How do you find the best kept secrets and answers to your most difficult questions and challenges? It used to be that if you wanted to know about something, or learn something new about a particular topic, you had to go to the library or to a school that offered a class!?
Today, all you have to do is go to the Internet and Google it. The only problem is that Google returns thousands, even millions of pages with the same keywords and search terms as yours, and just how certain can you really be that the information you find is correct, or even accurate?
The same goes with all the other search engines, but how do you filter out the junk from the valuable and legit content? Well, it’s easy.
YouTube Video is about the most solid search engine that returns the most credible content! Why YouTube you ask? Because seeing is believing and when you watch most things and tutorials in a video, it’s more relevant, easier to understand and believe, and it removes the potential of one to wonder off within their own imagination. While the comments on YouTube are ungoverned and quite atrocious, the video content is for the most part… Amazing!
I learned how to play the ukulele on YouTube. My wife learned how to sew with her sewing machine on YouTube. A friend of ours learned how to best change his baby’s diaper on YouTube. And today, I found the answer to the best kept secret in the world on YouTube. “The Best Kept Secret of the Dollar!” This one will really get you thinking.
Go ahead, try it! Search YouTube just as you would Google
, or MSN
for ANYTHING and see what you get? Then compare it to your other search engine findings. Even the search engines are now showing videos from YouTube as results in the top of their search engine results pages.
How do you add a customized quiz at the end of your video? First of all you might be asking yourself why you’d want to? One reason would be to see how well your message was delivered? Based on the quiz results, you could determine the effectiveness of your content? I bet you can think of more ideas, right?
Go ahead and click anywhere on the test image below to watch the 90 second video followed by a five question (multiple choice) quiz to see how it works in real time. You can see the results and your score when done, but what’s cool is that the author (me) also receives the results too.
How was this created? I used Camtasia to create the video and embed the quiz at the end. The video file was uploaded to a server for you to access via the above graphic. The quiz results are shown to you and emailed to me. This allows me the ability to see and measure the results.
Adding a quiz to video is easy with Camtasia, and can be a great tool for measuring your effectiveness.
BTW – This new contact forwarding feature launched by my company is pretty awesome if you ask me.
It’s that time of year once again. We’re packing up and getting ready to head out to New Orleans for the Annual NAR Convention, ActiveRain RainCamp, and REBarCamp. I might even get lucky and make it to the Earth, Wind, and Fire concert. WOW, what an action packed week this is going to be.
Are you going? If these aren’t enough great reasons to attend this year, then maybe this will be an added incentive to get you there. I’m hoping you’ll at least come by and see me at our booth. Here’s why…
A Free Offer to Zillow Premier Agents Attending NARdiGras
Agents attending the NARdiGras 2010 event in New Orleans are most certainly going to be hearing about the power of video in their Internet marketing and Branding strategies. We’d like to do something special and unique for our Premier Agents at NARdiGras this year: Help you shoot a free 60 second video!
Zillow has partnered with Yahoo! Real Estate and vscreen to offer you the opportunity and chance to shoot a complimentary 60-second video. Once the video is created and produced, you can include it on your Zillow Profile, ActiveRain Blog, Website or anywhere else you see fit. Adding video to your online profiles is a great way to personalize your brand and separate yourself from the competition.
Our free video offer will be available to the first 200 Premier Agents who sign up at the Zillow Booth (Booth #645) and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. It’s just one way of saying THANK YOU for your business, while also offering a tool and service that will enhance yours! Come one, come all, but come early and sign up.
See you all in New Orleans! Remember, we’re at the Zillow Booth #645
The Best of NAR 2009 – Here’s a few of the Top Technology Vendors I recorded at last years NAR Convention and Expo.