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What constitutes a small business varies widely around the world. Small businesses are normally privately owned corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships. What constitutes “small” in terms of government support and tax policy varies by country and by industry, ranging from fewer than 15 employees under the Australian Fair Work Act 2009, 50 employees according to the definition used by the European Union, and fewer than 500 employees to qualify for many U.S. Small Busines...

Video Ad Networks – Where Should You Place Your Video Ads?

2009 was a massive year for the online video advertising industry as a whole. But some ad networks did far better than others. I've compiled the statistics for the last third of 2009 and have some ideas on where you should place your video advertisements …

Download YouTube Videos – How, Where and When Is It Okay?

Download YouTube Videos   How, Where and When Is It Okay?

Is it wrong to download YouTube videos? I guess that depends completely on who you ask.  I'm sure YouTube would tell you that it is.  In fact, they do. Their terms of service says the following, in Section 5: Your Use of Content on the …

How To Use A Virtual Set – Virtual Studio for Online Video

How To Use A Virtual Set   Virtual Studio for Online Video

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell interviews virtual set producer Earle Greenberg of Chicago Video Works, who explains some of the business advantages of promoting your business with videos featuring virtual sets, what’s involved with building a virtual set, and some tips on how to to prepare yourself for a video show featuring a virtual set.

Viral Video Marketing Round Up – Lessons From This Week’s Viral Video Successes – 1/15/2010

Every week we break down some new and emerging viral video successes, hoping to put our finger on what it is that made them work so well.  Sometimes it's easy, other times it's tough.  In the end, the hope is that this series will help …

Top 9 Lessons Learned From 2009’s Viral Video Successes

I’ve picked out some of my favorite viral success stories of 2009, and I’ll tell you why I like them and why I think they succeeded—call it my list of the Best Lessons Learned From 2009′s Viral Success Stories. There is obviously no guaranteed path to viral success, but following even a few of these 9 rules will definitely get you a great head start.

1 In 4 SMBs To Spend More for Online Video In 2010

Yes, more than 25% of small businesses are planning on some sort of spending for online video next year according to a report just released by Ad-ology Research. That sure sounds like more than just a fad or an emerging market.  It's also 75% more …

Streaming Media West 2009 Recap With Dan Rayburn

As you may already know, we were delighted to be a part of this year's Streaming Media West conference and satellite conference, the Online Video Platform Summit.  In addition to my participation on the panel session titled, "Optimizing Video Search and Discoverability," Grant Crowell and I …

BitGravity – A Cool, Quick Embeddable Player + Major Content Delivery Network

Need to embed a video in a site super-duper fast? Why not try the 3 form version of Bitgravity Player 6. Give it a video URL, width and height and you're all set. But is it truly that easy?

Is Your Video A Vehicle or A Destination?

I had a really interesting and occasionally heated discussion with a client today about the purpose of video, and I thought it was worth a broader discussion. The issue was the use of online video—specifically with YouTube in this instance—and how it's intended purpose drives …

Video Demos: Powerful, Effective, and Yet Still Pretty Rare

Jason Kincaid wrote something insightful over at Techcrunch today that I want to encourage you to read.  Aimed at helping businesses toward a better method of boiling down their pitch, the piece is called The Underutilized Power Of The Video Demo To Explain What The …

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