social media how toDo you want to attract more viewers to your videos?

Have you thought about creating custom thumbnails?

A video thumbnail works similarly to a book cover. It sells your video to potential viewers. An attractive, eye-catching thumbnail makes people more likely to click through to your video.

In this article you’ll discover nine tips to create thumbnail images that boost video views.

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Discover how to create video thumbnails that boost views.

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social media how toDo you have a YouTube channel for your business?

Interested in ways to attract more viewers?

After you upload a great video to your YouTube channel, there are a few steps you can take to make it easier for viewers to find your content.

In this article I’ll show you how to boost visibility for your YouTube channel.

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Discover how to boost your YouTube visibility.

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social media how toIs YouTube a part of your social media marketing?

Or do you only post videos occasionally?

YouTube Cards let you add interactive cards to your videos. They provide excellent motivation for viewers to act on your calls to action.

In this article, I’ll explain how to use YouTube cards to promote your business, products and services.

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Do you post videos on YouTube?

Are you looking for ways to increase your traffic and subscribers?

To explore how to grow your YouTube audience, I interview Steve Dotto for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

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Social Media Marketing Podcast w/ Michael Stelzner

The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, I interview Steve Dotto, who produces Dotto Tech, a YouTube show designed to help you “discover your inner geek,” by focusing on productivity, apps and more. In his former life, Steve hosted Canada’s largest syndicated technology show of the same name where he entertained and informed millions of Canadians on all things tech. Steve’s also been involved with theater and comedy at Second City.

Steve shares how he transitioned from hosting a tech TV show to a popular YouTube channel.

You’ll discover how to grow your YouTube channel.

Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!

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social media how to Do you want more people to see your YouTube videos?

Have you optimized your videos for search?

If people can’t find you, they can’t watch your videos or subscribe to your channel, which hurts your search ranking.

In this article you’ll find four ways to tweak your videos to rank higher in YouTube search.

Why is YouTube Search Important?

Every minute, 100 hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube. The site gets up to 30 million visitors each day. If you want to find a video, the first place you go is probably YouTube.

Besides being the largest video resource online, YouTube is also the second-largest search engine (right behind its parent company, Google).

If you can tap into the traffic and publicity YouTube offers, you could instantly shoot to the top of YouTube’s search engine results. But I won’t lie: competition is fierce. There are millions of high-quality, impeccably edited videos with carefully crafted SEO.

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Quality videos get more clicks and views.

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social media how toAre you using YouTube as part of your social media marketing strategy?

Do you want to reach more viewers and optimize the quality of your videos?

There are a whole host of lesser-known YouTube features that creators need to utilize to improve the quality of their content and expand their reach.

In this article you’ll discover how to use these tools to increase watch time, attract subscribers and drive more traffic to your website.

#1: YouTube Audio Library

How many times have you watched a video online, only to exclaim afterwards that it was “the music that made it”?

Music evokes a strong emotional response in an audience. The right track has the power to create a really magical moment. Choose the wrong audio and you risk killing the mood in the blink of an eye.

It’s tough to find the right music for a video, especially if you’re on a budget. The YouTube Audio Library helps make the job a lot easier.

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Choose background music via the YouTube Audio Library to improve your video’s impact.

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social media how toAre you looking for ways to improve your YouTube videos?

Do you want to increase your YouTube channel views and subscribers?

Keep reading to discover five valuable tips to enhance your YouTube marketing.

Simple YouTube Strategy

Here’s a simple strategy.

Want to integrate YouTube into your online marketing strategy effectively?

Then you must create and share valuable video content that’s relevant to what your ideal customer is searching for on the Internet.

This might be an answer to a frequent question, a tutorial or a customer review of your services.

When you use video strategically, YouTube will generate leads for your business.

In this article I’ll show you five styles of YouTube videos that will get you the results you’re looking for on YouTube.

#1: Turn New Viewers Into Subscribers With a Trailer Video

YouTube Trailer Video lets you feature a video at the top of your channel when nonsubscribers visit.

Why not use this space to tell new viewers who you are, what your business is all about and what they can expect from your content?

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Your YouTube channel and trailer video as seen by nonsubscribers.

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social media how toAre you thinking about adding videos to your social media mix?

Do you want to boost your awareness and increase engagement?

Social media networks provide a lot of video options.

From Google+ Hangouts to Twitter’s Vine and Facebook’s launch of Instagram Video, video is fast becoming an essential part of any business’s online marketing strategy.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to incorporate video from 5 platforms into your social media strategy.

#1: Vine Video

For those who aren’t into complex video production, Vine lets you create simple, six-second looping videos to share on Twitter and Facebook.

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Showing off products at Walgreens in a Vine video.

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Do you use video in your marketing?

Are you wondering how YouTube can help promote your business?

To learn about how to get started with marketing your business with YouTube, I interview Gideon Shalwick for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

More About This Show

Social Media Marketing Podcast w/ Michael Stelzner

The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, I interview Gideon Shalwick, an online video marketing expert. His blog and YouTube channel help businesses understand how to achieve success with YouTube. He also wrote the ebook Rapid Video Blogging.

Gideon shares why YouTube is increasingly important for your business.

You’ll learn about the strategies you need to succeed and how to promote your videos to grow your audience.

Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!

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