Getting Your Videos Online – Introduction

Over the past few years it has been interesting to observe the dramatic shift that has occurred in the way people are producing and distributing their videos. In this series on online video I will cover some of the techniques that you can use to get your videos seen by a wider audience. Most people used to be concerned with producing DVDs for their home productions and very few were interested in uploading onto the internet . . . → Continue reading: Getting Your Videos Online – Introduction

Getting Your Videos Online – Referrals and Quality

Online Video ServicesThere are two main sources of potential viewers for your videos outside your own social and family circle. The first is traditional search engines such as Google and Bing or the internal search function of the video service you are using. Later in this series I will be covering the specific actions you can take to raise your video’s profile in these forms of search but right now let’s deal with the second source . . . → Continue reading: Getting Your Videos Online – Referrals and Quality

Getting Your Videos Online – Optimizing Your Videos

Video Search ResultsWhen the average person goes online to get information or to find something, they have traditionally used a search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing. With the dramatic increase in the use of video these search engines have developed methods by which to include videos as part of the results they provide to their users. Two other types of search have evolved over time in addition to the above. These are social search and . . . → Continue reading: Getting Your Videos Online – Optimizing Your Videos

Getting Your Videos Online – Video Optimization Checklist

Because of the wide variation that can exist in video file types, video services, video content and the actual purpose of your video not all of these steps will apply to all people. I have tried to include as much as possible to make sure everyone is covered but really if a step doesn’t make sense to you or to the purpose of your video just skip it. The checklist will be specific to uploading and optimizing on YouTube because it is the most popular . . . → Continue reading: Getting Your Videos Online – Video Optimization Checklist

Getting Your Videos Online – Optimizing Your YouTube Channel

Now that you have an account at YouTube and you have uploaded your video there are still quite a few settings within your account that can affect your chances of being found and seen. On this page we will go through them step by step to get it all right from the beginning so you don’t have to do most of this again. So first up go to YouTube and sign in to your account. At the top right of the screen you will see . . . → Continue reading: Getting Your Videos Online – Optimizing Your YouTube Channel

Getting Your Videos Online – Advanced YouTube Techniques

YouTube CaptionsNow that you have you videos uploaded and publicly available there are a few more things you can do to help the search engines find and understand exactly what your video is all about. Advanced Tagging The first, and easiest thing is to go back through your videos and edit the tags section of each one. From the earlier steps outlined in this series you should have . . . → Continue reading: Getting Your Videos Online – Advanced YouTube Techniques