3 Video Marketing Tips to Beat Your Competition

Does your company have a brand new product or service to offer but you don’t know how to start promoting it?

Video marketing just might be right for you. This short article discusses video marketing, its benefits and a brief guide on how to make a great video for any marketing project.

Through the web, you can learn about every marketing project possible. That being said, let me introduce you to the most current trend and perhaps the most effective of all online marketing techniques: video marketing.

The Hot Video Marketing Trend

video marketingVideo marketing simply may be the hottest trend to date in the marketing field. The time for telling through text marketing copy has passed. Instead, it’s now time for showing and telling through video.

If you’re not that familiar with video marketing, don’t worry. The internet provides a lot of resources on how you can make your videos. You can find out about the tools that you need to make videos and the techniques that can make your videos work for marketing purposes. The following are some tips on how you can make video marketing work for your service.

1. Figure out where to publish your videos.

You have to understand where you are going to publish your video marketing output. Of course, you should seriously consider posting your videos on your blog, or on video sites like YouTube.

2. Determine the video content.

As a general guideline, your videos must contain information that will create more interest in your business’s services and products. The specific and actual content will have to vary, depending on what you are trying to show.

Videos on your website can be either product- or service- oriented. Your videos in your site can also be video testimonials from your clients, which helps build credibility.

Videos published on blog sites should be more about updates, news and special promos. They should simply notify your audiences about the current news and induce your audience to click the link to your website for more details.

For video websites like YouTube, your video ought to be less product-or service-oriented, and more imaginative and amusing. Your site link can be supplied with the video and your items can be included in them, but your videos should not be merely a simple sales pitch.

3. Recognize your audience.

Throughout the process, you need to keep your audience in mind. What age are your desired consumers? Who are they and where do they originate from? The material and tone of your video marketing efforts will greatly depend upon the demographics of your desired recipients.

After you have done all of the abovementioned steps, all you will need to do is to make your videos and post them online.

Of course, you may have to engage the services of a video professional for your purposes.

By searching the web, you can find out about the tools that you need to make videos and the techniques that can make your videos work for marketing.

As we mentioned, your videos do not need to necessarily be product- or service-specific. They can also be video reviews obtained from your customers. These videos speak to the overall ability of your company in terms of its products and services and how you treat your customers.

Many companies find that they simply do not have the time to gain the knowledge and experience in video marketing to take it on internally.

That’s where we come in. After 37 years of experience in video marketing, we can guide you in the planning and creation of videos that will gain maximum customer traction for your budget.

Give us a call at 650-969-8273 or drop us an email at info@penroseproductions.com and let’s get started!

 

 

New Approach to Review Videos for Rankings

Review videos can be short and sweet and still get on the first page of Google organic listings.

We’re trying a new approach to review videos for our local clients and it seems to be working well. The key is to get our review videos onto the first page of the Google organic listings.

Anyone interested in internet marketing should know that you MUST be on the first page of Google if you want to get found by people searching. 92% of people never move to page 2 and beyond.

We’ve written earlier about the positive impact that a company’s review videos can have on their marketing experts. And review videos fill a valuable niche when people search for a company and reviews about those companies. Or they may even search for a particular company name, plus the word “review.”

Our new approach is to do videos that each feature one review from a client’s Yelp page, Google page, web page, etc. and wrap an intro and close.

These review videos, while short, sweet and to the point, can be optimized correctly and by using our “review video magic” the video can show up on page 1 of the organic listings, not just the video search listings. Here is an example of the latest video that we did that got us ranked on page 1 overnight:

We just put this up for ourselves a day ago and it’s on page 1 of Google’s organic search already for “Silicon Valley video production company review.”

Similarly, if one were interested in our company specifically and searches for Penrose Productions + “review” we also show up on the first page of the Google organic listings.

We will continue to test other videos with other terms and report back.

But we’re very optimistic that this will be a windfall for our clients once we post these video reviews.

