Over the past two weeks, I won two different clients specifically because of two different videos on my website.
Someone asked me recently if quality matters for web videos. I replied that quality is the top 5 things that matter for web video.
Quality, quality, quality, quality, quality.
I just invested on a new professional HD camera with which to shoot.
I know, most websites play videos in small screen players. But there’s something that folks forget: sales of Internet ready TVs are increasing steadily.
Think about that amateur video being played on a 46 inch screen. If you thought shaky, hand-held camera shots were distracting on a small screen, wait till you see it magnified. Now, add in that low, or not-quite right light. Is anyone still watching after 30 seconds?
Major newspapers, television stations and networks are all putting video content on the web. Any poorly-produced DIY video will have to compete with that.
Anyone can upload and share anything. It’s what is driving the explosion of social networking. It’s really, really cool. However more people want to connect with businesses and brands than ever before. Done right: with basic, well thought-out shots and a little showmanship, you can not only connect with customers and prospects, but they will stay on your website longer. That gives you more chances to convert them.
Coming soon – more about how your competition uses video.
That’s a wrap.