Here's some quick Video SEO marketing math to show how much information you could hypothetically share in a single video, when applying the saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words."
- YouTube plays a video at a frame rate of 30 per second. (A "frame" is the definition of a single picture in a video.) That makes for 3,000 words per second of a YouTube video.
- The maximum possible length of a YouTube video in a standard account (i.e., not a partner account or preferred member account), is 10 minutes and 59.99 seconds, or 659.99 seconds. (Its not the stated 10 minutes YouTube says.)
So when applying the saying as a mathematical calculation, we come up with this for a YouTube video:
[Maximum time in seconds and fraction therof] x [total number of words per second] =
[total word count]
Which in real numbers, comes out to…
659.99 x 3,000 = 1,979,970 words
Newsworthy? Or just an excuse to put yet another photo of myself on here? Either way, consider this your "vidi-bit” for Friday.
Grant Crowell is the Senior Media Analyst for ReelSEO
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