The Secret Of Making Great YouTube Videos

by Adrienne Smith on March 8, 2012

The Secret Of Making Great YouTube VideosOkay, I can’t help myself.  You did read the statistics I shared in my post last week right!  Videos are gaining on us fast guys so I can’t reiterate enough that you need to jump in now while you can.

You definitely don’t want to be left behind when everyone is watching videos in the years to come and there you are still sharing the written word.

I decided since I was going to step up my game with making videos that I better invest in a good course that’s going to help me learn how I can start creating some that people will really want to pay attention to.   I know you guys enjoy my videos but I want people who don’t have a clue who I am interested in what I share.

So, I haven’t quite jumped in yet because I’m still in the learning phase but my brain is going 90 miles an hour.  The thoughts and ideas I have are mind boggling so I’ll probably do my next product review on this program that I purchased and am learning so much from.  All I can say is it’s fabulous.

So on to the topic at hand.  The secret of making great YouTube videos…

Hope you enjoy this video because I’ve got some killer ideas you may not have thought of that will help you find out what your niche is wanting to see.  Are you ready?  Okay then, take it away.

Links Shared In Video

Google’s Keyword Tool


Google Insights

Youtube Trends on Twitter!/YouTubeTrends

Youtube Trends

Google Alerts

So What Did You Think

I know you are very aware of several of these tips that I shared but I bet you didn’t know about all of them did ya!  I didn’t so hopefully I wasn’t the only one.

Great way to really find out what people want to know about and it goes above and beyond just your regular keyword research.

  • Were you aware of all of these?
  • Have you used them before?
  • If so, have you stuck with it and included them in your keyword research?
  • If not are you going to implement them now?

Love to hear your thoughts on this and of course you probably know what I’m going to ask next.  I have three more videos to do in Barry’s video challenge so I’m open for suggestions if you’d like to learn something specific.  You’ve been so faithful and continue to support me so I’d love to help you if I can.

I’m open for suggestions and would love to hear your comments.  So, I will look forward to hearing what you have to share.  Let’s compare notes okay!

See ya soon…

If you enjoyed this post then be sure to comment below and spread the love.





Business Developer
Skype:  missadriennesmith


{ 128 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ryan Biddulph March 8, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Super key to focus on keywords. When I paid attention to keywords, I drove more passive traffic to my vids.

The keyword tool is one of my favorite apps. Search for keywords that people are looking for, but aren’t too high, so you don’t have to fight the Big Boys. Make the list, and work off that.

Good tip too about videos popping up under your chosen keyword. If there are buyers, you will see videos, you will see demand. Good starting point, and great tip about the rising searches too.

Thanks for sharing Adrienne!



2 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Hi Ryan,

I agree and an area that I have fallen down in I must admit. I’m so happy to hear that your results have been good using these methods. I’m stepping up my game now my friend.

Fighting the big boys is never fun. Hey, our content is worth viewing so just make it easy for them to find right! :-)

I never thought about the tip of already having videos for those keywords. That means that people on YouTube are searching for them as well. Or at least we sure hope so.

Thanks Ryan, as always, I appreciate you sharing your thoughts with me. Hope all is going well for you this week.

Take care!



3 Ruth Zive
March 8, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Amazing Adrienne. You make everything so clear! Thank you so much for these tips. As you know, I’ve just started with videos – I hadn’t even considered keywords. I guess you have to approach video with the same strategies as any other content you create.

I’d add one other tip to your list of how to make great YouTube videos – emulate Adrienne Smith!!


4 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Thank you Ruth, glad I was able to make this very clear. I really didn’t consider doing keyword research for videos either. Dah! Where is my head sometimes you know. The tip of locating other videos on Google was a key point too. That means that people want to see videos on that topic which is really good for us.

You are too kind my friend, too kind! I’ll take that though! :-)

Have a fabulous day Ruth. I’ll be by your place today, I promise.


5 Barry Wells
March 8, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Hi Adrienne,

First off, thank you for mentioning, and linking to, the video blog challenge. I really appreciate that Adrienne.

Yet again you have produced an excellent video giving us all a valuable lesson. I did know about some of the tools and services you mentioned but not all of them 😉 In fact I paused your video quite a bit and went and applied what you were showing us so I’m now linked up to them 😉

One tip to add to your excellent list: Before I upload a video to YouTube I search YouTube for similar videos and select those with a high view count. I then check out the description and see what keywords they’re using. If I haven’t got them in my list of keywords i add them as they’ve worked for that particular video 😉

I also keep a notepad doc of all the keywords I use for my videos, but I’ve only been doing that for a month or so.

I can’t wait for the review of the video course your taking. I simply love creating videos and can use all the tips that there are….. well can we ever have enough tips?

Thanks for a first class lesson Adrienne, I’ll add your details and link to the video blog challenge page right away.

Take good care.

Respect and Regards,


6 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Hi Barry,

You are very welcome Barry and I appreciate you putting this challenge together and helping others step outside their comfort zone and get started with creating videos. You are helping me to stay on a consistent routine of at least shooting one a week. Videos should be included in everyone’s marketing strategy so I’m glad you’ve put this together.

I added all the links in my description over on YouTube and I suppose I should have done that here too right! I’ll be sure to edit that..

I do that too Barry although it’s obvious I didn’t mention it in this post. Thanks for pointing that out. I’m always getting ideas of keywords I should be using although I have seen some rank higher with very few which I found extremely surprising.

It’s a great little course and I’ve gotten so much from it. That will be coming soon Barry.

Thank you for adding my link to the challenge. You always beat me to the punch.

Hope your ankle is doing much better today. No more doctor visits I hope.

I’ll be by your place today. Crazy hectic busy yesterday so once again, I’m a little behind but better late then never right!

Best to you Barry! :-)


7 Barry Wells
March 8, 2012 at 8:46 AM

I’ve already started getting Google alerts for one of the video keywords I used Adrienne. It was well worth pausing your video and applying that one 😉

The ankle is doing ok, the swelling is going down every night but comes back during the day but its getting better, thank you 😉

This really is turning into a great challenge. We’ve got some new people creating their first videos which is fantastic :) Plus we get great lessons from people like yourself Adrienne…. Win Win Win :)

Have a great day :)


8 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 8:58 AM

That’s awesome Barry, getting video alerts can really be helpful I’ve found too.

That’s good to hear and I hope you’re being a good boy and keeping it elevated. I’m sure the swelling will start staying down for good soon. You must have really pulled it.

Oh I love hearing that Barry. New people doing this challenge and stepping outside their comfort zone. Boy, I know how that is so this is good news. Hope they can learn something from us Barry!

Thanks again and you have a great day too.


