Video offers endless possibilities for you and your customers. Some new apps and social channels are based almost exclusively on video, such as Tik Tok. YouTube is the second-largest search engine in the world, and many individuals enjoy videos on their Facebook timelines. Some of these videos are made by their friends, and others by advertisers. The visual format is the preferred way to consume information on the internet by most users. In addition, customers interact with brands by reacting to videos. This creates an unprecedented connection between brands and their intended audience.
The number of people consuming live videos from their favorite brands, influencers, church, and friends is growing by leaps and bounds daily.
What are video cards?
In a YouTube context, video cards allow you to embed a call to action (CTA) in a video. Do you want to recommend a follow-up video? Easy, add a video card. The same goes for visiting a website. There are many types of video cards. You can add cards to old videos to redirect users to newer videos, marketing campaigns, or fundraising. Preparation is key. When you are recording your video, you can leave enough space on the screen so the elements of the final screen can appear.
You can add a verbal call to action to complement video cards. As you can see, this is a peek at the nuts and bolts of video marketing.
What are captions?
A caption is a piece of text made for people who can’t hear the audio that comes with a video. This popular technique is used in social media videos, where mobile devices turn off the audio. It’s critical to ensure your audience understands your video; this is where captions appear. The keyword here is accessibility. You don’t need to go over budget to implement this feature. Some free and paid tools allow you to add your captions without much extra effort.
Always plan your videos, this way, you’ll enhance the possibilities of creating a video hit.
What is embedding?
Let’s say you like a video you’ve seen on YouTube and believe it will resonate with your blog audience. What should you do? The answer is simple, you can embed that video. Embed means you can use a video that plays on a provider site and post it on the web (such as your blog). You can use embedding to create videos on a video-specific platform and publish them on your website.
This is the standard today. However, you will find a limited number of brands that host their videos online because videos usually demand a lot of bandwidth, which is why it’s not a beginner strategy. In addition, a key benefit of hosting your videos is that you can customize the whole experience, but this is rare since video hosting sites provide you with an advanced set of tools. And therefore, video hosting sites were created.
What is a thumbnail?
The influence of details is enormous, especially when you are doing any sort of creative job. As an example, the importance of a headline when creating a blog post cannot be overstressed. The same happens with video thumbnails. Create an eye-pleasing one, and your video stands an improved chance of being seen. Video thumbnails are key when attracting an audience to see a full video. It’s also critical in web searches and to increase traffic and views. A thumbnail is a hidden branding opportunity.
An attractive, custom thumbnail increases the desire to watch a video. For content providers, a thumbnail is a way to showcase video material without having to play the video, which is a sound way of saving bandwidth and improving user experience.
What is Video Search Engine Optimization (VSEO)
You may have heard the term Search Engine Optimization (SEO). In this case, in Video Search Engine Optimization, you don’t optimize a particular page but rather the content itself, a video. The goal is to appear high on a search engine, preferably on the first page of results. So how do you do it? Part of the process requires adding metadata to the video. If this video is relevant to what an individual is searching for, it will appear in a prominent position on search engines.
Although many techniques are exclusive to video, VSEO belongs to the SEO functions because of its similarity.
What is video syndication?
When you distribute a video and search for coverage, you’re syndicating a video. Often it means republishing the content of a video on an external website. One of the main reasons to do this is to get more views on that video and to leverage the different communities other websites and platforms presented. By presenting your video to a diverse audience, you can increase the traffic to your website. Video syndication is often part of a content strategy, where videos and other media types, such as blog posts and infographics, are distributed across the internet.
What is a view?
A video view is a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) that applies to an asset, in this case, a video. Some platforms define a view in different ways. For example, a user must see only 3 seconds of video on some platforms to count as such. Some other platforms require the user to play a video for at least 11 seconds. As you can see, when it comes to video views, there are different technical angles. Views are a crucial metric when it comes to video marketing. As people share a video, it receives more views.
Most video hosting providers give you analytics boards where you can see how many views your video has had.
What does it mean when a video becomes viral?
Virality is an immensely undefined term. Daily, a video or other content becomes immensely popular on the internet. It usually spreads through word of mouth via social sharing, chat applications, or email. Nobody can predict viral content, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to have a hit on the internet. You can monetize your viral content in many ways. The first step is to produce what your audience wants. If you get lucky, then your content can go viral. This elusive position is usually bestowed by remarkable, enticing, unique, short, and shareable content.
What is a Vlogger?
Vlogger is a term derived from blogger. In this case, it is an abbreviation of Video Blogger. Vloggers produce video content on the internet, on a social sharing platform, or through a video-enabled blog. Some bloggers monetize their content, and some don’t. Vlogging started with a guy sharing his cross-country adventures with his family and friends. A blog uses video, a way of communication that creates engagement with your audience. Today, video content seems everywhere, but it became prevalent less than 2 decades ago.
The future is bright for vloggers and video marketers alike. The web craves high-quality information about most subjects and is willing to propel creators to the spotlight.