Video is the new picture

Video is the new picture

Discussion in 'Website Design' started by David Ewen, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. David Ewen

    David Ewen Member

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    Before pictures were necessary items on a website. Now as videos are easy to produce and can be embedded on websites so easily, why aren't people taking advantage of it? I'd like to know your thoughts. Am I wasting time using video and should I just focus on pictures? Or is there a way to make videos more effective?
     
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    Videos are great to reach some people visually and through audio. However, I do not think it will ever replace images for a couple of reasons.

    #1 - Even though producing a video has gotten a lot easier. It still requires a lot of hours to create, at least an effective video that will convey the message very well. I known people in the industry creating commercials and who have done very well on youtube and it can take days to create a good strong 3 minute video.

    #2 - Images are up to date delivering very strong effective messages within seconds with the right text content & image.

    Having video on your site helps as long as it is done well for the visitors.
     
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    IMHO, if someone is selling something that required documentation, they are doing potential disservice to themselves and their customers by not creating how-to videos for their products. Less support and more sales using videos.