Creating a Hyper Local TV Network

Today on Video Marketing Madness – Creating a Hyper Local TV Network. Ray talks about what he’s doing.

His hyper-local TV network is for Loganville GA, and it’s available on all the streaming services like Roku. So far it business spotlights but they would like to add locally based entertainment shows and have it on in the lobbies of local businesses.

Ray also had case studies of Reels going viral and a Loganville Deals website he’s building.

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Latest Updates Google Business Profile and YouTube Updates

Today on Video Marketing Madness – Latest Updates Google Business Profile and YouTube Updates. Ray and Steve walk through the latest stuff.

  • Starting soon, you will be able to monetize videos with music in them, as long as you share.
  • The new YouTube trim tool for banner ads
  • New mobile look for YouTube
  • New Google algorithm

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YouTube Shorts Revenue Share

Today on Video Marketing Madness –YouTube Shorts Revenue Share. Ray and Steve outline that and Steve has a cool Shorts case study.

Starting in 2023, YouTube will offer a 45% revenue share on shorts but you have to be a member of the partner program. To apply, you need 1000 subscribers and 90 million views in 90 days. Whoa! But for some, it’s very doable. Create and upload often.

Steve may not get there but has found he’s getting more attention with Shorts for his Trains Youtube channel. Zubtitle.com is a cloud based software that lets him upload an existing horizontal video, trim it to up to 60 seconds, and auto formats it to Shorts specs in a few minutes. Today he uploaded a Short and it got 1000 views quickly. It draws attention to his channel.

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The Rise of A.I. Artwork

Today on Video Marketing Madness –The Rise of A.I. Artwork – Ray talks about some new software he’s tested.

It’s called Graiphics. Check it out at https://www.raythevideoguy.com/graiphics – It’s great for creating good online graphics like banners, logos, and photos – as well as website and video graphics.

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Setting Up a 24/7 Online TV Station

Today on Video Marketing Madness –Setting Up a 24/7 Online TV Station. Ray is doing that now.

Ray is working with a company to set up a live streaming channel that feeds to Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, and others. It’s custom-built and will be a real estate 24/7 linear TV channel. While it will have some on-demand videos like YouTube, it will stream different programs all the time like a regular TV channel. There will also be interactive features for direct sales.

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How YouTube Helps Online Marketing

Today on Video Marketing Madness –How YouTube Helps Online Marketing. Steve has a case study on improving Google rankings using YouTube as part of the mix.

Steve’s trains YouTube channel is 12 years old, and he noticed Youtube was suggesting videos from folks he subscribed to way back way. All had given up on their channel years ago, and some of them were big names. It appears YouTube is not in the marketing mix.

Steve found using YouTube videos as part of the mix pushed up Google Business Profiles(GBP) and website blog posts. A lawn care service went from #23 to #8, and website blog posts rank higher when a video is embedded.

Steve starts by opening up a channel under the Google account with the client’s Google Business Profile. He phone verifies and optimizes it. Copy for the 1000-word blog and the 250-word GBP posts match the requirements for the new Google “Helpful Content” algorithm. The video is the same title as the post and the name of the business and the city and state. The copy for the 60-second video comes from the Google Business Profile post.

The description in the video includes the video title, phone number, the Google Maps URL, website URL, and a citation. Also included is the GBP post copy, links to 5-star reviews, and driving directions to all the communities surrounding the client’s location. After that, he posts the copy to the GBP and adds the YouYube URL. He also uploads the video to the post and shares it on social media. Then Steve adds the GPB post URL to the video description. He does this weekly with fresh copy and topics

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The Importance of Online Reviews

Today on Video Marketing Madness –The Importance of Online Reviews. Ray tells us how to get online reviews and why.

Google, Facebook, and Yelp are the top three. Remember to ask for a video review and you can post that on all your social media, including your Google Business Profile.
You need to get online reviews because folks will gravitate to businesses with lots of 5-star reviews, and they need to be recent as well. Also, it’s a ranking factor with Google Business Profiles.

Start by having good customer service and then ask for reviews. With his escape room business, Ray hands out cards with a code that takes folks to his Google Business Profile. He incentivizes employees by giving them $5 for every review that mentions their name.

Pay attention to Facebook and Yelp. Ray is not crazy about Yelp, but iPhones and Alexa default to it, so you have to have it. The reason Ray doesn’t like it is you get more bad reviews and not as many 5-star reviews if you don’t run ads with them.

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Build Your Business with Local Videos

Today on Video Marketing Madness – Build Your Business with Local Videos

Ray built a Community Facebook page, “Loganville News and Events.” He is shooting a lot of video interviews with local businesses. It’s great for networking and for the businesses, it builds content and authority. Good community service and more biz for Ray.

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Local Social Community Videos

Today on Video Marketing Madness – Local Social Community Videos. Ray tells us how to get more business.

Ray owns an escape room in Loganville GA and he built a community Facebook page called, “Loganville News and Events.” There is some news content and promotion. But restaurant reviews are huge and Facebook Lives of events are big too. He also does live videos from retail locations, as well as producing interview videos. It’s been great networking for Rays’ video/social media/website business.

Listen to the case study on mini golf. 0 to busy.

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