I am very proud of my recent video creation. This animated video was created using motion graphic techniques, using mainly Adobe After Effects, I also built up the layers of music and sound effects using Adobe Soundbooth. The video features a cow character created by Kevin Riley for Plucking Low Hanging Fruits. I had permission from Kevin and took his 2D drawings and built 3D environments around them. With the camera zooming around and the basic story being told of how easy it can be to make money online without a website, product or list. The creation of this video took a very long time because it is animation and it was my first time tackling some thing so long (just under 2 mins – a long time in animation terms). I will be creating more videos like this in the future. Anyway check it out and if you like it please give it a rating, digg, comment, whatever.
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If you have web pages where you are wanting people to enter their name and email to join your list, then design and presentation does make a difference and is proven to increase conversions. Whether it be a sales page or a squeeze page or just an opt-in box on your blog it is alway worth giving it a tweak to improve it’s performance. For example it has been proven that the human eye is naturally attracted to the top right of a page, so why place your opt-in box at the bottom or on the left?
Good Design = Credibility = Trust = Action = Opt-In = PROFIT!
I have recently been been on a mission to improve some of my websites pages, here is a great example of a much improved page.
This is a page where you can join my list and receive Kevin Riley’s Plucking Low Hanging Fruit, A Free Report that shows you how easy it can be to make money online without a website, product or list.
Check out the difference between these two pages :
Before – Click the image to see the actual page
After – Click the image to see the actual page
I achieved this by using these great ‘mix and match’ squeeze page templates from OptinDesign.com. I am no web designer and struggle with HTML, code and such, so using these beautifully designed fully modifiable templates are just what I need. And it is worth me pointing out that I did have some problems when it came to entering my Aweber code (due to my noviceness), but a quick email to support and it was sorted out . I really, really do like quick responding helpful support. For me that is the cherry on top of the cake. Well done Kidino, what a product !
I have tried many different free squeeze page templates before but have been uncomfortable with them because they look a little tacky or cheesy, these designs are more stylish, crisp and clean. You can get two squeeze pages for free right now, so go have a play.
OptinDesign.com is a new breed of squeeze page templates. Now you don’t have to compromise between good design and high opt-in rates. Download your squeeze page templates and give them a try right now. And see your opt-in rates fly through the roof.
If you can find the time to watch this one hour documentary study of YouTube and the internet video community, I highly recommend you watch this excellent video. Grab a cuppa a sit down a enjoy.
If you are like a skim reader, but with video, use the listings below to forward to a point of interest to you. Although again I strongly recommend you watch the full film.
0:00 Introduction, YouTube’s Big Numbers
2:00 Numa Numa and the Celebration of Webcams
5:53 The Machine is Us/ing Us and the New Mediascape
12:16 Introducing our Research Team
12:56 Who is on YouTube?
13:25 What’s on Youtube? Charlie Bit My Finger, Soulja Boy, etc.
17:04 5% of vids are personal vlogs addressed to the YouTube community, Why?
17:30 YouTube in context. The loss of community and “networked individualism” (Wellman)
18:41 Cultural Inversion: individualism and community
19:15 Understanding new forms of community through Participant Observation
21:18 YouTube as a medium for community
23:00 Our first vlogs
25:00 The webcam: Everybody is watching where nobody is (“context collapse”)
26:05 Re-cognition and new forms of self-awareness (McLuhan)
27:58 The Anonymity of Watching YouTube: Haters and Lovers
29:53 Aesthetic Arrest
30:25 Connection without Constraint
32:35 Free Hugs: A hero for our mediated culture
34:02 YouTube Drama: Striving for popularity
34:55 An early star: emokid21ohio
36:55 YouTube’s Anthenticity Crisis: the story of LonelyGirl15
39:50 Reflections on Authenticity
41:54 Gaming the system / Exposing the System
43:37 Seriously Playful Participatory Media Culture (featuring Us by blimvisible: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yxHKg…
47:32 Networked Production: The Collab. MadV’s “The Message” and the message of YouTube
49:29 Poem: The Little Glass Dot, The Eyes of the World
51:15 Conclusion by bnessel1973
52:50 Dedication and Credits (Our Numa Numa dance)
The Internet today is all about interaction, and leaving feedback by commenting is the most basic way to start getting involved and “have you say”. Comments can be left on blogs, videos, social networks and many other places. The part where it starts getting confusing is when you start to look at the different etiquette and types of commenting.
How To Comment Where
For Example if you watched a video on Youtube (or similiar) and you liked it, and leave a quick comment like,
“Great Stuff, Thanks”
On video sites this seems to be ok, but if you were to leave that same comment on some blogs it may be not be enough. You must contribute something or make some sort of point.
Remedy : Try not to just dive in and say whatever. First take the time to read other peoples comments and get a feel for the style of feedback being left.
Including a Link in Your Link.
Different people have different approaches on this, but generally I belive that if you see that other people drop a few links in their comments then as long as you add some thing of value and join the discussion then it is ok. You start becoming recognized as a spammer when you start leaving irrelevant comments like,
“hey, check this out http://www.something.com/ ”
Remedy : My as a little extra rule I personally try to follow is that I never leave a link if it is my first time commenting on someone’s blog. Second time, and if other people leave links then, ok.
Signing Your Comment.
I always leave my name at the bottom of my comments as if it was a signature. Until a while back when I found this post that spun me out about is it wrong or write to sign your name at the end of a comment. Check this out…
This was what turned out to be a controversial blog post in 2007 by Lorelle who is one of the original wordpress bloggers.
”If You Sign Your Blog Comments, You Are a Dork !”
Comment Signatures – Don’t Sign Your Comments
Today’s blog comments feature a fairly consistent form. You fill in your name or blog name, email, and website address and then type in your comment. When it appears on the blog, your email should be hidden, but your name becomes a link to the website address you just gave. And most say “Lorelle says:” or “Comment by” and then your comment appears. So don’t sign your name and include a link to your blog in your comments. It’s redundant. It makes you look like you don’t know what you are doing.
A comment isn’t a letter.
I’ll say it again, just so we’re clear about this: A comment is not a letter.
A blog comment does not start with “Dear Lorelle” and end with “Yours sincerely” and name, address, email, phone number, or website address.
These types of comments are usually left by people with little or no experience with blogs, blogging, or commenting.
Actually this was the first blog that I discovered a few years ago when I first tasted wordpress. An excellent Blog, but this particular blog post surprised me. Some comments turning a little nasty .
Do you sign your name on comments? has reading this blog post changed your thoughts on it ?
I have been searching for a way to make my commenting eaiser, but just can’t seem to find that magic tool to manage my commenting. Commenting on other peoples blogs and managing my occasional received comments on this blog is just one of those areas where I have not yet found a easy solution.
For Do-Follow commenting I have played with CommentKahuna but the free version is rather limited.
I’ve tried quite a few but I just can’t find the “best” commenting tool or system yet. Any tips or recommendations would be much appreciated.