Creating a blog is a popular way to either pass time, express yourself or make some money altogether. A blog is easy to set up with plenty of sites enabling one to easily add and manage content right at home, free of charge. One of our favorites is WordPress.com If you have a blog or are planning to start one, having a video could be the ingredient to making it successful.
For one, a video will make your blog more interesting and interactive. Instead of your fans simply reading about different topics you post about, they can have the pleasure of watching videos too. You can make videos instead to offer a different medium of communication for some of your posts. You can also opt to simply incorporate a video for different segments of your blog. Alternatively, you can add videos to simply compliment your blog. For example, if you’re blogging about moving to a new city, like this Seattle blogger: My New Life In Seattle has quite a few images of sites around the Seattle area, but with a few short videos readers would be more likely to stick around, and be impacted.
Similarly, if you blog about certain events, a video will help your fans better understand what you’re on about. For example, if you blog about fashion, talking about a certain star’s red carpet fail could do even better by having a video clip of the same on your blog. This will let your readers understand your viewpoint better and raise different views, if any. As a result, your blog will generate more conversation and buzz.
A video will lead your fans to spending more time on the site, either re-watching the videos or sifting through previous content. This is good because it means your content will get more views and with time, more fans as well. You may not know it, but Google actually puts a high value on the length of time a visitor is on your site. It indicates to Google that there is value on the page, and that interaction counts when it comes to rankings.
With so many blogs being centered on words alone, having a video will make yours stand out and increase traffic to your page. Generally, people find videos catchy and more interesting so yours will be a unique product that not many are offering. The value of video is not limited just to blogs, but it can also be used with high value on sites with products or services. Some sites like this one about Cabo San Lucas Real Estate http://caboproperties.com/cabo-san-lucas-real-estate/ answers common Real Estate questions for visitors to the site with a catchy video places right at the top of the page.
Lastly, there are numerous opportunities that could arise with videos on your blog. You might find that you express yourself better on screen or have an opportunity to give more to your following. You could also brand your blog better with custom signatures or content delivery. If things are looking really good, you could make some revenue on the side squeezing Ads to your videos. If you’re not interested in making money, you could use the video to also promote your other blog posts and make it that much more successful.