Video List Building & Curation
Tips on Video List Building & Video Curation
Why build a Video play list? With your curated niche Video lists you are now in a position to monetize and distribute to your network of fans. Share your lists over social media, publish the playlists on other Video sharing sites, your video channel, website or niche video blog.
How do you become a video curator? Register accounts with popular Video websites and begin creating Video lists. Create an off site page where you are able to store your video lists for easy distribution. It’s that simple and your playlists will just keep growing plus you’ll soon discover many ways to monetize your Videos lists and legally earn money from other peoples videos in the process. The easiest way to do this is by searching for Creative Commons Videos, you can also find these on YouTube and Public Domain sites. You can then edit these videos, add your links and remix in any way you like. You can also try forming partner deals with other video makers like myself.
Social media is probably the best place to find trending Video’s. Discovery search engines will soon be introduced to Facebook and if you have uploaded a lot of video to FB there’s a useful Video Library feature that gives you a list of all the videos you’ve uploaded as well as multiple ways to filter them.To find your Facebook Page’s Video Library, head over to your Page and click on Publishing Tools. From the Publishing Tools page, select the Video Library option on the left-hand side. From here you can filter through all of your Facebook videos and discover your most successful content. You can now re-share and scale up some of your most highly viewed content or use them for content to add to your video lists.
Twitter have also introduced video in the form of Videogram a video discovery tool. It’s also worth searching for highly ranked videos with comments on social Video sites, GoogleTrends will search YouTube and Google+ for Videos. BuzzSumo will show trending Video on social media. Stumbleupon is also a very good place to discover trending Video.
The top Video search engines right now are YouTube, Google, Yahoo and Bing but you should also try Dogpile and DuckDuckGo search engines. There are plenty of other sources to try if you’re looking for niche videos to add to your Video lists.
Sharing your Videos is the best way to get your ads or promotions seen and if done correctly you will also be building strong back links to your Video lists. Make use of Bookmarking sites such as Scoop.it, Digg, Delicious or FlipBoard. RSS sites, InoReader or Feedspot are a very good way to filter the content you want plus you can create posts on Quora and VidQuest question and answer sites. Forums are one of the most popular ways to promote your links. Search for forums related to your videos, sign up, get involved and create links.
You can begin by bookmarking your favorite video sites. Keep a note of which sites offer the best options and filter them later. Keep your eye on the latest videos with high numbers of views. Watch for videos that move to the top of site categories and charts quickly.
Build your video playlists with videos that have a high number of viewers plus remember to add your links to relevant video comment sections if you are allowed. If you’re not allowed to add a link then mention your blog or related videos. When you are ready to publish a Video list do not forget Title, Tags, Keywords and a good thumbnail, see this info graphic: SEO basics. Search the sites below for videos you can add to your list and that you can publish your lists to. You can also add comments to relevant videos while searching.
Recommended Video Sites
The Best of Youtube, with voted up and down videos ranging from trending now to the year. You can also submit your own videos on signup.
BuzzSumo, is a great place to research current trending and most shared video content.
9Gag is one of the best Video sites on the web. With all the best trending videos. A great selection of categories and videos that you just wouldn’t find anywhere else.
PopScreen has categorized video channels that are scored through influences and given a PopChart position determined by members.
Reddit Video has for long time been a source for trending videos shared over the web. Reddits Video community has now been running for over seven years and has a large user base.
MetaCafe is also another very established video share community.
DiggVideo is well worth searching through to find the latest trending videos.
VideoSift is one of our favorites with trending now, just published, upcoming and rising videos. Join their community to share videos, vote and comment on their lively discussion boards.
Vidme is a new community of video sharers. You’ll find a thriving community who vote the best videos to the top. You can also upload videos without an account and earn money with Vidme.
Devour has a collection of highly viewed curated videos with categorized channels.
Vimeo has a very large community and some of the best new videos and films you’ll find anywhere on the web.
BuzzFeed is very popular and has top favored viral videos voted by viewers of the site.
Wimp has a large collection of family friendly viral videos.
TubeFilter has the most shared filtered videos.
ClipOfTheDay is a viral video clips site that has been running for a long time now.
VideoLibrary our own Curated Video collection. VL has been running for over two years now and you’ll find some thought provoking, unique video from all over the web.
Video List Building
There are some web sites that will help you build lists but generally they are your basic search engine with a save option added. Others will offer a Video player with skin options and the option to embed your Video lists. Below are some sites you might want to try before deciding which platform you wish to use to build your lists and monetize your videos.
DvEye partners VidTab are already attracting attention. They have created a platform allowing Video Makers, Marketers, Video Curators, Production Companies or anyone to create Video Lists. VidTab has some great extra features that can help you earn cash from your Video lists. A built in Revenue Share Program will help you earn cash from ads of your choice places on your lists. There is also a members stats page so you can track your views and scale up the popular lists. VidTab is also social media and SEO optimized for viral sharing. The more your list is shared the more chance you get of earning extra cash from your ads and also from affiliate links you place in your videos and descriptions. Also members have a profile page and admin management plus comments section making it a more social experience.
Video List Building Web Sites
VideoPlaylist is a simple search and save site with several added extras. You can group your lists into categories and share your links.
YouTubePlaylist is another online YouTube only search engine. Once you have added a video link the page will pull the video into a playlist for you. From your playlist you can share and play.
ShortForm TV will help you create and curate your own channels. Your channels are then shown on the ShortForms TV platform and ShortForm partner cable companies to bring curated channels to TV audiences. Viewers simply select a channel, sit back, and watch a continuous stream of your videos.
TubeSnack is a video playlist maker that allows you to build custom video playlists online, by adding together links to videos from YouTube. They also offer a customized player for embedding.
BoomBox is a YouTube video list creator with a difference. Create a Video list name and category then ask others to contrite. You also have the option to share your list and embed on your blogs or web sites.
Vidque is a site that lets you collect videos from several online video sites, create playlists and share. I haven’t been able to access the sign up page for this site, possibly because of my location. Maybe you will have better luck.
Huzzaz is a place to create video collections with Videos from Vimeo and YouTube. They also offer embedding and sharing options.
Niche Videos have been a marketing tool for a long time now. As the huge rise in popularity of video sharing grows it is now well worth your time to start creating Video lists. It is really quite straight forward and not as complicated as might believe. The truth is that there is no big learning curve or technically difficult software to navigate. Anyone can curate Videos and anyone can build Video lists.
Create interesting, engaging lists that people will want to view. You also should be able to present your videos in an organized way with unique content to offer your viewers. Just like anything else it takes a little time and practice to get it right so don’t put it off until later, begin building your Video Lists today.
Please leave your thoughts and I would really like to know any Video list building tools you use. If you would like this list of tools and more in a PDF format then please complete the form below and I will send you the download link.