You put links in emails but why not your videos?

Most of us would never think about sending a business email without adding a call-to-action (CTA) link to a webpage, newsletter or event sign up. BUT, did you know you can embed links in videos as well?  There are definitely some tricks you need to know, but we’re here to help. We feel every video should have embedded CTA links to capture interest when your prospects are engaged with your content. Think about it. Hollywood doesn’t promote a film by showing the entire movie. Instead, they build powerful trailers that get people excited about the story and to entice people to go...

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Why your videos aren’t converting leads

Video can be a very powerful tool for getting new people into your sales funnel. In fact, many people discover new companies simply though a Google search when a video shows as a top result. Unfortunately, video content isn’t always taken seriously.  Frequently, companies choose to focus on internal content more suitable for employee recruitment, than customer acquisition. Does your prospect really want to watch your employees drink and play foosball on a Friday afternoon? Show prospects how you can help them solve a problem and generate more business.  Show the WIIFT (What’s in...

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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 our...

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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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