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A how-to is an informal, often short, description of how to accomplish some specific task. A how-to is usually meant to help non-experts, may leave out details that are only important to experts, and may also be greatly simplified from an overall discussion of the topic. One of the earliest how-to books was published in 1569 by Thomas Wight and entitled, A booke of the arte and maner, how to plant and graffe all sortes of trees: With divers other new practise, by one of the Abbey of Saint Vin...

5 Crazy Things You Can Learn From 5min of Online Video

5 Crazy Things You Can Learn From 5min of Online Video

It's the weekend and so we here at ReelSEO want to wind down and take it easy. Something came across our desk late Friday that talked about 5min.com and Answers.com teaming up. The deal is that 1,000 questions on Answers.com have been done up as …

How To Add Videos To Your Google Places Local Business Listing

How To Add Videos To Your Google Places Local Business Listing

A few weeks ago I wrote about some odd Google search results being spotted in the wild, which seemed to place even more of a premium on local results pulled from Google Places information.  And I took the opportunity to remind you that you can …

List of WebM Browsers and Media Players: Watch WebM VP8 Video

List of WebM Browsers and Media Players: Watch WebM VP8 Video

You all know you want to know how to do stuff and we the Reel Masters are back with a new how-to round up. This time we're going to show you how to watch WebM/VP8 encoded video.

5 Ways To Use YouTube’s New Video Editor Tool

5 Ways To Use YouTubes New Video Editor Tool

Just last week, YouTube announced their own video editor that allows you to edit your videos directly on YouTube. How cool is that! That same night, because I couldn't sleep from the excitement, I created a how-to video showing how 5 easy ways to use …

How To Publish HTML5 Video Tag With Fallback Mechanism

How To Publish HTML5 Video Tag With Fallback Mechanism

It's all the rage. A debate about codec rages on and as such we need to stay on the cutting edge. Right now the cutting edge consists of implementing it as well as deciding which video format to support. So in part 1 of the …

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of YouTube

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of YouTube

We all know that YouTube is the number 2 search engine on the Web in terms of query volume.  It sounds impressive, but what does that mean for local businesses trying to reach customers? After all, aren't most of the 13+ billion clips watched each …

Brightcove Embraces HTML5, Passes On Theora Support

Brightcove recently announced that they're on the HTML 5 bandwagon (yah team!) and that they're now offering  HTML5 compatibility for their clients. They call HTML5 implementation cost-prohibitive which makes me wonder just how much work it would be to implement it. I think I smell …

Will John McCain’s Surge Into Online Video Result In Victory?

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell reviews Senator John McCain’s new user-generated video strategy on his website – the “video supporter wall” – being touted by his campaign as a key feature to winning re-election in the contested and heated Arizona Senate race. What lessons have been learned since their 2008 online video trouncing from team Obama?

5 Tips for Successful and Professional Online Video Projects

5 Tips for Successful and Professional Online Video Projects

Are you looking for any easy way to explain how to do professional (i.e., business-quality) online video to newcomers? I recommend sharing these 5 steps in the following order: Plan, practice, publish, promote and perform. In this post, I will explain how each of these 5 …

Internet Video Publishing Advice, Best Practices and Tips

Last month, I had the pleasure of speaking on several panels at PubCon 2009, an industry trade show put on by WebMasterWorld that is programmed specifically for web professionals and website site owners. My favorite, was a session titled, "Best Practices for Video Creation, Integration and …

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