The Ultimate social video starter guide – Infographic

The dawn of video sharing sites introduced the world to a series of potentials that it had previously never experienced. Millions of hours of video are uploaded to sites like YouTube and Vimeo on a monthly basis, and YouTube receives well over a billion unique visits per month. The videos provide visitors with virtually anything that they need to look for, and have become resources that are growing as their users’ demands shift.

With the popularity of video sharing sites comes the potential for monetization of the process. Brands, small businesses, even people realized that they could be using the popularity of videos to create like-minded content, content that would be shared widely and enjoyed by the maximum number of eyes. It was realizations like this that led to the rise in a new brand of marketing that focused on harnessing the power of video sharing, while integrating it with a concerted social media strategy. Thus, social video marketing was born.

This social video starter guide infographic, provided by, provides a how-to guide for exploiting the wild popularity of social video sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Google Hangouts, Instagram, and Vine. It explores how social video sites have become a major component of the online marketing medium, and why so many are succeeding because of it.

Let’s take a look at this social video starter guide  and how you can leverage these social video sites to help grow your business.

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How to redeem or use a promo code on Google Helpouts

Did you receive a Google Helpouts promo code? Learn how to redeem Google Helpouts promo codes to get free Google Helpouts!

For the past few months, I’ve been using Google Helpouts to provide Facebook One-on-One coaching.

During this time, I’ve really enjoyed helping businesses fix their Facebook problems.

For those of you not familiar with Google Helpouts, let me explain a little about Google Helpouts and how they work.

What are Google Helpouts?

Google Helpouts are a tool you can communicate with professionals in your industry to get help.

Here are some of the features of Google Helpouts:

  • Video conference
  • Audio-only helpout
  • Chat
  • Screen-sharing
  • Record a Google Helpout (Hangouts on Air)

For my Facebook One-on-One Coaching sessions on Helpouts, I often provide promo codes so you can try them out.

One question that has consistently come up is how to redeem Google Helpouts promo codes.

To help you out, I’ve put to together a tutorial on how to redeem Google Helpouts promo codes. Follow the instructions below.

How to redeem Google Helpouts promo codes

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15 Creative Uses for Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts are an amazing piece of technology. Not only are hangouts a great way to stay connected with friends and family, but Google Hangouts can also be used for a lot more.

To get your creative juices flowing, we have compiled 15 creative ways you can use Google Hangouts 0utside of just connecting to make them more useful.

15 creative uses for Google Hangouts

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How to Record A Google+ Hangout

Record a Google+ Hangout

You’ve probably heard of Google+ hangouts.  If not, here’s what they do.  Google+ hangouts let you host video conferences with nearby friends, family across the globe, and hold important meetings with business partners and customers.

A few facts about Google+ hangouts:

While that’s pretty impressive for a free product, what I’m most excited about with Google+ hangouts is the last one – you can record them (through “On-Air”).

Why is it so remarkable that you can record Google+ hangouts?

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10 Google+ links every user should know

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Whether you’re a beginner just getting started with Google+ or you’re a seasoned pro, below are 10 must-have Google+ links that every user should know. This list of Google+ resources is just a small sampling, but some of my favorites.  From creating your first Google+ business page to creating a Google+ hangout, Google+ has a vast number of features to help you build, connect and grow your social network.  Take a moment to check these links out and feel free to suggest new ones as well! While you’re at it, let’s !

  1. Google+ vs Facebook Infographic
  2. Google+ URL Shortener
  3. 30 tips to enhance your Google+ experience
  4. Create your first Google+ business page
  5. Google+ cheat sheet
  6. How to switch between your Google+ profile and your Google+ page
  7. How to add the Google +1 button to your website
  8. Google+ PSD files (download)
  9. How to create a Google+ hangout
  10. Add a Google+ badge to your sidebar