said 1 month, 4 weeks ago:
Ditto everything Rich said. While it’s relatively easy to rank first page with YouTube, over the last few months, I’ve noticed SlideShare beat out YouTube videos for the top spots over and over again.
And since I’m usually competely against the same people for the top YT spots, I’ve noticed those guys are now reconfiguring slides from their vids and loading them to SlideShare, too, giving their SS and YT posts a BIG boost.
So guess it’s time I do the same.
Good call, Rich. I think one of the reasons it’s gotten so popular is that IMers need constant new slides for videos. I’ve seen several courses sold on how to use ready made slideshows (by other people) to turn them into YT videos. Not always “lawful” unless permission is granted or it falls under Creative Commons, but the fact that this is being touted as a “short-route” to video production is one of the reasons for the high viewer counts. I’d attribute a good 500 viewers to just plain prospective video “scouting.”
Whatever the reasons, for sure SlideShare is getting MORE than its fair share of first page rankings these days, so Rich’s advice is right on point.