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In part 2 of this series on video marketing we're going to look at how hosting video on your website can improve your SEO results, which in turn can lead to other improvements too. Getting ranked on the first page of organic Google results has always been the quest for any online business. And getting the number one spot is kind of like finding the tower,...

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Marketers and consumers alike know video is growing more prevalent on the Internet. It's everywhere you look. But from a marketing and business perspective, is it really necessary? The answer is more often yes these days than not. Businesses in nearly every sector can use video in multiple channels and have the potential to improve results. In this six part blog series on video marketing well...

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My son is very ambitious. At the age of 9 he’s determined to build a home theatre in our cellar. It used to be a finished playroom, but an especially rainy spring about 10 years ago meant we had to tear it all out because of a flood. Now it’s just an empty storage space. But I’m digressing. I’m the type of parent who encourages her...

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In the world of the internet, and computer networking in general, there are often terms we just throw around. T1 and T3 are just two designed to baffle the uninitiated. So what do these deceivingly simple terms mean? Read on and find out. The shortest description is that they are both cables (or lines) used to transmit voice and data between two points. The biggest difference...

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Ultra High Definition, or UHD. It’s every technophile’s dream. But what is it really? In order to use the Ultra HD label, displays must have an aspect ratio of 16:9 (at least) and one input with a minimum resolution of 3840x2160. This includes what people are calling 4K using 2160p and 8K at 4320p. That’s compared to today’s HD with a maximum resolution of 1920x1080. You can...

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Practically born with electronic devices in hand, millennials now account for 82% of online video ad views according to an article on streamingmedia.com. It turns out that they are watching sports and gaming online in ever increasing numbers. What is it that pulls them in? They get to see it all! Traditional broadcast sports only lets you watch what the networks think is important. But with online...

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Google is at it again. They tweaked their search algorithm to add a preference for mobile-friendly websites in their mobile search results. It’s a good thing, considering about half of all Google searches originate on mobile devices. The downside is that many websites aren’t yet mobile friendly. And if you use video on your site, it can be tricky making sure it works on all...

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About four years ago I worked briefly with someone who believed the Internet would be all video by now. Not just in terms of bandwidth percentages, but that every website would be 100% video with nary a bit of text in sight. I disagreed with him then, and now, but he was probably more right than he was wrong. If you follow online streaming news or...

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Music streaming services increased revenue 39% and accounted for 23% of total digital music sales. The growth in music streaming has been so strong that many countries have added streaming to their sales numbers when calculating the charts. Probably the best example of how much impact streaming can have on the charts is the single Problem for Ariana Grande.  It reached number one because both streams and...

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Wearables, as in wearable technology, have been the subject of conversations and speculation for years now. Many companies have entered the market with limited, and mixed, success. But generally speaking, the biggest downfall of wearables so far is, well, they just aren't that fashionable. Google Glass is probably the epitome of the example of how not to look cool. But other attempts at wearables have...

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