Tag Archives: YouTube

  • YouTube Analytics – Audience Retention (Drop-Off) Metrics

    YouTube’s been rolling out a lot of great new features in the last few months, but YouTube Audience Retention (i.e. Drop-Off)  metrics  was my favorite pseudo-enterprise-level-service addition. It lets you see where viewers stopped watching. For example, within the first 10-seconds, 30-seconds, or 60-seconds (common drop-off points in online video). You get to watch your …

  • Video from The Ticker Show: Think Outside the Business Card

    The Ticker Show is a Real Estate and Technology  vlog (i.e. video blog) that has provided some great content on YouTube. A recent episode  titled Think Outside the Business Card (September 6, 2011, video below) addresses the issue of Realtors saying, “I work for XYZ Realty,” when they get asked what they do. Essentially, it’s …

  • Comprehensive list of YouTube embed code options

    If you’ve read some of our YouTube-related blog posts (like linking to a specific time position), you know what an embed code and/or a YouTube URL looks like. This post is the creme-de-la-creme of YouTube URLs and embed code options. Basically, reference this: http://code.google.com/apis/youtube/player_parameters.html The Overview section starts with this write-up: This document defines the …

  • YouTube Live Streaming Announced

    YouTube announced YouTube Live in April 2011 (and  announced the start of testing in September 2010). You can visit  http://www.youtube.com/live to see what’s available to watch. In addition to events currently broadcasting, YouTube Live displays events coming up in 24 hours and within 7 days. Below each upcoming video is an Add to Calendar option: …

  • How to Post a Virtual Tour or Video Tour Link on Zillow and Trulia

    Zillow.com ZillowNews’ YouTube video shows us how…   Trulia.com Trulia’s YouTube video shows how to get to the “Edit Photos” section, where the Virtual or Video Tour link is able to be posted…   Contact us with ideas for your next Video Tour: http://TourKick.com/Order/

  • How much is Video worth if a picture is worth $1,000?

    Frame Rate or FPS (Frames Per Second) refers to the number of unique consecutive  images (i.e. frames) displayed per second in a video. It is common for  video  to play  at approximately 24, 25, 30, or 60 FPS. In other words, TourKick videos are like having 30 unique, consecutive, HD photos displayed every second! The …

  • Quote: “Video (and YouTube) are More Important Than Ever”

    We could spend all our time writing blog posts about how video for real estate keeps rising to the top of real estate news and trends. It’s becoming not only more important (and, thus, more valuable) but also more recognized as a point of distinction. Following is an infographic by Postling.com  that, among other things, …

  • REALTORS: Video marketing facts you need to know!

    Facebook dominates video sharing! Videos posted on Facebook are shared 218% more than Twitter and Email combined. Don’t just upload the video to YouTube share it to your social networks. People with money watch videos Pew Internet & American Life Project reported that 78% of respondents with an annual income of $75,000+, consumed videos online. …

  • YouTube linking to a specific time position

    Our example/typical YouTube video link for this tutorial is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69hADT4pWWc Link to a video – Start at any time position Start playback at time position 1:20 (1 minute and 20 seconds into the video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69hADT4pWWc#t=1m20s Add #t=1m20s after the video’s URL FORMAT: t=XhYmZs –> X hours, Y minutes, Z seconds NOTE: If there’s already a …

  • YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts

    When watching a video on YouTube (like millions of us do)–including embedded YouTube videos–there are a few keyboard shortcuts you can take advantage of: Spacebar = Play/Pause Arrow Right = jump forward Arrow Left = jump backward Arrow Up = Volume Up Arrow Down = Volume Down F11 = view in Full Screen mode (more …

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