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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 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 …

Using Cross-Promotions & YouTube Video Collaborations to Increase Viewers: The YouTube Creator Playbook

Using Cross Promotions & YouTube Video Collaborations to Increase Viewers: The YouTube Creator Playbook

A prevalent theme of the YouTube Creator Playbook touches on the social aspect of the site.  In previous sections, the playbook says that you need to encourage people to like, favorite, and comment on your videos in addition to using Facebook, Twitter, and other blogs …

How to Increase YouTube Video Views Through Tent-Pole Events: The YouTube Creator Playbook

How to Increase YouTube Video Views Through Tent Pole Events: The YouTube Creator Playbook

The calendar is filled with a number of special events that get people excited: Halloween, Christmas, the Super Bowl, and those aren't nearly the only ones.  When it comes to online video, releasing content that capitalizes on the buzz surrounding those events can also mean …

Cloud-Based Video Editing & YouTube Tips – The Reel Web #5

Cloud Based Video Editing & YouTube Tips   The Reel Web #5

Welcome to this week's episode of The Reel Web, ReelSEO's weekly video series covering the latest online video news, opinions, rumors, and production tips. This week's episode includes stories on cloud-based video editing, tips for filming prank videos and choosing the right YouTube Channel, and …

The Importance Of Publishing Video Frequently & Regularly – YouTube Creator Playbook

The Importance Of Publishing Video Frequently & Regularly   YouTube Creator Playbook

Your first video hits YouTube and you get lucky, and you get quite the audience.  This is fantastic.  People are coming to realize what you thought all along: that you are talented and have a perspective that is unique and entertaining.  You get tons of …

How To Choose The Correct YouTube Channel Type For Your Video Content

How To Choose The Correct YouTube Channel Type For Your Video Content

So you want to upload videos on YouTube and you're ready to start a channel.  You go to the settings, you give your channel a name, and then there's this thing called Channel Type.  You click on it and there's these six options that come …

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