Do you do videos for your blog posts with some regularity?
If you don’t, you should!
I have not done a lot of videos but, I have done some off and on. My goal is to do at least one video a month over the next year.
A while ago I took part in a video challenge hosted by Barry Wells and that month I did 4 vidoes.
Why do vidoes though? Isn’t a written post as good?
Videos Get Traffic
Sometimes it may be true that written posts are as good as videos and this post is not going to be a video post even though it is about videos. I may however include a video in this post.
YouTube videos get a lot of traffic separate from your post. If you put a link to your blog in your video as well as in the description on YouTube then your blog will also get some traffic from the video.
If you put videos in your post with some regularity you have a better chance of producing a video that gets lots of traffic and in turn sends traffic back to your blog.
My Best Video
Back in September of 2011 I did a post called Pinterest – Bookmarking Fun!
Now at the time Pinterest was not popular like it is today.
I had been visiting at my son’s home and my daughter-in-law told me about it.
I would love to pin some of the internet marketing posts that I find.
When I first looked at Pinterest, my only thought was “I would love to pin some of the internet marketing posts I like here!”
At that time posting anything but craft ideas was absolutely unheard of and Pinterest was thought to be for only women.
I came home and immediately wrote a post on Pinterest. Not only did I write a post I also made a video. In the video I told what Pinterest was and showed how to use it. I showed how to pin internet marketing posts and talked about it being similar to bookmarking.
At the beginning of this post I said this post was going to be about using videos in posts, not a video post and that I might include one video. Here is the video. This is the YouTube video I made on Pinterest. You may of already seen it when I posted it back in September so, in that case you will probably not want to watch it again.
When I decided to do a post on Pinterest, I could have just used text and screen shots but I like doing videos so I decided to make a video.
I made the video, wrote the post, put the video in the post and forgot about that post a few weeks later.
Fast forward to March 29, 2012 …
I for some reason was looking at my YouTube account and how many views different videos had. Most of my videos had between 25 and 200 views.
I Never Dreamed …
Then I saw the Pinterest video made 6 months or so earlier. It had 9500. I never dreamed I could create a video that would get 9500 views. The views continue to increase and today it has been viewed 13,475 times. The number of views has increased about 4ooo views in the last 6 or 7 weeks.
I know this is nothing compared to some of those videos on YouTube that have millions of views but, for me this is a lot.
In addition to the video getting all of those views, the post the video was in is my most viewed post at 542 views. This is also at least twice the number of views as most of my posts get.
It Pays To Make Video
If I had only done a written post for Pinterest I would never have received the traffic I have.
This is a great reason to put a video post on you blog with some regularity. You never know when you will make a video that will get lots of views.
Do you make videos? Have you had a video that has lots of views? Leave a comment and let me know about your videos.