Today, as businesses of all sizes clamor to add video to their website, you can be part of the trend – or you can be watching from the sidelines. One thing for sure: Your opportunities for business increase dramatically when you add video to your website. This doesn’t mean it needs to be long, full of special effects, or expensive, but it does mean professional.
Here are the top three advantages of professional video on your website:
A short, professional video allows your prospects to see you and hear you. This helps them decide if you are the type of person they want to do business with. The tone of your voice, your inflection, your smile, and your eyes all help convey your credibility, integrity, and sincerity.
In a professional video, your words come to life as viewers listen, watch, and take in so much more than they would by reading flat words on the screen.
Okay, it’s not a real word, but you get the idea. Google and other search engines rank websites with video higher than websites without video. For two sites equal in other ways, the one with video ranks higher on the search results page than the one without video. That’s how it works.
In a competitive business, one where a Google search in your city produces pages of results for similar businesses, a professional video (and Search Engine Optimization) help you stand out and land high on the first page. And while there may be hundreds of listings for your service on Google, few have video – and fewer still have the competitive advantage of professional video.
The web is moving from a text-based to media-based method of commerce. On this swift-moving curve of the future, where do you want to be? In the place where you are viewed as a visionary, a leader, and ahead of the trend – or in a place where you are running just to catch up?
Video is the rage now, with businesses demanding quality video on their sites. Video gives you a competitive edge, but it must be more than video. It must be professionally produced video.
The Dangers Of Amateur Video
A video that is poorly produced, contains a weak message, or looks homemade does more harm than good. On the other hand, competitors love your bad video, because prospects click off your site and on to theirs. Is that what you want?
The Perfect Solution To Help You Get Professional Video For Your Webpage
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