Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate)

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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Gabe Sanders  - I am the same way, unless it's TED Talks  

Nov 30, 2014 03:24 AM
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Debbie Gartner
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According to what I found in a few articles, those that are 5 mins or longer do better at showing up in google.  And, I will point out that many of the Moz and other SEO videos are at least this long.

But, there are 2 things to consider a) getting found on google and b) engagement/having people listen to the the end.

On the latter, in general, shorter may be better, but really it depends on the topic.  For things where people are googling for in depth info (e.g. maybe on your condo communities and some of my FAQ's), longer may be better.  For other things like general info about who we are/our community, shorter is probably better.

I think it depends how you are using the video...are you trying to get it to show up in search or to show to people on your website/social media where they already are.  On the latter, shorter is better.  On the former, I think it depends.

Nov 28, 2014 08:57 PM
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Hannah Williams - I agree, and guess the consensus here is shorter is better.   That means I do not have to go change my 200 + videos... Whew!

Nov 30, 2014 03:27 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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Wow...this is a 2 edged sword question. One must rank high on SEO for the video to present itself to the viewers, but on the other hand a 5 minute video will loose the message you are trying to convey. 

I always try to limit my video to 3 minutes. I have a short attention span and really don't have that much to talk about on any one subject at ONE TIME.

Nov 29, 2014 01:43 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I am not sure that being better for SEO is the same as the best form of communications with prospects and clients. It is a challenge to get people to watch videos for more that a couple of minutes unless it is an outstanding presentation of a topic of great interest to the viewer. I like the answer provided by Debbie Gartner

Nov 29, 2014 01:16 AM
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Wow!   That was a HUGE answer, Debbie!   Thanks sooo much.  I agree.  

Nov 28, 2014 09:39 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Dagney...this is a great question. I'll be following to see the different answers, although it appears the longer videos are better. 

Dec 01, 2014 09:03 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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I would strongly consider doing 3-4 longer ones for high priority subjects and ones that you want to rank on for google.  One thing that Bob Stewart would do for his hour long webinars is do some short snippets that were 2-5 minutes and at the beginning, he would give you the option to choose which was better.

Also, you may want to read the post I wrote a day or two ago (I think on Sunday) with some tips I learned.

BTW, while I have several that are 5 mins (as that's what's needed for the q), I just did one last night for 2 1/2" minutes as that was what was needed for that question.  I think it depends and actually mixing things up might help.

Dec 01, 2014 01:01 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I do not know about SEO but I like to watch 2 minute videos.

Nov 30, 2014 11:10 PM
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Ron & Alexandra Seigel  - I think I will definitely put some weight on your answer - you are closer to the "Gods"

Nov 30, 2014 03:26 AM
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Sarah & Les Oswald  - I usually try to limit my condo videos to less than two minutes, usually close to one minute..... Debbie had gotten me thinking tho

Nov 30, 2014 03:23 AM
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Roy Kelley I certainly agree, Roy - I don't like to watch long videos, either.  

Nov 30, 2014 03:22 AM
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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
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Dagny Eason People do not have a 5 minute attention span . If you can say it in 2 minutes do it

Hannah

Nov 30, 2014 03:18 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Dagny,

Given that most people have a 10 seconds span of attention.  I would vote for the shorter version.  We don't advise our clients to focus on SEO (although their sites are SEO compatible) as much these days and kotow to the Google Gods.  

If you want to make more $$$ and be top of mind, the last thing you need to do is to worry about the Google gods, that is our opinion.  A

Nov 29, 2014 08:49 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Dagny, I'm not sure about the SEO part, but I do know that there are very few 5 minute videos I'll watch to the end.  Maybe 1 out of a couple of hundred.

Nov 29, 2014 03:04 AM
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
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Debbie Laity Tammy Lankford Debbie Gartner  - perhaps I will put together some nice longer ones about the buying and selling process, but keep all of my condo ones short.....

Dec 01, 2014 06:48 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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Clients don't watch 5 minutes of video.  I don't watch 5 minutes of video.  I'm going with two shorter ones.

Dec 01, 2014 04:18 PM
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Gita - I agree, so that is what I will keep it at - short and sweet!  Thanks!!!

Nov 30, 2014 11:53 PM
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Bob Crane
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I get good results with my short vids.

Aug 02, 2019 10:09 PM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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More views of video when they are shorter. No idea about SEO.

Apr 28, 2018 10:51 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
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I think 2-minute videos are better. People do not have patience to watch for 5 minutes.

Sep 27, 2017 09:13 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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I think the 2-minute video will be better with the consumer - they will watch more so Google will like it even more.

Jun 05, 2017 11:45 PM
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Adam Hamalian
Hamalian Properties Group - Lafayette, CA
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We produce a weekly open homes preview video.  It is usually 3-4 mins long. If someone watches 10-15 seconds they are likely to watch until the end "credits"  We boost in Facebook for $15 Friday at 1 til Sunday at 1 just to our community.  We get into 1000-1500 feeds with about 4-8% views (50-100 views). Here is our Youtube channel though not all views show up here for some reason, facebook fills in the rest of the picture.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCExMYvFJrXXd0p9J1geZrRg

Adam

Dec 05, 2014 09:30 AM
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Chris Webb
Nova Home Loans - Tucson, AZ
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Shorter videos are better, break them down into segments and use similare keywords in each video. 

Dec 04, 2014 01:15 AM
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Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Short and sweet. Five minutes is not very useful to me. I do believe that Google is thinking the same things lately. Remember that with Google, nothing stays the same. I say go for what is logical, and optimized properly and you should be fine. If you have that many videos Dagney I don't think they are worth changing. New videos are a plus.

Dec 03, 2014 07:57 PM
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
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My rule of thumb...if my lack of attention span wouldn't watch it, I assume neither will most people .. LOL

Dec 03, 2014 11:33 AM
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Doyle Davison
Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii - 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
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Thanks for that info... I just got a Go-Pro for this.... 

Dec 02, 2014 08:31 AM