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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 …

Flip Mino HD Camcorder Review – Good or Bad for Business Video?

Billed as the "world's smallest HD camcorder," is the Flip mino HD a smart investment for those serious about online video marketing and video SEO? ReelSEO's Grant Crowell, and video producer and director Bob Sandidge of Creative Core Media, put the camcorder through a series …

OmniVideo – The Future of Online Video Monetization and Discovery – Interview With James McQuivey of Forrester – Part 2

The following is Part 2 of our interview with James McQuivey(Ph.D.), Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research.   In Part 1 of our interview, we covered some background on James as well as some of  his thoughts regarding the future of video consumption. In Part 2 (below), …

Usability Standards for Web Video (Where The Hell Are They??)

Most companies producing online video content aren't giving enough consideration to the end user's experience with the video they're watching. Despite the huge business growth of online video, not a single major usability organization or video solutions provider has put out any publicly available 'best …

Video Now Passing Search In Total Views

Online video views are now surpassing searches performed on the top 5 search engines, according to the most recent two months of stats released by comScore. In October 2008, 12.6 total billion searches were made – as compared to 13.5 billion videos viewed. "Video is …

Will It Blend (for 50 Bucks)? The ‘budget Myth’ About A Popular Viral Video Campaign

One of the myths with viral video marketing perpetuated by both search marketing pundits and mainstream media is an example they give about a wildly successful viral video campaign, claiming it was done with only chump change, so anyone else with just their own creative …

SES Search Usability Panel’s Recommendations for Video SEO

ReelSEO's Contributing Guest Reporter Erika Blackwell continues her coverage of the Search Engine Strategies Chicago 2008 conference, and asks the Usability and SEO Panel – What usability tip do they recommend to clients when it comes to featuring video on their website? The panel's reply: …

Video SEO Tutorial – Using SWFObject 2.1 To Provide Alternative HTML Content (Part 2 of 2)

Video SEO Tutorial   Using SWFObject 2.1 To Provide Alternative HTML Content (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 of this series, I introduced Video SEO, Flash Video, and the importance of using SWFObject to provide alternative content for accessibility and SEO purposes. I explained why you would want to provide alternative content for your flash video projects and how to …

Using SWFObject 2.1 To Provide Alternative HTML Content (Part 1 of 2)

Using SWFObject 2.1 To Provide Alternative HTML Content (Part 1 of 2)

The rise of online video content has led to many questions about Website Video SEO, or how to optimize your videos on your website so they can be crawled and indexed by the search engines.  From a best practices standpoint, there are several things you …

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