Here is a quick recap of some common questions I get asked about video uploads as an instructor and service provider.
Why should I upload videos to YouTube and then embed them on my site rather than hosting them on my website?
Video files can be very large and they can slow down your website. Also, if you upload your video to YouTube there is the potential to expand your reach when people are searching for your topic right at YouTube.
Check out my previous YouTube Tips post about uploading Videos to YouTube for more information.
Why would I want to upload my video directly to Facebook instead of just sharing from YouTube?
Actually, I would typically recommend you embed your video onto a website and then share that link to Facebook when people click on the link they are sent to your website rather than YouTube.
However, there are some convincing reasons why you should also upload your videos directly to Facebook:
The good news is, you can do both!
- You can invest the time in crafting a great blog post or page to accompany the video on your website, that is optimized for search engines and also provides valuable content for readers (additional information, links, a call to action).
- AND, you can have the videos on your Facebook page and include a link to the blog post with more information, which will send traffic to your site.
How do I upload a video to Facebook?
Another common question! It’s a lot like posting a photo – super simple! Here is a link to the instructions at Facebook.com.
And, just for fun, here’s evidence that I’ve been involved in marketing since I was 9 years old! Yes, that’s me in a TV commercial which originally aired on KVOS in the 80s.