A video blog by Roger Stix, Executive Producer of Atlanta Business Video
Digital Book Distribution
I just read about a great new service for self-published authors.
We all know the Digital Literature Revolution is radically changing the way we interact with the “written” word. Not since Gutenberg and the introduction of mass printed books have we redefined our relationship with literature in such a profound way.
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Consolidated sales reporting.
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Even busy executives want to do more than just read on the web
Executives with no time for fun and games do have time for the sound and motion of video, according to findings from Forbes Insights. In some cases, they may actually prefer it to text for learning about products and services.
A majority of businesspeople surveyed by Forbes in October 2010 said they watched more online video than a year earlier. Nearly 60% of all respondents said they would watch video before reading text on the same webpage, and 22% said they generally liked watching video more than reading text for reviewing business information. Three-quarters of all executives said they watched work-related videos on business websites at least once a week, and more than half did the same on YouTube.
Video can be highly effective for merchants. The executives surveyed reported taking a wide variety of actions after watching online videos, with about two-thirds visiting vendor websites subsequent to viewing and more than half searching for more information. Especially among younger executives, likelihood of making a purchase was high.
Generational differences ran throughout the Forbes research, with a split in behavior at age 50. While the youngest executives were most interested in video across the board, baby boomers in their 40s had comparable participation levels. It was older executives who had not yet gotten on board with video, and business-to-business marketers must continue to reach them through other means.
But video has only become more important for the younger set, and marketers can depend on them to watch, pass along, recommend—and often, enter the purchase funnel.
An E-Marketer Article
ABV can now serve video that can be viewed on IPhones, IPads, Blackberries, and Androids without watermarks!
ABV can now serve video that can be viewed on IPhones, IPads, Blackberries, and Androids without watermarks.
With Mobile ad spending up nearly 80% in 2010 to $750 Million and forecasted to surpass 1 billion dollars next year, Atlanta Business video has added the capability for its videos to reach this important and growing segment of web users.
Our mobile videos contain no watermark, does not link back to the server site, such as YouTube, and can be set-up as a clickable link to make it easy to bring viewers where you want them, sign-up pages, order forms, etc.
Whether the content was created by us, or you have your own content, ABV can provide mobile hosting services that enable your videos to reach this important and growing segment of web users.
Please contact us for more information.
What if I told you that there was a surefire way to make your website standout and POP… would that be of interest to you? And what if I further told you that this method is inexpensive, easily accomplished, and has a 50 times greater chance of landing you on Page 1 of a search result?
I thought that would grab your attention.
What is the secret ingredient, that magic potion, you ask? The answer is, not surprisingly — video.
It turns out that of all the things you can do on your website to engage viewers, create more page views and get higher search engine rankings, adding video just may be the best.
Forrester Research did a test and found that when search results are blended (that is, they include text, video and images) videos that are search engine optimized give you a 50 times greater chance of ending up on the all-important first page of a search result.
But here’s the catch: You can’t just add a video to your site and expect a great search engine result for that page. The video must be search engine optimized, that is, it must contain key words in the file names, captions, and so on. That same Forrester blog indicated that less than 20% of all online marketers search engine optimize their video.
If you want your video to be picked up and analyzed properly by Google and the other search engines, you must not only add SEO keywords to it, but you must actually submit the video to Google using XML tools.
Putting your video on YouTube and embedding the YouTube player and URL into your site is insufficient. The traffic and the rankings will be applied to YouTube and not your site.
Obviously properly SEOing a video offers a tremendous opportunity.
1. It helps attract new customers by virtue of the SEO factor
2. It engages them, reducing the “bounce rate” and
3. It can help increase your conversion rate – that is, the number of people who visit and then end up buying something or calling for more information
ABV produces professional videos that are affordable for a company as small as one person and distributes them, properly titled and tagged for SEO purposes to all the major video sharing sites.
Roger Stix, Producer
We have talked to many individuals who are hesitant to commit to a professional web video but recognize the importance of video in communicating their message and for SEO purposes. Also, we have a large client base that likes to use a mix of both professionally produced video and personal video to help build their presence online. In fact, we strongly recommend that practice, to maximize your exposure online and keep your content fresh.
If you are ready to begin building your online video presence but want to try it out independently we have found an inexpensive option for you to explore.
While there are several very inexpensive and convenient mini-cameras now available, many of which offer HD resolution, their have relied on an internal microphone that provided poor audio quality. For instance, the extremely popular Flip HD camera records in 720p, can be carried in your pocket, and purchased for around $180 new. Honestly, I have to admit that the quality is pretty amazing for what you pay for it. However, as mentioned, the Flip camera always gives itself away by the poor audio output.
The Kodak Zi8 solves that problem by having an audio-in jack that accepts an external microphone. Like the Flip, it sells for $180. Now- unless you are willing to invest in a microphone to go with the camera, there is no advantage to the Kodak over the Flip (in my inexperienced opinion, this is not an article arguing the quality of either product).
The Good news is we have found a $40 microphone to use with the Zi8, the AUDIO-TECHNICA ATR3350. It is a wired omni-directional lapel mic with a 20 foot cord.
Using the camera and the microphone together, you have a perfect solution for at home video production for just around $220. As a video production company, we do not feel that this is enough to completely replace your need for professionally produced content (we do edit personally recorded footage for clients, however)- but think it is a great way for one to begin exploring and benefiting from the rapidly growing world of online video.
The change is being implemented slowly but surely- instead of links you’ll see actual thumbnails attached for videos and photos! Full article below.
Twitter unveiled its new Twitter.com interface today (SEPTEMBER 14, 2001), and the big news is that it now features embedded video and images. So, rather than simply tweeting shortened URLs to video clips and pictures, online video publishers can now publish their content directly to Twitter.
The new home page features a separate section that features the images and videos, alongside the traditional tweet feed. In other words, as Peter Kafka of All Things Digital’s Media Memo put it, “Twitter is a (reluctant) media company,” giving users a reason beyond tweeting and following to spend time on the site—and hopefully bringing in ad revenue to support the site, which has more than 145 million users.
For the moment, video from Brightcove, Justin.TV, Twitvid, Ustream, Vimeo, and YouTube can be embedded into a Twitter feed, as well as photos from Flickr, TwitPic, and others. The new version of the site—which will be rolled out to users incrementally over the next few weeks, so don’t fret if you don’t see the changes right away—should be a boon to anyone who uses video to communicate for business. As Brightcove’s Bob Mason wrote on the company’s blog, quoting a report released by Brightcove and TubeMogul earlier this week, “internet users who find video via Twitter are more engaged with the content than uses who find video through other sources, such as display ads and search engines.”
What’s not clear is what this means for third-party Twitter apps like TweetDeck; the announcement of the new Twitter.com didn’t address whether videos would be embeddable in those apps as well.
What’s it look like? Check out the video below—jump in at about 1:05 to skip the pretty branding shots and get right to the good stuff.
An OnlineVideo.net article
In case you didn’t notice- video is the future of the internet. If you want your business to be found on Google, video marketing is an extremely effective tool. But you don’t have to take my word for it, check out these results!
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