9 Terry Petrovick
March 8, 2012 at 8:40 AM

These are great youtube tips Adrienne. I have used many of them and picked up a couple of new ideas. Thanks for sharing.


PS Perhaps next we’ll get to see you in the actual video… :9)


10 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Hey Terry,

Pleasure to have you stop by today my brand new friend!

Glad you enjoyed the tips and I have no doubt you were aware of the majority of them. I just learned a few of these others and was thrilled. Gosh I love to learn things that can help me move forward with my marketing.

I really appreciate your comment and hope you enjoy your day!


P.S. Ah, I have plenty of videos with me in front of the camera. So you’ll see some very soon, I promise! :-)


11 Nicky
March 8, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Adrienne – Didn’t I just say yesterday that I always learn something when I come to your blog?! And whilst I have used the keyword tool and Google insights, I have never looked at YouTube trends via Twitter or via their blogspot, so I’m looking forward to hearing more about your video marketing training 😉 that you are doing!

Great content as always Adrienne,


12 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Hey Nicky,

lol… Yep, I love that you of all people are learning something from me. You, Miss Top Notch Network Marketer so I’m extremely flattered.

I learned a few new things in this course too and watch out because I’m going to take my videos up a notch or two myself. Got all those things going on in my head right now so just have to piece them all together. Plus I’m playing around with some editing software which is a lot of fun.

Thank you so much for your video response Nicky. I love seeing you in person and loved that you took the time to explain that to me. I really do appreciate it.

Now, you enjoy your afternoon and glad you enjoyed the post!


13 Stephen Peters March 8, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Hi Adrienne,
You keep coming up with more great content. Videos, YouTube trends, video alerts, wow. Now I know I’m guilty of not getting videos going. Thank you for the delightful encouragement to get moving in the video direction. You really got my brain thinking.

My Best,


14 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Hi Stephen,

Glad I could help with moving that brain in the right direction Stephen. I definitely do my best to share good info. I think I succeeded with this one right! :-)

Have a great day!



15 Ken Pickard
March 8, 2012 at 10:20 AM


Youtube trends…who knew?! Well I guess 32,000 other people did! haha…

Great quick video tips. The 10,000 to 30,000 search range is good for those searching in Google, however that’s just search. There are tons of other places to get your videos seen.

One of my other favorite video tips is a video response to a top video marketer. Love these tips…I’ll be added these to my swipe file for sure!

Ken Pickard
The Network Dad


16 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Hey Ken,

Yeah, who knew! Dah!!! Silly me right! When you think about it, 32,000 isn’t very much. Not for YouTube so I think we’ve snuck in rather early still. Yey us!

That’s true, there are tons of other places but I know when people think video, YouTube is the King of Kings. I’ve never gotten a lot of views on any of the other channels so I just started concentrating on what works best for me. So maybe that’s a post coming soon from you! You can show us the ones that you’ve had great luck with and why! Ya think? My mind is just running over here Ken. Watch out.

The video responses and once again, being genuine with your comment will really help both of you stand out. YouTube loves video responses because they take notice and think, well this must be some video and we need to pay attention. Most of the ones I get have nothing to do with my topic so people need to rethink this approach. Great notes for swipe files in deed.

Thanks Ken, always a pleasure to hear from you! Enjoy your day!


17 sunil
March 8, 2012 at 10:17 AM

amazing and facinating video Adrienne. i just loved it. i just gotta work out on using my “keywords”. well now i have the killer tips of your so there’s no stopping now. thanx Adrienned. wonderful job :)


18 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I think we all may have had a few problems in this area. Okay, maybe not all but I know I did. Which is why I love learning this stuff and sharing it with you. So now there’s no excuse for us right!

You go Sunil and I’m looking forward to seeing some videos from you. :-)


19 Sylviane Nuccio
March 8, 2012 at 10:19 AM

This is really terrific and exciting Adrienne!!!

I have started to do tutorial videos but I am going to start to put my face out there as well, especially for my personal development blog, which call more for a showing yourself kind of videos.

Adrienne, you are really encouraging your audience to use videos here, no doubt about it. Love all those tips and will watch again when I’m at home and more at ease to be all ears.


20 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 12:08 PM

That’s good to hear Sylviane, glad you enjoyed this one.

I look forward to seeing you in front of the camera Sylviane. I’m sure your audience will be excited about that too.

Since we can’t ignore how popular videos are now, I hope these tips will help with learning what your target audience wants to know about. Paul’s post was fabulous for that topic so once you have your keywords in place it’s time to step it up a notch and do a little more research. Tada, Adrienne to the rescue showing you the ropes.

Thanks Sylviane and you have a wonderful day young lady! I’ll be by your place later.



21 Radu
March 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Hey Adrienne,
Ah, your videos have such a positive energy and an authentic touch. Love them :)
Even if I created only a couple of youtube videos , the rules from blogging do apply. A carefully researched keyword along with adding it in the title and description can help you month after month with views and traffic. It’s a work done once and for good.

I didn’t know about Youtube trends and that you can find them on Twitter and their blog.
Bingo, I learned something new today . Boy have to agree with Nicky’s comment everytime I come on your blog there is something new to learn…and a great host :)

Thanks very much for sharing Adrienne!
Oops, before I leave.. Happy Woman’s Day Adrienne filled with peace, love and joy! You rock :)

All the best,


22 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Hi Radu,

Why thank you Radu, I appreciate that.

You are so right my friend, the same rules apply for creating our content whether it’s for our blog, articles, etc. I fell down on this job actually because I was just concentrating on sharing what I know and not really on driving other people to my content. Silly me, I know! Dah!!! Live and learn right!

Aha, you learned something new today. I love hearing that Radu because I know this can help you with the direction you are going so that’s great. So glad you and Nicky enjoy visiting me and learning something new. Hope I can keep up the momentum. :-)

I almost forget, it’s Women’s Day today so thank you for that Radu. That was so thoughtful of you. I appreciate it! You rock to my wonderful friend.

Have a fabulous day and see you soon.



23 Bill Dorman
March 8, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Wow, you are so smart; I didn’t realize there were so many ‘parts’ to it but all very doable. So will there come a time when you are ‘old school’ social and still ‘typing’ your posts, just like an old newspaper journalist?

Thanks for sharing; when I become famous and start doing more vids, I’ll know where to come to get started.

Hope you are doing well this week ma’am.


24 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Well Bill, I’ve never been called smart before so bless you for that! To get your content and videos viewed over time, there are a lot of parts to this if you want to do this properly. But once you get the hang of it and have a process down, it becomes second nature.

