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YouTube is the largest video sharing platform on the internet and it’s an incredibly important way to engage with users and expose your brand – especially if you use a personalised YouTube channel.
For over a week now I’ve had something called Cosmic Panda enabled when I visit YouTube. Despite its catchy but pointless name, it is essentially a ‘theme’ to enhance the way the YouTube website is displayed. The Grey/White/Black colours with a large helping gradients make it fit in with current website design trends, but let’s look at some of the changes to its usability.
So you want to take your first steps into video editing but don’t fancy paying for expensive software to install on your PC (that probably won’t even run very well because you failed to notice the required high minimum specification of the software and you need to buy more RAM and a faster graphics card). Read more
When the idea that Koozai would start producing digital marketing videos came up, we immediately started thinking big. We wanted our videos to be of professional quality but without the professional costs. Luckily we had already experimented with video in the past and we had a couple of softbox lights, a HD camcorder and a wired clip on mic in storage at Koozai HQ.
If you are new to Schema.org markup, you are not alone. Schema.org is a joint project between Search Engine giants Google, Bing, Yahoo! and Yandex so it is fast becoming an important addition to your website to help your content get indexed.
In summary it provides clear structured information to the search engine spiders about rich content such as events, people, places, products, reviews and media content. A full list of current Schema.org types can be found here.
If you hadn’t heard the recent news, US authorities shut down the hugely popular MegaUpload video sharing website on 19th January 2012. It had about 150 million registered users, making it one of the most popular file sharing sites on the internet. It was accused of costing £320million in lost revenues on copyrighted material. However the majority of users had been using the service for legitimate uses include high performance video hosting.
Having been one of the last few in the office to be legitimately shown the new YouTube updates, I didn’t get straight into trying them out, so for many this blog post might feel like old news. However I thought I’d still put together a list of some features that I think are worth explaining further and how you can use them to improve your YouTube experience.
YouTube is technically the world’s second largest search engine with millions of users searching the website each day. Exposing your brand or product to these people is now easier than ever and your options are as varied as you could ever possibly require.
Do you want to quickly edit, rotate, adjust, stabilise or add a soundtrack to your published video footage? YouTube’s new edit option provides quick access to a comprehensive list of Quick Fixes, Effects and Audio.
It’s easy to access this new feature, simply click on the edit video button on the video player page or from within your uploaded videos list. The editor interface is gloriously simple and tools are categorised into tabs for quick fixes, effects and audio.
You might be someone who has now got the kit, uploaded your first few videos and done a bit of promotion of your videos via social media. But how do you take your videos to the next level? There is no need to complete a video training course or buy lots of books, both of the major video hosting sites offer great tutorials and resources for free!
Everybody wants to be famous on YouTube, but many believe you just need to upload a video to YouTube, sit back and wait for the thousands of views to roll in. The reality is that there is so much content being uploaded to YouTube everyday, over 48 hours of content is uploaded every minute to be precise, you need to spend some time promoting your content.