Showing just words in videos?

  You just spent weeks with a designer animating impactful words to communicate a message using video. You even spent hours looking for just the right piece of music to complement it. For certain audiences this might be fine, but if you’re posting your video on the web, you need to consider a few more steps.   Google Chances are, you want Google to find your content, but Google can read graphics. The good news is it can read words when properly presented. One of the best ways is with a captioning file. Creating a caption file of the identical on-screen words will get your video...

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Five signs you made your own video

Everyone loves video but there are the occasions where creating it is best left to professionals. In fact, in some cases, poor quality video can hurt vs. help your business. We’ve identified five factors every video creator should solve before attempting to make their own content.     1. Earthquakes Shaky footage can easily be avoided by using a tripod. Many cameras have really wonderful image stabilization but there’s really no substitute for a solid shot from a good tripod. 2. Nose hair Using the built in camera on your laptop is great for making quick videos but consider putting...

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The other half of great content

There’s no doubt great content is a key driver for inbound marketing but there’s a critical second part to great content — a strong call-to-action. CTAs are easy to forget because you’re so excited to be finished with content and eager to get it in front of your audience. And by strong CTA, we don’t mean your company homepage URL and phone number. Instead, consider these favorite tips to convert content readers into qualified sales pipeline. – Make a landing page on your website that’s customized for your CTA. Your homepage might look great but it might not be the...

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Share your slides and the audio presentation

Would you ever have cookies without milk, peanut butter without jelly, bagel without cream cheese? Of course not. The two were meant for each other but time and time again, we see companies sharing their PowerPoint slides without the spoken presentation accompanying it. Content is better absorbed by your audience when you include the supporting script and there’s no danger of a slide being misinterpreted. The added bonus of marrying your PPT slides with the spoken presentation means it becomes a video and Google LOVES video. We also encourage our clients to also upload the transcript because...

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Video captioning can make Google Search Results soar!

Accurately captioned videos get indexed by Google so words spoken in your videos become searchable content and therefore helps your SEO efforts. We already know Google loves video, and by adding an accurate caption file everything becomes exponentially better for your company’s web presence. BUT!   Don’t be fooled by YouTube auto captions. If you’ve ever turned on auto-captioning, you probably know they are not very accurate. They’re so bad that Google will not index these and you get no SEO benefit from all that cost and hard work you put into making your video content. Here’s...

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YouTube Auto-Captions can hurt your video SEO

Auto-captions are usually only 60-70% accurate, meaning that 1 in 3 words is wrong. Because of this unreliability, auto-captions do not get indexed by Google or YouTube and do not improve SEO. The good news is that when you upload your own caption files, Google believes they are hig h quality and worthy of being indexed. Speech recognition software often gets things wrong because of accents, background noise, proper nouns, complex vocabulary, and the pace of a speaker. Want fast, accurate turn around of your caption files? Contact Duchin Production today and get the conversation started....

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