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length of videos you use to promote products???

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by pasenseoso, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. pasenseoso

    pasenseoso Power Member

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    I'd like to ask everybody who's in video marketing, how long are the videos you use for marketing?

    I know that the length may vary ( a lot) and conversion is the main thing. I am currently using animoto's 3- second video and I seem to get low views.

    Any recommendation guys?


    -drey
     
  2. adhept

    adhept Junior Member

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    I've always used the 30sec-1min rule - long enough to catch attention and get a message across but not so long that people get bored before the end
     
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    cricket1 Senior Member

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    I make videos so they are no longer than 2 minutes.

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  4. pasenseoso

    pasenseoso Power Member

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    whew... I'll do an experiment... :) let me also bump another question,

    what are the top 10 video submission sites other than youtube,metacafe,vimeo?

    -drey
     
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    I would say less than 2 minutes (with adult even less afaic) because the average ytuber's attention span is not the longest nor the brightest.. But have to also admit a lot of "my" videos are just ripoffs of other users, after all why bothering when someone does an almost perfect job for you, a cut here and paste there worst case scenario.. ;)
     
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  6. pasenseoso

    pasenseoso Power Member

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    I'm thinking the same as well.. :) just downloaded video trimmer... :)
     
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    I use 30-60 seconds for reviews/ad type stuff. If you are doing a TUT, more is better if it is complete and provides useful information. Make sure your start page is hot, not just words or a crappy picture. Every see those videos that have a hottie when you hit play but you dont see them until the middle of the clip??????
     
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  8. pasenseoso

    pasenseoso Power Member

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    yeah but how did they do it? plain thumbnails???

    I'll stick with less that 1 minute for a try. And I'll make some stupid titles as well. :)

    thanks guys!
     
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    Yeah agreed! :D You can download the video using download helper plugin, edit it using Movie maker, Tada! You have your video.