger world wide audience.
4) Please tell me you have heard that “a picture is worth a thousand words” quote before…. Well I ask you, if a picture is worth a thousand words than what is a video worth?
5) Video training engages your students with their eyes, ears and sometimes their mouse… comparing this to an e-book or an audio, a video is going to hold more people’s eye balls on your product/lesson.
If you are not using video in your business, I think your crazy. I’ve seen it time and again with my clients how their traffic increases by 10 times before they added a video to website.
Now, I know I should add some pictures or a video in my blog posts. Yet my biggest struggle is with building content on this blog, I’m going to post this puppy without a video or an image for now and add something later.
I hope someone learns something from reading this post. Leave a comment below
YouTube Videos: Learning what works and what not to do
One of my webinars this week I had to use the back up audio from the conference system we were using as well as the 2 audios I recorded with Audio Acrobat on 2 phone lines.
I wanted to take the combine 3 audio files and create a separate 4th file to use in the video production.
So I went to to my Second favorite search engine for a solution. And here’s the 2 minute video I ended up with if you would like to see it.
It helped me figure out what I wanted to learn. But as you can see for yourself if you like, it isn’t easy to follow.
Here’s what I think could be done to improve it for everyone to truly get the best benefit from this video.
This video has the number ONE error I see in videos all the time. Poor Audio. Speak up or use Audacity to increase the volume/audio of your tutorial. I had to come back to this later and use my headphones which was helpful, but without headphones, I couldn’t keep my interest long enough
The other thing I would recommend is breaking this video up into 4 different videos. They could even link to one another on YouTube and and be searched simply on the particular task being performed.
What do you think? Post a Comment below.
Why… it is Friday isn’t it?
Do you feel thankful when Friday comes?
On Fridays I will be sharing something related to our online world.
A little more specifically? It’s going to be related to either one of the following
So there you have it. My own way of sharing with the world what is to come here on Fridays.
While this is just a glimpse at what I’ve got coming on Fridays. It’s not TGIF, but Y – TGIF!
I have some other things coming with other video peeps as well, from guest bloggers, possibly a cross blog conversation with a vlogger, and alot more. There are so many things that are coming here on my blog.
Please sign up for the feed and I hope you will come back and if you have any questions related to video, please let me know.
Online Video Advisor