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When you are considering a purchase, who do you ask for your advice?
If your like me, you start with your friends. And you will probably seek out the ones who have some experience or passion related to your purchase. If I want to buy a guitar, I’d seek out a cousin who is a musician. If I want a new telephone system, I’d ask a half dozen of my friends that are consultants, managers and business owners – the ones that make their living on the telephone.. Depending on the purchase, I would do more research online, on industry sites and forums, and visit your web site. At this point, I’m ready to buy – for big-ticket items I’ve got a short list and will now call a company rep.
By now your starting to realize that in the early stages I may not spend much time on your site – in some cases I may not even visit it. So as a marketer, you need to find a way to reach me through the mediums I am using.
Webcasts – audio and slides or video - not only are good at educating the prospects you know about, but can be a compelling way to help your customers (my friends) and your evangelists (the ones commenting in user groups, message boards, and industry forums) share your story.
You can continue to deliver your webcasts live, but make sure you create an archive in bit-sized chunks and share it with the world – in your newsletter, on your site, with user groups, on message boards. Make it easy for your fans to share it too. Its a great way to keep your name in the conversation and help your friends spread the word.
TubeMogul is a service that enables you to upload your video once and distribute to the leading video sites. They then provide aggregated tracking statistics for your video.
TubeMogul recommends the following encoding options if you want to widely distribute your video:
- File format: mp4 or mov
- Video codec: h.264
- Bit-rate: 700 kb/s – 1500 kb/s
- Resolution: 640×480
- Audio codec: mp3
For a detailed list by social media site, take a look at this format listing by social media website.
So you have your webcast or webinar video archive recording ready, and you want to post it to YouTube, Vimeo, Viddler, Metacafe, Revver, and more. Here is the quick way to get the widest distribution possible.
Upload your video once to TubeMogul and let it distribute it to all the major video sharing sites for you. An account is free – just remember that you need to have an existing account on your targeted video destination sites.
One problem you may encounter – every site has a different supported video length, so you will need to consider that before posting.
Want to get more registrants for your on-demand webinars and webcasts? Try posting a video out-take to YouTube to improve its visibility and make it easy to share with partners.
First, you will want to reduce the length of your webinar by breaking it into chunks or by creating a highlight reel. Look for statements that are controversial or compelling, and leave you wanting to learn more.
Editing your webinar length really is a requirement since you want this to be a teaser and fit into the viewing habits of visitors to these video sites. During editing make sure you add a closing call to action that shows the URL for your landing page. Make that link short and simple since viewers will need to write it down and enter it into their browser.
Next you will want to give some thought to YouTube channel placement and tagging. I recommend that you check the tags your considering by searching for them before you publish – you want to make sure your placement is next to appropriate content for your audience.
Finally, use the embed code to place the video on your landing pages or other pages as a promotional teaser. Promote it with your partners for placement on their site, and use a source code in your registration link to track which partners are sending you registrants.
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