Linking to Specific Time Frames on YouTube

July 22, 2014 · Posted in YouTube · Comments Off on Linking to Specific Time Frames on YouTube 

video marketing with geekmomDid you know that you can link to certain parts of a YouTube video where watchers can click and jump to any part of the video you specify? It’s not hard at all and makes it easier for your users to navigate through your video by adding a set of bookmarks or links in the description or anywhere you want to link your video. First, you need to watch your own video and make a note of the time to mark where to start. Then, make a link to the video and add the following syntax to the end of the link:  #t=02m21s where  #t=XXmYYs for XX mins and YY seconds.

For example, if you want a video to start at 2  minutes and 21 seconds when the user clicks on the link then just add #t=02m21s at the end of the YouTube URL. Take my video about social sharing your Instagram pictures on other social networks. If you didn’t care about sharing on Twitter or Facebook and you only cared about sharing on Pinterest, then the link would look similar to this:

Go ahead, click on it. You will see it opens a new window and specifically puts the video at 1 minute and 9 seconds where I begin talking about Pinterest.

Some people put this in their description like this:

1:09 Use Pinterest:

So the user knows where to click to find Pinterest.

This can also be good for video gaming, hints, treasure hunt games, and all kinds of different social networking and Internet fun. Try it out and see if you can do it. It might make it a lot easier for your users to find information a lot faster.


Happy Fourth of July from Geekmom!

July 4, 2014 · Posted in YouTube · Comments Off on Happy Fourth of July from Geekmom! 

Can YouTube Videos Really Increase Your Ranking?`

April 25, 2013 · Posted in YouTube · Comments Off on Can YouTube Videos Really Increase Your Ranking?` 

There’s a popular notion these days that YouTube videos can increase your WAHM rankings on google and others sites. While I haven’t done a lot of marketing on YouTube, which I should, I do think it can increase your ranking. Why? YouTube is a really popular site where, if you use a lot of really good keywords and your content is good content, you can get thousands of views on your videos. While you can’t use it for direct SPAM, you can add value to your products by doing reviews for them on YouTube which can help your site popularity.

At the webinar last night Mark Harbert discussed how releasing videos can increase your ranking on google and I really think he’s right. The problem I see is that people are so nervous about their videos that they never even try. I’m an example of this. Recently I chipped a bottom tooth and I have to go get it fixed. Even though there is a tooth, it looks like it’s not there so I’m just way too nervous to even try. I know, it’s a really lame excuse that I need to get over or go get it fixed. To get it fixed I need to make the money. To make the money I need to make the video. Vicious cycle, isn’t it?

So, I’m going to start making videos and with the motivational posts on MLSP and other sites I’m going to get this together. There is no reason why I shouldn’t be making what I make per year in a month. There is no reason at all. That IS my goal is to make what I make in a month what I make in a year. I know it sounds crazy to some, but I know I can do it and you can too.

I think there are two big secrets of being successful with YouTube videos. One of these big secrets is to not give up. Make 1 or 2 per day and be persistent. This shouldn’t be difficult because YouTube even has a flash video recorder builtin to it and I can also make videos with my cell phone or netbook when I’m on the road. Easy! The other no brainer is that in order for people to see my videos I need to make sure my descriptions actually content in them. So many people forget this step and I think that’s why their videos aren’t seen. The more real information related to my video that I put in the description and tags, the more people will show up to see it. I’m not looking to make the most popular and funniest video on YouTube that gets millions of hits, but I am looking to make a video that can help other people. It might not get as many hits as the laughing baby or dog humping the neighbor’s leg, but it will get me moving in my business.

There’s a really great video program on MLSP that I do plan to purchase soon and then I’ll be able to tell you all about it. Until then, watch out for my great videos on YouTube *wink*.

The Latest Craze in Internet Marketing

April 24, 2013 · Posted in YouTube · Comments Off on The Latest Craze in Internet Marketing 

Well, I’m not sure if this is the “latest craze”, but video marketing has become that latest buzz word for Internet marketing. There are so many people using sites like YouTube to kick off their product launches that a lot of people are trying to learn just how it works. Unfortunately, many people are simply too scared to do it for various different reasons.

If you’re afraid of video marketing, be afraid no more. Your WHY should be more important than your fear. If your reason is more important than showing your face on a video then marketing your online product with youtube or vimeo can really make your business soar.

Don’t be afraid any longer. If you’ve been wondering about video marketing and how it all works then this free webinar is for you. You’ll learn how to use YouTube to get leads and customers. So many people are afraid of doing this and this webinar will help you to not be so afraid of success.

ANYONE can be a youtube master–including you!

Sign up and watch with me :)

Use a Template for Your WordPress Posts

March 18, 2013 · Posted in Blogging, YouTube · Comments Off on Use a Template for Your WordPress Posts 

Are you hosting your own WordPress site and allowing other people to post on the site and you want to keep a standard posting template so that all of the posts have the same look and feel? Then you might need a posting template plugin.

I just tested the “Simple Post Templates” plugin on my geekmom testing site and it’s working great. I can load several different templates that I can use in new posts and make sure my site conforms to a certain standard no matter which author posts to it. Of course they can post to the site without using the template, but if they’re following the publishing guidelines of the site then it should be a no brainer.

All you need to do is:

  1. Install and activate the plugin.
  2. From the WordPress control panel click on Simple Post Templates from the left menu.
  3. Click on the New Template button.
  4. Give it a title and a short description.
  5. Add the template using any HTML, CSS, and text in the Content field.
  6. Click on Save template.

Now when you create a new post, click on “Load Template” on the right side and the template will show up in either visual or text mode and all you need to do is fill in the blanks. Be careful though, if you already have something posted then adding the template will erase what is in the current post.

I also posted a video on how to use this plugin. Watch it here:

Why Video Blogging is So Important

February 26, 2013 · Posted in Social Networking, YouTube · Comments Off on Why Video Blogging is So Important 

Social networking has been around for quite some time yet it is only recently that people have used videos to network with their friends and fans. I know I’ve used videos for demonstrations, but I’ve never really used them to show people about my life. Read more