Apparently Google LOVES Video!

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Apparently Google LOVES Video!

Okay Active Rain, you did it again!  You got us to jump into something that we might have otherwise been slow about doing, even though we NEEDED to be doing it!  It took us a long time to start blogging, but we're fully immersed now!

Didn't open a Twitter account until the 200k member party, but we've got an account opened, perhaps not going to use that a ton, but at least the opportunity is there.
Kodak Playtouch

And then the Kodak video challenge came up....and we've known for awhile
we needed to make the leap to video.  So we ordered a Kodak Playtouch, the wide angle lens, the flexible tripod, the external mike and an 8 GB data card.

Last night, we got our first video produced.  It's nothing super, no bells and whistles yet, still learning and we'll grow that skill set over time just like every new thing we do.  We posted the video this morning, then decided to Google "selling your Warren County home" and WOW!  Look at that, we're #2 on Page 1.  Have got to say, Google must LOVE YouTube video (we know they own it, so maybe results are biased....but hey, it's to our benefit!).

So I guess we'll be needing to do MUCH more video and see if the Google Juice continues to be 200 proof!

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Rainer
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Dennis & Terri Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA

Thanks for sparking some thoughts and some actions I need to take.

Jan 28, 2011 02:55 PM #91
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Dennis and Terri, Glad to help, good luck with the videos! :)

Jan 28, 2011 03:02 PM #92
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Dave Woodson
Dave Woodson - Chesterton, IN
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Heck yeah, Google loves it, I have proved it over and over again. There are some other tricks that you can do to make sure it loves it even more .

 

Dave

Jan 28, 2011 03:46 PM #93
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Michael Borger
Big Rock Investments, LLC - Honolulu, HI
Investor and Cash Buyer in Hawaii

Video is the name of the game right now in 2011. But there are also tricks to make your video stand out among others, i.e. SEO tactics for video. They're plastered all over the internet, so just Google "video YouTube SEO".

Jan 28, 2011 04:16 PM #94
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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
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that's great Blitz!  I checked my video Bill, and for the contest and it's only on page 2.... hmmm will have to do some investigation on that!  All the best from the Raleigh gang!

Jan 28, 2011 05:46 PM #95
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Dave, Someone gave us an over the phone lesson today to make them found even better, we'll have to tinker with our existing video and include on any future ones.

Michael, Thanks for the tip.  We've had a few pointers sent our way, the AR community is fantastic with the help!

Lee & Pamela, I'd suspect there's probably a ton more competition for Raleigh vs. Warren County for key word competition.  You can boost your results a bit with your YouTube video description and title, so we may have accidentally stumbled into the right convergence :)

Jan 28, 2011 06:06 PM #96
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Aaron, The popularity (or the lack of it) for the search term isn't really the point, nor the fact that it's not the VIDEO page we clipped from Google.  We've easily posted dozens of posts with a focus on "selling your Warren County home" and they don't show on page 1.  The ONLY significant change is the addition of an original video on the topic to our normal blog posts, and thus the pleasant surprise at seeing the result #2 on page 1.  The video tagging and key words we can learn to optimize for better placement on the VIDEO search, but getting our written post up to that position was very satisfactory.  That's really the central point for the post.  We'll continue to work to get a combination of high ranks for written and Video.  Thanks for the comment!

Jan 28, 2011 06:35 PM #97
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Jirius Isaac
Isaac Real Estate &TriStar Mortgage - Kenmore, WA
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Good for you.  I do videos on all my listings & then put them in the blog, which always shows up on page 1 of Google.  I use this as a great marketing tool because I can pretty much promise my potential clients first page results.

Jan 28, 2011 08:48 PM #98
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Laura J. Lycans
Sandhills Choice Realty, LLC - Southern Pines, NC
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Well all I can say is "I have a Flip and I'm not afraid to use it" :)

Jan 28, 2011 08:50 PM #99
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Steve Opacke
LI House Tours - Smithtown, NY

You are right.  Google does love video. Video is not "2011" or "the future"  I have been placing videos (LEADS) on page 1 for years.  

 

Unfortunately most Real Estate agents do not like video so I'll continue to shoot for other businesses until agents have no choice.

 

If anyone would like to see how it works send me your web address and what key words you would like to rank for and I'll put up a 30 second video for you no charge.

Jan 28, 2011 09:46 PM #100
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Buki Burke
Ventura, California - Ventura, CA
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Wow, talk about instant gratification. That is pretty impressive. I have been thinking of videos. Have a Flip, the original version, but don't know how to use it. Would a professional video be better. Guess I better get on with the times and start doing videos. Thanks for the post!

Jan 28, 2011 10:08 PM #101
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Jirius, I think we'll be doing that with all new listings, and may go back to some of the older listings and try that approach, especially once spring sets in.  Right now showing 5 acres of snow covered ground might not be the thing to do!

Laura, That's the right attitude :)

Steve, Hopefully you get some takers!  This post has gotten quite a few eyeballs on it since yesterday.

Buki, It was a nice surprise to us!  Whether your own or a pro, it would seem to be good to get some video out there.  Good luck!

Jan 28, 2011 10:29 PM #103
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Phil Leng
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Hi Liz and Bill,

Apparently AR loves your blog!

Lots of comments. Congrats on your foray into the world of You Tube

Phil

Jan 29, 2011 05:04 AM #104
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Phil, No complaints here!  AR has been very good to us :)

Jan 29, 2011 07:19 AM #105
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Tweaked the keywords and descriptions per advice of another AR member, the video now shows #1 under Videos for "Warren County Realtor" and "selling your Warren County home"

Jan 29, 2011 04:04 PM #106
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
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I did not enter the contest but I know I have to start using video.  Thanks for the motivation.

Jan 29, 2011 08:55 PM #107
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Bliz - It doesn't surprise me considering that Google owns Youtube.  For me, I generally preferring reading; video just seems to take longer, but I'm doing it anyway.

Jan 30, 2011 12:45 PM #108
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Gene, You're welcome!

Christine, Same here, for most things, I prefer reading, I absorb the info better, but for certain things I'll concede video wins out.  I'm thinking a combo is going to the winner, video with a good written lead in on the blog post should be the best of both worlds.

Jan 30, 2011 03:40 PM #109
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Matt Robinson
Professional Investors Guild - Pensacola, FL
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That's music to my ears!  I'm implementing a video strategy this month, and I'm glad to see that you had some instant success with it. 

Sep 08, 2011 12:23 PM #110
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Matt, It worked quickly.  We've been poor about doing more, my main obstacle is time and getting the video editing to a level I'm comfortable giving to the public.  It's a fall/winter project, and then we'll be able to go full gear.

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