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Dear Brands & Amateur Video Creators: Use The Freaking Captions

Dear Brands & Amateur Video Creators: Use The Freaking Captions

I wouldn't call what you're about to read a rant, really. I think you have to be angry to rant. And I'm not angry. But I'm doing some serious head-scratching at a very simple thing a lot of video creators are ignoring in their quest …

Time Warner & Netflix Sued For Not Providing Captions On All Video Streams

Time Warner & Netflix Sued For Not Providing Captions On All Video Streams

I have some pretty strong opinions about online video captions–in short, I think every video creator should be using them, and for a variety of reasons. I'm actually working on an entire article about that subject, but couldn't ignore the news announcement over the weekend …

Google Drops New Video Services at I/O: Android Movie Rentals & YouTube Live Captions

Google Drops New Video Services at I/O: Android Movie Rentals & YouTube Live Captions

The tech-blogging community has its hands full with all the big announcements Google made at their I/O event this week. There's a new version of Android rolling out to the Motorola Xoom, there's a new cloud-based music storage system, and there are new happenings with …

YouTube Overhauls Search Options System, Now Called Filter & Explore

YouTube Overhauls Search Options System, Now Called Filter & Explore

I've complained plenty of times about how tough it can be to find a video on YouTube using the "search" or "browse" function. The filters have always been too basic and too restrictive for my tastes. But now I may have to shut my mouth …

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 …

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 …

The YouTube Black Hole: Where Good Videos Go To Die

The YouTube Black Hole: Where Good Videos Go To Die

We're missing out on a ton of great videos, and something has to be done about it. I've been thinking a lot about video curation lately. It's Nalts' fault, really—he's the one that got me started off down that line of thinking with his awesome …

Apple Announces The iPad They Should Have Released A Year Ago

Apple Announces The iPad They Should Have Released A Year Ago

Apple just made Xoom's road to success a lot harder, by announcing the iPad 2. Apple's big product announcement event today has garnered a ton of press, and rightly so. You'll never guess what they announced… A new iPad! Called the iPad 2! And guess what?! …

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 …

Make Your Facebook Video Stand Out With Captions & Advanced Video Tags

Make Your Facebook Video Stand Out With Captions & Advanced Video Tags

More and more users are sharing video through Facebook, whether by dropping in links or uploading their own clips. Facebook is the fastest-growing referrer of video traffic, and users are beginning to upload videos to the site in higher numbers as well. And now a …

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