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Virgin Mobile Wants To Blinkwash Us Into Submission With New Video Ads

Virgin Mobile Wants To Blinkwash Us Into Submission With New Video Ads

Bored of using a mouse or touchpad to navigate YouTube? Well, thanks to Virgin Mobile you can now blink your way through their 25 new videos if you have a webcam and a fast enough internet connection. It’s a clever and innovative campaign which has got a lot of people talking.

Gmail Launches Live Video Recognition for Motion Gestures

Gmail Launches Live Video Recognition for Motion Gestures

Google has for years, been working to develop and perfect certain recognition technologies for use with multimedia (video, images, audio, etc…).  Their speech-to-text recognition technology has improved vastly over the past several years (thanks in part to Google 411) and has been rolled out within YouTube for …

Closed Captions Help RAMP Up Video SEO & User Engagement

Closed Captions Help RAMP Up Video SEO & User Engagement

If you've been reading ReelSEO for some time, you'll know that closed captioning for web video can be a powerful way to increase reach and an excellent way to help search engines more easily understand, and rank your web video assets.  Not only that, but …

In-Depth Look At YouTube Closed Captions – YouTube SEO and More

In Depth Look At YouTube Closed Captions   YouTube SEO and More

A few weeks back, I mentioned that YouTube and Google were indexing YouTube's closed captions and subtitles. In fact, YES – both Google and YouTube ARE indexing videos for text that is contained within closed captions and subtitles. In this post, I would like show …

Copy This: Copy Matters, Especially In Product Videos!

No matter what technology comes (and goes) text will always be in fashion. Words drive almost every industry, particularly from a marketing perspective. Our words dictate how we present, communicate, display and ultimately sell. While a picture may be worth a thousand words, one great …

YouTube Enables Auto-Captioning for All Videos – As Expected

YouTube, the leading destination for video sharing online, has announced today that they are rolling out their Auto-Captioning service on all videos.  In a press conference at their San Bruno campus, their Director of Product Management, Hunter Walk, gave a walkthrough of the technology for …

Transcribing Videos By Hand Vs. Automated Transcription Tools

Transcribing Videos By Hand Vs. Automated Transcription Tools

In this video, our friend Dave Dugdale compares the time it took him to transcribe a typical three minute video by hand verses using an automatic transcription service. As you likely know, automated transcription services use speech-to-text recognition technologies that at this point, are no …

Google Rolls Out Automated Captioning for YouTube Videos

Google today announced that they are adding automatic captioning capability to videos on YouTube. This is a fantastic step forward for accessibility for deaf Internet users.  Says Vice President Vint Cerf, who is hearing impaired himself:

The Next Wave for Online Video Search Optimization

Mark Robertson reviews the SES San Jose 2009 session titled “The next wave for online video” which he spoke at along with Gregory Markel of Infuse creative and David Burch of Tubemogul. Learn about Video SEO from the expert at ReelSEO.com

Digitalsmiths Lets You Search Inside Video

Digitalsmiths claims to have a so-called 'skin detection algorithm' that will allow users of the video search engine to search for dialogue, nude scenes and more… How peculiar.

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