Make Videos From Your Photos And Get Great SEO Ranking At The Same Time

Services for Real Estate Pros with RealtyXL Marketing Inc.

Video is KING on the web, both in terms of what people want to watch, but more importantly for what search engines look at and rank high

I've talked about this tool before but I wanted to show you how easy it was to create videos from your house pictures.

This video shows me building a video for a new listing, you can do it super easily, give it a try yourself.

Here is the KEY to the SEO part of the equation. I don't show it here, but uploading your video to YouTube is a one click affair. Google owns youtube, so they like to put it's content at the top of searches

The other killer feature is their 'one touch remix' if you don't like the video, you click "remix" and it mixes up a new one for you.

The secret is to title your video with the keywords you're trying to rank for - house address, the area, 'listing for sale in Ohio" ... whatever you're trying to place for. Make that the title, then make a dozen versions of the video ... all with slightly different titles... upload them all to youtube (with basically a single click each) and ... you're done ... super SEO power.

Let me know how you do, I'm guessing a few of you will suddenly have 1st place Google rankings :)

Try it for free by clicking this link - ultimately you want the commercial version though for $250/Year it's a steal of a deal

Here is the video that I made in the demo - probably wouldn't use this music for a clients house, but you get the picture, look how the edits all work with the bear of the music, it's neat how they cut to the beat it always looks great.

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Riel Roussopoulos
RealtyXL Marketing Inc. - Vancouver, BC
SEO & Web Strategy Expert

Kathy - they do have a free trial level, you're limited to a 30 second video and they show their 'animoto' logo at the end of the clip.

It's fine for trying it out and your first few videos, (and actually for the SEO side of what I'm suggesting here, you don't care that much about branding, it's about spitting out more videos with keyword titles).

I think in the big picture though, it's worth the money to invest in the pro account.

Mar 20, 2010 03:12 PM #10
South Austin Real Estate Blog
Sky Realty South Austin - Austin, TX

Will have to chek this out - right now alot of agents in my office just use Windows movie maker - this is much more slick!

Mar 20, 2010 04:05 PM #11
Bedlam Realty
Owasso, OK

Thanks for the ideas on how to use video and seo. I am pretty hand with video and didn't know about remixing the video and re-uploading it. I will try that with the keywords you mentioned and see how it works. I will keep you guys posted on the results. Thanks again!


Mar 20, 2010 10:39 PM #12
Real Living Hamilton Landon - Apple Valley, CA
...Marketing your home like no one else will.

Thanks, I'm going to give it a try.

It sounds easy.  I need easy. This market is hard enough. LOL!


Mar 21, 2010 06:21 PM #13
Coleen DeGroff
eXp Realty - Gainesville, FL
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL

Hi Riel,

Thanks so much for giving me another reason to procrastinate packing! :)  I'd heard of animoto before but had never seen it in action.  Thanks for the great ideas about how to leverage this tool.  I've signed up for PRO package and have already made 2 videos! Love it!

Mar 22, 2010 09:57 AM #14
Keith Sellers
RE/MAX Compass - Mattawan, MI
RE/MAX Compass

Bashed again.  I don't have a video yet.  This is a great lead in to gettin' r dun.



Mar 23, 2010 01:44 PM #15
Mike Sparks
The House Company Galveston Texas - Galveston, TX
Galveston Island Real Estate
Thanks for the post, and the comments from users are helpful too, I"m bookmarking this and maybe I won't put it off any longer to go video
Mar 24, 2010 05:43 PM #16
Don & Valerie Keeton
RE/MAX The Producers - Omaha, NE
Omaha Real Estate - 402-496-3700
Great post and I'm going to check it out. Another option I used was to get a professional looking YouTube video was to hire our local cable network to produce a commercial for their local real estate channel. The cost of the commercial was $400 for 30 seconds, and they emailed me a wmv file and I loaded on YouTube. Its very cool. I'm going to check out your idea. Thanks DON Keeton REMAX The Producers Omaha Nebraska
Mar 26, 2010 11:21 AM #17
Nicole Berger
Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - Johnstown, OH
Great Post! I am excited to give it a try! Thank you!
Mar 26, 2010 04:22 PM #18
Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Washington, DC
How much is my Washington DC House Worth?

I need to check out Animoto. I heard about it but I have never looked into it. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. Great post.

Mar 27, 2010 05:19 PM #19
Vicki Pedersen
Pedersen Real Estate - Riverside, CA
Providing Exceptional Real Estate Service

I just signed up for Animoto a few days ago and made my first video of a new listing.  I LOVE it and loved how the video turned out.  I'm anxious to get going with some more videos - they look great and are so easy to make with Animoto.  I highly recommend it. 

Mar 27, 2010 06:48 PM #20
Carmen Brodeur
Trillium Properties, LLC - Scottsdale, AZ
Realtor & Attorney

Thanks for the advice about just remixing it and posting it over and over. I love it! I made my first video last night with animoto and it turned out great. I used to use spotmixer but they are way too expensive since they raised their rates. Animoto is just as good and way cheaper.

Mar 28, 2010 12:06 AM #21
Don & Valerie Keeton
RE/MAX The Producers - Omaha, NE
Omaha Real Estate - 402-496-3700

Holy Cow,  This is fantastice post.  I have entered about 10 YouTube videos and it only takes about 15 minutes each, and it so easy.  As soon as I get familiar Im going to the $250. upgrade.

Thanks Very Much Again For The Post

Check them out go to REMAX The Producers Omaha Nebrasak

Don Keeton  RE/MAX The Producers Omaha Nebraska

Mar 28, 2010 09:50 AM #22
Ricardo "Ric" Ruiz del Vizo
Sarasota, FL
Assisting Buyers and Sellers as a Single-Agent
Can anyone explain how you change the title once you have remixed the video?
Mar 29, 2010 03:04 PM #23
Riel Roussopoulos
RealtyXL Marketing Inc. - Vancouver, BC
SEO & Web Strategy Expert

I do it at the YouTube level instead.  

I don't think you can change the title on a 1 touch remix.

The other option would be to do the 'edit' way which means a few more clicks, but then you could change your title.

Mar 29, 2010 07:29 PM #24
Betsy Schuman Dodek
Washington Fine Properties - Washington DC Area Real Estate - Potomac, MD

This animoto stuff is way cool. I am going to bookmark and try later!!! Thanks!

Mar 31, 2010 06:12 AM #25
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions - Springfield, MO
RealtorĀ®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

I'll give it a try.  I'm all for doing things easy.

Mar 31, 2010 06:14 AM #26
Janet & Nick Taylor
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Carlsbad, CA

What a cool tool. Thanks for sharing! I will give it a whirl.

Apr 02, 2010 01:24 PM #27
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Homes

This can't be the free version. I've seen another post on this and your tutorial was very well done. Pretty much it's all included. I use the Photo Story 3 from windows that has transitions, etc. just not as cool.  Makes a 'grandma' video which is OK for real estate I guess.  I'm going to look into it further.

Apr 02, 2010 03:03 PM #28
Melanie Hedrick
Elite Texas Properties, Dallas & Collin Counties best homes! - McKinney, TX

So glad you posted this -- I had been wondering about it -- going to give it a try.

Apr 02, 2010 05:53 PM #29
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