How to Distribute Video
If you have a video or are thinking about making a professional Marketing video, what will you do with it? I suggest going with a professional marketing production company, because if you are going to take the time to do something, the first impressions are so very important to keeping your audience engaged. Take that extra step to put your best foot forward because video is out there for all to see. You are being judged by intelligent viewers.
When you make a video, where you post it makes a difference. It also determines your target audience, the length of your video and if you need to incorporate text in it. The sweet spot for time in a video is 90 seconds or less. If you engage your prospects for the first 8 seconds, then that buys you the next 30 seconds. This buys you your conversion. Video is a strategy that is as individual as you are.
I will show you how to network your distribution.
The obvious avenues are in Social Media:
Your home base is YouTube where you can grab your videos and distribute to other avenues. Here you can get a subscriber base and your analytics. YouTube is your broadest audience but be mindful that without concentrated strategy, you are a little fish in a big pond. For today, let's just think of it as a must-have place and where you start your root video to get your analytical data.
Set yourself up with Google analytics to give you more detailed statistics. https://analytics.google.com. This is the forum where all of your data will be filtered from so you can see where you are getting the most traction in your website, search engines, demographics and videos. "You can't know where you are going if you don't know where you have been."
Of course, video on your Website is a must. It is where your people go to engage and learn about you and what you can offer! Whether you put your video on your home page or make Blogs (Vlogs), pull the URL from YouTube (your base)attach it onto your Website, then all of their viewing is captured in Google Analytics.
From your YouTube, attach the URL into Facebook. Facebook is primarily B to C. Business to Customer and you may likely get 2% of the market unless you go to paid ads. The good news is that it is not very expensive for your return and you can decide how much to spend. Facebook users likes to watch videos, but usually without sound, so it is a good idea to attach closed captioning text to each video. This is easy to do with YouTube.
Also, from YouTube, you can copy and attach the URL as a post into Linked-in. Linked-in is B to B. Business to Business. This forum does not want to see products to be sold but will be receptive to business networking.
Instagram will only accept videos under one minute. This is a younger crowd and it is huge. This is largely B to C, Business to Consumer, but you must use your smart phone to upload videos. Download to your computer and go from there.
Google Analytics. You have all the analysis attached to this platform. There are AdWords offered and you can pay for a campaign. Again, the good news, not too expensive for your return, and you can see what is working and what isn’t.
The big bonus in all of this is that Search Engines love video. For every click, you are moved up the ladder. Text alone doesn’t do this nearly as fast. You are brought above your competition not only on the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) rankings, but also in a professional presence because you are current in delivering content to where the public wants to see it. You are in a trend.
There are more creative strategies with video. For example, if you attach a video direct from your YouTube platform to your emails, you will get a 200-300% click rate . You will have that one to one strong connection with your touch points and inject steroids into your sales.
Or, are you have regular Vlogs going out? Do you have interested engagements where you can send those out to your subscriber base.?
Video is the #1 communicator in today’s social media because it is quick, efficient and taps into the emotional component of human interaction. People are drawn to it and they will remember you.
But video must be done right. First impressions are so important.
I hope this has helped
I have other tips in my Vlogs or Blogs.
If you have any questions, I would be happy to assist.
All the best to you and your business.