Grant Crowell: ReelSEO Author

Grant Crowell is a trusted content provider in the online marketing space. Grant's expertise includes social media and video optimization, video SEO, usability, how-to's and tips, legal issues, and ethics with online video.

Recent Posts by Grant Crowell:

How to Easily Create Quality Closed Captions & Subtitles for YouTube Marketing

How to Easily Create Quality Closed Captions & Subtitles for YouTube Marketing

Want to increase user engagement and search engine optimization in YouTube? Then you should consider adding closed captions for YouTube videos, and the easiest way for most people to do that is simply by leveraging your own transcripts. Follow this step-by-step tutorial on how to ...

Exclusive Evan Emory Video Interview – "I Don't Feel Like I'm A (YouTube) Criminal"

Exclusive Evan Emory Video Interview – I Dont Feel Like Im A (YouTube) Criminal

Emory Emory gives a webcam interview to ReelSEO, and shares new information about his own YouTube debacle that got him convicted of a felony charge and 60 days jail time. Emory apologized for his actions as deceitful and wrong, and says he wants to make ...

Why Businesses Should “Socialize” with Video: Socialize 2011

Why Businesses Should “Socialize” with Video: Socialize 2011

I will be speaking on social video marketing at "Socialize 2011– Monetizing Social Media" conference March 31 – April 1st, 2011 at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City. The conference is being presented by Mediabistro, SocialTimes, and AllFacebook. I will be speaking on ...

Can I Do That On YouTube? Copyright Law & Posting Video

Can I Do That On YouTube? Copyright Law & Posting Video

Websites all over the Internet are inviting you to link and embed your YouTube video on blog sites, "share" it with Facebook friends, or "tweet" it to your Twitter followers. But what are the legal limitations on what you can share and where you can ...

YouTube Marketing Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Success: SMX West

YouTube Marketing Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Success: SMX West

Over the past year, YouTube has dialed up
its efforts to help marketers with new features, tutorials, "howcasts," and other useful goodies. Jeff Martin, TouchStorm's Director of Search Marketing, joined the panel at SMX West 2011 for the session, "YouTube Tools & Techniques for Success." Jeff shared ...

Is Being Stupid on YouTube Now a Crime? Evan Emory Pleas "No Contest"

Is Being Stupid on YouTube Now a Crime? Evan Emory Pleas No Contest

Evan Emory may soon hold the distinction of being America's first "YouTube criminal." Yesterday in a Michigan court in Muskegon county he pleaded "no contest" to a reduced felony charge of "unlawful posting of an internet message with aggravating circumstances" – a plea deal to ...

Sorenson 360 v3: Video Sitemaps, WebM, and Facebook Tools

Sorenson 360 v3: Video Sitemaps, WebM, and Facebook Tools

Sorenson Media today announced a series of robust new features within the Sorenson 360 online video platform "version 3", which they say will provide their customers with increased flexibility and customizability to improve delivery of dynamic video content across the Web, along with integrating new ...

YouTube Advertising Opportunities for Fun and Profit at SMX

YouTube Advertising Opportunities for Fun and Profit at SMX

This past Tuesday, I attended the SMX West Conference's "YouTube Ads for Fun and Profit" session where the speakers shared entertaining examples and marketing insights on how to effectively reach YouTube viewers with the multitude of advertising opportunities, and some tips for how to maximize ...

Learn About Entertainment Law Issues with Television, Video and UGC - Live Webcast & Conference

Learn About Entertainment Law Issues with Television, Video and UGC   Live Webcast & Conference

Attention all you serious video marketers and producers! The Practising Law Institute is holding a 3-day conference March 14-16th, Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2011, which will be covering the important legal issues that you need to know that affecting the video marketplace and ...

The Pros and Cons of YouTube Video for Your Website

The Pros and Cons of YouTube Video for Your Website

YouTube is most popular free technology platform and user-generated content site for hosting, sharing, and marketing video today. But is YouTube the right solution for a company's website video? Let's weigh the pros and cons based on the needs of companies serious about having a ...

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