That’s what they’re predicting Bill. Reading the written word will eventually take a very big back seat to watching videos in the future. I mean who ever thought the newspaper would ever eventually disappear. Even my Mom’s hometown doesn’t print the paper as often as they use to because everyone prefers reading it online. Pretty soon they’ll be doing videos sharing the news instead. It’s an ever growing digital world.

You already are famous Bill and we do enjoy the few videos you’ve done. Just think to have your whit and humor live for us to view. Ah yes, that time is coming.

I hope you are still feeling okay. That bug is finally once and for all gone. I know you had a rough time of it. I’m having a great week myself. Thank you for asking and you enjoy the rest of yours too okay!

I’ll be by your place later so see you soon. :-)


25 sandy
March 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I didn’t started with video marketing yet
as I can see it is really that important to get traffic
and this is the best video I have seen explaining more on youtube video’s.
I wish you success with the Barry’s video challenge and I will see how I can help.




26 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Hi Sandy,

Video marketing is becoming so important for your business so I do hope you’ll start soon. I’m glad you found this one helpful and if you need any assistance with getting started, please don’t hesitate to ask for help. I’m here if you need me and you need some direction.

Thank you for your wonderful comment, it’s greatly appreciated.

~Adrienne :-)


27 sandy
March 9, 2012 at 2:50 AM

I sure will Adrienne,
I love the way you explain it all,
just loud and clear.
Love it



28 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Thank you Sandy, I’m thrilled to hear that! :-)


29 Carol Lynn Rivera
March 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM

A video about video tips! How ingenious :) Great tips, these would apply just as well to SEO. I especially liked the one about Google Insights. I tend to forget about that one myself. Now if only there were some tips on how to post a video without actually having to be see or heard….


30 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Ah, did you like that Carol! Well, this is a video challenge so what the heck! :-)

I often forget about Google Insights Too and especially the ones we should be paying attention to at the bottom. Ah yes, the up and coming keywords that we can use to our advantage.

You want tips do you? Well, Barry Wells is putting on this challenge and he’s showing you how to do PowerPoint presentations so you don’t have to be in front of the camera. So be sure and drop by his site if you want some tips. He’s already on part 2. See, there really is no excuse you know!

Thanks Carol, always a pleasure to see you.


31 kenny Olowu March 8, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Hi Adrienne,
what a fantastic teacher you are. I truly enjoyed the lesson and have learnt new tricks…. I’ve never heard of google insights and youtube trends… Truly I am grateful for this valuable content that you have just shared.. I will definitely come back for more nuggets… I am definitely a fan ..

Keep up the great work…

kindest regards,
kenny Olowu


32 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Hi Kenny,

Why thank you so much, I really appreciate that and I do my best. It’s so nice to have you visit today and I really appreciate your comment.

What you’ll find on my blog Kenny are things I have learned how to do and I can’t help but share it all with my readers. I know, I’ve been accused of giving WAY too much information away for free but I just love to help. Anything you want to know about, I hope I can provide some type of solution although I certainly don’t claim to know it all.

Look forward to seeing you again and sure hope you’re enjoying your day!



33 Donna Merrill
March 8, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Hi Adrienne, Awesome video presentation my friend. Youtube is a great search engine.
Thank you for taking us step by step with Google keywords. I especially like those rising searches tip! I didn’t know about that and I use keyword searches all the time.
I also like Youtube trends on twitter! Trends come and go so quickly that we need to use that keyword in the title….Brilliant idea. I thank you.
Just loved everything you did.


34 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Hi Donna,

Thank you and it most definitely is. I know that when I’m searching for things I want to learn I go to YouTube and totally bypass Google. So it helps that people are sharing video content with the things we want to know about.

Glad I could help with those search tips. You definitely want to stay within a lower range so there isn’t as much competition and with putting up some great content, people will be finding your content in no time at all.

Trends do come and go but if you know you’re going to do a video on a particular day and you have your keywords ready, head over to trends and see what’s up. You might be able to throw something in there that will relate to your topic and get an instant influx in visitors. You certainly don’t have to be misleading about your content to get some attention.

Thank you Donna and always a pleasure to see you.


35 Ilka Flood
March 8, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Wow, awesome advice! Didn’t know about a lot of this. Will tell my husband about that too, as he’s doing videos all the time. I will surely forward this on to him.

Thanks so much, you’re the BEST!



36 Adrienne Smith
March 8, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Hi Ilka,

Ah, glad you enjoyed this one and your husband will find these tips helpful as well. I remember you telling me that the’s doing a lot of videos for his company and they are going really well.

You are most definitely welcome young lady and I appreciate that! :-) Making me smile from ear to ear.



37 Jason Fonceca
March 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Hoolllllyyyyy f***, Adrienne.


This is epic. These tools are all free and all super-powerful to help us ride the waves of cultural focus.

Cultural focus + trends are insane leverage, and using them feels fantastic. Not using them generally feels… difficult :)

I fully intend to put all of these into action eventually, and I’m starting with Google Insights.

Thanks, girl. P.S. I have a guest post coming soon to Paul Wolfe’s site, stay tuned 😀


38 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 8:30 AM

lol… Got you all riled up did I Jason? 😉 You’re too funny.

You are right, these are all free and super powerful so pay attention to how you can really explode your headlines and get notices way faster then the rest who are just throwing stuff up and praying.

Ah, a guest post over at Paul’s place. Please do let me know when it’s live although I’m sure I’ll see it in my Triberr stream. Thanks for the heads up and congratulations Jason!


39 Jason Fonceca
March 9, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Love it :)

Yeah, and the key is that I look at it not as headlines + keywords, but as a way to leverage and ride cultural waves.

Have you ever tried fighting a wave? You get no where and end up drowned.

Ever tried surfing one? You cover a LOT of ground.

Same goes for your blog or business.

And I’ll keep you posted 😀


40 Jamella Biegel
March 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Hi Adrienne,

This tips will definitely come in handy for someone like me who is slowly but surely moving towards video making. I would have never thought to do keyword research for a video, but it makes perfect sense to do so.

Once again, thanks for sharing your knowledge. I love coming here because I always learn something!


41 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Hi Jamella,

Glad you found them helpful for when you finally start implementing video into your marketing strategy. I know you’ll find it really helpful for driving traffic to your site. I’m excited for you and can’t wait for you to get started.

Thank you Jamella, so happy that you enjoy visiting my place. Hope I can keep it up! :-)


42 David Caudill March 9, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Hello Adrienne,

First time visitor I admit and I must say “Okay ya got me hooked girl!!!” Great video and thanks for the great info. I watched the vid. just to ya know… check it out. Now I’m going back to re-watch it with my notebook on my desk.

Once again great job and I can feel my confidence growing about my next video. Barry’s challenge is just what I needed and great info. such as I seen and heard here 😉

I’ll be checking out your other videos for sure.

