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Closed Captions Help RAMP Up Video SEO & User Engagement

Closed Captions Help RAMP Up Video SEO & User Engagement

If you've been reading ReelSEO for some time, you'll know that closed captioning for web video can be a powerful way to increase reach and an excellent way to help search engines more easily understand, and rank your web video assets.  Not only that, but ...

New Video Accessibility Law Mandates Closed Captions for TV Shows Online and More

New Video Accessibility Law Mandates Closed Captions for TV Shows Online and More

The US Government recently finished work on the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. The thing is 74 pages long, and yes, I read through the whole blasted thing. It's mostly a lot of legal speak for "we think videos made for ...

Should Closed-Captioning of Web Video Be Mandated By Government?

Should Closed Captioning of Web Video Be Mandated By Government?

Grant Crowell interviews Josh Miller of 3PlayMedia, to talk about Congress' recent passing of two bills that will mandate closed-captioning of television programming over to the Internet. We discuss the questions: Will other “professional” online video programs be next? And, is legislation necessary, or will organizations determine that transcription and captioning of video content has a worthwhile ROI regardless of any mandate?

In-Depth Look At YouTube Closed Captions - YouTube SEO and More

In Depth Look At YouTube Closed Captions   YouTube SEO and More

A few weeks back, I mentioned that YouTube and Google were indexing YouTube's closed captions and subtitles. In fact, YES - both Google and YouTube ARE indexing videos for text that is contained within closed captions and subtitles. In this post, I would like show ...

Transcribing Videos By Hand Vs. Automated Transcription Tools

Transcribing Videos By Hand Vs. Automated Transcription Tools

In this video, our friend Dave Dugdale compares the time it took him to transcribe a typical three minute video by hand verses using an automatic transcription service. As you likely know, automated transcription services use speech-to-text recognition technologies that at this point, are no ...

Google Rolls Out Automated Captioning for YouTube Videos

Google today announced that they are adding automatic captioning capability to videos on YouTube. This is a fantastic step forward for accessibility for deaf Internet users.  Says Vice President Vint Cerf, who is hearing impaired himself:

Tools for YouTube Closed Captions, Subtitles and Translations

Web-Based Tools for YouTube Captions DotSub- Any video any language is the motto of this place. No fee, video subtitling site and service in a 'wiki' style. You can view, upload, transcribe and translate all right through the site. CaptionTube - Gives the ability to ...

Defining ROI for Online Video: A Fluid and Frank Discussion

Mark Portu, CEO of The FeedRoom, looks back at the first 10 years of online video and offers practical advice on achieving ROI Over the years, we've seen Web video evolve from a relatively nascent, one-way mass medium into a popular and far-reaching platform for ...

Flash Video Obsolete With HTML 5? Open Video Standards

HTML 5 <video> tag - It's the end of the world as we know it and Flash feels fine? No, probably not. with the prophesied coming of HTML 5 and the video tag, Flash could be on the very short end of a very long ...

Online Video Subtitles Increase Video Viewing By 40% - Research

In addition to the fact that subtitles can assist with accessibility and discoverability, subtitles can also increase the amount of time that a user spends watching a video by almost 40 percent.  In fact, where subtitles appeared, 80 percent more people watched the entire video ...

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