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Video Killed the Radio Star

video killed the radio star

Video Killed the Radio Star - For those old enough to remember it was a hit from 1979.

What has that got to do with anything?

Facebook in the US now reaches more people than the 4 US TV Networks!

Pretty amazing eh?

In the new digital age people are watching more video than ever before.  Facebook video uploads are catching YouTube.

People viewing video on their smartphone is growing at 18% per year.​

Lastly and more importantly, video allows your audience to know who you are.

Building the Know, Like, and Trust is important to any business​ and video helps build this.

Now how do you produce those video's and get them seen?​

Turn your Cave into a video studio

Well, what do I mean by that. You must have somewhere in your home you can morph on a whim into a video studio

Now, there’re all kinds of ways to make video. And over the past year there’s been a blizzard of innovative video making software programs to make video creation easy and affordable.

Two programs in particular have rocked the online video creation arena:

Video Maker FX


To read the full article click HERE​

Once you have the right tools and have created your video you need to optimize your video to get seen.

Optimize Your Video to Get the Best Leads​

​Did you know that optimizing your YouTube channel can have a big impact on the ranking of your videos?

It’s an overlooked topic. Most video marketers just focus on the optimization of a video but are missing out on all the lead generation that could be happening on their own channel with the proper YouTube channel optimization setup.

Not setting up your channel properly, is like having a Facebook Fan Page without any information filled out about who you are and what you do.

To read Part 1 of the You Tube Optimization Article click HERE​

To read Part 2 of the You Tube Optimization Article click HERE

Over to You​

Ok, you have some tools, how to setup to record video's and how to optimize your videos.

Are you going to go out and create some videos?

If you would like to get of a copy of ​Expalinido click HERE

If you found this article helpful leave a comment below and please share on your social media channels.

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21 thoughts on “Video Killed the Radio Star

  1. Great information about videos! I just made my very first on-screen video today! I’m so excited to embark on this new journey! 🙂

    1. Great Robin, video is a great tool, I have to use it more myself.

  2. I have over 1,000 videos on youtube – this is my medium of choice, and I cannot stress enough that light and sound are the two elements that make or break videos. I’m still to work on this 🙂

  3. Andy, I always learn something useful on your site!

    Video is an area I am learning. I love the unlimited ways to capture an audience. Your only limitation is your imagination. Unfortunately, this is a huge challenge. Yet, with practice we all can enjoy and learn.

    Thanks Andy, for sharing this needed tool.
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  4. Hi Andy,

    Great post. I agree, video is a major part of success online. I’m finally venturing out and doing some videos. It’s way out of the norm for me but I know I will get better with practice. I have Video Maker FX and I know I have much more to learn about using it.
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  5. Andy,
    Thanks for the mention! I appreciate it … Video is here to stay. It’s never been a better time to make videos and use it for marketing your biz because of all the products out there!! LOVE it!
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  6. Hello Andy:

    I agree video statistics are proof that video works, people want videos, and people are watching them more now than ever! And, now you can incorporate videos both on Instagram and pin on Pinterest. This wouldn’t be so if videos were not important.

    I am putting videos on a higher level of importance for my marketing in 2015. Thanks for the great tools and ideas!

    Deborah A. Ten Brink recently posted…Your Mission Statement. How To Capture The Essence Of Your BusinessMy Profile

  7. Andy,

    Although I am not one of the many people who like and watch video, I did complete a couple of interesting classes on video creation a couple of months ago. I have targeted the second quarter of 2015 to make it a part of my marketing plan.
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  8. LOL, Andy… I am “too old” and my kids are “too young”, but we all know and enjoy that song! This is the first time I’ve seen it as a video. I played it twice. :p

    That said… video is not high on my priority list yet, because I would rather listen or read. But I know I can’t go by just what I, or the minority I’m part of, want. It’s good to know I have blogging friends like you, who share they why’s and the wherefore’s and the how-to’s.

    1. Willena

      As with lots of things you find you have to change with the times 🙂 But I totally get where you are coming from.


  9. Great info Andy!

    I am venturing into video as part of my marketing strategy in the first quarter of 2015 and am super excited about it as I have great teachers to learn from – this article is very inspiring. Thank you 🙂

    1. Sonia

      Glad you sound some value. There is a lot of great stuff out there about video and the tools to produce it.


  10. I must confess I’ve never heard of the radio star, but I do appreciate your tips here about video. Up to now my only venture into video has been my book trailers, and at the moment I’m somewhat obsessed with SlideShare, but I’m launching a learning center soon so setting up a unique channel for that is a very real possibility. Thanks for the inspiration!
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    1. Anything I can do to help I am glad you found some value


  11. Video is really critical to your online success, as you point out, Andy.

    I do a lot of videos, but mostly for products and private shares. I’ve never optimized my YouTube channel, and I don’t even really use it that much. I do most of my work with a Vimeo Pro channel, and just about everything there is private.

    You really make some good sense, though, that a highly optimized YouTube channel could offer much more than just video hosting. It can be a great place to build a following and add folks to your email list. I’m going to rethink this strategy, and I clicked the links in your post to learn how to do that. Nice information.

  12. Thank you Andy… Video marketing is the way for the future for all marketers. Great tips! optimizing your video is the key to having success. I see so many video with no information on the description. Some people do not know they can do a full blog on their video description. I plan to check out your article.
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  13. I know a ton of people who’ve purchased video maker fx! Have you used this software? I think this could be a great tool I can leverage going into the new year!
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  14. Hi Andy ,
    yes, video seems to work good,
    I like them if they are not too long .
    Will start to make some and will check
    out this video maker. I used free ones,
    but it is certainly easier with a good
    tool to make them.
    Thank you

  15. Andy..

    I have to come back again…That song! is just so catchy!

    I think I read that if you have a video on your website/blog people stay a bit longer than without a video…

    Erm..I’m here.. listening and commenting at the same time reliving memories from when I heard that song at other less buy times in my life.

    We attach memories to song’s don’t we? Break up songs are linked with upset emotions usually… upbeat loud songs makes us feel empowered..

    Early coldplay music makes my partner feel like she is drifting into a coma… I love their early stuff.

    Do you attach memories to songs?
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    1. William, thanks for the comment. I totally agree with you, I think we all attach memories to songs, then they stick in your head and you keep singing them 🙂


  16. Hi Andy,

    Video marketing is HUGE. There are so many programs coming out. I haven’t heard of explaindio. I use iMovie and it works great.

    Take care,
    Lillian De Jesus recently posted…Are Emojis Part Of Your Visual Marketing StrategyMy Profile

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