To your continued success,

David Caudill


43 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Hi David,

Welcome to my blog David and I’m so glad you are in Barry’s video challenge with me. It’s been kind of fun wouldn’t you agree?

Happy to hear that you’ve found this video helpful. What you’ll find here at my place is me sharing what I learn with my readers. I can’t help myself David, I just want to spread the word when I learn something new because I KNOW it will help everyone else out as well. So glad you found some helpful tips in this one and actually going back to take more notes. I love that!

Thank you David and I look forward to watching your next video as well.

Have a fabulous weekend and see you next week!


44 Jens P. Berget
March 9, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Hey Adrienne,

Awesome video. Focusing on keywords is very important, and I’ve seen some great results on my blog after I started doing this. I still haven’t created enough videos for YouTube, but when I do, I’ll do exactly what you’re telling me.

Happy Friday :)


45 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Hey Jens,

This may help if you intend to implement videos for your clients too. Certainly won’t hurt anything right!

Always enjoy watching your videos as well Jens, entertaining and educational all wrapped up in one.

Thanks a bunch and always a pleasure to hear from you. Enjoy your weekend okay! :-)


46 PJ Zafra
March 9, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Hey Adrienne,

Great video! Thanks for sharing it! I haven’t really blasted off using videos yet but I most definitely will soon. I do know that videos are on the rise and it’s pretty much part of the basics for any online business to do some videos.

It’s only now that I’m focusing on doing some SEO. I do use the Google Keyword tool you showed in the video but I’m new with the Google Insights tool. Thanks a bunch for sharing it! :) Seems like a powerful way to find effective keywords.

Keep it up Adrienne! Learned a bunch from your video. :)


47 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Hi Pete,

Thank you, glad you enjoyed this one.

Ah come on Mr. TV Star… Just think how entertaining you could make your videos. Educational with a little bit of fun, you’d stand out and people would subscribe just so they’ll be notified when you have another one up. Think about it, use your God given talents my friend. That’s how you become YouTube famous, plus get you some clients too. 😉

Can’t wait until you start Pete… I’ll subscribe for sure so will definitely look forward to you implementing that into your marketing strategy.

Always a pleasure and I will most definitely keep it up.

Have a beautiful day and a fabulous weekend okay!


48 Oliver Tausend
March 9, 2012 at 4:06 AM

Hi Adrienne,

thanks for sharing your advice. I have the Google keyword tool so far, of course, but I haven’t heard about the others. Great stuff in fact and worth trying. You make it sound so easy !

Be blessed



49 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Hi Oliver,

Thank you for sharing my post on Google+. You are always so gracious and I just want you to know how much I appreciate you Oliver. It really does mean a lot that you think so highly of my content that you want to share it with your friends. I hope I’m able to express that enough to you.

The next time you do keyword research, be sure to check out these other tools. I know we don’t even think about them at all but it can really help step up our game. Doing some things others aren’t so it’s a great way to get our videos viewed more. Oh yeah, that’s what we all want.

Thank you so much Oliver and I hope you enjoy your weekend.



50 Devesh
March 9, 2012 at 5:25 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Fantastic stuff, as always. I love your videos, girl. You do amazing work and I can’t wait to get into this video-thing.

I didn’t knew about the YouTube trends, so thanks for sharing it.

Have a great weekend, Adi.. and keep up the rocking work.


51 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Hi Dev,

Great to see you here and thanks so much. Ah, you’re too kind Dev and I really appreciate it. You just put a big old smile on my face this morning my friend.

Glad you learned something new today. Now you know more than some right! :-)

I most definitely will and you have a great weekend as well. Rockin on!!!


52 John Mak March 9, 2012 at 6:52 AM

Hi Adrienne,

It is great to jump into YouTube and create unique videos! YouTube is a very important tool that can increase huge traffic and credibility. Most of my latest searches of “How To” tutorials are on YouTube. It is the place that you can find every information you need!

I’m impressed by your video tutorial. You mentioned Google Insights and “rising searches”! Didn’t know about it till now!

Thanks for sharing with us!

John Mak


53 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Welcome John, it’s great to have you.

I love to search for “how to” videos on YouTube and that’s where I find a lot of information and learn. It truly is a great source which is why everyone needs to step up their game and make sure that their videos are found among the top ones in their niche. Hope these tips will help accomplish that.

Thank you, I appreciate that and I’m glad I was able to share something with you that you weren’t aware about. That makes me smile.

Appreciate your visit and your comment John. Enjoy your day!


54 John Mak March 9, 2012 at 12:43 PM

You’re doing great job here! There are few people like you that provide quality and useful tips, actually sharing AND CARING for other bloggers! That’s the impression..!

You too have a great day!



55 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Thank you John, I appreciate that!

I know there are more people like me out there so that’s promising. I’d love to meet them all!

Glad you enjoy my content and hope you’ll be back for another visit.

Have a wonderful day and weekend.



56 Leora Wenger
March 9, 2012 at 7:18 AM


You are certainly a master (can one say that for a woman) when it comes to making videos! I have seen some of my clients produce some fabulous videos, and I’ve recommended doing so to others. When I’m ready to make my own, I’ll know who to ask for information.

Best wishes,



57 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Hi Leora,

You are so kind and I’m getting there. I think that with time I continue to improve and I intend to step it up yet another notch. I’m learning and do have some help from a very special friend too. :-)

I have no doubt when you start, you’ll ace it girl. You know I’m always here if you need assistance.

Thank you Leora and enjoy your day okay!


58 Cat Alexandra
March 9, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Looks like I’m running a bit “tardy for the party” here. lol What can I say? I’ve been doused with phone calls and have been running triage in my home office to work my primary biz. :)

I am so glad I saw this today though! I have not been doing even 1/2 of this awesome research you’ve shown us with the Google Insights and the YouTube Trends. I haven’t been making videos for a little while mostly due to having so many other things in the “triage queue” but this is one of the areas I need to be working on more. I’ve been working on getting some tasks of mine outsourced. I had a couple of false steps made in that department so I’ve been working on getting some better equipped folks to help me out in some areas so I can focus more on others.

:) I am always so impressed with your tips, girl! These are right at the top of the list for me!!

Happy Friday to you!


59 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Hi Cat,

I know the feeling Cat, that was my day yesterday! We all can’t be everywhere when we want because business gets in the way. Imagine that! 😉

I’m glad these tips will help you with moving in that direction Cat. I know you are overwhelmed at times with everything you have going. You are one busy and powerful lady so I hope you can resolve those outsourcing issues and find some people who will do you an exceptional job. Why don’t you write a post about that and ask your readers who they recommend. Word of mouth works wonders girl.

