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Do most seo video companies put your videos up under their account and then when you stop using their service, they remove them?
I am looking into hiring a seo video company and want to know if this is common practice. I personally think that we should own those videos but it was explained to me that like a video rental, you are renting/leasing the space for those videos to be placed out their on their servers and that if you stop, it is now their property.I am able to get the company I am looking at to let us own 10 or so should we decide to stop.
The only other reason I can think of that justifies companies taking the online videos down is because it is like running a tv commercial. Once you stop paying to run it, it comes down.
Any thoughts from my esteemed colleagues?
@ Adam - You know what Adam??? The topic of "What is an actual Video?" usually causes quite a stir out here on ADM!~ lol..................Soooooooooooooooooooooooo heck......why don`t you start that thread............... & let`s see how/who/what defines a Video??? Great idea - Run with it pal.....
Soooooooooooooooooo here are the counts for my YouTube accounts;
Douglas Infiniti = 53,423 Total Views
Douglas VW = 121,618 Total Views
Ken Beam = 789,318
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo do you think we`ve done a little business because of my clips???????
Please do share how you received so many of those views. You market the videos everywhere on the planet and in follow-up emails? :)
@ Kim - Well first off, I have to tell you that I didn`t just start doing these videos....... as I`ve been creating clips like this for almost 7 years now. Over time, more & more viewers just find your "stuff" on-line. Then if you`re a little lucky & you have a bunch of nice folks on sites like ADM & Dealer Elite really compliment your work, well it`s sort of word of mouth advertising.........
Now I do utilize the clips in various ways.... i.e. our website, Craigs List Ads, Blogs, Facebook & in EBlasts as a few examples.
Proper SEO titles & tags will take you & place you just about anywhere....... & sometimes you can get into hot water if you try haunting your competition & over-do it (that`s an entirely different topic......& boy, if you only knew what I did!.....lol)
I can share some other ideas if you would like.........
Sure. I will connect with you soon.
Your fishing and hunting pictures also do well, in their way. ;)
@ Keith - lol! Hey Keith check it out!
I added lights to Douglas VW! - lol
Ken, you deserve a million dollars for what you do. It's proof that One Man Can Make a Difference. No sh*t, my friend. Kick Ass on Saturday!!!
Hey Keith - Thanks a lot! I really appreciate that. Ummmmmmmmm....... I don`t work on Saturdays my friend. Haven`t in over 4 years now............. the benefits of working all kinds of crazy hours at home with my "Covert-Marketing-Techniques"....... One vendor refers to me as the X-Factor for Douglas............. he says it seems like they(Douglas) don`t always know why something happens or exactly what caused it to happen....... they just say "something" happens when I`m "around"......... maybe it`s the "night-thing"......
Ken, you're a character. And you have character. That's a rare combo. Glad somebody at the dealership recognizes it. Go make a video or something, will 'ya? I'm drinking here. :0
I don't know how many video vendors I've turned down or ignored because they want to host our videos on their own servers. In YouTube, I trust. I believe in doing everything you can do, in-house.
"In YouTube I Trust" . . . Tom, that's a great, great slogan. I see an "In the Trenches" article! :)