Want To Expand Your Market Share? Try Video Marketing On Your Website.
When you are trying to market a business, it is very important that you try to use all available channels. Many people neglect some channels due to fear or the unfamiliar. While video marketing may not be something you know a lot about, this article will show you how to make it a part of your business plan.
Add video to your website.
Try submitting your videos to various video websites. YouTube is very popular and should be used, but don’t forget there are several video hosting sites out there. Sites like Meta Café, Vimeo, and Daily Motion can offer some variety to your campaign. You can add videos to your own website, but don’t go overboard since it can affect your page loading time.
After you have shot your video, include the URL at the end of your video. This will allow others to visit your website for more information about your products. This can easily be accomplished using standard video editing software. Most of these can be found online for free or a nominal cost.
You should include screenshots of your web pages in your videos. This allows users to see the setup of your website. This is pertinent in tutorial videos. Simply save a copy of your screenshot and use a video editing software program to include your screenshot into your videos.
When using videos to market your business, be sure to add a link to your website. If someone views your video and is interested in your company, more information will be just one click away. These links can be added either in the video description, or in a hovering caption added to your video. However, you do it, make sure that the link is easily visible and always kept up to date.
If you see the same questions being asked by customers again and again, create a video that provides answers. While a lot of people have frequently asked question sections on their sites, most people don’t want to read through all of that text. By using both a video based and text based FAQ section, you allow users to decide which they would prefer using.
Don’t forget your SEO as you create your video! Include key words and phrases in the title and video. You can even use your website’s keywords in the name you use on YouTube to further your SEO. You should also create a video sitemap for your site which Google can crawl.
Before beginning any video, plan out what you are going to say to your viewers. Most video marketers say that if you can develop your introduction and closing of a video, the rest of the video will go smoothly. Begin any video by introducing yourself and your company. End each video with a call to action to visit your website.
Now that you have more information on video marketing and how it works, you should feel more confident in your ability to make it work for you. While it may be a bit intimidating at first, over time it should become a regular part of any marketing plans you implement. Do not become discouraged if it takes a while for you to make it to the top of your game.
The video shown here is from a series of multiple videos produced by us for Kuna Foodservice. Rather than one long video production, we segmented the video into appropriate marketing benefit response clips, each explaining a different Kuna service component. The productions are doing very well on as shown on the client’s website views and by their google analytics account.
Robert Haller, St Louis Video Producer
St Louis Video Production