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We all know that we should back up our video files on a regular basis and how disruptive and even devastating it can be to lose our entire library of video content.

YouTube is the #1 medium to distribute your videos.

However, there are certain limitations when you upload video to YouTube. Those are:

  • YouTube converts uploaded videos to its own format with some loss of clarity. Which is no match to your original video.
  • Download options for YouTube video is very limited.
  • Finally the Big One!!!!
    If YouTube chooses to delete your video or suspend your account, all your videos are completely gone. Of course this also can happen if some hacker gains access to your account.

So backing up is vital.

However, only a few people actually store their original videos on local hard drives or even on the poor DVD. It’s not that you don’t want to back up your YouTube channel videos, it’s just difficult to maintain local copies.

Lets first see how you can backup your existing videos.

Luckily, any video files uploaded in the past to YouTube can easily be salvaged by the channel owner as the site keeps a copy of all your uploaded video content.

There are TWO WAYS to do this…

1. *Best Option* –
Download Your Entire Archive Collection Of Videos at Once

If you have a substantial number of videos, or want to download more than two per hour then the best option is to download your whole collection in one go

1) Make sure you are signed into the YouTube account that you need your video content from.

2) Then click on the the following link:
https://www.google.com/takeout/#custom:youtube

2) Select YouTube from the list of the Google products.

3) Configure the Settings for the Archive of your YouTube Videos

4) Click the button ‘Create Archive

Google Drive file storage5) Once created, you can download the full collection to your computer so that you have a second copy (first one will be on your Google Drive).

Which is beneficial as Google Drive not only makes it easy to backup your YouTube videos, but also makes video management simple. You can download backup videos any time, email directly as attachments, sync them locally and even preview them in Google Drive.

6) So Backup. Back up. Back up.

2. Downloading The Individual MP4 File Via Video Manager

If you just need to download a few video files then this is a quick and easy way of doing it.

However keep in mind that you can only download a maximum of two videos per hour and the video file will be compressed, not the original version.

1) Make sure you are signed into the YouTube account

2) Go to Creator Studio
YouTube MP4 Individual Download- Step 1
3) Then Go to your Video ManagerYouTube MP4 Individual Download- Step 2

4) Click on the down arrow next to the video that you need to download.YouTube MP4 Individual Download- Step 1

5) Choose the ‘Download MP4‘ from the drop down menu
YouTube MP4 Individual Download- Step 36) Save to the folder of your choice on your desktop or laptop

YouTube MP4 Individual Download- Step 5

7) Backup. Back up. Back up.

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What advice or tips do you have for backing up your video files?
Please let me know in the comments below!

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Everyone knows what hashtags are in 2018.

However, not everyone knows how to use hashtags well. When used properly, hashtags make it easier for users to find related content. It’s amazing that these # signs help categorize social media content.

They can help increase the visibility of your messages and boost your social shares. When used inappropriately, however, they can negatively impact your credibility on social media. This can have the inverse effect of decreasing your social activity.

The issue is more complicated when we look at hashtag used beyond Twitter, where they’re most popular.

Let’s take a moment to clear up some confusion.

Avoid These Common Hashtag Mistakes

1. Don’t Use Spaces Or Special PunctuationHashtags and Punctuation

Use #SuperBowl, not #super bowl. Your social networks will only recognize the first word. Don’t use punctuation marks, but you can use numbers as long as you compliment them with a bit of text.

2. Don’t Use The @ Symbol In Hashtags

Your hashtags aren’t designed to tag your network’s users. So combining both a hashtag and an “at” symbol will only tag the person/user, and you won’t send a hashtag at all.

3. Don’t Go Overboard With Too Many Hashtags

#How #Annoying #Would #It #Be #To #Have #To #Go #Through #And #Read #Twenty #Hashtags #And #Try #To #Find #Out #What #It #Says.

4. Don’t Spam

Dirty Words

There are websites, brands, and individuals that use popular hashtags and just throw them in their social messages with no context. All for the sole purpose of helping other accounts to find them.

This plan may seem to work in the short term. However, just when Instagram did a complete clean out of any account that seemed to be linked with spam, these individuals lose hundreds of thousands of followers at once.

