More and better videos for your blog and the equipment you need to make it happen

Last year I already used more video in my blog than the year before. This year it will be even more. Video is going to be more and more important. If you want to become visible for your target audience, use video.

You can use video in various ways:

  • Create video posts
  • Do live interviews
  • Video-interviews via Skype
  • Record events
  • Record your workshop or presentation
  • Record a webinar
  • Screencasts
  • Recording a mentor or coach session with a client

All these possibilities require a different setup and some different cameras.

For the videos that I am working on now I have purchased two new webcams.
I want to record HD videos so that the quality of the image is perfect on YouTube and Vimeo.

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3 tips to become visible even if you do not like to write – Build your Hub

There are a number of ‘excuses’ why people think they can’t have an active blog, so they start none. For me a Hub (combination of blog and website) is essential in attracting clients.

The hub is one of the 5 key points in the Best People Attraction Model. Posting regularly to attract new and returning visitors to your Hub is important.

In one of the Stop Selling Breakthrough Session I spoke with a lady and she said “Writing is not my thing. Like for others administration is not their thing. I feel the same about blogging. So, I can not start a blog.”

That is not true of course, you can blog. You can become visible on the web. You can be found by your target audience via the search engines.
There are 3 very obvious ways that you can increase your visibility on the internet.

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YouTube video on Facebook page in 3 easy steps

You want to share a YouTube video on your Facebook page or on the wall of your personal profile? This way your followers can click the video and it will start to play within Facebook.

How? After some research I found information on this, tested it and it works. Easy but not logical. That’s why I am sharing this with you.

Now you want to share a YouTube without uploading it to Facebook. You want to embed the video on your business page.

Step 1. Copy the link of the YouTube video

You are on a website and there you see a video that you want to share on your Facebook page.

  1. Click your right mouse button anywhere on the video.
  2. Click with the left mouse button on ‘Copy video URL’

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YouTube video in Facebook page in 3 steps

On Facebook pages and walls of personal profiles I had already seen YouTube videos that you can play on the wall with one click. I want to do this, but how? After some searching I found how to do this. It is simple but not easy to find. So I am sharing this with you.

So you want to share a YouTube video without uploading it to Facebook?

The original article is in Dutch and is a big hit in Google. This article is No 1 when you search for YouTube and Facebook with 406 million results.

Step 1. Copy the link of the YouTube video you want people to play in Facebook

You are on a website and you see a video that you want to share on your Facebook page.

  1. Click on the button below the video with the arrow that is pointing upward.
  2. Click on the button that appeared just above the button you just clicked. The video will be reduced in size and 2 links will appear. The top one is the embed code and the bottom one is the link to the video. This is the link you need.
  3. Click the link, it will select the entire link and copy the link with Ctrl-C (Win) or cmd-C (Apple)

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Remove a video from YouTube

Got some questions on this lately. “I have uploaded a test video to my new channel on YouTube. Now, how do I remove it?” So I did a short screencast on removing a video from YouTube.

  • You are logged in.
  • Click on your username at the top right
  • Select ‘My videos’
  • Now you have a overview of your video’s. Select the video you want to remove
  • Click ‘Delete’
  • Confirm.
  • Done

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Remove post or video to influence search engines

This is really funny and the wrong way around.
Sometimes I get a request from someone to remove a post or video that features their name or company name. The video or post is now on the first page of Google and they do not want people to see this on the search results. Sometimes this video or post ends up even higher than their own website.

Most of the time I adapt the post or set the video to private.
What do you do with a request like this?

I think this is the wrong way of thinking, influencing Google by removing the references that you don’t want to see on the first page.
It is a lot easier and more rewarding to put more content out there with items, articles, video’s that you do want people to see about you. This will then end up on the first page and push away the content that you don’t want on the first page.

What do you think?
Remove references or add the content that you do want on the first page of the search engine?

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Facebook tricks fun and easy – video

A few smart tricks for your Facebook in this Techland video.

Doug Aamoth shows how to make sure that only your friends can see what you’re up to, or how to block specific people from seeing all your work-related updates. How to stop the incomming chat requests. And a Facebook joke.

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