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Video Distribution: Where Should You Upload Your Videos? Online Video Marketing Basics Part 5

Video Distribution: Where Should You Upload Your Videos? Online Video Marketing Basics Part 5

This is Part Five of our ongoing series of Online Video Marketing Basics, and it's long overdue.  This series is intended for the novices among us, businesses and individuals who have only recently decided to take the plunge into online video.  And for that decision, ...

An In-Depth Look At The Impact of Google Instant On SEO and PPC - Is SEO Dead?

An In Depth Look At The Impact of Google Instant On SEO and PPC   Is SEO Dead?

Last week, Google introduced a new capability to its search engine results page, a functionality called "Google Instant."  When the announcement hit, people were clamoring to chime in with respect to the effect that Google Instant might have on search engine optimization (SEO) and pay per click ...

10 Reasons Facebook Video Marketing Is Valuable for Business

10 Reasons Facebook Video Marketing Is Valuable for Business

ReelSEO Grant Crowell interviews Social Media Examiner's Michael Stelzner, host of Facebook Success Summit 2010 taking place live and online Oct 5th – Oct 26th, about the increasing power for businesses to do video in Facebook, along with sharing some exclusive Facebook video tactics and business success stories.

Vimeo SEO: How To Get Embedded Vimeo Videos Into Google

Vimeo SEO: How To Get Embedded Vimeo Videos Into Google

As I mentioned previously, Google is pushing hard to let people know that video sitemaps are the way to go when looking to get video into Google's search results.  And I am happy to report to you that video sitemaps DO work for Vimeo videos.

Online Video Advertising Turning Into A Feeding Frenzy?

Online Video Advertising Turning Into A Feeding Frenzy?

I hate the terminology we associate with things. Words like epic, frenzy, legen....dary (thanks Barney Stinson) and unbelievable, phrases like iPhone-killer, the best ever and simply perfect. They all make me groan in disgust and I blame the sensationalist media in America for it all. ...

Online Video Marketing Basics: Part 4 - Choosing The Right Video Production Equipment

Online Video Marketing Basics: Part 4   Choosing The Right Video Production Equipment

Welcome to Part 4 of our ongoing Online Video Marketing Basics series.  It's intended to be a help—a sort of guide, if you will—for individuals and businesses just getting started with online video.  We've already covered Why You Should Get Involved with online video, Choosing ...

Reel Songs With Merton, PianoImprov Chatroulette Viral Video Star – Interview Conducted In Song

Reel Songs With Merton, PianoImprov Chatroulette Viral Video Star – Interview Conducted In Song

I've wanted to interview Merton ever since his first Piano Improv Chatroulette video went supernova.  Of course, everyone else wants to interview the viral star as well.  The guy's probably had a hundred media requests a month since then.

5 Actions You Want Every One of Your Video Viewers To Take

5 Actions You Want Every One of Your Video Viewers To Take

I read a fantastic article over at Visible Gains called Tuning Website Video For Higher Conversion – Part 1.  It has some really great insight into how webmasters can help nudge users toward certain desired behaviors through different choices in video placement and style.  The ...

Online Video Marketing Basics Part 3 - Self-Produce or Hire A Professional?

Online Video Marketing Basics Part 3   Self Produce or Hire A Professional?

Once you've made the decision to get involved in online video, and picked the video style that you think fits both your personality and your goals, it's time to start thinking about production.  And in online video production, there are really only two choices:  self-produce, ...

What Does A Viral Video Cost and How Do You Make One?

What Does A Viral Video Cost and How Do You Make One?

When speaking of viral marketing for brands and businesses, the two questions I hear most frequently are "how much do online videos or viral videos cost?" and "what are the steps involved?" Pricing can vary depending on quite a few factors and there really is ...

Online Video Marketing Basics: Part 2 – Choosing A Video Style

Online Video Marketing Basics: Part 2 – Choosing A Video Style

This is Part 2 of our ongoing series entitled Online Video Marketing Basics.  You may wish to first read Part 1,  which dealt with the question of why you should even want to get involved in online video, laying out a laundry list of valid ...

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 ...

Online Video Marketing Basics: Part 1 - The Case for Online Video and Why You Should Get Involved

At ReelSEO, we love video. We love making it, watching it, marketing it, and writing about it.  And we have all kinds of readers.  Some are polished experts that—quite frankly—sometimes know more than we do about a particular aspect of online video.  Some are intermediate ...

How To Optimize YouTube Videos - YouTube Optimization Tips

How To Optimize YouTube Videos   YouTube Optimization Tips

Last week I had the privilege of speaking, along with Lane Shackleton of YouTube, at the Dallas Fort Worth Search Marketing Association. The topic was YouTube - why YouTube, and how to market YouTube videos, optimize YouTube videos, and advertise video content on YouTube so ...

Get Rolling With WebM Video - VP8 Encoding Tools for WebM

Get Rolling With WebM Video   VP8 Encoding Tools for WebM

So Google wrapped up Vorbis and VP8 into WebM and is offering it as open source to help drive a fully open standard for media online including video. Nearly everyone and their brother have jumped on board (except Intel, who said they will consider it ...