Closed Captions

Closed captioning (or abbreviated: CC) and subtitling are both processes of displaying text on a television, video screen, or other visual display to provide additional or interpretive information. Both are essentially the same and typically used as a transcription of the audio portion of a program as it occurs (either verbatim or in edited form), sometimes including descriptions of non-speech elements. Other uses have been to provide a textual alternative language translation of a presentation's primary audio language which is usually burned-in (or open) to the video and not selectable (or closed).
Posts about Closed Captions
  • 9 Effective Ways to Repurpose Your Video Content Like a Pro

    … to YouTube and also included closed captions: Transcribing your videos has a lot of benefits. For starters, transcribing your videos can make them more search-friendly because closed captions are something that Google can index (Google can’t read visual content, just the metadata that accompanies it). There are tons of services to choose from…

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  • 9 Effective Ways to Repurpose Your Video Content Like a Pro From the TED archives: The legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser dives deep into a new painting inspired by Piero della Francesca. From here, he muses on what makes a convincing poster, by breaking down an idea and making it new. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers ...

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  • 7 Expert Tips: How to Get YouTube to Recommend Your Video

    … demonstrates the importance of “relevancy” to the suggested videos algorithm. # 4 Optimize YouTube Video Meta Data Descriptions, Tags and Closed Captions are all important aspects of our meta data. There are far smarter people than me in this form of SEO right here on ReelSEO (editor note: thanks Matt!), so I’ll leave the best practices to them…

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  • Translate Your Closed Captions & Reach a Wider Global Audience

    … missing out on an opportunity to reach nearly 70% of YouTube users. Clearly, there is a huge opportunity to expand your viewership globally by adding multilingual closed captions to your videos. Increasing YouTube views is obviously a huge benefit of translating your videos. But how else can video translation benefit SEO? We take a look at: SEO…

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  • JW Player on The Latest in Video Technology Innovations

    Jeroen “JW” Wijering, founder of JW Player, and a pioneer of the online video player, highlights the best in state-of-the-art video technology for 2014. JW walks us through the current industry standards, how HTML5 is changing the way video is consumed, how adaptive streaming works, and why you should be captioning your video content.

    Carla Marshall/ ReelSEOin SEO Google YouTube- 9 readers -
  • How to Add Closed Captions to Facebook Videos

    Now that Facebook users are watching 1 billion videos on the site every day, any opportunity to make that video content accessible to all users is a very welcome thing. The feature has been in place on YouTube and Vimeo for years, and finally, Facebook has added the functionality to upload closed captions to videos published to its site (if you are in the U.S.).

    Carla Marshall/ ReelSEO- 13 readers -
  • 33 Amazing YouTube Facts and Stats to Tweet and Share

    … Ever wondered how many hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every 10 seconds? Or how many billions and billions of hours of cat videos, how-tos, music videos, beauty tutorials, and unboxings we watch every month? YouTube is an amazing space and so generates some incredible stats - we bring you 33 of them below. All statistics and facts…

    Carla Marshall/ ReelSEOin Social- 19 readers -
  • Do Video Closed Captions Really Deliver ROI? Yes! [Creators Tip #155]

    Most video marketers are aware of the SEO and audience retention benefits that caption files can have on their YouTube videos, but still don't add captions because of the time and expense it takes create them. In this interview with 3PlayMedia, they share the math formula to use that will reveal when using YouTube captions on your videos will return a positive ROI from the ad re ...

    Carla Marshall/ ReelSEOin SEO- 4 readers -
  • How Closed Captions Increase Video Views, Rankings and ROI [Study]

    … who viewed a transcript. They found that 7.23% viewed at least one transcript. Further, they found a 6.68% increase in search traffic attributable to transcripts. Improving Search Engine Rank with Transcripts Transcription has been a core part of SafeNet's video SEO strategy for years; recently, they were curious to see how quickly video…

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  • How YouTube’s Free Help Channel Can Improve Your Video Marketing

    …. For example, you can learn how to contribute closed captions and subtitles to your favorite YouTube videos by watching "Contributing closed captions and subtitles." Or, you can learn about YouTube's new navigation for playlists, account switching, and Creator Studio by watching "Where did playlists, My Channel, and Video Manager go? - YouTube Navigation…

    Greg Jarboe/ ReelSEO- 8 readers -