Posts Categorized: Video

10 of our favorite websites – Etsy.com

Posted & filed under Community, Video, Web.

etsyWe wrap up our 10 favorite websites collection with Etsy.com, a site where you can buy and sell handmade or vintage items and art and craft supplies. Product categories include, among others, art, photography, clothing, jewelry, edibles, bath & beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks and toys. All vintage items on the site are at least 20 years old.

As it boasts, the site is “more than a […]

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10 of our favorite websites – Gizmodo.com

Posted & filed under Video, Web.

According to its homepage title, Gizmodo is simply “The Gadget Guide.” While it certainly is that, it offers so much more.

gizmodo_02As part of Gawker Media, Gizmodo provides timely coverage of the technology industry, specifically consumer electronics, but also broad topics like design, architecture, space and science.

The site is loaded with links to stories, reviews, and product updates; from smart phones to video games, and beyond. As part of the Gawker […]

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10 of our favorite websites – KnowYourMeme.com

Posted & filed under Social Media, Video, Web.

The first thing you’re likely thiscreen shot 2011-09-19 at 9.07.05 amnking is, “What the heck is a meme?” According to Wikipedia, an Internet “meme” is “an idea that is propagated through the World Wide Web. The idea may take the form of a hyperlink, video, picture, website, hashtag, or just a word or phrase, such as intentionally misspelling the word “more” as […]

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Using video to help SEO

Posted & filed under Video, Web.

Most if not all website owners would like higher rankings in Google and for users to spend more time engaging on their site. If you are one of them, why not kill these two proverbial birds with one stone – video.

For each search, Google’s goal is to provide the most relevant results that also provide the best user experience. This includes a mix of media, including web pages, video, images, latest news, and more. If your website contains only pages, […]

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10 of our favorite websites – Metacritic.com

Posted & filed under Book Reviews, Video, Web.

Over the years, members of the CAWOOD team have helped design, build, and optimize hundreds of websites while many of us  have surfed across the web and back for fun and entertainment. During this time, we’ve come across thousands of sites that we’ve enjoyed using, bookmarking and sharing.

During the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting some of those that stood out or that we still visit today. Along the way, let us know some of your favorites!

The first site on […]

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Video tells your story

Posted & filed under Mobile, Video.

Online videos can help market your business. In fact, research shows that website visitors stick around longer and become more engaged when there’s video to watch. And, statistics tell us that customers are viewing more videos than ever before.

Last month, comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, released data showing that 180 million U.S. Internet users, or 86 percent, watched online videos.

The duration of the average online video was just over 5 minutes, while the average online video […]

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5 cool things about Google Plus

Posted & filed under Advertising, Social Media, Video, Web.

In just three weeks, Google Plus (aka Google +) has had 20 million sign-ups. Pretty impressive. As one of those 20 million, I’ve had a chance to look around a bit and compare it with Facebook. Along the way I’ve discovered a few things that make it worth checking out. Here are the top 5:

1. Circles. On Facebook, it’s a bit cumbersome to try keep certain posts directed to specific groups of “friends.” With Google Plus, it’s a lot simpler, […]

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How the WVCI effectively uses Social Media

Posted & filed under Advertising, Social Media, Tips of the Trade, Video, Web.

There are thousands of articles, tips, and blog posts (many found on this site!) that provide guidance on starting, managing, and optimizing a social media campaign.
So let’s change it up a bit and look at a real-life example of how an organization, here in our own backyard, is effectively using social media as a part of its marketing efforts.

The Willamette Valley Cancer Institute recently launched two new websites, one (oregoncancer.com) which provides information on the organization itself, and the other […]

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Web 3.0 – What is it?

Posted & filed under Mobile, Social Media, Video.

The web has experienced three phases of evolution since its release to the public 20 years ago. In the beginning, it was mostly a collection of static documents that could be read, aka Web 1.0. Web 2.0 saw the birth of large-scale user-generated content, as users interacted with sites like YouTube and Facebook by posting comments, blogs, videos, images and more. Massive amounts of content detailing thoughts and experiences now exist in cyberspace.

The Web 3.0 era promises to […]

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2011 Social Media Marketing Industry Report

Posted & filed under Advertising, Social Media, Video.

Social Media Examiner recently released their 2011 Social Media Marketing Industry Report. The report is the result of a survey of over 3300 marketers with the goal of understanding how they are are using social media to grow and promote their businesses.

The report is very well done and I’d encourage everyone to read it. It is 41 pages in length however so if you just don’t have the time, we’re here to provide you with some of the more interesting […]

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