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Spiking YouTube Content with Google Trends [Creator's Tip #84]

Spiking YouTube Content with Google Trends  [Creators Tip #84]

There's a secret weapon out there when it comes to deciding what kind of content you want to make. Google Trends can tell you what is popular and when it's popular so you can decide how best to take advantage of those trending topics.

7 Tips for Looking Good for Webcam/Google Hangouts [Creator's Tip #83]

7 Tips for Looking Good for Webcam/Google Hangouts [Creators Tip #83]

Webcams can be a little lacking in functionality, so it's important to be able to understand what you can do for a great presentation. Sound is important, too. These 7 simple tips are easy to implement, so there's no reason why your webcam session can't be a good one. So let's dive right in and see what we need to do to put our best foot forward.

How to Make a YouTube Header Image for the New Channel Design; Tips for an Engaging Trailer [Creator's Tip #82]

How to Make a YouTube Header Image for the New Channel Design; Tips for an Engaging Trailer [Creators Tip #82]

YouTube's new channel design brought us a new subscribe trailer option and a possibly confusing way to do header images, especially since that image needs to look uniform across several devices, all with their own size requirements. We're here to help.

YouTube's 'Subscribe' Trailer: An Intriguing Part of the New Channel Design

YouTubes Subscribe Trailer: An Intriguing Part of the New Channel Design

With everyone able to opt in on the new YouTube channel design, there is one particularly intriguing feature in which content creators should take advantage: the subscribe trailer, which will be visible to only the people who visit the channel page who are not subscribed.

3 Ways to Disable Annotations and Turn Them Off for Good [Creator's Tip #81]

3 Ways to Disable Annotations and Turn Them Off for Good [Creators Tip #81]

Annotations can make videos more interactive, as we've discussed before.  But sometimes creators go a little overboard.  Sometimes there's so much on screen you can't see certain parts of the video, and that can be really annoying.  Luckily, there are ways to get rid of ...

How Brands Use Vine Efficiently: Quick and to the Point

How Brands Use Vine Efficiently: Quick and to the Point

You might think that with a 6-second limitation, brands couldn't possibly make something worthwhile using Vine. The problem is, you would be wrong, dead wrong. Brands are using Vine in a creative manner that allows them to make the most out of the seemingly miniscule 6 seconds that they have.

How To Let Viewers Choose an Ending to Your Interactive Video [Creator's Tip #80]

How To Let Viewers Choose an Ending to Your Interactive Video [Creators Tip #80]

Here's how you can guide your viewers through a choose-your-own-adventure type of experience using interactive annotations that link to multiple videos. Just like stand-alone videos, however, your content must be compelling for it to work.

Schmooze Optimization 2: The Search for More B2B Video Success

Schmooze Optimization 2: The Search for More B2B Video Success

Tom Sawyer said it takes a lot of friends to whitewash a fence. Hillary Rodham Clinton says it takes a village to teach a child. And YouTube is saying it takes a genuine community to build a channel.  But, if you’re a B2B marketer, then ...

How to Create YouTube Thumbnails that Attract Viewers [Creator's Tip #77]

How to Create YouTube Thumbnails that Attract Viewers [Creators Tip #77]

When creating a video thumbnail, do you create something that you would actually click yourself? How do you create custom thumbnails that cut through the clutter and entice the viewer to want to see more? This week's Creator's tip tutorial will show you 5 tips for creating thumbnails that attract viewers.

5 Common Crowdfunding Video Mistakes That'll Kill Your Project

5 Common Crowdfunding Video Mistakes Thatll Kill Your Project

An essential part of any crowdfunding campaign is the video. According to Kickstarter, 50% of projects with a video succeed, versus 30% success for projects without a video. Videos will make, or break, your project no matter if you're funding a feature film, revolutionary toilet ...

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