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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Top 10 Books on Social Media and Engagement

What top 10 books would I recommend for you if you are getting started with social media or are currently using it and looking to get better at it and improve your engagement with fans and customers? Here are my top 10 social media books with an explanation as to why I believe they are important to you and how they can help you improve your online engagement on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others.

Likeable Social Media

Think Before You Engage


The Mesh


Steve Jobs

Ready Aim Fire

How We Decide

CrushIt! by Gary Vaynerchuk

Trust Agents

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