September 27, 2008

CashCrate, Once Again...

Once again I've been spending all of my free time designing a webpage to help promote CashCrate. I'd love any comments/suggestions or input on it that can be offered. The page can be found here:

September 23, 2008

Upcoming Games!

Seems like most of this year has been in the shitter as far as quality games being released, so much that my XBox and PC has pretty much gone into hiding from lack of use. But alas, good news! There's now a bulk of quality games coming out in the next few months and I just finished reserving them all!
Here's my list of must haves so far:

Wrath of the Lich King (PC)
Gears of War 2 (360)
Fable 2 (360)
Fallout 3 (PC)

All reserved and all coming out late Oct/mid I'm going to be hella busy for a while! Hopefully they're all going to live up to the hype.

Unfortunately though, my finace is going to take my computer hostage while he plays Fallout 3, because his system can't come close to handling it well. Guess I'll have to play Fable 2 and Gears of War 2 til he's done! Not that I'm complaining though, but he better be finished with it when Lich King arrives, otherwise he's SoL for another year!

Been MIA!

Sorry for the lack of posts, I know I've been MIA, but I have several good reasons!

First, I've been sick. Not like "oh, I don't feel good" sick, but more like "I think I might die if I don't get some painkillers" sick. Bad news on that is, went to two doctors, both had no idea wtf was going on and said its probably a virus, meaning I have to wait it out and hope it really isn't something that antibiotics can cure, because they won't give me any!

Second, I was in NC for almost two weeks visiting family. Hot and Humid as hell, I'd almost forgotten about the climate change. I havent been in a heat index of 108 since I was over in Japan. Ouch!

It was a lot of fun though. Hopefully I should get more on track, posting more often. I'm home now and going through the massive amounts of emails I have, finishing up all the online surveys that have backed up and compiled in my Inbox for the last month. Should take a while, but at least my account balance will take a big leap when I'm all done!

How to Optimize your YouTube Video Tags

1. Make sure your tags are relevant to your content. Seems obvious but this takes some thought to get into the minds of users similar to keyword discovery.
2. The more tags the merrier. I see no penalty for using all your available tag space.
3. Spread your tags out among your clips. Adding more tags can help snag some tail.
4. Use adjectives. Remember lots of folks are browsing and they’ll use adjectives to find what they are in the mood to view.
5. Have some category descriptor tags. It’s important to remember YouTube’s default search settings are Videos, Relevance and All Categories.
6. Match your title and description with your most important tags. Basic SEM practice applies here as well.
7. Don’t use natural language phrases and waste tag space on words like “and” or “to.”

Let’s take a quick look at leveraging the YT results filters:

Date Added – make sure your clips are not too long. Keep them short enough so that you ensure frequent posting on the same tags to keep attracting views.
Views – It’s important to leverage the social nature of YouTube to help maximize views. Ideally you want to get on user subscription lists as well as get exposure on favorites.
Rating – Quality matter though the rating system is has so many videos with similar star ratings that it’s somewhat pointless to optimize for.

Tags are only part of optimizing YouTube. Keep in mind the influence that your title has in attracting CTR. You need to pull every lever to build an audience. The social nature of YT requires getting on users subscriptions and favorites. Again, it all gets down to quality. This is what inherently what makes YouTube great. You build attention by being incredibly interesting.

There truly are some incredible videos on YouTube…and with new ones coming all the time getting your video seen will become more difficult... and at the same time more valuable.

September 20, 2008

CashCrate, I love them because I love easy money

First attempt at a YouTube video. Short, Simple, mostly me playing around with slideshow video creation

August 27, 2008

Disturbing World Wide Weird

So, as you can see above this post...I have added a live updated daily feed of strange and weird news going on around the globe. Some of it is kinda twisted! It was the perfect gadget to put on this blog however, the topics fit the context perfectly. Enjoy!