Using YouTube Effectively

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Videos are very powerful tool. They are effective at providing information quickly and in an excitingly visual manner. From professional presentation and lecture videos to amateur camcorder videos, YouTube makes it easy to upload and share your videos to the masses.

Mashable outlines how to use videos effectively. By focusing on these 9 tips, you can easily optimize your videos on YouTube.  For example, a video’s impact and visibility can be enhanced by simply filling in description boxes (tags, categories, etc). You can also increase visibility by linking and posting videos on your other social network accounts (like Twitter and Facebook). YouTube has a built-in embed feature that automatically generates the correct code to post your video in a blog or other website.

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YouTube maintains a blog with more information on posting, trends, and other news.

You can find their help page here, complete with FAQs and glossary.

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