said 5 months ago:
Thanks, Ileane, I’ll mosey back over to Scoop.it and check that out. I’m wondering if I’m already following you over there… as I pretty much following anything or anyone related to YouTube. Wish it had been around when I was a young thang, as I surely would NOT have ignored it for so long. I was one of those old-timer video freaks who edited tape with a real blade. Eeeeeckkk! So I’m like a kid in a candy store now with all that YouTube and cool internet vid tools can do for me now.
Now tell me how you pronounce your name… Is it I-Leen? Or ih-leen? Or ih-lee-ah-neh? (Hey, that’s how they pronounce that in former Soviet Georgia). Since we’re all so international these days, I always try to ask before I pronounce someone’s name the wrong way, lol.
Robin Carlisle (that’s Carl – Isle, as in the Isle of Carl or Island of Carl… though i’ve never met a Carl in my life, lol).
And about that “Time On Page”… In six weeks, I went from less than a minute to 16.40 minutes today… and Daily Page Views per reader went from 1.7 pages to 8 pages per reader. VIDEO has made a HUGE difference!
Now I must confess, as an experiment, I have stopped writing first and started blog posts with nothing but video and related posts now… letting it stew and get ranked by Google,… then going back and adding seo titles, descriptions, and keywords… and finally adding my own written article. By the time I write, it’s already gone and come back full circle… ready for my little article. Kind of a twist on Chris Munch’s seeding (Hook Pigion) where I use videos as the hook instead of viral photo/memes. It started as kind of a mistake or mis-take where I started a large project but had an emergency and had to leave it sitting incomplete for a long while… but has ended up being a reeeeeeally nice little firestarter and without any original articles whatsoever. Just plain old video, but lots of them on very targeted subjects.
Of course, knowing YouTube… and Google… I’m expecting it all to change and blow up and crash and burn any day now. But for the time being… I’m just giggling and enjoying this ride.