That means their hashtag plan completely backfired on them.

5. Make Sure Hashtags Mean What You Think They Do

Hashtags are often related to current events and cultural trends. If you’re unsure what a hashtag might be referring to, take a few minutes to do some research.Research Niche

6. Make Sure Your Hashtags Work

If there is a symbol or punctuation in or after the hashtag, you will break the hashtag. Grammar police beware. If you want to post #I’mABeliever, your hashtag will break after the I. You can tell where your hashtag broke when the blue line turns into black text.

If there are letters or numbers before the hashtag, it will break it before it even starts. So if your hashtag is 123#abc, abc won’t link to a hashtag.

If the hashtag is made up entirely of numbers, the hashtag will not hyperlink. But if you include letters with your numbers, the hashtag will work correctly. So #12345 won’t work. but #abc123 will.

Hashtag Shapes in Clouds

Some of these tips are basic. Some you may never have heard of. But one thing is clear: If you make these mistakes, you’ll miss out on the engagement you were hoping to get from your social messages.

Not everyone knows how to use hashtags well. In my last article, we discussed the Hashtag Dos.  If you missed it, read it here.

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Everyone knows what hashtags are in 2018.

Twitter first introduced hashtags to the social media world in 2007. They’ve been confusing marketers and media professionals ever since.

In practice, hashtags are used to categorize social media content into easily navigable lists. By including the #[INSERT KEYWORD] in a tweet/ post, it then becomes visible inline with other posts using that same hashtag.

However, not everyone knows how to use hashtags well.

Let’s take a moment to clear up some confusion.

In this post, we will tell you how to find and select appropriate hashtags and how to best use of hashtags on most social media platforms.

First things first…

Research Hashtags For Your Social Media Messages

Sometimes, the best way to use hashtags is to find ones that already exist.

Before you can get started, though, you need to actually find those hashtags. Fortunately, there are a number of websites out there to help with this process.

Let’s take a look at a handful of useful options:

Research Hashtags to Use on Twitter

What's Trending on TwitterFollow @WhatsTrending on Twitter. It’s a tool that can help you find the top hashtags. You can get new viewers by finding creative hashtags that fit your content and are recently trending.

Twitonomy-Twitter Hashtag SearchTwitonomy can help you find personalized hashtags that revolve around the content you post on your Twitter accounts. It can also show you the most powerful influencers using a given hashtag, as well as who’s engaging the most.

You’ll need a premium to unlock this tool’s most useful functions – it’s reasonably priced.

Discover Hashtags For Twitter And Facebook

RiteTag is a hashtag power tool for discovering hashtags.

It also offers up-to-date usage data to show you how hashtags are performing in the real world. While the premium plans offer more functionality, the basic free plan still offers plenty of utility.

In short, RiteTag is like a Swiss Army knife of deep hashtag research and tracking.

Discover Hashtags for Use on Instagram

Hashtags For Likes LogoHashTagsForLikes – Instagram allows a maximum of 30 tags per photo use this tool. This free tool is great!

Can’t find a good hashtag for your content?
Create your own hashtag!

There are times when you might want to create your own hashtag. You might want one to complement an event so attendees can track social posts.

Or, you might have a unique marketing campaign that needs its own hashtag (rather than jumping on one that already exists).

In these cases, follow this advice:

3 Elements of the Perfect Hashtag A good hashtag is:

  • Memorable.
  • Unique.
  • Relevant to the content you’re sharing.

Strike a balance:

  • Make it unique but simple to remember.
  • Don’t make your hashtag so broad that it’s hard to track.

Now you know where to get hashtags…

Follow These Hashtag Best Practices

The Practices Guide to Hashtags

Learn How To Use Hashtags on Social Media Platforms

Hashtags On Facebook

A better question might be, “Should I use hashtags on Facebook at all?”

Facebook LogoData shows hashtags on Facebook do not help boost engagement. That means you might be better served by leaving hashtags off entirely. In one study, posts with hashtags received only .80% viral reach, while posts without hashtags had 1.30% viral reach.

Plus, Facebook doesn’t recognize hashtags in the search bar. The only way to find hashtags is to directly click on the hashtag in a post.

