By following these 9 strategies, you will notice an increase of views on your YouTube videos and be on your way to increasing your freelance video business!
Janet Vasil's insight:
Good overview of the tools YouTube makes available to help you build your audience and get more views. But don't stop with racking up numbers on YouTube. Make sure you are driving video viewers to online "real estate" you control and own such as your blog or website.
If you're trying to build a name for your business but can't afford a full-time content production team, there are a number of storytelling tools you can use to create engaging content. Check out the following five... Racontr Racontr lets you integrate multiple components into your brand stories. Mix everything from videos and images to text and audio…
2014 is shaping up to be the year of the whiteboard video. Several new tools have come out to make creating this type of video easier, but the challenge remains
Janet Vasil's insight:
Several fun and relatively easy online tools came out this year for creating sketch and whiteboard videos. You can use them for commercials, explainer videos and more , but you'll need to figure out how to craft an effective visual story on your own.
Did you know that 90% of the information your brain receives is visual? Or that blog posts with images tend to get 94% more views?
Using images isn’t the only strategy you can employ to get more traffic. Increasing your word count can help too. Blog posts that contain 3,000 to 10,000 words, on average, get 8,859 social shares.
To show you how you can gain more traffic through content creation, I’ve created an infographic that breaks down all the strategies you need to follow. From increasing readability to gaining more social shares, the steps in this infographic will help you increase your traffic...
Excellent article about video storytelling. A good producer should start by discussing the story you want to tell - what do you want viewers to think, feel or do from watching your video? What's the overarching message you're trying to convey? Then the discussion should turn to deciding the content of the interviews and the visual components and how they'll support the story you want to tell. Pre-production planning should generally take twice as long as the shoot itself. Just because someone has the technical skills to shoot and edit video does not mean they know how to tell a compelling story with video.
Doctors and medical professionals can connect online using social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. However, many doctors like the option of increased security of fraternizing in social networking groups specific to those in the medical profession. This article will discuss some online social networking groups that doctors and medical professionals can join to connect, network and socialize.
1. Sermo Sermo is currently the #1 online social network for doctors in the US. Members have the opportunity to fraternize with other medical professionals and discuss real-world medicine. Basically, the network acts as an online doctor’s lounge where medical minds can meet and discuss what’s important to physicians in today’s world. Members like the network because the interactions can be anonymous and they don’t have to worry about any discussions being shared with their hospital administrator. Additional benefits include participating in medical crowdsourcing where doctors can assist their colleagues by sharing and solving challenging medical cases. Sermo.com is aiming to build the “largest medical database of real live cases, questions and answers.” Weekly physician polls are offered where members can respond to current medical issues as well as healthcare trends. Doctors can also participate in the research program and receive honoraria for their perspective on issues and research completed. Over $16 million honoraria was given out by Sermo.com worldwide last year.
2. Doximity Doximity is an online social network for doctors that was launched in March 2011. As of December 2014, there are over 400,000 members, which is over half of the nation’s practicing physicians. Members have the opportunity to connect with fellow classmates, colleagues and co-residents. Additionally, networking opportunities abound with regard to connecting with colleagues and employers at various leading US hospitals. Another great benefit is that members can read their favorite medical journals and earn category 1 CME credits. Doctors can also effortlessly send and receive HIPAA-secure faxes from their mobile devices.
3. Ozmosis Ozmosis is a social network for physicians, which was created by Ozmosis, Inc., a medical social business software company founded in 2008. Members can connect with other physicians through a social platform that is secure and trusted. Individuals can share health related information, as well as clinical and practice management advice. Doctors can connect with their peers and discuss information that is relevant to their specialty. Ozmosis, Inc. ensures that all members’ identities are verified and only US licensed physicians are permitted to join the network. Additionally, the online community is free from advertising and commercial solicitation.
