In the vein of my recent “how to achieve social media perfection” blog posts (re: “The Perfect Facebook Post” and “The Perfect Blog Post“), I wanted to share with you this video and infographic I stumbled upon that claims to have found the formula for the perfect Youtube post. And while the cynic in me cringes when using the word “perfect” to describe anything, it is a popular search term – so there is wisdom in titling your online posts as “perfect” when what you really mean is “effective”.
BEHOLD! A SAMPLE STRUCTURE OF AN EFFECTIVE YOUTUBE VIDEO!!!
I realize it’s kind of hard to read when the image is re-sized for a blog post. So if you don’t want to right-click the image above and choose to view the full size image in a new tab of your browser (*HINT*HINT*), you can watch the designer of this graphic, James Wedmore, walk you through his 5-step process in the video below:
FYI the meat of the video starts at 1:42, but if you fast forward you miss out on some cute jokes.
Remember, this is just one example of an effective post, and not the end-all-be-all of “how to create a popular socially shared video”. I mean, how can a Youtube post be perfect if there aren’t any kittens in it?