I’ll avoid the cliché and just say, videos express a whole lot more than words can visually. Saying a forest is green isn’t quite like seeing that forest in all its shades of green, not to mention it all depends on the lighting. The best way to show someone an object in action is to show them a video of that object. Only recently has this become an easy venture. With the introduction of digital media, we gained access to an amazing ability to share what we see with everyone we know and even someone we might not know. Sites like YouTube have conquered this new market, they have become great tools of illustration, and in this post, you can learn how to use YouTube videos to your advantage.
For example, say you’ve just designed your new blog website on EasyWeb Content. Your goal is to find and expose talented, unrecognized comedians. This seems like such a challenge considering your best way of finding these new comedians is by going to the local comedy bar. Even if you do find a good comedian, how do you explain their sense of humor? A joke can lose its meaning when the tone of voice is lost, so writing down quotes from the show can be a lackluster way of sharing. This is where YouTube comes in handy.
Most artists today have an internet presence of some kind. Quite a few artists have Youtube pages. Your options for finding and exposing comedian talent just doubled. Now when you sit down to write a blog about your new favorite act, you can also link your reader to a specific video, the comedians Youtube page, or both. Instead of floundering a joke with the written word, you get to share that joke in all its glory.
How to Use YouTube Videos
Don’t forget, there are different ways to share. You can either “Embed” a video on your site, “Link” a video to your site, or “Link” the artists channel. Here’s the difference. Embedding a video means when a visitor to your site can watch the video without leaving your web page. That can be done by coping the Embed code, which looks like this:
This can be found on the YouTube video page, here:
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Simply click on the underlined “Share” tab, then select the boxed “Embed” button. This embed code should be copied to your web page so that the video will show up on the site. If you simply wish to share the link to the video, copy the URL displayed next to the “Embed” button. If you wish to share the link to an artist’s channel, you will need to go to their channel page and copy the URL from your URL box. Like so:
Copy the outlined URL and that will be a direct link to the artist’s channel.
There are many uses for YouTube videos. You can use video content to explain yourself if you write about politics, science, math, or other more complicated subjects. You can create your own YouTube channel and post videos to link to your blog that express or show something you were unable to with words. You might even be inspired by a YouTube video, and what better way to display your inspiration than by sharing it. YouTube is an amazing tool as long as you’re careful not to overuse it, so, make the best of what you’ve done with your blog. Don’t let your design down, make the content just as amazing.
This is a guest post by Jess Willoughby. Jess is a freelance writer and amateur photographer with a background in music.