Want More Views? Follow The Three E’s of Content Marketing

If you’ve read our previous article on How to Use Convert Player, you know how simple it is to optimize a video with tools such as a call to action, and other interactive features. The next part is a bit more challenging, yet exponentially more important. After all, knowing how to upload a video is void if the content of the video doesn’t grab the attention of your intended audience.

When it comes to generating video content that generates lead conversions, and draws more viewers to your site, it’s will work in your favor to abide by the “3 E’s’ of content marketing. For a video to be garner success it will be: engaging, educational, or entertaining. Videos that fall under one of the preceding categories are used most effectively at the top of the funnel. At the stage in the funnel, your potential viewers are seeking a solution to a problem they may have, or an area of interest they may not have discovered. A successful videos in this “awareness” stage of the funnel, will draw viewers in with an enticing video content.

Let’s consider a video that aims to engage its viewers.        

 

Videos that Engage

Videos that best engage do so inadvertently. Rather than selling a product, the video indirectly sells an idea, or, rather, a feeling. This sentiment defines your brand’s image. In turn, it allows viewers to better relate and visualize the product being sold. Chryster’s wildly successful commercial is a prime example of engagement at its best. It grabs  viewers’ attention, affirming that American-made vehicles could once again go toe-to-toe with German made or Japanese made products. The American nationalistic sentiment helps draw a specific target audience to the brand, and does so with rigor.

A Nostalgic Reminder of American Prowess

 

 

Videos that Entertain

Engaging videos are consequently very entertaining to watch. Let’s consider a new trend in video marketing: video documentaries. Documentaries work with the intent of engagement — to indirectly draw a target audience to form a genuine interest in the companies brand image. Intel’s video documentary, found below, encapsulates this concept. Shot from the perspective of an esteemed photographer and visual artist, the documentary offers viewers a glimpse of how is artistry is performed using technology. The connection to Intel itself is not obvious, and this is why the video has garnered such success. Intel was successful because they showcased an icon. This icon acted as a representation of what can be achieved through technology, without explicitly stating it. Very few people want information shoved down their throat. The power of entertaining videos should not be underestimated.  

A Documentary That Sells

 

 

Videos that Educate

Last, but certainly not least, your videos should educate. These videos stray from the aforementioned “E’s” in that they seek to solve a specific problem or inform the audience on a topic they are not familiar with. These videos don’t practice psychological mind games of indirectly enticing viewers as the former “E’s” do. Videos that educate face the viewers need head-on. One of the best examples of videos that educate can be found on Moz’s video portal. Moz offers a plethora of informative videos that help users solve a specific problem they may be dealing with. Take a look at one video that garnered particular success amongst its viewers:  “The Perfect Blog Post Length and Publishing Frequency is B?!!$#÷x”

A Problem Solver

 

 

Whether you aim to engage, educate or entertain, remember that the preceding categories don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, the BEST video marketers will capture all three E’s within a single video. You’ll find that content that is entertaining and engaging usually go hand in hand. The top of the funnel is, arguably, the most important stage in your marketing strategy. This is the stage where you establish your brand identity, and in turn, draw your target audience. Remember to cast a wide net by using keywords and an engaging CTA that can attract audiences from a broad platform. 

 

How To Use Convert Player for Video Optimization

Let’s walk you through our process by considering one business that has benefited from Convert Player. Grandma’s Jars is an online budgeting app that allows users to track expenses, save money, and live debt free. One of the company’s primary sources of success derives from it’s utilization of video optimization. While Convert Player’s online layout makes using it rather self-explanatory, we’d like to show you just how efficient the system is, using Grandma’s Jars as an example. Let’s consider one video from the company’s “Debt Free Living” campaign. 

Grandma’s Jars:  A Step-by-Step Guide

 

1. Simply copy the URL of your Youtube or Vimeo video and insert it into the URL link and press “add video.”  Once you’ve added your video you can find it in your queue. Select a video to begin editing

 

 

2. This brings you to the master editorial page, where all video optimization takes place. On the right side of the page, you can find features that allow you to decide how you want to optimize the video. Options include “auto-play,” “hide video controls,” “enable SEO” and/or “redirect to a URL” at the end of the video. From here, you’re able to add any copy to verify your SEO title and description.

 

3. The feature that draws the greatest amount of users is your Call to Action. Here you add the CTA copy, and determine where in the video’s sequence you would like it to appear. Apart from the CTA, the user is also given the option to add an email opt-in feature, and a Facebook share page.

 

4. Once optimization is complete, simply click on the “Embed Video” tool on the upper right hand corner of the page. Here, you’re given the options to use the “Responsive HTML Embed Code” on multiple platforms including your website, WordPress, or Facebook Page.

 

Why Video Optimization is Necessary

A video that lacks the above features lacks any outlet for user interaction, thus making it void in terms of marketing. Even if your videos content is superb, it is highly unlikely that the video will convert unless you bolster it with the aforementioned key features such as a CTA, and relevant keywords.

Of course, once the user is drawn to your page through the SEO tactics you’ve applied, there must be excellent content in place. Creating great content is the key component to optimizing your videos. It’s otherwise nearly impossible to secure views and drive traffic to your site. In the next article we’ll divulge exactly what it is that makes content engaging to viewers. The “three E’s” of content marketing should be the foundation from which your video content is based. Find out More About the “Three E’s” of Content Marketing

 

Why Is Video Optimization Important? Marketing at its Best.

Why Use Convert Player? 

Anyone running an online business will vouch that videos offer huge potential as a marketing tool. It is less known that if not correctly implemented, they lose all their power in converting leads. Users come to us frustrated at this very anomaly: if the video itself is well produced, why are results lacking? The answer is not as straightforward, although the solution is achievable. A video, no matter how enticing it may be, loses all its potential if missing user interaction tools. The most important is the Call to Action. This is where Convert Player comes in. Convert Player is an app that acts as an outlet through which you can instantly make your embedded Vimeo or Youtube videos viable with a CTA and other text components. What does this translate into?

  • More emails on your list
  • Increased sales
  • Bigger social media following

 

Simplicity of Use 

So, why take the first step? Convenience. Convert Player is designed to be remarkably easy to use for all experience levels. There is no coding required; simply plug in and play. There is also no cap on video quantity, meaning you can use and manipulate your videos anywhere on your site. Its convenient for your viewers as well; Convert Player’s streamlined editing services eliminates annoying advertisements that often precede Youtube and Vimeo videos. Viewers are also given more interaction tools such as the ability to skip ahead or adjust video speed.

 

Quality Service 

Convert Player is made up of a group of individuals who are smart marketing experts. They’ve found a way to leverage videos so that they can reach their full potential. The results speak for themselves: a higher amount of email subscriptions, leads, and overall customer satisfaction. Now, these like minded individuals want to offer an outlet for others in digital marketing to do the same. Convert Player is a supportive community comprised of innovative thinkers who share one underlying goal: making videos live up to their full marketing potential. Our team is constantly seeking ways to enhance Convert Player’s services. That’s why we’ve implemented a customer support system guaranteed to be receptive of your user experience.

 

Still unsure ?

In the proceeding article: “How to Set Up Convert Player” we’ll walk you through the experience of one of Convert Player’s most successful clients to date. See how easy making your videos marketable can be.

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