This is the first article in a series for operators of businesses who actually want some real practical everyday answers about streaming video and online advertising – what’s the best way to do it, and how does it work in the real world?
First of all, let me disclose that I’m a producer of streaming videos and online advertising. I’ve ybeen making commercials and online tours using streaming video for local businesses in Perth, Western Australia for about the last three years, after coming from a background in film and television. From what I’ve experienced, there’s a steep learning curve and a methodology particular to streaming video, not only in a technical or production sense, but also in terms of business use and marketing.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably done your fair share of googling for information about streaming video and how it works. And there are some genuinely good articles out there.
But many focus on aspects which, though relevant in some respects, don’t directly address the concerns of business operators who just want to know the best way of adding video to their website. A typical selection of articles will focus on the greater trend of streaming video in terms of a global or nationwide user base. You know the ones I’m talking about – “40% of such and such…” and “3 billion users by….” etc. Others will talk about the technological issues: servers, formats, delivery models etc. Best rom com anime
This is all well and good, and valued information. But, if you’re the owner for a small to medium sized business, you’ll probably be interested to know how it works on a very local level. That is, how do you get it done, what’s the best way of doing it, and what’s the best way to optimize your video once it’s been produced? Hopefully I’ll be able to provide you with some tips that will hold you in good stead should you wish to go down this interesting track. I’ll break this down into a couple of areas, beginning with the initial decision about how to go down the streaming route.
I’ll gather that you’re already aware of whyou want to use streaming video (or audio) on the internet. So we’ll skip the “why video?” question for the moment and move onto the “how and who?”. I’ll then discuss tips that will give you ideas about how to get the most of the production and deliver a great video, and then how you can get more people to watch it and feed into your website.