Saturday, August 29, 2015

Go Viral on Social Media Udemy Course Review (Tomoson)

I received access to the Go Viral on Social Media Course on Udemy, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The course teaches you how to market your content on social media. You will learn about branding; transcribing videos without typing; Pinterest marketing; Facebook marketing, and how to create videos to get increased likes. The course contains 69 sections.

You also will learn about floating social media buttons. I have used add this for floating buttons. Floating buttons allow readers to share your content without having to scroll to the top or bottom of your page. The instructor uses SumoMe, which I haven't heard of before until the course.

Next, you will learn about optimizing your videos. I haven't done this since I graduated from Full Sail. Videos need to be short and to the point. The instructor recommends videos being no longer than 2 minutes. If they are longer, then break them down into a multipart series. I had previously learned to keep your videos between 2 and 5 minutes, depending on content. You want people to watch your videos all the way through. You want your videos to be engaging. The author also recommends monetizing your videos on YouTube. My videos are monetized, but I don't make much money on YouTube. Once you get a set amount of subscribers, I know you can offer paid content, where users pay you to access a video. YouTube also has a donate button now.

Next, you need to think about your tags and descriptions. If you are a company or blog, add your blog or company name in the tag and descriptions. Add your website in the description. The instructor also recommends businesses add their address and phone number for customers can reach them.

Finally, I will discuss transcription. The instructor discusses paying for transcription, but you can do this yourself. You can either type up your transcript in word and paste it into YouTube or typing it in manually into YouTube. Both processes take time because you have to match up the words to the screen. You do have to adjust the sliders to match things up. It is a long process, but it is worth it.

The author also recommends using the transcription button in Word to type up your transcript. Even in school, I had to type up a written transcript, plus add one into YouTube. This made it easier because everything was written up, but I still had to match the words up.

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