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We’re one year old!

December 23rd, 2006

The community that’s grown up around this blog is now one year old  plus a few days. The blog was "born" on December 15 which I guess makes it a Sagittarius.

What does 2007 hold?

I honestly don’t know, but I do know this: 

Last year, I posted eighty-six articles and received 434 comments. Not bad for a spare time effort.

I also know that when we started, most folks weren’t too sure that Internet video had much a future. It seems kind of marginal and faddish, they said.

Then a long came YouTube and the cover of Time Magazine.

I think Internet video is here to stay…

What do you think?

Got any predictions or hot ideas for Internet video in 2007?


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  1. Larry
    December 23rd, 2006 at 21:21 | #1

    Hi Ken,
    I just wanted to say that I really apreciate your efforts to make this blog a valuable resouce.
    I have gotten many good ideas from reading the information posted here.
    I would like to add something that the novice marketers may find valuable.
    Video presentations, just like direct response headlines, need to be tested to measure their effectiveness.
    I have personally used video that I thought was great but after testing, found it actually hurt sales instead of helping.
    On the other side of the coin, I’ve tested video that I thought really sucked but found it boosted conversion rates.
    Well, again, thank you Ken.
    Larry T.

  2. December 23rd, 2006 at 21:28 | #2

    It’s weird, ain’t it.
    Thank goodness for the spirit of testing (i.e. “I don’t know. I’ll let the market tell me.”)

  3. December 23rd, 2006 at 21:32 | #3

    Hi Ken,
    I just want to say great job on the blog!!!
    It is very true that video is going to take
    over in 2007 and it is awesome that you are
    helping people know it.
    Keep up the good work,
    Kevin Rohan

  4. December 24th, 2006 at 01:47 | #4

    Hey Ken,
    Wishing you, your family, the extended marketers families and all of your readers a great xmas and awesome 2007.
    This is a fantastic info resource – love it – and I shall return during 2007.
    Thanks for your foresight.

  5. December 24th, 2006 at 05:58 | #5

    Thanks for inspiring me to dip my toe into the use of videos. I’ve not done my own promotional one yet – will soon – but I’ve done two things I wouldn’t have otherwise.
    The first was to start a ‘video library’ page on one of my blogs. When I come across subject-related videos I get the owner’s permission and upload them to Google and put the viewer code onto my page. It’s gone down very well with my readers. I also find that the videos’ owners are happy to get the extra exposure and distribution without the cost of producing more hard copies.
    The second was just the other day when I’d created an e-Christmas card in PowerPoint featuring a 3D animation created by our PowerPoint add-in (Perspector) and which I wanted to share with our AWeber mailing list. There are real problems posting animated PowerPoint slides on the web (at least when you have no time to convert it into flash and do all sorts of fancy things) so what I did was to capture 45 seconds of the animation as an avi file using Camtasia, and post it to Google Video! The image quality isn’t great, but it has done the job and one sixth of our list has viewed it, and I’m sure more will after the holidays. I’ve put a link to it on my name below, in case anyone wants to have a look.
    So thanks again, and have a good Christmas and New Year! Steve

  6. December 24th, 2006 at 09:30 | #6

    Hi Ken,
    A big shout out from the Great White North – that’s like Canada, eh! Thanks so much for all the insights you have shared over the past 12 months. This blog is an an incredible resource for us all to learn from.
    Speaking of predictions, I’ve got a fun video to share that was posted at the AdCritic.com website several years ago. I’m not sure if this spoof clip ever went viral or not. It was much tougher to achieve viral status back before the days of YouTube (aka GooTube).
    The video clip is about the future of database marketing, a topic that is near and dear to my heart. However, after AOL’s recent debacle over the release of user search data, I’m guessing this prediction is still a ways off…. Enjoy.
    Merry Christmas,

  7. December 24th, 2006 at 10:42 | #7

    Video is playing a big, big part of my life now and it is almost entirely down to your guidance, Ken. From England (although I’m actually in Ireland with my family) I’d like to wish you, your family and everyone that reads this blog the very best for this holiday and 2007.

  8. gary dumke
    December 24th, 2006 at 15:09 | #8

    Ken…as I have followed you for this year..I just want to say . Thank you for the great insights that you have shared. May Your Christmas be very joyous! I justy hope santa brings me the new camera and a fire wire port!

  9. December 25th, 2006 at 21:47 | #9

    Thanks Ken for some wonderful insights and yes, the internet video revolution is here.
    I’m in the process of making a video for youtube called 100 Years and if there is anyone willing to help me out go to:
    Have a great year and we all look forward to next year’s milestones. Maybe my video will be one of them!

  10. December 26th, 2006 at 09:18 | #10

    Xmas & New Year wishes and thanks for an interesting and informative blog

  11. December 26th, 2006 at 12:06 | #11

    Where else could I find both practical knowledge on how to make Internet video work for me (a small business owner with a limited budget) and creative thinking that fire up my marketing imagination? No where else.
    Thank you for creating a unique, valuable resource!
    Happy new year!

  12. December 26th, 2006 at 12:42 | #12

    Happy Birthday Blog 🙂 I predict our first book Confessions of a Butcher will sell like hotcakes, John Smith the author will become a successful columnist and be financially well rewarded as we begin to create a site that includes his video clips, recipes, tips and column archive.
    thanks for the inspiration and all the valuable tips you pass on. Have a merry christmas and a blessed new year.
    vickie smith
    pres. arkessentialspublishing.com

  13. December 26th, 2006 at 18:08 | #13

    Ken, a big thanks for your very insightful musings and writings.
    Without a doubt video is here to stay!
    Without a doubt it’ll soon lead the way.
    All the best in 2007
    I look forward to your posts.
    Troy(in TO)

  14. December 27th, 2006 at 08:42 | #14

    Dear Ken..,
    Initially, I return to the source to thank the creators for world Internet, then I develop my comment on our general subject which is the Video one of Internet….Initially allow me to present to you by far my late congratulations for your progress of 86 articles of the visual sale Blog of Internet, and a large CANDLE of my share for the birthday of the Baby: -) – Excel Assessment.!!! —— Ken. , the advertising part of the camera numerical PureDigital, i.e. new important devices, prices, quality, size, facility of use etc. , all that it is good and interesting like reference mark. But unfortunately I am far from the Market. For the moment what interests me, it is the Video one and the CONTENTS the Video one (the Film). It is another mean of communication, i.e. to make share ideas, moments of joy, sorrow and to make known on several subject… Bref and confirmation, the Video one of Internet was born for réster and to develop more and more. Thank you Ken, and with all the friends. , my better wishes for the year 2007…!!!

  15. December 28th, 2006 at 17:21 | #15

    Thanks to your blog and all the comments, suggestions, and insights, online video helped me turn what could’ve been a personal disaster into a huge triumph.
    You see, all the initial plans I’d made to propose to my girlfriend fell through and my back was against the wall. However, thanks to the miracle of the internet and YouTube, everything went amazingly well. It was great!
    Thanks again and keep up all the great work.

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