I do Google+ and Hangouts... Come learn how to work the G+ magic because it is where video & search meet online!
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Wow Ray... Thanks for featuring the AllAboutHangouts site and some of the Hangout Training materials I have on it (and the other post about Event Spam). I certainly do appreciate it!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Google Plus Tips of the Week
Hi Ray... Happy Holidays to you and yours. Thanks for the very kind mention up top. Look out for those Christmas bunnies (aka rehares instead of re-*s*hares ;-)
Yes, I'm a strange one!
4 months ago on Your Google Plus Tips of the Week | Issue 132
1 year, 5 months ago on Google Plus Tips of the Week -Nov 16
Ray, Thanks for doing a great job helping people understand the use of HOA and Events together... the technology is a bit tricky but once you get it down, the value for engagement is amazing. You'll easily find those that are most interested in what you are doing and find ways to bring them into future conversations quite easily.
Nice Update to the Article @PegFitzpatrick (just noticed it 11/9/13 @ 10am MT)
1 year, 5 months ago on What the Heck is a Google Plus Hangout and Why You Should be Using Them
@Scottatsm4hc @videoleadsonline I'm sure you mean TLA, but I'm sure we can come up with a deep meaning for TLW... if we put our minds to it.
@Scottatsm4hc Thanks my friend... it is always a fun thing to know you'll be watching and maybe even doing stuff to the video for us when we are done!
@PegFitzpatrick @BelindaSummers Thanks guys... nice to be part of a dynamic conversation about stuff I love to talk about! Hangouts and Hangouts on Air... and how Social connections and... well, you know!
Yes... these are quality 'peeps' to follow and interact with on Google+ fer sure!
2 years, 3 months ago on Five Fab People to Follow on Google+
@vidiSEO we should connect on G+ sometime... I tried clicking on the presents in the video to get here, but perhaps you had not quite set up the annotation links when I tried.
2 years, 4 months ago on Presentation Templates
Hey there... got here but not by clicking on the vid like I expected, but made it none-the-less.
@Ileane <blush> that is very kind of you to say Ms. iLeane... Thanks!
2 years, 5 months ago on G+ Hits 400 Million And YouTube Updates: GG #66
Nice idea, Chatter or work.com letting the virality of social inside a workplace... when the work force is used to social engagement outside of work, bringing that type of engagement into the workforce helps them 'enjoy work' more!
2 years, 6 months ago on DreamForce: what I learned about the relationship revolution
Gideon is a smart guy... I like the term 3rd order engagement used in this context.
Thanks for having me on your show!
If folks have more questions on YouTube or G+ and Hangouts on Air, etc. just let me know.
2 years, 7 months ago on G+ Hits 400 Million And YouTube Updates: GG #66
I LOVE the idea of the Tip Jar and the Pay-Per-View paywall on Vimeo.
YouTube has recently allowed us to send private videos to G+ circles directly from the Private Video Option... no payment handled there, but still pretty cool none-the-less: http://goo.gl/hv8aI
Here's hoping that YouTube will also come out with a paywall, private video share concept to try to 'keep up with Vimeo'.
2 years, 7 months ago on Vimeo Ushers In Video Monetization With Tip Jar
Nice article on YouTube Custom Thumbnails... I'll be sharing it with my peeps over on the Social spaces!
I like how your branded sidebar leaves space for the 'video length time stamp' to show in SERPs... as an added tip, if people are planning on using that same area/space, leave room for elements that you have no control over, like the time stamp by GooTube. ㋡
2 years, 7 months ago on How to Increase Views and Exposure in YouTube with Custom Branded Thumbnails
@JeremyVest @kristofcreative thanks for pushing my article about the YouTube Thumbnail Trick... but the new feature rolling out for us makes that article kinda 'dated' and no longer valid. (i.e. the trick no longer works nor is needed) p.s. I like your article here!
@Adrian Castro the custom YouTube thumbnail feature is still rolling out right now... many people I communicate with on Google Plus got the feature added on Sept. 1, 2012, but others had it before, others it is still to come.