Thank you so much, that makes me so happy. I love that I’m really helping people learn some things and move in the right direction. Seriously Cat, that means a lot. Especially coming from you, someone I truly admire and who has been in this business for a very long time. Thank you!

Happy Friday to you too and enjoy your weekend as well. Make it a great one!


60 Cat Alexandra
March 9, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Oh boy, do I ever know what you mean about not being everywhere we want to be! Things are going really great in my primary right now and I just don’t want to let up off the gasoline!

Your tips absolutely drove a picture into my mind. It’s neat how some of the things we “think” we know actually become a lot more clear with some repetition and/or a new way of presentation. Something clicked for me today seeing the bigger picture as you were walking us through “the ropes” on your video.

I like your idea of posting this out to my readers! I think I’m going to do that before I take Jo out for a walk in this gorgeous weather that is back for the WHOLE WEEKEND! Yay!! :)

I appreciate ya, Adrienne! Thanks for sharing your fantastic ideas and encouragement with me. You, my friend, are the best!


Cat 😉


61 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I’m SO happy to hear that things are going great for you Cat in your primary. I love hearing that so relax a bit. I know, it’s hard for you when you’re pumped.

I know, when I ran across this info too I though well what do you know. I never thought of that and not quite sure why I didn’t. That’s what we need sometimes though, a different perspective on it or something just pointing things out. Glad it helped.

Yeah, why not ask the people you trust. I think you might have a lot better luck. So let’s keep our fingers crossed.

It’s cold and raining here today so poor Kayla is still hiding in the bathroom. She hates this weather so much bless her heart. I hope it stops soon.

Thanks Cat and best of luck to you with that one girl. I have no doubt your readers will come through for you.


62 Hajra
March 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Ya, I am having those days too! Right now I have over a 100 posts in my reader and I feel guilty!


63 Harleena Singh
March 9, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Wonderful tips Adrienne!

I did see Paul’s video when he came over and it sure was an eye opener as it really walked you right through everything you ever wanted to know about YouTube and videos.

Similarly, I loved your last week and this video as well. These tips sure are wonderful for anyone wondergin how to start off with a new topic that do require well researched keywords.

While I do use the Google keyword tool, I really never gave much thought about Google alerts- do they work for your niche or emails also, or are they just for video?

Yes indeed, Google insights give a deeper understanding about what people are really looking out for on your blog, and must be the same for the videos that are mainly looked up.

Though I don’t have much of an idea about the YouTube links you shared or their blog, I’m sure there are a lot of hidden treasures in them that everyone’s just going to love.

These were indeed wonderful secrets you shared with all of us, and I love the ease with which you are able to narrate things- another lesson I take back with me for today- to be yourself :)

Thanks for sharing, and wishing you all the best for Barry’s video challenege. Am sure you are going to win, and even if you don’t- we got a lot to learn from all that you shared- so you ARE a winnder already in our eyes :)


64 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Thank you Harleena, glad you enjoyed them even though I know you aren’t doing video.

The alerts can be set up so that you receive alerts on all information or you can receive just blogs, videos, news, discussions, books, etc. Whatever you want an alert on you just set it up. You can have it sent once a day, a week, a month, your choice.

Thank you Harleena, I appreciate all your kind words. I would LOVE to win Barry’s challenge but like you said, I already feel like a winner. Seriously, I get to meet some new people who have just joined his challenge because they wanted to step outside their box and start doing videos too. This gave them the tool and the accountability to do just that. So we are all supporting one another and helping each other along.

Have a wonderful weekend Harleena…


65 Allie March 9, 2012 at 12:41 PM


Where do I start? Wow! I love the Google Alerts idea. I already get alerts for my keywords but to specify just videos is a great tip! And then to publish a video response. Wow! What a great tip.

As I make more videos, they get easier. So like you said on the beginning of your post, we need to get into doing more videos. I think people are scared of them and/or hate to hear themselves or see themselves. They can keep doing that and I will make videos, lol.

Thanks for the SEO video tips. I always forget to do SEO. It has been my crutch in blogging.



66 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Hi Allie,

Ah, so happy to hear that you got some tips from this one. Yeah, I didn’t think about video alerts either actually. And I’m with you about not optimizing my posts with more SEO. I just get a thought in my head and I run with it. Oh sure, I’m getting lots of views on my posts but are the search engines finding me? That’s the may key right.

I agree with you, just start doing videos. Heck, I still hate the way I sound but you guys enjoy it so that’s really what matters right. The more you do, the more comfortable you become and you’ll look back one day and laugh at yourself for ever having been scared to start with. I sure have. lol…

Thanks Allie for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.


67 Allie
March 9, 2012 at 5:54 PM

It’s funny how you say I will look back and laugh. Maybe. LOL. I look back at my original posts and I honestly wanted to erase them. They were so bad. I was convinced not too. They are where I came from so to see where I am now shows improvement. i hope I feel that way about videos too. I think I will.

Have a great weekend!



68 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I know what you mean, my first posts were horrible which is why I quit that direction. It’s a learning process but videos are different. We can see ourselves on camera and trust me, you’ll see the confidence and the body structure get better as time goes by. So looking back you’ll get a good chuckle because we weren’t horrible by any standards but boy have we come a long way! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend Allie! Thank you.


69 Sonia
March 9, 2012 at 5:37 PM

You always create great videos already girl. Thank you for helping a newbie like me that sure isn’t camera shy, but just haven’t pulled the plug. I really have to spend sometime doing it and let people hear my voice. I think I sound like a dork, but I always get that I have that bedroom voice. Anyhoo…love this Adrienne and I will start something this weekend.


70 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Ah, you are too sweet but thank you for saying that. :-)

Don’t even go there with how you “think” you sound because trust me, I’ve been down that road. Here I am over here thinking I sound so stupid and you guys are going “I love to hear you talk”. Are you serious??? Me??? We always view ourselves so much differently then others view us so remember that coming into this.

I’m excited for you and can’t wait to see your first video. Remember, the first one is ALWAYS the hardest. So just have fun with it.


71 Jack
March 9, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I have always enjoyed your videos but I think that you have really improved. You sound far more confident and much smoother than before.

Please don’t misunderstand, I thought you were good before but now it is better.


72 Adrienne Smith
March 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Hey Jack,

Ah thanks and I definitely know what you mean. You do them long enough you do start to become a lot more confident so I hope to take that up even one more notch. I want to make them a little more fun you know. No boring “how to’s”… Now I have to learn how to get creative. That’s not my area of expertise so I have some more studying to do! :-)

Thanks so much and I appreciate your honesty. I need that in my life Jack!

Enjoy your weekend.