If you do use hashtags in your Facebook posts, the bare minimum is the way to go. We’ve found that posts with just one or two hashtags got the most engagement.Twitter logo

Hashtags On Twitter

Stick to one or two hashtags per post since that tends to grow engagement on your content by 21%.

When you start using 3 or more hashtags per message, you lower engagement by almost 17%.

Instagram LogoHashtags On Instagram

Photos with 11+ hashtags seem to get the most interactions.

However, they can also look like spam when they’re overdone. Insure that you keep them relevant.

Hashtags On YouTube

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Hashtags on YouTube are most widely used in the comment section.

You can use hashtags to categorize your content to be found by topic, using your keywords as the foundation for your hashtags.

How To Use Hashtags On Google+

Google PlusGoogle+ hashtags are automatically assigned to your posts. However, you can edit them, or add your own.

Google+ lets you include them in your comments as well. This gives your posts more opportunity to be seen.

Usually, a total 2 or 3 hashtags is a good target here.

How To Use Hashtags On Pinterest

Pinterest_IconPinterest hashtags lead to search results for the keyword in your hashtags. That means if you have a hashtag in your Pin description, your Pinners can click through to find similar content for those keywords, not necessarily only for that hashtag.

There’s also no guarantee Pinterest will index the hashtags you choose to use.

If you do decide to use hashtags on Pinterest, then less is more. There is evidence that Pinterest will even demote the value of your Pins that have too many hashtags.

Furthermore, some say the best way to use hashtags on Pinterest is to use your own customized hashtags that people click to see your own related Pins instead of directing traffic to see a broader category around a topic.

Now, you know how To Use Hashtags To Increase Your Brand Awareness

Hashtags can make or break your social media messages and engagement.

It’s super important that you understand where, when, and how to use them. Now you have a bunch of tips to get you started in the right direction!

Not everyone knows how to use hashtags well.
In my next article you will find out the 6 Common Mistakes of Using Hashtags.

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“You see things and say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that
never were and say, ‘Why not?'”

~ George Bernard Shaw

For most of us, time — or lack thereof — seems to be an issue. It doesn’t matter if your an entrepreneur, business owner, or a parent. We are always on the lookout for great ways to squeeze more time out of the day.

Like most of us, we love being effective with our work, and family/ me time. We like spending as much time as possible with our family. When it comes to “me” time, well…
Nicky love’s watching TV shows, and we figured out a way to do this faster, too…

Which is Speed Watching.

This is the act of watching videos at faster playback speeds than normal. On YouTube, Openload and with programs like VLC, you can do this by selecting your own speed of playback.
Settings to Speed up Youtube VideosWhile 1x speed would play a video at normal speed, 2x speed would play a video twice as quickly and thus save you half the time.

But What About Comprehension?

Can you watch video that’s moving that quickly and still understand what’s going on? The answer is yes, and unlike speed reading, you don’t really need any practice to get started.

Tip: Now you can’t just go from 1x speed to 2x speed. Watch the videos below and you will understand why. You have to take a natural progression. Nicky started at 1.2x speed and built the speed up. While Dave likes 1.2x speed just fine.

If you started watching all your videos at 1.2x speed today, you’d immediately save more time and not lose any comprehension at all.

As you continue to speed watch, higher speeds get easier and easier to comprehend. I’ve (Nicky) has been speed watching for the last 3 years, and feel fairly comfortable watching at 2x the normal viewing speed, with some types of videos.

Speed of Youtube VideosAt the very least 1.2x speed does save you 20% time per each video.

So to take back the lost time that you didn’t realize you had in the first place, try speed watching. It might just help you binge-watch your favorite TV shows, TED Talks, or the next education video that you want (or even required) to watch.

No, we am not suggesting you watch everything fast. But perhaps you will adapt the 1.2x speed to most of you videos, so you will understand them 20% faster. While you cannot make more time, we think this is a good time hacking method – to free up some of your previously used time.

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Social Media Marketing is the process of creating content that you have tailored to the context of each individual social media platform in order to drive user engagement and sharing. Social media marketing includes activities that drives audience engagement.