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While we always strive to write thoughtful, objective, and useful articles, from time to time there is specific content on ReelSEO that we like place in this featured section. These hand picked articles are meant to feature information beyond the typical news item and are ones that we pride ourselves on. Whether just because we spent a ton of time researching and creating them, or whether its just because we like them, we hope you do as well.

How To Make Online Video Work For Your Business

How To Make Online Video Work For Your Business

It's a digital world. From the web, to TV, to mobile phones, the digital age is here to stay, and businesses are increasingly realising its potential to reach not just a wider audience, but any audience at all. With research showing that over 90% of us ...

The Social Video Blueprint: A Marketer's Guide To Social Video Success (Free E-Book)

The Social Video Blueprint: A Marketers Guide To Social Video Success (Free E Book)

A few months ago we brought you a 9-part series on social video marketing called The Social Video Blueprint. It was intended to serve as an outline of sorts, for companies and brands (and individualcreators) seeking to ignite their video marketing with a social kick. ...

5 Social Video Marketing Tips with Socialnomics' Digital Leader: Erik Qualman

5 Social Video Marketing Tips with Socialnomics Digital Leader: Erik Qualman

I video-interviewed Erik Qualman at the Chicago House of Blues for the launch of his new book, "Digital Leader: 5 Simple Steps to Success and Influence".  I asked him about his take on "social" and "viral" video and asked him to give us some tips for ...

The Absolute Worst Business Videos Of 2011 - The Sucky Video Award Winners

The Absolute Worst Business Videos Of 2011   The Sucky Video Award Winners

In the spirit of good-natured ribbing and constructive criticism, we asked you to help us find the very worst business videos of 2011 for our first-ever Sucky Video Awards (The Suckies). And you responded with some fantastic examples of video marketing gone wrong. Our panel ...

How To Make Interactive Videos With YouTube Annotations - [Creator Tip #21]

How To Make Interactive Videos With YouTube Annotations   [Creator Tip #21]

This week we answer a viewer's question about how to make your videos interactive with pop-up videos, subscription links, clickable videos and such. First, create your video with whatever text, image, or video clip you want to be clickable in your video. Then, after it's ...

5 Tips For Optimizing Videos For Mobile Viewers - Reel Video Producer Tips #20

5 Tips For Optimizing Videos For Mobile Viewers   Reel Video Producer Tips #20

With more and more people viewing videos on their mobile devices, it's becoming more and more important for video producers to ensure that their content is optimized for mobile viewing. Not just in how the videos are formatted, the bitrate it uses, or the video ...

How to Customize Your YouTube RSS Feeds - Reel Video Producer Tips #19

How to Customize Your YouTube RSS Feeds   Reel Video Producer Tips #19

We're all pretty familiar with YouTube's subscription feature that lets viewers easily subscribe to our channels and new content we upload here to YouTube, but what if most of our audience is outside of YouTube? What if YouTube subscribers isn't really the best option for ...

How To Get Views From Outside YouTube - Reel Video Producer Tips #18

How To Get Views From Outside YouTube   Reel Video Producer Tips #18

Sometimes it's difficult to get views from inside the crowded space of YouTube, so looking outside YouTube can sometimes be an effective way to get targeted viewers to your videos from your niche to discover your content. In this week's Producer Tip video we give ...

How To Make A Great First Impression With Your YouTube Channel - Reel Video Producer Tips #17

How To Make A Great First Impression With Your YouTube Channel   Reel Video Producer Tips #17

We've gone over some of the new design changes to YouTube's channels, video Manager, homepage and more in past episodes. This week we want to look at the actual content you display on your channel and how to use it to make a positive first ...

Online Video 101 For Small Business: Video Marketing for SMBs FREE E-Book

Online Video 101 For Small Business: Video Marketing for SMBs FREE E Book

For most of our readers, video is something you deal with on a daily basis: shooting, editing, writing, marketing, etc. But for a lot of businesses and individuals, video still represents uncharted waters. Even companies that see video's potential and want to jump in can ...

Setting Up Your Channel For The New YouTube Design - Reel Video Producer Tips #16

Setting Up Your Channel For The New YouTube Design   Reel Video Producer Tips #16

YouTube's new design changes gives a lot of new options for content creators who run their own channels. In this week's episode of Producer Tip, we show you video producers some of the changes behind the scenes of our ReelSEO YouTube channel and some of ...

How To Easily Create Subtitles & Captions For YouTube SEO - Reel Video Producer Tips #15

How To Easily Create Subtitles & Captions For YouTube SEO   Reel Video Producer Tips #15

Adding subtitles and captions to your videos on YouTube can greatly influence their ranking in search engines. It's one of the best search engine optimizations you can do to increase viewership, gain an audience, and give your videos more exposure. Plus, when you have transcription ...

How To Edit Jump Cuts - Reel Video Producer Tips #14

How To Edit Jump Cuts   Reel Video Producer Tips #14

Jump cuts are a popular transition in online videos. They allow the creator to quickly move from one part of the video to another by eliminating pauses, silence, and other elements that make the video feel like it's moving slowly. By using jump cuts, you ...

Why All Video Views Are Not Created Equal - Tips For Seeding Branded Video Content

Why All Video Views Are Not Created Equal   Tips For Seeding Branded Video Content

Major advertisers, including Nike, Ford, and Microsoft, are using the marketing practice of video seeding to reach online users with brand videos longer than the 15 or 30-seconds required by pre-roll video ads. Marketers like that video seeding reaches online audiences in environments that are ...

How To Optimize Your YouTube Channel Page--The YouTube Creator Playbook

How To Optimize Your YouTube Channel Page  The YouTube Creator Playbook

Your channel page on YouTube is where you can brand your videos through attractive packaging.  It creates an insular experience for your videos, one without all the distractions of suggested videos and that plain YouTube white background.  A channel page is invitation into your home ...