Videos

An SEO Checklist for New Sites

Source: SEOMOZ

This is a great breakdown of the various considerations in building up SEO for a fledgeling website. The video divides your tasks into the following categories:

  • Accessibility
  • Keyword Targeting
  • Content Quality and Value
  • Design Quality and Usability
  • Social Accounts Setup
  • Link Building

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Intro to WordPress: 7 Basic Video Tutorials

WordPress is a very versatile CMS with lots of features, but it’s also very user friendly.

Most WordPress content is in the form of posts which are presented chronologically by default, and can be further organized into categories. A WordPress site can also have static pages which are like posts, but are not part of the timeline of posts.

Content management in WordPress consists mainly of adding and editing posts or pages. We’ve selected an introductory set of videos from WordPress.tv to get you through most of the essential aspects of posting content on your WordPress site.

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Preparing Videos for YouTube and other Video Sites

If you have a finished video to share online, you may need to encode the video in a format that is accepted by YouTube and/or other sites. Often, the video editing program you used to edit and score your video will have built-in export features that have standard encoding options.

YouTube accepts .mp4 (MPEG4), .mov, .avi, .3GPP, .flv, .wmv, MPEGPS file formats (more details). The video must be less than 2GB in size and less than 15 minutes.

Some typical video dimensions:

16:9 “widescreen” video:

  • 1920 x 1080 – Full High Definition
  • 1280 x 720 – Commonly Used High Definition
  • 640 x 360 – Widescreen web video

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Twitter Lists- What Are They Good For? Absolutely Everything!

Managing all your Twitter friends can be a real chore, if you let it get out of hand.

One great way of keeping track of things on Twitter is by organizing your friends by category and placing them into lists. Perhaps it’s best to think of a list as a ‘grouping’ or ‘group.’

The great thing about lists is that you don’t have to follow someone to put them in a list. This means you can keep track of all the people too prolific, or too specific, for your home feed.

To create a twitter list just open the drop-box on the right sidebar, and click “create new list.” Give the lists a name and select if the list will be public or private.

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