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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...

How To Officially Link A Web Domain To Your YouTube Partner Channel

How To Officially Link A Web Domain To Your YouTube Partner Channel

Earlier this week on our weekly Reel Web video, Tim mentioned how YouTube's new Partner Product Bulletin announced the ability to link your website to your channel.  It said:  You now have the ability to officially link to a web domain to your Channel through ...

Understanding Depth of Field and How to Create a Professonal Film Look for Your Videos [Reel Rebel #7]

Understanding Depth of Field and How to Create a Professonal Film Look for Your Videos [Reel Rebel #7]

In today's Reel Rebel video production tip, Stephen Schweickart gives an overview of a depth of field, which is ultimately determines your focus area. Understanding and controlling the depth of field can be one of the most valuable tools to create more interesting, creative, and professional looking shots that appear to ...

Keyword Optimization for Video: 4 Great Tips to Maximize SEO Benefit

Keyword Optimization for Video: 4 Great Tips to Maximize SEO Benefit

Like on-page text content, video seo requires the same kind of indepth keyword research for video to ensure that the right keywords are being targeted. To rank highly in the search engines (including video hosting sites like YouTube), it's absolutely essential that the right key ...

Making Your Online Video Pop - My Top Tips for Web Series

Making Your Online Video Pop   My Top Tips for Web Series

I write a lot about research and trends and some technical aspects of online video. I hardly ever, really, get to talk about the content of the video that I watch and why I watch it. So I've compiled a list of things I think ...

Jakatak69, Cooking With Jack, is YouTube's On The Rise Winner for May: Here's Why

Jakatak69, Cooking With Jack, is YouTubes On The Rise Winner for May: Heres Why

Could there be anything more popular on YouTube than how-to videos, especially cooking?  YouTube's On The Rise winner for May is Jakatak69, and his Cooking With Jack channel features over 200 videos and over 7 million views with nearly 30,000 subscribers.  So it looks like ...

Video Transforms Advertising: Learn How at the Online Video Advertising Summit & Save with ReelSEO

Video Transforms Advertising: Learn How at the Online Video Advertising Summit & Save with ReelSEO

Our friends over at VideoNuze are holding the Online Video Advertising Summit in New York on Tuesday, June 19.  If you would like to go, you should know that the Early Bird Discount expires this Friday at 6 PM Eastern.  Readers of this site can ...

Howcast Guides Viewer Interest & Discovery with New Site: CEO Jason Liebman Provides Insight [Interview]

Howcast Guides Viewer Interest & Discovery with New Site: CEO Jason Liebman Provides Insight [Interview]

Probably the most unheralded videos on the web are how-to videos, and yet, they are some of the most popular.  And it's easy to see why: no longer are people having to rely on written instructions, which can be confusing or be missing vital information, ...

Critics of Organic Content Farms like Demand Media Should Eat Their Own Words

Critics of Organic Content Farms like Demand Media Should Eat Their Own Words

A year ago, I stuck my neck out and defended Demand Media’s approach to developing great content down on the content farm.  Last week, I felt vindicated when Demand Media reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 and raised its previously issued fiscal ...

Why You Should Be At Streaming Media East Next Week

Why You Should Be At Streaming Media East Next Week

Streaming Media East is ready to hit New York City next week and we've got the top reasons why you should be attending. As an added bonus, we've also got a discount code for you to shave off a bit of the price to make ...

4 Steps for Shooting Successful Web Video - The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 1

4 Steps for Shooting Successful Web Video   The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 1

YouTube definitely wants you to succeed.  The more that you do, the more that they do.  Last year, YouTube gave us the YouTube Creator Playbook, which gave us a step-by-step process in which a great channel filled with great content could reach a wide audience.  ...

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