Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Trends Suggest Visual Content Continues to Grow

List of Ways Visual Content Is Trending 

More Visual content  Includes both Pic's and Videos

Vine and Instagram support shorter or brief content post

Smarter visual content in a crowded market

Creativity super important

Video's to the point..trend suggest shorter video clips must gain attention

Tools for creating video and automation of cloud based editing

Add interactive messages inside video for response and call to action

More Video Content Platforms for User Generated Content

Custom Players for Built in messages, call to action and point of sale.

Mobile devices have HD Video camera for high end content on the fly and instant share

Add YouTube Subscribe Button To Your Website

If you want to add a YouTube subscribe button to your website below is the code.  Where you see UserName is where your channel name is inserted.

<!-- Start of Youtube Subscription Box Embed Code --> <iframe frameborder="0" id="fr" scrolling="no" src="http://www.youtube.com/subscribe_widget?p=USERNAME" style="border: 0px; height: 100px; background:#FFF; overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: hidden; width: 300px;"></iframe> <!-- End of Youtube Subscription Box Embed Code -->

For those wanting to add a simple link..Insert your channel name.

http://www.YouTube.com/user/Channel Name Here

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hangout on Air Permanent Link for Your Broadcast on YouTube

This is recent old news.  Short reminder that you can send a link out prior to live broadcast on your YouTube channel using Hangouts on Air.

This is your very own permanent link.  How does it work?   Must have a G+ profile and YouTube channel.  This is the link you can send out prior to your hangout broadcast.

http://www.youtube.com/user/channelname/live  Add your channel name in the link.

Mine is http://www.youtube.com/user/hurdie1/live  When you not on air folks will land on your channel. If you send  link prior to live broadcast folks can click link at show time watch or listen in

Good luck with your Hangouts on Air!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

New Plugins for your Google + Page

Some new Google Plugins for your website. I tested one.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Share Short Podcast Messages On Social Networks

I think about 11 years ago when broadcasting audio over the net was very hard.  For that matter Video was in early experimental stages. Many technologies needed to work properly for Internet broadcasting.  Those were the days when one streamed anything live one was considered a cool tech savvy nerd.

Now days any person with a little knowledge can take advantage of tools dare I say make this process simple. Recently I pulled my Hurdie Burk Internet Broadcast Network off a Windows Server Farm fighting all the way.  Only because the technology was in my comfort zone and easy management of a broadcast.

I still do my 1 hour broadcast on Hangouts and broadcast live on my YouTube channel. These are long play and designed for a business interview.  All this lead to some ideas. The one that stuck.  Download a mp3 recorder to my smart phone for short interviews with folks and push to social network footprints.

The idea replace our written post with some "moments that matter" audio podcast. Seems folks are open to listening and allows engagement and activity. Both are becoming important when it comes to our social networks.

Short Video interviews work the same way.   Decided to add Quickvids to the mix.  These are additional products that support my main product the Video 6 Pack. Not going to get rich it does support my brand.

What Steps Are Needed

1. Download MP3 Recorder to your smart phone.
2. Limit interviews to 1-2 minutes ( get to the point).
3. Email recording to your email address.
4. Edit audio if you like.
5. Host on a a site like Libsyn.com .
6. Host site usually gives you links to embed and share.
7. Submit to itunes

By Hurdie Burk
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