The video clip below demonstrates the random, unpredictable, and zany realities of YouTube. A friend posted the clip in 2009 after recording video of an ice circle, in which an almost perfect circle is cut by water flow. To date, it has received more than 36,000 views, as has a companion clip. The video was also sold for a small licensing fee to a TV producer preparing a program on natural phenomenons.
No doubt, the keywords “Aliens” and “UFO” increased discovery and viewing, as the clip was linked to other videos related to these topics. Therein, lies the best practice for marketers who use online video. Identify and use common terms and tags in your titles and metadata. If so, your viewers will more easily discover the videos you’ve published, and in the process, self-guide their discovery of your people, products and services.