I finally did it…
I am actually getting a little sick to my stomach thinking about even POSTING this article…
I‘m coming clean in this video about one of the biggest obstacles I’ve faced in developing my brand online…
If I’m totally honest with you, I cringe at the way I look and sound on camera, DESPITE the fact that videos are a far faster and effective method of getting out my valuable content to my readers. ; )
The fact of the matter is that YouTube is a GIANT marketing platform, in fact…
DID YOU KNOW?
- YouTube has over 2 BILLION (with a “B”) searches PER DAY which is nearly DOUBLE the prime time audience on ALL THREE major US Broadcast Networks COMBINED!
- The average person spends 15 Minutes PER DAY on YouTube.
- Every minute, 24 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube.
- 94 of Advertising Age’s 100 Top Adverisers have run campaigns on YouTube and the Google Content Network.
Can you really afford to ignore Video Marketing any longer with these stats?!?
“U.S. Internet users viewed a record 14.3 billion online videos during [December], representing an increase of 13 percent versus the previous month.”
“Nearly 150 million U.S. Internet users watched an average of 96 videos per viewer in December .”
“78.5 percent of the total U.S. Internet audience viewed online video.”
“Search query volume on the five core search engines increased 21 percent in 2008 from the previous year.”
“Online video viewing accounted for 12.5 percent of Americans’ total time spent on the Internet in November 2008, up from 8.5 percent the previous year.”
“U.S. Internet users viewed a total of 4.5 trillion display ads during the past twelve months, with the average person viewing more than 2,000 ads per month.”
Source: comScore, Feb. 2008
“80% of web users have watched a video ad online, 52% took action after viewing the ad. 15% visited the store and 12% made a purchase”
“Consumers are using online video ads to help make purchasing decisions.”
Source: Yellow Pages.
According to a survey by Princeton Survey Research Associates Intl:
“81% of internet users look for information online about a service or product they are thinking of buying.”
“89% of internet users use an online search engine to help find information on the Web.”
The Bottom Line.
YouTube can potentially increase your business’ online presence dramatically, for a fraction of traditional marketing costs.
Knowing all of that, I had to take a leap and move forward with Video Marketing, and I’m inviting you to come along for the ride… Check it out!
Now before you go- Don’t forget to share your thoughts and suggestions…but try to be nice…since I’m new to this video stuff! ; )
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