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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...

Best Video Marketing Tip Winners: Knowing Customer Pain & Having A Good Call To Action

Best Video Marketing Tip Winners: Knowing Customer Pain & Having A Good Call To Action

About a week ago, we announced a ReelSEO video marketing tips contest, with two winners gaining free entry into this year's Blogworld conference in L.A. And while we were surprised we didn't see a few more entries, we were nonetheless impressed with the video marketing ...

How To Optimize YouTube Thumbnails To Attract Viewers - The YouTube Creator Playbook

How To Optimize YouTube Thumbnails To Attract Viewers   The YouTube Creator Playbook

Now it's time to get into the mind of a movie poster designer and create images for your video that are appealing to increase the chances of someone clicking on it.  Usually, you're going to watch the video and find that compelling image that sums ...

Six Pack Shortcuts Uses Promoted Videos To Get Ripped

Six Pack Shortcuts Uses Promoted Videos To Get Ripped

Some members of the YouTube community are searching for workout videos, fitness tips, and the best advice on how to get a ripped body and six pack abs.  No, ma'am, I'm not one of them.  To paraphrase Agent K in Men in Black (1997), "We ...

How To Use Royalty Free Music Professionally On YouTube

How To Use Royalty Free Music Professionally On YouTube

Proper use of music and sound can make or break your video or film production. However, for those who use YouTube in a professional way, using the right type of music in your productions can make all the difference between a happy and a grumpy ...

The Role Of Metadata In Video SEO, Part 1: The YouTube Creator Playbook

The Role Of Metadata In Video SEO, Part 1: The YouTube Creator Playbook

One of the great mysteries among those who don't work inside Google headquarters is how a search engine decides who the cool kids are on the Internet.  The top few links you get from a search engine are also going to be the ones that ...

How To Change Your YouTube Channel URL - Reel Video Producer Tips #7

How To Change Your YouTube Channel URL   Reel Video Producer Tips #7

This week's Producer Tip shows you how to change your YouTube channel URL! Maybe you're stuck with a channel name you don't really like anymore, but all your videos, views and subscribers are on it already. How can you change your existing channel name to ...

How to Track Your Video With YouTube Insight Analytics: The YouTube Creator Playbook

How to Track Your Video With YouTube Insight Analytics: The YouTube Creator Playbook

In almost every section of YouTube Creator Playbook, they have provided a tip on using the audience tracking tool, YouTube Insight (YouTube Analytics).  Insight is YouTube's massive test audience, everyone who uses YouTube is represented in these statistics.  You can figure out the basic age of your ...

Video Marketing Advice For Retailers: Product Videos Alone Aren't Enough Anymore

Video Marketing Advice For Retailers: Product Videos Alone Arent Enough Anymore

Mark Robertson, Founder and CEO of the The Online Video Marketer's Guide, ReelSEO.com, recently presented the session, Welcome to the 'REEL' Web: Why Video Marketing has Evolved Beyond SEO, at Liveclicker's 2011 Video Commerce Summit.  While he was at the summit, the online video guru sat down with ...

How To Shoot A Fight Scene & Practical Muzzle Flash Effects--Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

How To Shoot A Fight Scene & Practical Muzzle Flash Effects  Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

Fighting should be an easy thing to capture on film, right?  You just get a couple of guys fake punch each other in the face and have them react like a real punch just connected, with heads flying in the opposite direction.  Well, it shouldn't ...

How To Convert 2D Videos Into 3D on YouTube - The Reel Web #6

How To Convert 2D Videos Into 3D on YouTube   The Reel Web #6

Welcome to this week's episode of The Reel Web, ReelSEO's very own web series featuring the latest news stories, opinions, announcements, and insight from the world of online video. This week's stories include new YouTube features like how to convert your 2D videos into 3D ...

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