Facebook “Like” Paid Campaigns: Going Away As An Ad Option?

Screenshot 2014-10-02 13.02.33

The answer to this is, No, Facebook “Like” Paid Campaigns are not going away as an ad option (also known as “Promote your Page” on Facebook); however, as of November 5, 2014, what is going away is the option to “Like-Gate” your fan page. Like-gating is when you reward someone with “fan-only” content, meaning that […]

Continue Reading | Add Comment

How To Create A Name For Your Business

Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 4.01.54 PM

Thinking of a name for your business that no one else has can be tough. Here are some tools that might help you in your process. Check out these third party business name generator websites that can help brainstorm some ideas: Business Name Generator Panabee Dotomator.com Dotomator¬†2.0 Name Thingy Naming Netsudbstance Rhymer WordLab Or you […]

Continue Reading | Add Comment

Embed a YouTube Video Into Your WordPress Blog in 10 Easy Steps!

Embed YouTube on WordPress

1. Navigate to the YouTube video that you want to embed within your blog post 2. Click the Share tap beneath the YouTube video 3. Click on the Embed tab 4. If it defaults to Use Old embed code, make sure you uncheck that box. The code should start with the word “iframe” 5. You […]

Continue Reading | Add Comment

How To Change the Title of Your YouTube Channel

YouTube - How to Change the Title of Your Channel

Every started out with one name for your channel and then a few months down the line, you decide you want to change it? Here is how you change the title of your channel in less than 60 seconds! If you enjoyed this video, please continue subscribe to the SMMcast YouTube channel for more videos […]

Continue Reading | Add Comment

Twitter Announces Confidential Filing for IPO

Twitter IPO

Twitter filed in confidence for IPO last week. What will this mean for the future of Twitter? No one really knows. Twitter is projected to bring in $583 million in advertising revenue for 2013 and hit $1 billion in 2014, according to eMarketer.¬†There are over 554 million active Twitter users and 135k new people signing […]

Continue Reading | Add Comment

YouTube Updates Video Player Features

Screen Shot 2013-09-14 at 4.14.37 PM

YouTube recently updated how their features look on their video player. If you click on the gear on the player, you will notice 3 options: annotations, player size and quality of the video you’re viewing.

Continue Reading | Add Comment

Apple Announces iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S

iphone 5s Prices

I joined CNET for live coverage of Apple’s announcement event today at 10AM pst held at their headquarters in Cupertino, CA. Apple announced iOS7 release date, which will be available for download on Tuesday, September 18, 2013. I already set a reminder to check my phone as soon as I wake up, because I’m so […]

Continue Reading | Add Comment

How To Get A Twitter Handle Back

Screen Shot 2013-08-14 at 5.34.13 AM

Do you have a copyright on trademark on your business name and someone else has already taken that name on Twitter? Here is a quick tutorial on how to get it back. To get started, login to your Twitter account. If you haven’t already created a Twitter account that is similar to the handle you […]

Continue Reading | Add Comment

Apple Rumored to Launch Newest Version of iPhone September 10th

Screen Shot 2013-08-13 at 7.22.17 AM

Apple will be making an announcement on September 10th and it’s been rumored the announcement will include their new version of the iPhone: some say an iPhone 5S, while others say possibly the iPhone 6. SEE ALSO: Will iPhone 5S have the same wait as iPhone 4 Although physically the iPhone may not see many […]

Continue Reading | Add Comment

You Can Now Embed the YouTube Subscribe Button on your Site!

Screen Shot 2013-08-12 at 7.43.51 PM

YouTube finally released an update that allows the YouTube Subscribe button to be directly embedded within your website without having to leave your website. Just insert this code below onto your site: <script src=”https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js”></script> <div data-channel=”Your Channel Name Here”> </div> You can also customize the YouTube button here. SEE ALSO: 7 Ways To Get More […]

Continue Reading | Add Comment

How to Opt Out of Wireless Emergency Alerts

Amber Alert Opt Out

WEAs, better known as Wireless Emergency Alerts, are now being sent to all wireless devices without your consent. Yep, that’s right. Thanks to the Government agency FEMA, you can now be woken up in the wee hours of the night with an “emergency” text. The first time you received an emergency alert to your phone, […]

Continue Reading | Add Comment

7 Ways To Get More YouTube Subscribers

Screen Shot 2013-08-06 at 9.06.41 AM

Everyone wants to know how to get more YouTube subscribers. Here are 7 quick ways that may help your efforts. Give away free content. How-to videos are the best way to do this. For example, if you’re a contractor, you might make a video about how to clean a granite counter top that you just […]

Continue Reading | Add Comment

How to Organize Your Video Files When Editing

Organization When Editing

Plug in your camera and move your video files from your camera to an external source drive that has several TB of space. Once transfer complete, you can eject your camera card and reformat the memory card. BUT make sure and confirm you have all of the video files from the card copied onto your […]

Continue Reading | Add Comment

How to Use Video Analytics to Generate Revenue

Screen Shot 2013-07-27 at 9.09.30 PM

There are 5 important metrics to pay attention to when viewing your Video Analytics and applying them in a way that can help you generate more revenue. Dollar Per Play, not Cumulative Plays. For example, DC SHOES: Ken Block’s Gymkhana Five web series cost 5 digits to produce, but one of the videos in the […]

Continue Reading | Add Comment

Video Summit Conference 2013: Sponsors

Screen Shot 2013-07-27 at 9.01.51 PM

Today starts the Video Summit Conference in San Francisco. The top video companies are here, including:  Limelight Ustudio Acxiom BonFireLabs VidIQ YourBrandLive SundaySky SpotTrender TurnTo Sovee 3PlayMedia Expo EdgeCast Certona TubeMogul AdjustYourSet Unruly Pixability Poptent ProductionHub BrightCove GettyImages CannelFactory SmartShoot VideoAptitude Tubular Buzztala TheMadVideo Sandwich Video One Load

Continue Reading | Add Comment