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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...

Step By Step Video Tutorial On Creating Captions For YouTube Videos

Step By Step Video Tutorial On Creating Captions For YouTube Videos

We here at ReelSEO know that video is the best medium for teaching people how to do something, and the best means of retain that knowledge. Watch this 3-minute video I created with my own narration on how simple it is to create closed captions for ...

Want to Remove YouTube's Logo on Embedded Videos? Here's How

Want to Remove YouTubes Logo on Embedded Videos? Heres How

YouTube dropped a little bombshell of a news announcement yesterday on their blog when they released two new changes for embedded videos. The first is the addition of HD Preview Images for videos higher than 480p. But the potentially-huge news is that YouTube has enabled ...

Tips for Business Videos: How to Shoot Business Video that Doesn't Suck

Tips for Business Videos: How to Shoot Business Video that Doesnt Suck

It's been said that Great Content is the best SEO. When it comes to business videos there's another way to say it: "Entertain or Die."  It seems like only yesterday that streaming video was new. People would watch anything. Now "Wow! I can watch video ...

The Art of Enchantment: How-to Captivate Audiences, Viewers, and Customers

The Art of Enchantment: How to Captivate Audiences, Viewers, and Customers

Author and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki spoke at the ad:tech SF conference on the Art of Enchantment, sharing his tips on how to "enchant" audiences, customers, viewers, your boss, employees and more. Here are his tips from Daisy Whitney in this week's New Media Minute.

YouTube Marketing Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Success: SMX West

YouTube Marketing Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Success: SMX West

Over the past year, YouTube has dialed up
its efforts to help marketers with new features, tutorials, "howcasts," and other useful goodies. Jeff Martin, TouchStorm's Director of Search Marketing, joined the panel at SMX West 2011 for the session, "YouTube Tools & Techniques for Success." Jeff shared ...

The Definitive Video SEO Guide: SEO Tips & Tutorials for Video

The Definitive Video SEO Guide: SEO Tips & Tutorials for Video

The following is an index of our more popular video search engine optimization (Video SEO, VSEO, video search optimization - whatever you want to call it) tips, tutorials, guidelines, presentations, and articles about everything from distribution techniques for VSEO; to MRSS feeds and XML sitemaps ...

Affected By Google's Recent Algorithm Change? Tell Them!

Affected By Googles Recent Algorithm Change? Tell Them!

Google made waves last week with a pretty major update to their algorithm. Perhaps you read about it? At least 12% of all search queries had their results affected by this update. The goal? To remove some of the so-called "content farms" from the top ...

How to Add Video to LinkedIn's New Company Profile Feature

How to Add Video to LinkedIns New Company Profile Feature

LinkedIn has now included space to add video on your company services profile "home page" as well as on each individual product or service page. Read my step-by-step how-to tutorial for how easy this is to do yourself, and some of my own special tricks ...

What Video Production Pros Need To Know About Marketing

What Video Production Pros Need To Know About Marketing

In my previous article, I covered why video production pros today are becoming online marketers. This time I cover the key elements of online video marketing that all video production pros should know about, and how they can use that to their advantage to stay ...

HTML5 Video Codec War Explodes as MPEG-LA Openly Calls for VP8 Patent Claims

HTML5 Video Codec War Explodes as MPEG LA Openly Calls for VP8 Patent Claims

The HTML5 video codec war just exploded! MPEG-LA, who you will remember holds the H.264 patent pool, just invaded Googlonia with a call for patent claims on the VP8 video codec. You will remember that Apple is a member of the H.264 owners, along with ...

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