I believe it would be pretty safe to say that the majority of people online today love to watch videos. I find them entertaining and educational. It’s really the best way for me to learn when I’m able to watch someone literally walk me through exactly what I need to do.
If would be safe to say that when we all think of videos today, YouTube is where we turn. If you want to know how to do something, go to YouTube.
Even when you are searching for something you want to know on Google, a good bit of the time a YouTube video is going to show up in your search results. Wonder why that is? People love videos which is why it’s extremely important that you start incorporating videos into your marketing strategy today.
Do you remember back in January when I had Paul Wolf write a guest post for me? I wanted to incorporate more videos but didn’t know how to find what my target audience wanted to learn. Well he definitely came to the rescue and I’m sure you’ll find his answer extremely helpful as well. Be sure and read his post if you haven’t already, “How Bloggers and Content Marketers Can Generate Unlimited Video Ideas“.
Here are some statistics you might find very interesting that will hopefully help convince you that it’s time to get started if you haven’t already.
- over 35 hours of footage is uploaded every minute
- in 2010 13 million hours of footage was uploaded
- over 3 billion video views per day
- the 2nd largest search enginge
- 3rd most visited website
- average visitor spends over 15 minutes each day watching videos
- the age range is between 18-54
Video is becoming more and more popular as the years go by so if you aren’t already using this in your marketing methods, I sure hope you’ll consider starting soon.
Now we definitely want people to subscribe to our YouTube channel so that we can also start building up our following there just like we do on some of the other social networking sites. So in this video I’m going to show you how you can install a YouTube widget on your blog without adding any plug-ins.
Video Links As Promised
YouTube’s official blog: http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/
YouTube Subscribe buttons: http://www.youtube.com/t/creators_downloads
Barry’s Video Challenge
This was the first installment of Barry Well’s video challenge so if you are eager to get started with making videos why don’t you join us. He’s giving away some great prizes as incentive so you can read more about what he’s looking for over at his post “An Internet Marketing Video Challenge and Everyone Is Invited“.
I’ll be posting a video every Thursday of this month so maybe you can help me with the topics. Is there anything you’d like to learn that you haven’t located on a video tutorial yet? Or maybe you’ve found a few but still didn’t understand fully. Why don’t you help me come up with topics for my three remaining videos and we’ll both win right!
Hope you’ve enjoyed this one and I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts about topics you would like to learn and videos I can create for you.
See you all soon in the comment section and please don’t forget to share this post with your friends… It’s always greatly appreciated!