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YouTube Ready – Seal of Approval for Trusted Video Captioning

YouTube is clearly very high on video captioning.  They've continued over the last few years to roll out and refine services for captioning—including an auto captioning service we wrote about back in March.  And now they've created a badge of sorts for the various vendors …

How To Optimize YouTube Videos – YouTube Optimization Tips

How To Optimize YouTube Videos   YouTube Optimization Tips

Last week I had the privilege of speaking, along with Lane Shackleton of YouTube, at the Dallas Fort Worth Search Marketing Association. The topic was YouTube – why YouTube, and how to market YouTube videos, optimize YouTube videos, and advertise video content on YouTube so …

Hitler Memes On YouTube Aren’t Legally Protected Parodies

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell talks with intellectual property attorney Mark Rosenberg, about why the multitude of video clips on YouTube taking a scene from Constantin Films’ 2004 film, Der Untergang (“Downfall”), don’t meet the criteria for fair use under U.S. law.

Copy This: Copy Matters, Especially In Product Videos!

No matter what technology comes (and goes) text will always be in fashion. Words drive almost every industry, particularly from a marketing perspective. Our words dictate how we present, communicate, display and ultimately sell. While a picture may be worth a thousand words, one great …

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 …

11 Predictions for The Online Video Industry In 2010

Everyone is giving their predictions for the Internet marketing and online video space in 2010 and I thought I'd better jump on the bandwagon with my 2 cents…  Granted, I certainly have some more insightful predictions that I could provide but I figured it's New …

7 Tips for Adding Website Videos That Sell Products

The widespread availability of broadband and the purchase of YouTube by Google in October 2006 have made online video one of the fastest growing trends on the web in the past three years. Not surprisingly – it's fun, entertaining and accessible – from both a viewer's and …

Vzaar – Making Commercial Web Video Hosting Simple

Vzaar   Making Commercial Web Video Hosting Simple

Vzaar.com is a lot of things. First off, they're a sponsor here at ReelSEO. That  affects me not since I'm just a freelance contributor but because Mark wanted to make sure it was mentioned. Second, probably first to them, it's an online service that lets …

How To Customize YouTube Player Embeds – Tips and Tricks

How To Customize YouTube Player Embeds   Tips and Tricks

Last month, I spoke on several panels at the PubCon conference about online video.  In one session, titled, "Best Practices for Video Creation, Integration & Marketing," I focused my presentation on how to best integrate online video in a website.  There was a lot of information covered …

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:

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