5 Tips For Building An Audience & Making Your Videos More Popular

5 Tips For Building An Audience & Making Your Videos More Popular

So you're a marketer or a small business or indie producer and you want people to watch your videos. Making a video go viral is probably out of your control, but making it good isn't. For any brand or Web series producers, here are five best practices for how to build a strong and loyal video audience over time, courtesy of Jay Miletsky, CEO of online network MyPod Studios and an author of several branding books.

5 Tips For Building An Audience

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So you're a marketer, or small business, or indie producer... and you want people to want people to watch your videos. Making a video go viral is probably out of your control, but making it good isn't. So I want to share 5 best practices for how to build a strong and loyal audience over time, courtesy of Jay Miletsky, the CEO of online network My Pod Studios and author of several brand new books.

1. Keep It Short

More than half of viewers drop off after the second minute, so keep it short and punchy.

2. Episodes Should Stand Alone

While some episodic web shows work well, it's generally best to make videos that don't require viewers to have watched all the others.

3. Educate

Make sure your videos are educational, interesting, and/or informative

4. Good Lighting & Audio

Nice cameras are fine, but never underestimate the halo effect of the lighting--and good audio helps.

5. Watch Your Language

Make it easy for networks and sites to promote your video, and that means keep it clean.

About the Author -
By day, Daisy Whitney is a producer, on-air correspondent, podcaster and raconteur in the new media business. She produces conferences for iMedia and provides strategy consulting to businesses on their online video presence and the online video marketplace. As a reporter, Daisy covers new media for NBC’s KNTV, ABCNews.com, Beet.TV, MediaPost and others. She also hosts the top-ranked iTunes audio podcast “This Week in Media,” which you should totally subscribe to. View All Posts By -

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1197379893 Carol Meinhardt

    Good tips. We have shared the same advice with our users at vADz.com.