73 Hajra
March 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM

I love the video challenge that Barry id doing; I am learning so, so many things I didn’t know! Just today I read Allie’s post and saw what could be done on Google + and now this! I think I need to start learning more about videos!

I didn’t know most of this actually. No wonder you are the engagement superstar! :)


74 Adrienne Smith
March 10, 2012 at 1:47 PM

I’m SO happy to hear that Hajra and this is actually how I’ve been able to learn so much too. Isn’t it the best feeling when you run across a video of someone teaching you something you didn’t know! To me it’s some of the best education you can get and just learn from other people who are learning this and sharing what we know.

I’ll have to check out Allie’s latest post. I have several I’m sure I’m very behind on reviewing from this challenge. I have no doubt it’s GOOD!!! :-)

Ah, thanks Hajra, I appreciate that and glad you are enjoying the learning process. :-)

Have a great weekend.


75 Hajra
March 10, 2012 at 1:54 PM

You know I read so many “how to..” posts but yes, seeing it in videos makes it much more understandable; it is like a walk through and for technical dummies like me, it is a blessing! :)


76 Adrienne Smith
March 10, 2012 at 1:56 PM

And technical dummies like me too Hajra. Trust me, you’re not alone. :-)


77 Hajra
March 10, 2012 at 2:03 PM

LOL! I am hoping I am not the only one and believe me you are much more smarter than me! I see your blog as a live testimony of the fact that you are so good at this! :)


78 Adrienne Smith
March 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I certainly didn’t start out that way girl and it took me years to learn this stuff. Which is why I’m living proof that if I can learn this then anyone can. Oh yeah, I definitely believe that. :-)


79 Janet Callaway
March 11, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Adrienne, aloha. Thanks so much for these tips. Since doing more videos is on my “to do” list, I truly appreciate what you are teaching me.

Speaking of teaching, you are definitely getting to be a pro. Pretty soon there will be a “how to” e-book on videos by Adrienne Smith. You sound professional yet at ease with what you are doing. Adrienne, from your flow you make it seem like there’s nothing to do it.

CONGRATULATIONS on what you have achieved already. Can’t even imagine how fantastic you will be in a few more weeks.

Wishing you a week filled with abundance in all that matters to you. Aloha. Janet


80 Adrienne Smith
March 12, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Hi Janet,

Ah, so happy to hear that you’ll be doing more videos. I love seeing you on camera, I feel like you’re just chatting with me. :-)

You are too kind Janet and I guess that’s what comes with just doing a bunch of them. I’m working toward being a little more creative in the future so hoping I can pull that off with ease! I appreciate your kind words though, that really means a lot.

Thank you so much and I definitely wish you the same. Have a fabulous week Janet and I’ll see you soon.



81 Ashvini
March 12, 2012 at 3:50 AM

Hey Adrienne,

Thanks for all the tips and inspiration. I am on the way to record my first podcast audio and it should be there next week(who knows maybe this week too :)). I am having some problem with diction that it is not really that fluid but I am working on it. But then everything at the start looks really difficult.
The next stop is video and it is going to happen soon :).
Glad that you are here to support and inspire us . Hope you have a great day.


82 Adrienne Smith
March 12, 2012 at 7:38 AM

Hi Ashvini,

I’m so excited for you, a podcast. You’re moving along a lot quicker than I am. I think right now I’m more comfortable with videos. Can’t wait to hear them so please do let me know when you have your first one up. I’m excited for you Ashvini.

Happy to hear that your next stop is videos because I believe you have a lot to share.

Am happy to lend my support, anytime. Thank you so much and you have a wonderful day and a really great week. I’ll be by your place soon.


83 Dan Sumner
March 12, 2012 at 5:08 AM

Hey Adrienne,

Another great video from you there, thanks for sharing.

I have learned a lot lately about YouTube from Paul and yourself as I was a bit of a novice last year. So thanks for that :-)

I use Google alerts quite a lot. I actually use them for my name too. That way can see if anyone is talking about me.

Thanks for sharing another great video Adrienne. Keep it up 😀

Have a great week.



84 Adrienne Smith
March 12, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Hey Dan,

Thanks, glad you enjoyed this one and I’m happy to hear you’ve been learning a lot from Paul. He’s actually the master in my eyes. I come in a very distant number on further down. But I’m getting there and it takes time to learn. Heck, watching your videos I would have thought you’d been doing this for a very long time. See, you’re a natural. :-)

You can definitely set the alerts up for your name as well as blog posts, etc. I think that most people just didn’t think to include videos among those as well. Especially if you plan on doing more.

Thanks Dan and I appreciate you visiting today. Hope you have a wonderful day and a fabulous week. See you soon. :-)


85 Linda March 12, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Hey Adrienne,

SUPERB tips here! I never really think of doing these things for videos – guess I am a bit behind but I took notes so hopefully I can jump on board with these cool tips once I get the time.

You are always full of informational tips and am looking forward to your next one :)



86 Adrienne Smith
March 12, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Hey Linda,

Join the crowd, I didn’t know about all of them either. Since you’re doing videos for Barry’s challenge maybe you can use some of these tactics for your next few. Just get more views on those videos so that will put you off to a good start.

Ah thanks, I try. You know me, I’m a sharing fool! 😉

Take care Linda and have a great week.


87 Thomas
March 13, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Hi Adrienne
Thank you for teaching me about using AdWords keyword tool. That seems like something that really can make a difference when it comes to driving traffic to my YouTube videos. I am already using Google Alerts but not for videos. Maybe I should look into that too.

Hope you still can recognize me now that I have changed my profile picture 😉


88 Adrienne Smith
March 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Hi Thomas,

I was going to say first I like the new pic. I need to update mine SO bad… Lookin good my friend. :-)

Glad these tips were helpful and I think a lot of us forget to do keyword research for our videos. It comes natural with our written content. I was told about the video alerts some time back and boy was I bombarded with a bunch. But they will keep you on your toes.

Thanks Thomas and hope you’re doing well. Always a pleasure to see you.


89 Brock Blohm
March 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Ahhhhh trusty Youtube videos. One of my favorite sites. Unfortunately, I was banned from their advertising. Go figure. You can’t use the name of any Network Marketing company in your title of an advertisement. I even called Google to confirm I was doing this correctly – 3 of them confirmed that I was. I started the campaign, and hours later was officially ‘banned’ from Google – for life. lol. Go figure. I still have videos and e-mail, that is IT. Every other feature, including analytic were stripped. FYI in-case anyone starts to advertising lol.

The trusty keyword tool. Love it. Keyword research before making any video for the best results/views :).

Thanks for sharing Adrienne!


