A Crash Course in Video Marketing for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

by Pam Neely
There are dozens of other video marketing stats I could reel off. But rather than try to sell you on video marketing, I’m going to assume you already know you should be doing it. Trouble is, just knowing you should be doing something often isn’t enough. That seems particularly true with video. The above is a section of the infographic, 2015 Video Marketing Cheat Sheet, by Animoto.Read the full article

How To Properly Tag Your YouTube Videos

Learn the importance of properly tagging your YouTube videos. This will help your videos get discovered and found on the search engines! Plus, Derral will teach the YouTube Best Practices on utilizing tags in your video and will give you the four tags he always uses. YouTube uses meta information like tags to rank your video. Until they are able to collect enough information on their own and make their own assessment. (i.e. Watch Time) Tags in your YouTube Videos are really important. Free 30 Minute Training on How to Use Tags and other Meta Info on YouTube to Get more views and Subscribers http://derraleves.com/moreviews Subscribe To My Channel and Get More Great Tips http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=derraleves #AskDerral on Twitter https://twitter.com/derraleves Subscribe and #AskDerral a Question on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=derraleves Share this Video: http://youtu.be/9B1-u4_XvX0 YouTube Channel Evaluations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJrcmmqUyN8&list=PLVODYj2uxE85CwGp7P12QwMa6_xW1sg1R&index=2 Be the Next Lucky Subscriber to get an In-depth Channel Evaluation: 1. Must be subscribed to My YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=derraleves 2. Must be uploading good quality content frequently to your YouTube Channel and really trying hard to make it 3. Must be engaged in my channel by liking, commenting, posting, sharing and encouraging others to subscribe to my channel. SCHEDULE Monday: Facebook Training http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVODYj2uxE86kXAde8hQuKhz3Xhtlb3zP Google+ Training http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVODYj2uxE84vnU4qJAOk9OG7K-KusTx6 Thursdays: YouTube Training http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVODYj2uxE84mPamhzuTzRivjBK6eY7tx Monthly: Advanced YouTube Training http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVODYj2uxE87QRJAkdshm0LJKJmXO_iB0 Hangouts http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVODYj2uxE87871T2EDrdFN97mr8aqXn6 YouTube Channel Evaluations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJrcmmqUyN8&list=PLVODYj2uxE85CwGp7P12QwMa6_xW1sg1R&index=2 Other Great Resources YouTube UnderGround Google Community https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109376263173784183345 Ask me A Question http://derraleves.com Follow me https://plus.google.com/101908858972679314079/posts http://www.facebook.com/DerralE https://twitter.com/derraleves http://www.linkedin.com/in/derraleves

YouTube External Links In Annotations - How To Link Your Video To An External Website

YouTube External Links In Annotations - How To Link Your Video To An External Website http://www.drostdesigns.com/get-youtube-traffic Do you want to redirect visitors from your YouTube video to an external website? If you don't want to lose viewers after they've watched your video you need to add "associated website annotations." These are links that you can add to any YouTube video you've uploaded. Here are the steps to get started... 1. First make sure that you have YouTube partner status. You check this by logging into your YouTube account go to video manager, channel settings and you can see here that I'm already a YouTube partner and I have been verified. If you don't have YouTube partner status then visit the video at the end of the above video. 2. Now to verify your account I've switched to a different account which hasn't been verified and I'm going to click verify and then it says here checked "call me with an automated voice message" so you enter your phone number here and then click "submit" 3. Next you've got to add your website as an associate website in webmaster tools. This confirms that you own the site before you link to it in your YouTube account. 4. So you login to webmaster tools 5. Click "add a site" then put in your URL 6. Click continue then follow the steps that's shown on the page 7. Now go to your advanced settings and scroll down to associated website and enter the URL that you added to webmaster tools. After you've done that you'll see the success sign. If this is the first time you're using external annotations, at the top of the menu you'll see a banner that says "Enable your account for external annotation links." Click the Enable button and accept the Terms and Conditions. Now you can add external website annotations to your video To do this go to your video manager and then select one of the videos you want to put annotations to and click this drop down box select annotations so you click "add annotation" in this case we'll do a note then add your text "click here for more info" As you can see you've got your annotation there you can also stretch it out then you can click the link. You can add a video or any on the list but we're going to select "associated website" so here we're going to put in our website that we want to link it to then after you've done that click "publish" To check that it is actually working go back to your video manager click on the video. It should go directly to your particular blog post (external website). And now I'd like to invite you to subscribe to my free ecourse "21 ways to generate free traffic from YouTube" Visit: http://www.drostdesigns.com/get-youtube-traffic Resources How To Become A YouTube Partner To Monetize Your Videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrjlnygHhPQ How To Make A Playlist On YouTube To Improve Viewer Retention Rates http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXsFQ4VzJFw YouTube URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eytE4BU9Atk

How To Add Social Media Icons To Your Youtube Banner (Jan 2015 )

How to add social media icons to your youtube banner is one of the questions I get asked the most. So I created this really quick tutorial to explain just how simple it is to add social icons to your banner.