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Video Sitemaps and Hosting: What Businesses Need to Know About Video

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So you’ve got a great new video for your website, right? There are still some steps you must take to fully optimize that video and generate the clicks you want.

Many businesses overlook the importance of developing a video sitemap for their website and do not invest in more sophisticated video hosting (sorry YouTube, you didn’t make the cut).

Without these two factors, your website’s videos will be nothing more than decoration.

Let’s break down the two important aspects to making your videos …

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20 Best Sites for Cheap or Free Graphics or Images for Your Blog

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Where do you get the best stock photos free or cheap?
Here are some of our top picks for finding stock photos free

Photopin.com – Make sure you select commercial images if you will be using the photo for your business. Once you find an image, just follow their easy instructions for appropriate crediting. They have photos of local places, too, many from Flickr, etc. Do a search, and you’ll see what I mean. We highly recommend this site for finding stock …

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5 Tips to Keep Your Next Video Project on Budget

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Driving traffic to your website with that great online video is just half the battle. You have to make sure your next video content marketing strategy doesn’t break the bank. Here are 5 things to consider when planning for your online video.

1) Location

Typically, one location shoot will be enough for a website video. Adding more locations will affect the price of the project. Think about whether the extra locations are necessary for telling the story of your business.

2) Scripts

Scripts and …

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5 Secrets to Writing a Killer Short Video Script

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After creating dozens of short videos that help local businesses get found online, there’s no denying the power that a great script can have on your video’s success. The days of TV commercials are over. Many businesses focus on making their script sound too professional and miss the opportunity to humanize their business. Here are 5 tips to writing a better script for your web video.

1. Start with the “who” and “what”

Let’s get the easy stuff out of the way first. Introduce yourself and the …

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(VIDEO) 6 Signs Your Website Desperately Needs a Redesign

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If you’ve ever asked yourself, “How do I know when my company needs a new website?” then these 6 tell-tale signs will help you determine whether or not it’s time to start planning for a website redesign. Watch this short video to see if your current website could be costing you business.


(VIDEO) 3 Types of Videos You Can Start Using in Your Marketing Today

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One of the most common video marketing questions local businesses ask us is “what types of content should we use for online videos?” Fortunately, we have some great experience in creating online videos for hotels, restaurants, and other businesses. In this video you’ll discover 3 great types of marketing videos you can use to improve your visibility in the search engines and turn more website visitors into leads.

One of the most common video marketing questions local businesses ask us is “what types of content should we …

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Associated Website Annotations and How You Should Integrate Them into Your YouTube Campaign

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The world’s second largest search engine, YouTube, premieres many products, services and authority figures in a wide array of industries. It’s no secret that having an active and engaging YouTube campaign can help you get found on the web. If you want to drive more YouTube viewers to your website and turn those thumbs up into leads, then it’s time you start using associated website annotations in your YouTube videos.

The Basics: What Are Annotations?

You can set up annotations under Video Manager …

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(VIDEO) How to Schedule Your Facebook Posts Ahead of Time


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Do you think managing a Facebook page takes too much time? Are you a busy business owner that just can’t find the time to dedicate to social media marketing? Well I have good news for you!

Today I’m going to teach you a simple trick that will save you hours of time and headaches each month managing your Facebook page. Interested?

Watch the video below to learn more.

FB Scheduler

Just to recap:

Write your posts ahead of time for the following month (Around 20)
Schedule them …

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(VIDEO) How to Create an Awesome Facebook Cover Photo


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Today, I’m going to teach you how to make an awesome Facebook cover photo for your business page! Believe it or not, your cover photo can actually be a powerful marketing tool for you. After all, it is the first image people see when they visit your page, so you want to make sure it really captures the essence of your brand.

While you could simply choose a photo from an existing photo album, doing this is probably not going to give you a professional-looking image that makes …

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5 Ways to Strengthen Your Video Content Marketing Campaign

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Adding a video content marketing campaign to your website, blog or social media will not only diversify the content that you are publishing but will also help shoppers find you through YouTube and Google searches.

Here are 5 ways to strengthen your video content marketing campaign to make those videos work for you!

1) Turn FAQs into Videos

Do you have an already established Frequently Asked Questions on your website? Then turn those questions into videos. Chances are good that these topics will be searched …

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