Boost Your Youtube Subscribers with a Custom Sub Link

Boost Your Youtube Subscribers with a Custom Sub Link

The only way to get more subscribers to your Youtube channel is to get more people to click that red button, right? Well, here is a tip to help your viewers do more clicking and less browsing-without-clicking. You can create a subscription link that will take a Youtube user to your Youtube page with an overlay that has your Youtube subscribe confirmation button. So, essentially, it cuts the middle-man out and ensures that your user clicks the red button rather than just going to your page, getting distracted and not clicking the red button. The old way of formulating this special url is using the Youtube Subscription Center url. That url looks like this: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=USERNAMEHERE This form will give you a “Invalid Request” or “User not found” error. This won’t work now as Youtube no longer has a “Subscription Center”. Now you use this format: https://www.youtube.com/channel/USERNAMEHERE?sub_confirmation=1 Just put your username in place of USERNAMEHERE. To find your exact username, go to your Youtube “My Channel” page. Look at the web address at the top of the browser. Your username is either a text string representing a user such as “campietralunga” OR a string of letters and numbers representing a channel such as “UC41WI1DzyWt74xE0hy1uBdw”. Copy and paste that into your subscription url. Now you can easily pump up your subscriber number!...
New Online Course! Create an Impressive Time-Lapse Video with iMovie

New Online Course! Create an Impressive Time-Lapse Video with iMovie

I’ve created a great new online course called “Create an Impressive Time-Lapse Video with iMovie!” It walks you through the process of editing your video to create a time lapse video with added extras. You can use the knowledge you gain to transform your own art process or maker process video into a professional and stylish presentation for Youtube, Instagram or your site. Check it out at Skillshare. Right now new Skillshare users get 3 months for $0.99! Sample project video: Sign up and check out my course. You’ll be impressed with what you can create!...

How to Keep Your Friends On Your New Facebook Business Page!

You’re excited about the prospect of creating your new Facebook Business Page BUT you don’t want to lose all the “friends” you’ve made on your personal Profile page. You don’t want to start from scratch and I don’t blame you! Well now there is a way you can KEEP all your “friends” AND move them over to your new Facebook business Page! It’s easy to do. Just follow these steps. Read through the entire article BEFORE you start the process. Log into your Facebook personal account. In a new window or tab of your browser, go to this URL: http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php?migrate This is the Facebook Migrate page. Select the kind of Page you want to set up. Keep in mind that all the posts and other info in your personal page will be GONE in your new business Page. You’ll ONLY keep your “friends” as “fans” on your new business Page. You MAY be able to import your Wall posts from your old personal page if you FIRST download them via this link: http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=18830 Once your new Page is created, you will be able to login with your old username and password. Your old personal profile will no longer exist BUT you’ll get to keep your fabulous friends as fans AND you get to have the fun of setting up your new Business Page....

SEO and Images on Your Website

As you know, I come from a background in web design and development and lately my clients have been asking me very specific questions about SEO (search engine optimization). Search engines such as Google use robot programs to read through a website’s html code. The search engine ranks the website’s relevancy based on the keywords it finds. So it makes sense to use keywords and phrases throughout your site that are searched for often by your target market and are relevant to your subject. Recently I was asked for tips on seo’ing images on a website. Here you go! Use keywords in the image file name. Be sure to name your image using keywords that match the topic of the article (not neccessarily the content of the image). Naming an image “image001.jpg” is throwing away an opportunity to establish relevancy. Instead name it using keywords and hyphens such as, “leather-handbag-001.jpg”. It’s descriptive, will improve SEO plus will help you in the future when you’re wondering what that image is… “Oh yeah! It’s a leather handbag!” Use your ALT tags. An image alone is just an image to a search robot. The image can’t be “seen” or “read” by the search robot but we can change that if we take advantage of the “alt” tag. The “alt” tag is our opportunity to attach text to that image that the robot can read. A typical image html tag looks something like this: <img src=”image.gif” />. An image tag with the “alt” tag looks like this: <img src=”image.gif” alt=”This Describes the Image” />. You use the alt tag to describe the image...