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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? 

Thank you.


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@ 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!

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

NJ VW | VW Nights under the Lights at Douglas VW in Summit NJ

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!  :)


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