@John Fitzgerald I'd love to hear her reply to your questions... chances are because of the SEO value when you might get Video Thumbnails that point to your site instead of your YouTube Channel... ties in with the age-old battle between Hosted vs. Posted discussion. Kinda like Mac vs. PC or Apple vs. Android, etc. ;-)
2 years, 7 months ago on How to Sell Video Marketing to the C-Suite
@pambrossman I agree that the YouTube Keyword tool is useless (sorry @ChrisAbbott but I never find anything of value there... have you actually used it for research?)... You can still see what KWP people are using on videos via the Page Source.
2 years, 7 months ago on YouTube Wishlist - Who Else Wants YouTube to Launch These New Features? [Reel Web #55]
@ginidietrich long time for convincing... good thing video has not faded during that time!
The 'keep it simple' approach or 'bombard them with options' approach both leading to about the same number of conversions/VR seems a bit counter-intuitive aka 'confusing'.
2 years, 7 months ago on 4 Tips to Increase eCommerce Product Video View Rates & Raise Conversions
I like the new features... I'll assume that these are for normal accounts and not just Vimeo Pro, right?
2 years, 7 months ago on Vimeo Announces Custom Thumbnails, Dropbox Integration For Video Sharing & Uploading
Left loads of suggestions on the YouTube video comments area...
But overall, you list Tim, is a good one. I'd add to it more integration with G+ esp. in the comments arena.
Also tied to multiple login access, we should let one user ID have multiple YouTube Channels... I have multiple business ideas that each need their own 'Branded' YouTube channel... then they each need to connect to different G+ Brand pages. Right now I have to 'hack' my way in using bogus profile accounts just so I can get multiple Branded YT channels. YT should realize that one person may run multiple businesses and need multiple YouTube channels because of that fact.
Video is emotional... it can cause people to respond unlike any other medium. Those that dig into this kind of stuff know that purchase decisions are usually made on an emotional level, therefore Video helps people 'convert'... Plus with all the interactivity now rolling out within the video space (aka G+ Hangouts & Hangouts on Air) not doing video will allow your competition 'steal your customers'.
Awesome Job on your overview as usual Tim...
I like the slight shift at the very end of showing your own suggested videos for us to watch BEFORE you end your overview... I'd even say you coud cut to that smaller size before the wrap up and telling us what is coming next... Jut my Opinion, but YOU Asked for it! ㋡
2 years, 7 months ago on Custom YouTube Thumbs Finally Roll Out, Mood-Based Video Recommendations, & More [The Reel Web #54]
Thanks Chris for this VERY Valuable summary article and reference guide to prior postings... Bookmarking it for sure!
2 years, 8 months ago on The YouTube Advertiser Playbook Index and Overview
Greg... Schmoozing sounds like 'Wicked Good Fun'... I'll be sharing on G+ with the video world there!
2 years, 8 months ago on Schmooze Optimization: What it is and Why it Expands Views, Engagement, and Earnings on YouTube
I Allison... Since you asked, yes you missed my Hangouts posts... I have made many of them... here is just one to get you started: http://goo.gl/K5HYI (this one is more of an executive overview of what a HOA is just to get management, etc. started)... thanks for your consideration.
I've got more than 20+ other postings on how to use 'em and tips and tricks to get the most out of them (plus how they tie into G+ Events so people know how to find them and when to join in, etc.).
2 years, 8 months ago on 25 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Google+ Hangouts
Nice tips... thanks!
2 years, 8 months ago on How to Choose Between Green Screen & Blue Screen for Chroma Keying Video [Reel Rebel #13]
You state in the article that you have been using Schema Markup for Video for a while now... can you tell if it has made any impact with your site's value re. getting seen in SERPs?
2 years, 9 months ago on HTML5 Video SEO to Get Easier with Track Element Standard (WebVTT)
Simple question... does the 'interactivity' here allow a 'hot spot' so that a marketer showing a YouTube video Embed can get people to click a CTA hot spot which is the same as a hot-link to a different page?
Said another way, can my YouTube video embed show a cool t-shirt and when that t-shirt is visible, let the user click on it to go to the 'buy the t-shirt' order page?
2 years, 9 months ago on KnowledgeVision Turns YouTube Videos into Powerful Presentations [Exclusive]
@JeremyVest I'm not seeing it yet... how are you seeing it show up.. when you upload a new video? When you edit an older video?
Is it an ability to "upload" a new video or maybe just choose from more choices of thumbnail images... which one is it?
