January 21, 2018, 02:39:12 AM

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Do intro segments/music add to your Youtube or are they distracting?

A good intro polishes the experience
4 (80%)
They dont bother me unless they are poorly done
0 (0%)
I just want the info, they bother me
1 (20%)

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Intro music?
« on: February 16, 2012, 08:50:21 AM »
Ok guys, do you add an intro to your Youtube or other videos or not?

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Re: Intro music?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 09:01:46 AM »
I'm struggling with intro's , outros and the like on youtube.  there is information that needs to get out there like web addresses, FB twitter handles etc  But do people really pay attention anyway?
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Re: Intro music?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 10:34:43 AM »
I find most people skip the intros endings to videos. Especially the end. If I think the information I need in the video is over, I am clicking on something else. I don't wait around to see how it ends. I usually use a small slide in intro on the bottom third of the video right at the beginning.

Here is a sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyEoFRH18WM&feature=context&context=G2e5eabcAUAAAAAAABAA

Music is fine as long as it doesn't take too long. YouTube is about speed of getting the information.
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Re: Intro music?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 11:08:10 AM »
Most videos on YT are short-- 5 to 10 minutes is typical. In this case, a traditional 15-30 second intro is overkill and will likely result in a very small percentage of people making it through the intro to the actual content. If 70% of your "views" wind up clicking to another video before they've heard you speak a word then you've lost.

Outros will never be seen. When the content is over your viewers will leave.

However, you want to get information across... just don't let it delay the start. Start your content right away, but use lower third graphics and stuff overlaid to get the "meta" information like links, social calls to action, etc. visible. You can have intro music at low volume in the background for the first 10-15 seconds, but with you talking over it.

For longer videos you can get away with a brief intro... but keep it SHORT, as in 10 seconds max.

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Re: Intro music?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 08:23:44 AM »
I put my logo at the beginning and end of each video. My logo contains my URL... if they want to connect all the stuff is on my site.

I think some will pay attention. The key, in my opinion, is don't make the user wait too long to get to the content. Don't show them more than 1 link. Remember they can't click on it... so just one is enough.
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