If you would like a chance to see what these review videos can do to get your business found on the internet and drive people through the door, please give us a call at 650-969-8273

Thanks and Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

Get Me on Page 1 of Google

Today’s business people always seem ask, “Can you get me on page 1 of Google?”

Frankly the short answer is that yes we can. It’s all a matter of what you want to get to page one of Google for. What keywords will help people to find you when they search for your product or service?

As we’ve pointed out in an earlier blog post on review videos, when new clients evaluate a business or product that they are not familiar with, they’ll often look for reviews of that business or product. While some will go directly to Google Plus or Yelp or some other review site, often they will do a simple Google search which includes this information:

  • city and/or other location name
  • business or service type
  • followed by the word “review”

Will customers discover your business if they search using that keyword phrase?

One of the quickest ways to say yes to “Get me on page 1 of Google” is to have a review video.

92% of Google searches never get past the first page, so when clients say “get me on page 1 of Google” they are asking a very relevant question. A business MUST be ranked on the first page of the search results. And once you are on that front page, a terrific way to get found is to have a video there. The YouTube thumbnail that shows on the page truly makes your video stand out from the rest of the text-based entries on the page.

get me on page 1 of google

Review videos are a terrific way to get your business viewed in a good light also. For the business that may have some negative reviews online, the review videos will of course feature only the very top reviews. The videos are completely accurate but naturally do not highlight the negative.

Recently I did a video to answer the request of how to get me on page 1 of Google and have posted it here.

As mentioned in the video, since we are the specialists at getting videos ranked onto page 1, we’re looking forward to doing it for you. Your yearning to get me on page 1 of Google will be satisfied – guaranteed!

To get YOUR review video produced and ranked onto page 1 of Google, it’s actually cheaper than you think. To learn more, look at what we do here at Penrose Productions. To get us to get your video ranked in the search engines, give us a call at 650-969-8273.

Review Videos are Great for Driving Business Customers

Review videos can help a business build customer confidence in their product or service.

And when a customer has that confidence, that’s when they’ll pick up the phone or come in the door.

When evaluating a business or product that he or she is unfamiliar with, a new client will often consult reviews of that business or product. While many will go directly to Yelp or some other review site that they trust, many times they will do a web search. Typically this search will consist of this search string:

  • city or location name
  • type of business or service
  • the word “review”

Will this customer find your business if they search using that keyword phrase?

Review videos can make sure that they do find you.

As we’ve mentioned before, 92% of Google searches never get past page 1, so it’s imperative that your business get ranked on that first page. And once you are on that front page, a great way to get listed is to have a video. The YouTube thumbnail that shows on the page really makes your video stand out from the rest of the text-based entries on the page.

Review videos are a terrific way to get your business in the best light as well. For the business that may have some less than complimentary reviews on Yelp, the review videos will of course feature only the best reviews. While completely truthful, the review videos naturally do not highlight negative reviews.

And when clients see all-positive review videos, they are more likely to contact that business.

Let’s show an example of a review video, shall we?

In this video, the search term we are trying to rank for is “Palo Alto home care service review” and after being uploaded a few days ago to YouTube, it is already ranking on page 1 of the search engine results among over 9 million results. In fact, it’s the 6th ranked entry in the organic (non-paid) search engine results. See how the video thumbnail draws the eye?

palo alto home care service review

Here’s the video itself as seen on YouTube:

Our task over the next several days is to get the video ranked even higher on page 1 so that it will be even more visible to anyone searching for that search term. In addition this review video will climb up in rankings for other search terms for which it is not already on page 1.

Since we are the specialist at getting review videos ranked onto page 1, we’re looking forward to showing how this happens.

And if you want YOUR review video produced and placed onto page 1 of Google, it’s cheaper than you think. To learn more, look at what we do at Penrose Productions. To get us to help you get ranked in the search engines, contact us at 650-969-8273.