4. OrthoMind OrthoMind is a more specialized online network for orthopedic surgeons. It is a global practice network that was founded by orthopedic surgeons. Members can connect on the forum or online community. They have an opportunity to connect with other orthopedic surgeons through the networks feature. Additionally, various medical products are reviewed and those reviews are available to members. There is a surgeon’s online lounge as well as a Grand Rounds Forum where challenging cases are discussed. Every aspect of communication and information sharing is done in and ethical manner that is compliant with HIPAA. Members are able to access various tools and resources which will aid them in saving money and running their practices in a more efficient manner.
5. WemedUp WeMedUp is an online community that offers world-class collaboration for medical professionals. The basis behind this online community is that physicians can get together online to connect with others of a like-mind and collaborate on the following: patient case studies and research. Additionally, members can participate in online polls, search for job openings and chat with fellow members in a private environment. Membership is available to the following medical professionals: physicians, dentists, allied health professionals, medical and dental students, students of other health professions, and administrators and staff at medical and dental institutions.
If you are a doctor or professional in the medical profession and are members of any of these online social networks, we’d love to hear about your experiences. Also, if you are a member of any other online social networks for health professionals that are not mentioned in this article feel free to share your experiences as well.
“Proper questioning has become a lost art. The curious four-year-old asks a lot of questions — incessant streams of “Why?” and “Why not?” might sound familiar — but as we grow older, our questioning decreases.”
“Welcome to a new roundup of social media tools and services! This month, let me introduce you to Postmatic, Share Link Generator, TwitShot, Monitority, and Google Social Search”
Via Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com
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I live trying new online tools and these look worth exploring.
Below are some of the top tools that can help you come up with new content ideas for your blog or website. As you can see, the tools are broken up into two sections.
The first sections lists tools that are specifically created to help you generate content ideas. The second lists different online platforms you can get creative with to come up with some ideas on your own....
Stuck for content ideas? Here are tools to find ideas for your website, blog, videos, social posts, etc. And don't forget to find ways to re-purpose and share the same piece of content multiple ways for extra oomph!
When you’re creating useful, actionable, epic content, everyone deserves to see it.
So how do you get your hard work and effort seen by the largest audience possible?
We’ve considered that question often at Buffer, as we try to maximize our content so it reaches the people who need it. There are certain strategies you can put into place for spreading your content far and wide, and there are a good number of tools that can help these strategies run super smooth. Here are the tools we use (and the strategies we love)....
Twitter is a fascinating adventure of relationships, entertainment, education, and fun. Now imagine layering on a few dozen powerups.That’s how it feels sometimes when you find just the right Twitter tool. And there’s a tool for practically every desire or whim.Tools for productivity, for efficiency, for research, and so much more. With such a generous API, Twitter tools have become legion—and we social sharers are better off for it.
At Buffer, we tend to come across a fair share of social media tools. We’ve collected a great bunch to share with you! Here are all the tools we’ve found helpful and many more that we’re excited to try. If there’s a free Twitter tool out there, you’re likely to find a mention here in our list. ...
According to GetResponse blogger Marya Jan, creating quality content requires that you infuse the unique, mutual personality characteristics of businesses and their customers into whatever gets written.
Janet Vasil's insight:
A cold unfriendly corporate image can repel would-be customers. Good ideas for humanizing your business brand.
Google+ seems to be an enigma in the social world, the quiet kid in the corner of the room that most are afraid to interact with. This is particularly so in marketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, Google+ can be friendly and a resource with amazing results when a respective marketer learns how to utilize it in the right manner.
Google+ is all about visibility, exponentially so when it comes to B2B campaigning. Learning about Circles, Communities, Influencers and Authorship is the first key to G+ B2B domination. You’ll also need to be prepared to:
• Keep Up With Your Plus Stream
• Share Content Daily
• Reach Out to Influencers
• Use Google Hangouts
• Use Communities
• Monitor Follower Growth
Need more details? No sweat! This infographic below will have you on track to G+ B2B marketing success....
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.