The other day we reported that we spotted Google testing a cool feature in search that shows you a timeline that shows you what is in a video. Well, Google announced this as video key moments and it works for English videos posted to YouTube and Google will expand it to other providers soon. … [Read more...] about Google Launches Video Key Moments For YouTube Videos In Search
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What we’ve heard about Katango’s capabilities includes a friend management program that can make circle management easier. But this patent filing goes beyond that by introducing a social media agent that can act on behalf of someone to capture information about other people’s activities on multiple social networks, and perhaps present that information in dashboards. This agent would look beyond information located in profiles when helping manage circles, and could collect information based upon actions performed by your contacts on social networks to help suggest how you might organize those contacts. … [Read more...] about Highlighted Search, YouTube Sliders, and Intelligent Social Media Agents?
Google once again is everywhere in the news.Google Analytics:Google Analytics used to be a program called Urchin. Urchin used to be software. Google bought Urchin and made it an online application. Now Google is bringing back the software version. It's in beta and you can get a 90 day trial of the software. If you are a raw logs person, this is certainly a program to consider.Google Analytics is rolling out new features including improved site search reporting of on-site search. This can be really valuable to know what phrases are search for on your site.Web 2.0 tracking... do have lots of Ajax on your site? Now Google Analytics can tell you what's happening with that.Tagless outbound link tracking. Now easy as can be.Google Reader:Do you use RSS feeds? Google Reader is a fancy feed reader and it's Sage's favorite. On the left hand side there is an option called add subscriptions. Click it! Go on, click it! Type in … [Read more...] about Sage Lewis’ Search News Video
You may have read my previous blog post on optimizing your Youtube channel. This post will further dive into building your channel by optimizing your videos. A fully optimized channel without optimized videos is like having a website without an SEO strategy. You need to optimize your videos to bring people to your channel. Creating relevant videos for your brand will only attract more customers and followers. YouTube is owned by Google, but their ranking factors are a bit different. Your video titles and descriptions, quality, watch time, and the number of comments, likes, and subscribers all plays a factor. Here are some tips for optimizing your YouTube videos to create more traffic to both your channel and your website. … [Read more...] about The Best Tips for Optimizing YouTube Videos
Annotations Video Annotations is a new way to add interactive commentary to videos. The biggest problem with them is that not many businesses have come up with a clever way of using them, no business has thought of a way to make them look professional or make them useful to users and viewers. It is a very simple and effective way to make your video content look sharp to your viewing audience. … [Read more...] about How to Optimize Your YouTube Videos and Channel