YouTube Gurus Share Tips for Making How-To Videos


YouTube is a great source for video entertainment, but it’s also a fantastic place for learning about pretty much anything. Tons of talented creators have uploaded videos teaching viewers about all sorts of subjects and teaching viewers how to do all sorts of things. Back in January, YouTube announced the winners of their Next How-To Gurus competition—fifteen masters of the how-to video genre. We spoke with three of these gurus to glean some tips for making how-to videos.

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12 Month Plan For Boosting Your Social Media Presence [Infographic]


When it comes to building a presence for your brand or business on social media, it can be tough knowing where to start. There are so many social sites out there—which should you be focusing on and how do you use them effectively to engage with your customers? Luckily, whether you’re just starting out building a social presence or trying to boost an already existing one, Intuit has put together a helpful 12 month plan, in infographic form.

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How To Set Default Upload Settings In YouTube

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When you upload videos to YouTube, inputting the same upload settings again and again can be annoying. If you always make your videos private, choose a specific ‘Creative Commons Attribution’, include similar tags, or categories you can save yourself time by setting up default settings so you don’t have to feel like a broken record.

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How To Go Viral: 10 Online Video Tips From TED Exec June Cohen


There’s no secret formula when it comes to getting a video to go viral, but according to TED Media executive producer June Cohen there are a number of things that you can do to better your chances of viral video success. In a talk she gave at the Vimeo Festival in New York City earlier this month, as reported by Troy Dreier of, Cohen offered up a number of tips for getting online videos to go viral. Here I dissect ten of Cohen’s tips, with a bit of my own added insight.

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