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Video sharing giant YouTube continues to offer up more features for it’s users. Now, you can hover your mouse over the play bar to reveal a thumbnail of what’s going on in that video at that time.
This nice new feature isn’t going to help businesses with their video rankings, but it does create an even more enjoyable experience for YouTube viewers. YouTube rolls out new features all the time. Use video marketing techniques to get more customers. It really does work.
In the world of video marketing, YouTube is king. However, there are many other video sharing sites that still get a lot of traffic. One of them being Vimeo. Vimeo has just changed its layout in order to make it easier for users to find other content on the site. With the new redesign, it’s easier for users to follow subjects, keywords, and other users. Vimeo is known for its high quality videos and simple embedded player. Vimeo found that most bloggers had accounts on both YouTube and Vimeo, yet they would always embed videos on their blogs with Vimeo’s player because there are no ads displayed over the video. With these new features, Vimeo is hoping people will be attracted to the site and use it as another marketing tool as well as for their viewing pleasure.
Video marketing is one of the newest and most powerful methods to market your services and products online. However, one of the biggest problems with video marketing is the video part. More specifically, creating the video is the hardest part. And it’s not hard to see why, with cameras, lights, microphones, and editing equipment required to make a decent looking video. There are some other options to getting at least some sort of decent video on YouTube that can market for you. All you need is a YouTube account and that’s easy to get. If you have a gmail account then you already have one. Sign in to YouTube and in the upper right corner, click your username and select ‘My Videos’. This will take you to your ‘My Videos & Playlists’ page. Near the top of this page are a couple links such as ‘My Channel’, ‘Video Editor’, ‘Create Video’, etc. Click the ‘Create Videos’ link:
This will take you to the Create Videos page. Here, you will find a list of sites that provide features such as video editing and video creation. GoAnimate is one such service. This is a pay service but they let you try it out for free. This will let let you create at least one free video, and if you like the service you can always pay for more. What’s nice about this service is it will let you enter in any script you want and then put it to an animation they already have created. When you’re finished, they let you upload it to your own YouTube channel. Once the video is on your channel, you can send it to friends via facebook or twitter, embed it on your site, and submit it to social bookmarking sites. Go try it out.
With a video like this, it would help if you knew how to market online in order to take advantage of this powerful medium. A great place to learn how to market online is at the Internet Marketing Training Center of Virginia. At IMTC you will learn how to market your products and services online and how to use your new video to the most of its potential. In as little as 6 months you can get certified in Internet marketing and start making money online. The best part is, you choose the speed at which you take the classes. It’s all at your own pace.
Here’s an example of a video I made in under 10 minutes:
Hey, all of you musicians out there looking for the next big break. Why don’t you make your own break and learn how to promote your band online. One giant option is to use YouTube’s new store options. Through partnerships with Amazon, iTunes, Topspin, & Songbird, YouTube is now giving musicians the ability to sell everything from t-shirts to concert tickets right there within YouTube. The only thing you need to do is get traffic to your videos. Using YouTube and the many other online marketing avenues available to you can create enormous buzz for your band, help sell your CDs and merchandise, and even get you discovered by major labels. But where do you learn how to do all of this? One of the best options is to get an Internet marketing certificate from the Internet Marketing Training Center of Virginia. This distance learning, adult education resource can give you the knowledge required to market your band online, getting your band seen by millions of eyes (and ears). At IMTC, you decide how long it’s going to take for you to get certified (6 months minimum) and you decide at what pace you want to take our online classes. This makes it perfect for bands with a hectic nightly schedule or who are touring. Anywhere you go, as long as you have an Internet connection, you can access the classes and learn when you are ready.
Not only does certification from the Internet Marketing Training Center give you all the necessary education to market your band and its products, but you will also be able to work for any business that is looking for an Internet marketing specialist. In between sound checks and tuning, check out IMTC for more information and to read success stories from others that are now making money online.
Just when you think YouTube is going to stay the same for a while, they go and change it all up on you. Today, I was uploading a new promotional video for IMTC when I found that the upload page is completely revamped. Here is what I saw:
Everything is cleaner with a new look on the upload page. Basically, all of the options are the same except that you can now upload more than one video at a time.
But the changes don’t stop there. Once you choose your file to upload, the video information page has changed as well.
Everything is still available to you as in the old video information page, but now it’s so much nicer looking. Check it out when you get a chance.
Video marketing is an important part of marketing online. Learn the video marketing skills needed to land a great job.
Be sure to check out YouTube when you get a chance. They have now changed the ‘As Seen On’ feature. The ‘As Seen On’ feature lets viewers know what websites that particular video is embedded on. This is very helpful for website and blog owners that post video on their sites. YouTube is now helping them get more exposure. The ‘As Seen On’ feature has also moved to just below the view count. This way it’s a lot easier to see.
Another nice new feature is the option to read comments two different ways. Now, you can read comments chronologically or related by thread. The related by thread option lets you read the comments and if somebody response to a comment, it is shown indented under the original comment. This make reading comments easier and help people stay involved with the YouTube community, which always helps keep people engaged and viewing more videos. If you know of any more new features on YouTube, leave a comment.
Learning video marketing and marketing with YouTube is an extremely vital part of promoting your products and services online. Using video is only one part of a smart and focused marketing plan. CLICK HERE to see what else is required for a concise marketing plan.