90 Adrienne Smith
March 14, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Wow Brock, are you serious? I remember when I first started doing marketing we were taught to put titles of network marketing companies in our videos. I did a ton of those but when I stopped promoting the opportunity I was with that those videos related to I took them all down. I’m SO glad I did or my YouTube channel would have been terminated. A lot of the top marketer’s were due to this but I didn’t know you could be banned from advertising. I haven’t been approved to advertise on YouTube yet, I don’t have enough traffic as far as they’re concerned I guess. Doesn’t matter that my most popular video almost has 1 million views now. Hey, I’ll get there though.

So sorry to here that, man I’m bummed for you.

The trusty old keyword tool is definitely a must have for content and video marketing. Absolutely!

Thanks Brock and make it a great day!


91 Brock Blohm
March 14, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Yeah – good think all of Youtube videos are still there – they don’t remove those, but just preventing me from advertising, and all of Google’s ‘extra’ features.

Even though they didn’t tell me the reason why I was banned, the only thing I can think of is that I placed a name of a company in the advertising. I currently have company names all over the place, which is fine, but it’s not fine if you advertise it. Go figure.

Just a warning in case you ever wanted to start :)


92 Adrienne Smith
March 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM

That’s a great piece of advice Brock and I’m so sorry that happened to you but we appreciate the warning. I’m staying clear you can guarantee that! :-)


93 Michelle March 14, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Hi Adrienne. Great tips here on The Secret Of Making Great YouTube Videos.

I feel that YouTube, like many other social platforms, are going to be (if not already are), key marketing and customer service factors for businesses.

Knowing how to make a YouTube video will not only benefit business people, but everyday people as well, who want to market their skills and talents.

I foresee an age where people will no longer have to physically go into interviews, but will simply be required to post a YouTube clip of themselves.


94 Adrienne Smith
March 14, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Hi Michelle,

I wouldn’t doubt that at all myself. Video is definitely the wave of the future so if businesses aren’t starting to implement this then I have a feeling that they might just be left behind.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this and hope you are enjoying your day!



95 Annie Andre
March 14, 2012 at 9:16 AM

So much info packed and organized in an easy to understand way. I just went and made myself some google video alerts. Had no idea you could also do video. so cool.. THANKS Adrienne. that tip alone is worth MONEY HONEY!!!!!!


96 Adrienne Smith
March 14, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Hey there Annie,

Oh girl, I know these tips are going to help you. Glad you got that set up and I have no doubt that you will benefit from this.

Thanks for your comment, I appreciate you Annie. :-)


97 Morris
March 14, 2012 at 9:16 PM

You just can’t keep a secret can you?


98 Adrienne Smith
March 14, 2012 at 9:25 PM

My parents never trusted me Morris… I always told! Darn it.

Hey, how’s your sister? Is she doing much better?


99 Morris
March 14, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Max is doing so much better. Thanks for asking. The Good Lord is taking excellent care of her. Thanks for your and everyone else’s prayers.


100 Adrienne Smith
March 15, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Oh I’m so thrilled to hear that Morris. Now I need a miracle for my friend Tony so if you could throw a few extra ones in there for him, I would be greatly appreciative. The doctor’s give him 7 weeks… :-(


101 Julie March 15, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Once again, something learnt from your wonderful videos Adrienne. YouTube trends blogspot and twitter certainly are something to follow. And Google Insights is a great little thing, I just had a wee peek at it. What I thought quiet interesting there, is showing the countries where your search phrase has the most interest.

Thanks Adrienne, I’ve now another bookmark to check up on regularly.

Have a great day and take care


102 Adrienne Smith
March 15, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Hi Julie,

So glad to hear that Julie, I do love learning new things and of course sharing it with you. I guess when we get use to doing things a certain way we forget about some of the most obvious wouldn’t you agree? I didn’t even knew about this YouTube trend although when you go to their page they’ll tell you what’s hot. Oh well, better late than never right!

Thanks Julie and hope you are having a really wonderful day.



103 Nick Lawless March 18, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Hey Adrinne,

I loved your video. Some great tips in there and it was well put together!

I totally agree that videos are the way of the future. Time to get over the hurdle of making them and then they will become second nature just like typing!

I will have to set up twitter so that I can see the trending topics too!

Cheers and looking forward to your next video!


104 Adrienne Smith
March 18, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Hi Nick,

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it.

I know that everyone is initially afraid of doing videos. It puts us outside our comfort zones but once you start that will all be a thing of the past. You’ll look back and wonder why you didn’t get started sooner.

Thank you again Nick and I have a couple more up my sleeve.

You have a wonderful week and I look forward to yours as well.


105 Lynn B March 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I have just spent some time watching your ten videos on making a $100 a day on line and I thought they were very helpful, thanks for all the tips, I will be putting them into practice soon. I am looking forward to being a regular visitor to your blog and picking up lots more tips.


Lynn B


106 Adrienne Smith
March 19, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Hi Lynn,

Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by today.

Ah, glad you enjoyed that series but beware, they don’t work as well as they use to which I stated in the description and on each blog post. With Google’s slap last year to the article directories, it’s hard to get a heck of a lot of content out there now without hiring someone to write original content. But I’m so glad you found them helpful. They still work, just not as quickly as before.

So happy to have you here and let me know if I can assist you with anything.


107 Sabrina Sabino March 20, 2012 at 5:50 PM

I do want to start making videos but I have so many things to overcome. I’m not particularly camera shy but I don’t even know where to start. I need to get equipment, a theme, etc.


108 Adrienne Smith
March 20, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Hi Sabrina,

First off, welcome to my blog. I’m so happy you’re here and I hope you’ll find some of what I share helpful.

Now the second thing is just go to my free training site and the tab is at the top of my blog. Log in and go to the social media marketing area and then videos. I’ll show you what to do to get started and you don’t even have to have a camera to start out with. You just need to get started okay!

Hope that helps and enjoy your week!



109 Sabrina Sabino March 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Thanks so much for your response Adrienne, I really appreciate the help! I have bookmarked your site and I’ll check out your resources. I definitely feel I’ve got a lot to learn here. I’m glad I found your site. :)


110 Denise March 20, 2012 at 8:43 PM

You sound professional yet at ease with what you are doing. Adrienne, from your flow you make it seem like there’s nothing to do it.You did a great job..


111 Adrienne Smith
March 20, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Thank you Denise, it’s taken me awhile to get to this point I guess. I do try to make things easy for people so by walking you through the “how to” hopefully you’ll be able to do the exact same thing.

Thanks for your comment, it’s greatly appreciated.


112 Alex Aguilar March 27, 2012 at 6:55 AM

I’ve put up loads of videos on my Youtube channel – I’m a realtor and have to upload video tours of the various properties on the market. There’s a learning curve, to be sure, but once you figure out the basics the rest will come easily enough. I would even go as far as saying that creating, editing and sharing videos on Youtube can be quite addictive, especially if you get feedback on your work.


