Articles about YouTube

Hilarious cat videos aren’t a marketing strategy

By Tim Priebe | April 5, 2017

It’s clear that a big part of the future—and present—of digital marketing is online video. It’s been over a decade since Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion, and it’s not just funny cat videos any more.

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Getting started with online video

By Leann Priebe | September 27, 2016

Video marketing is becoming a more common part of many organization’s online marketing plans. You may be seeing more videos on your Facebook page, and both Twitter and Instagram also offer video capability. And of course there’s my favorite, good ol’ trusty YouTube.

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SEO with YouTube transcriptions

By Holly Kosec | November 17, 2015

If you’ve ever clicked the “CC” icon at the bottom of a YouTube video window, you know that YouTube automatically generates subtitles for closed captioning. But did you know that you can optimize them for search?

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5 annoying YouTube habits

By Leann Priebe | October 27, 2015

Like many YouTube watchers, I’m always on the lookout for both laughs and information. I want to watch videos on beauty, organization and mom stuff. But sometimes YouTube channel owners make it really difficult for me to do that. Here are some YouTube habits you and your organization should avoid.

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Elements of a great YouTube thumbnail

By Holly Kosec | April 14, 2015

Over 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, so it’s no wonder that the competition is increasing. Viewers quickly scroll through lists upon lists of videos, searching for something that looks interesting, helpful, or amusing. This is why the thumbnail for your YouTube videos is one of the most valuable assets you have in marketing your videos.

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How to make your website social

By Tim Priebe | March 10, 2015

If you’re like many others, your website was created several years ago. And now you may have a presence on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, and others. So how can you integrate your social efforts into your website?

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OOMPHcast #23: Jimmy Owens – Online video marketing

By Tim Priebe | January 28, 2015

Episode 23’s guest was none other than Jimmy Owens, the owner of DesignTunnel. Jimmy shared a number of tips about online video marketing, including info on both YouTube and Vimeo, and when one makes more sense than the other.

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7 best practices to build your audience online

By Tim Priebe | September 9, 2014

Social media management can be a challenge. You have to worry about setting up sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn the correct way. You have to share updates on a consistent basis. And you need to build your audience.

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4 tips for your web video strategy

By Tim Priebe | September 2, 2014

YouTube has been the second most popular search engine since 2008, beating out all other search engines except Google. And Google actually owns YouTube, and incorporates videos into its main search results. Also, almost all adult Internet users have watched videos online.

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6 social media sites you should know

By Tim Priebe | July 15, 2014

If you market your organization online, you need to be aware of the basics about the six social media sites that are currently the most popular and usable by businesses. Are you familiar with all of them? If so, should you be using them, or would you just be wasting time and resources?

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