2 years, 9 months ago on Custom YouTube Thumbnails for All, Rewards, and More HUGE Features Coming to YouTube [Reel Web #46]
@JoinRevolution YouTube only (from what we can see...) the field label/instructions say 'enter YouTube URL'.
2 years, 9 months ago on Why Google Plus Events and Video are a Perfect Match
@Kent Ong Similar concerns happen here in the US as well... especially if you read the tech media (since many of the articles are written by authors that don't 'Get G+ Yet')... but there are some forward looking tech media folks who are starting to 'see the advantages' and bust out of the mold.
Regardless, the marketing impact because of the fact this is 'made by Google' and the fact that Google 'Owns Search'... are reason enough to look into using and embracing the technology... you'll be ahead of the curve and be positioned when things break open for you in Malaysia. Thanks for your comment.
@MichaelLogan Great... get that thinking cap on and make it happen!
I use the new playlist trim feature to help make Hangouts more digestible! I have experimented with this and YES we can have the same video in a PL multiple times... Cool Beans!
That means We can have (for example) 1 PL that shows 3 different segments of the same video. So you can basically say to the viewer, watch the highlights of this crazy long video here in this Playlist instead of watching the whole thing. Then if the viewer gets hooked, they can just watch the entire video start to finish.
I love the summary of all the new stuff, good Job Guys! Can I go with you next year?
Anybody out there have questions on using G+ Events or videos in the event invitations?... Anyone?
@cjbruce There are current work-arounds for Business Branded YouTube Channels. The trick is dealing with the 'person' you have to set up to own the Branded channel, as they must exist together now (because of G+).
2 years, 9 months ago on How to Choose Your YouTube Channel Display Name via Google+
This may be a method for YouTube to help establish Ownership of YouTube videos! What I mean is, this could be a way for YouTube to let us 'Embed" our own videos on our own 'associated website' and that tells Google/YouTube (GooTubePlus) that the video is ours (as opposed to someone else that embedded our video). This could be the way to allow our Embeds from YouTube to rank in our site's search results...
Just a dream (maybe)?
2 years, 9 months ago on How To Officially Link A Web Domain To Your YouTube Partner Channel
I can't do this yet... but will most likely do it when it is offered to me... Does anyone know if this changes the URL to the channel? i.e. YouTube.com/user/XXXXXX - where the X's change to the new name (if available)?
I like Dogs better... they should have looked for dogs! Woof ;-)
2 years, 10 months ago on Google Builds Artificial Brain with Feline Recognition Algorithm... Who's Laughing Meow
Still have not checked the new design for YouTube's home page out yet, but if it makes it so the future integration with Google+ will work 'more better', then let's "Do it!"
2 years, 10 months ago on Another new YouTube homepage design, Vidcon, and Pixar [Reel Web #44]
Good job with the ins & outs of Video SEO. I still think you should give a disclaimer re. the value of Video Site maps if your videos all live on YouTube and are simply embedded in your site. Somehow that never seems to get mentioned whenever video site maps are discussed.
2 years, 10 months ago on 8 Best Practices to Optimize Video Landing Pages for Search
@reelseo Do it! Show how random and Stupid some of the suggestions are... It could be FUN! *Do it!!*
@Chris Atkinson Yup, I see that this video has 3 'categories' showing... I can't do that on my non-full-partner channel, and I just verified that I can not do it on Full Partner Droid phone channel either. Not sure how he is doing it, maybe with Special FX? ;-)
2 years, 10 months ago on How to Optimize Metadata for Your YouTube Business Video Ad - The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 4
@TomBreeze Thanks for pointing out that oversight. 5k is mo' better that 1k characters when it comes to using all your keywords and text mo' better.
I think #4 should say "...don't forget to focus on social sharing" instead of "...don't focus on social sharing"... I could be wrong, but I'd say it IS wrong to forget to focus on social sharing ;-)
Plus the video for point #2 is not showing for me... anyone else seeing this issue?
2 years, 10 months ago on 4 Key Considerations for Business-to-Business Video Content [ReelPop Q&A]
Great overview of Video SEO! Thanks Chris...
Got 1 question: in the Categories area, you mention that "...you can pick more than one."
I don't see that option (the ability to choose multiple Categories for a video on YouTube. Can you clarify that please? Thanks in advance.