113 Adrienne Smith
March 27, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Glad to hear you are using YouTube for your business Alex.

I took a video course and the owner had a student that was in real estate. She made the tours of her homes fun and mysterious and they really started getting a lot of views and attention. Some of her homes, which were high end by the way, were sold within one weeks time due to her creativity. That might be something to consider when shooting them for your viewers.

I love videos and you are right, they can become addictive.

Appreciate your comment Alex and thank you for stopping by.


114 Ian Ieba
March 30, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Hi Adrienne

Well as promised I made it over and yes before the day’s end! 😉

As usual you have produced yet another awesome video packed with some great tips that we can all benefit from; we can’t ever get enough tips …right!

I am familiar with most of the tips you have shared Adrienne; but one in particular was new to me and that was “Google Alerts” even though I had used this before I have never actually used it for Videos. Doh! Another Homer moment 😉 I will definitely be checking that one out Adrienne.

As I have said many a time Adrienne I love your blog, love your post’s and love your videos, and education each and every time. Already looking forward to my next lesson 😉

Take care; and have a wonderful weekend

Ian :)


115 Adrienne Smith
March 31, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Hi Ian,

You did better than me, I had something to do last night and this morning so I’m very late with replying to your comment. But I’m finally here! :-)

We do love to learn cool things don’t we?

I know what you mean, I was always searching for content with the alerts and never really thought about the videos. But then again, when I was introduced that I should be creating more videos then I can understand why I would want to see what other videos people are creating on that topic as well. Makes sense right!

I hope I can continue to share things with you Ian that you aren’t familiar with. Guess that’s what’s so great about continuing to learn new things right!

Thank you for dropping by and have fun barbecuing this weekend. I’ll be there with you in spirit and if you’re cooking ribs, I’ll be salivating over here in Texas. :-)


116 Lenia
March 31, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I knew just the two first tips. the rest was new to me so thank you very much for the advice.
I have ever used google insights either…
As you know I am working on the Greek Internet and my niche is in Greek language and I have a big problem: when I use the Google Keyword analysis tool to find good keywords, I cannot find a lot of keywords with more than 3.000 monthly research. If I find keywords with a lot of monthly researches then they are very competitive!!!
Do you have any suggestion about that (apart start working for another niche!)?
Do you believe that keywords with 2.000 monthly researches could do the job?
Thank you for this video.
Have a nice we :)


117 Adrienne Smith
March 31, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Hi Lenia,

If you go too far below the 3,000 monthly search results then that just means that not too many people are searching for those terms. So you aren’t going to get many visitors to your site. You need to keep searching until you locate those keywords that people are searching for that aren’t too competitive. That’s what you want, people to locate your content so I say keep on searching.

You can always try those with the 2,000 monthly searches and test to see if you get many visitors. If you don’t get many visitors then you know you have to keep on looking. That would be my suggestion.

Glad you enjoyed the video and learned a few more sites that can help with your keyword research.

Have a great weekend.



118 Lenia
April 1, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Thank you very much for the advice Adrienne.
You always give some great tips. Thank you so much.

Enjoy your Sunday and see you :)



119 Tonya Stephens April 22, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I’m going to implement some of the key word suggestions you’ve made here.
Good stuff! Thanks,
To your success,


120 Adrienne Smith
April 22, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Hey Tonya,

Happy to hear that, more tips to share that can help us find great keywords to use in order to get more attention to our content. I love sharing what I’ve learned.

Thanks Tonya, I appreciate your comment.


121 Norma Miller April 24, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Adrianne I just luv your video training. I am just really trying to get more YouTube videos done.


122 Adrienne Smith
April 24, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Thank you Norma, I’m so glad you are finding some value from it. I watched your video yesterday and great job. See, you’re on your way young lady! Keep up the great work.


123 Mayura
May 23, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I just land here from Barry’s place. This is really cool 😉 When it comes to creating videos, except for creating and uploading, it should be searchable and help users to find it easily. no? :)

Absolutely a research on keywords is really worthy to draw more traffic to websites too. That’s where we want users to find our videos more easily. However in addition to trending, we can guess what they will type according to our topic too. And as like Barry do, checking keywords of trending videos can help us get more idea about using keywords.

Nice video and you’re doing great with creating + editing videos Adrienne :)



124 Adrienne Smith
May 23, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Hey Mayura,

Glad you popped over here from Barry’s post. He had lots of good scoop to share on his post didn’t he? We’ve been going hand in hand with sharing information about getting those YouTube videos created.

Happy to hear that you appreciated both our poss. Always a pleasure to hear your opinion.

Trending is a great source and just another tip to help with keywords people are already searching for. I never can locate any in my particular niche though but that’s okay.

Appreciate your comment, thanks for stopping by! :-)


125 Dr.Spencer Jones
June 16, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Again learned a lot of good stuff. Love the idea about the rising keywords in google insight. I already knew about Google hot trends, but never knew about youtube trends. That’s a content rich video. Really cool…


126 Adrienne
June 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Thanks Spencer, glad you enjoyed this one. I love learning new things.. I found these to be pretty cool too. :-)


127 Karen Hoyt
March 7, 2014 at 8:45 AM


This is such a great series of videos and even though they are not new, the message is still inspiring. I came back on to watch them, hoping to get the courage to make my own. Well, I’ve finally done it! It’s obvious that I need to watch more about editing. This is a whole new field for me.
Thank you for putting your time and effort into sharing what we all need to know to have success in every area of blogging. Your current work is always amazing, but these videos are still so important to helping myself and others accomplish our goals of video blogging well.

I just need more hours in my day to explore and practice all of this! Thank goodness it is always here when I have that question!
Thank you!
Karen Hoyt
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128 Adrienne Smith
March 7, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Hey Karen,

You went back in time now didn’t you. Some of those programs aren’t even available now, they’ve changed and I definitely hate that when I look back on my older stuff.

Video is more powerful then ever and as you know I just created my first one this year and it had been several months. I just enjoy doing tutorials more I’ve found and when there isn’t anything I need to teach or walk my readers through then I usually don’t shoot one. I use to do a lot of face to face videos and have been told I need to do a few more. We’ll see though but I’m glad you enjoyed this one and a lot of it is still relevant, you’re right.

I’m glad you’ve started shooting some videos Karen and I enjoyed watching yours yesterday. You’ll get more comfortable, trust me and people appreciate you showing them how to do stuff. I definitely learn better that way myself.

There will never be enough hours in the day I’m afraid. You’ll do great my friend.

Drop on by any old time and I’m here to help! 😉



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