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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:

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 …

Video SEO Webinar – The “Reel” Story On Getting Your Online Video Discovered

I'm pleased to announce that I will be participating in an upcoming FREE Video SEO webinar produced by Streaming Media magazine and StreamingMedia.com.  Dan Rayburn, EVP of Streaming Media, will be moderating the event and I'll be presenting along with Marcien Jenckes, Co-President of Grab Networks. The webinar …

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 …

Youtube Enhancements Keep On Coming – Search In Player Functionality

Youtube has been on a roll over the past several months with tons of new functionality for users including the ability to add captions, captions with translations, annotations, deep-linking, etc….  In case you didn't notice, about a week ago, Youtube added 4 new features to …

Youtube Videos Become More Accessible – Auto-Translate Captions In Multiple Languages

Youtube Videos Become More Accessible   Auto Translate Captions In Multiple Languages

One strategy in making your videos more accessible to a wider audience may be to include captions and subtitles in multiple languages with your video.  Adding captions and subtitles to your videos not only make your video accessible to those with hearing impairments, but adding …

YouTube Offers Captioning for Increased Accessibility and Indexing

YouTube has been working hard to expand the offerings at the site and make the videos more accessible to everyone. One of the features they just recently rolled out was the ability to include captions in videos. When uploading a video to YouTube now you …

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