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General (bad) thoughts about YouTube publishing

It has been almost 2 months since I have first started publishing videos on YouTube and get to understand the platform better.

My first impressions are:
- It is a jungle out there, even if you have the best content ever, chances are, your videos will be missed big time since there are millions of channels.
- I believe that over 90% of the channels are created by people with no real clue about what is going on. A lot of children (even under 10 years old) are publishing their content, even things which should not be shared publicly. It makes me wonder where are their parents…
- A lot of people are trying to exploit the YouTube platform, for money benefits of course, I am not trying to be xenophobic but a lot of them are coming from Russia. There are channels with thousands of subscribers but no videos posted – isn’t this a red flag for YouTube?
- Making money online starting from scratch, especially on YouTube, is a mirage, you are better off working on a conventional job. If you are trying to succeed out there, your mission should be to learn new skills like video editing, communication, lighting, filming, etc., not making money. Prepare for a very long run.
- Video editing can be costly, if you will use apps like Adobe Premiere Pro or Photoshop CC your return of investment will have to wait a long time. Of course there is cheaper software, but you will not have the same results like with the one mentioned;
- There are also a great deal of channels which are trying to encourage you or teach you how to succeed on YouTube, please read the community opinion on them, also, they before jumping to take their advice, have a look at the success on their channel and how they apply themselves the teachings. It is not a rule that a big channel is always right.
- Making your first REAL 100 / 200 / 500 subscribers is just hardcore…

Quick updates about my channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAmE2TXadPvh2Jtk9RWOgfw (Meisio, music & ambience from World of Warcraft)
Current number of subscribers: 191, a raise of 19 subscribers in 3 weeks from 172.
Current number of views: 1764. It means that in 3 weeks I have made 635 views (from which probably 30-40% are mine).
Number of new videos published in the 3 weeks period: 11.
There are many other metrics which I can compare, but I don’t think I can make a point by doing this at the moment.

Conclusions:
- I must have more patience, the results on YouTube are definitely on a long term. I am still waiting for a breakthrough, for a revelation.
- I have definitely improved but the progress seems to be really small. The real improvement is skill wise, my video editing skills are beginning to be decent.

Thank you and I will see you soon.

How to Peel Easy an Avocado and a Pomegranate (Video)

I had the pleasure to live in Barcelona, Spain for more than one year. Besides the weather, what I love there is the excellent food. As a vegetarian, it is important for me the diversity and the taste of vegetables and fruits.

While I lived there, I rediscovered the taste of avocado and pomegranate. They were always nice to eat, but I often ended up choosing something else, because I thought they were very hard and messy to peel.
The peeling process is not that hard once you know few tricks! I have discovered on Youtube some interesting techniques which I would like to share with you:

How to Peel an Avocado

How to Peel an Avocado on YouTube published by gogardener couk on December 19th, 2010

Tip: Video – How to pick an good avocado (by the way, this guy is sick :)): Top 5 Tips on How to Pick an Avocado

Nutrition data on avocado:

This food is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Folate.
Read More on Nutrition Data
 

How to Peel a Pomegranate

How to peel a pomegranate without loosing juice on YouTube published by Gogardener Couk on January 8th, 2012

Nutrition data on Pomegranate:

This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Folate, and a very good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
Read More on Nutrition Data

Enjoy!

What to do with the expired content from an e-commerce web site? (Video)

In Matt Cutts’ latest video (on 17th March 2014) he is talking about what should e-commerce web sites do about products which are not longer available (discontinued products).


What should sites do with pages for products that are no longer available? on YouTube published by Google Webmasters on March 17, 2014

This is the first time when Matt Cutts is recommending the “404 Page Not Found”. Is this the right solution? Depends. It is true, he is recommending them in a specific area: for the e-commerce product pages which are copied from somewhere else… the type of pages in which you do not put a lot of effort in terms of content and therefore they are not so valuable for SEO.

SEO is about hard work, about doing everything right, you do not want the Search Engine Crawlers to visit your web site and discover that some of your content is not there any more. And of course, like Matt Cutts said, you do not want to annoy users with messages like “We cannot help you”, “We do not sell this product any more” or “We have wasted your time”.

How to handle the expired content or e-commerce discontinued products

1. Serve a Custom 404 Error Page where you recommend users something else: sections of your web site or Product Categories. I am not recommending it 100%: web sites lose the link juice, not totally okay with Search Engines either, but at least you will have a chance to convert customers.

2. Do a “HTTP Error 410 Gone”, you are saying that you removed on purpose the page and are not providing a redirect URL (Still not 100% recommended, the user will be left with nothing until the page will be permanently removed by the Search Engine, and of course, you lose the link juice.

3. Do a “HTTP 301 Move Permanently” (Redirect), you are permanently redirecting the content to another product page. In my opinion, this is the solution that needs to be adopted by everyone who are thinking every time about user experience and SEO. You are putting more effort in finding the right content where you will redirect your page, but both users and Search Engines will get something useful: users will get a similar product page and Search Engines will not wonder what happened with the expired content (you will not lose the link juice either).
There is a small disadvantage to this solution: by redirecting a lot of content you will affect the server’s performance. And we all know by now that site speed is a SEO ranking factor.

In the end, to put it simple: do not go with default 404 Error Pages, try 301 Redirects which are very good for small and medium size e-commerce web sites (as long it is not affecting your site speed too much). For the big web sites it is not an ideal scenario and it is an entire different topic.

Eastern European Men School (Video)

In Eastern Europe the things are not exactly perfect. But no matter what, the Eastern Europeans have a great taste of humor. Different than the classic UK humor. Maybe this is why UK is not so keen in accepting Romanians and Bulgarians to work and live in their country starting January 2014?
In the video it is not specified anything about Romania and Bulgaria, but I can tell from precise sources, in there you can find “academies for men”, not only schools. ;)

Eastern European Men School | Maroz┼│ Mokykla (original) on YouTube published by katashnis85 on December 4th, 2013