YouTube Thursdays - Go Mobile, or Go Home

Reblogger Roy Kelley
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As bloggers and organic marketers,  we are always hoping to produce content in the most entertaining and engaging manner. 

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YouTube Thursdays - The Importance of Mobile Friendly Videos

The National Association of REALTORS® estimates that 89% of buyers search for their homes on mobile devices. If your websites don't provide a user-friendly experience, or if your videos don't translate well to a variety of viewing locations, you're missing important connections. 

As bloggers and organic marketers,  we are always hoping to produce content in the most entertaining and engaging manner. One of the most useful tools to achieve this goal, in my opinion and experience, is video. However, when you add a video to your website - size matters. 

When you add a video from  YouTube or Vimeo to a Wordpress blog post, it stays the same size. That can make it difficult to watch on a small screen ( mobile device) regardless of how you hold the phone, vertical or horizontal. 

Fluid Video Embeds - Wordpress Plug-in

First of all, make sure you have a responsive website, that's the the first step. A decent  responsive Wordpress theme will automatically resize everything to ensure it fits nicely on a mobile screen - except for videos. 

Fortunately, there is Wordpress plug-in called "Fluid Video Embeds." You can use it to automatically resize videos to appear in the "original aspect ratio" on a mobile, tablet, or desktop. By the way, it's free. 

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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Roy. Debb Janes is so right about mobile friendly. Anything that is done today must be mobile friendly or folks get off very quickly. Great choice for a re-blog.

Feb 18, 2015 06:32 PM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Roy, great tip from tech savvy Debb James. Thanks for the reblog. Enjoy your day!

Feb 18, 2015 06:47 PM #2
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Debb sure knows her stuff, Roy. We should all be doing more videos! Good re-blog choice.

Feb 18, 2015 06:55 PM #3
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

Learning more and more about the responsive websites.  I am going to change over my themes this year.

Feb 18, 2015 08:02 PM #4
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

I agree. We are seeing many buyers going mobile...these are great tips from Debb. Nice reblog.

Feb 18, 2015 09:00 PM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks so much for your comments. Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Debb Janes

Feb 18, 2015 09:32 PM #6
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, great re-blog, and Debb know her stuff when it comes to videos, she is the pro! 

Feb 18, 2015 09:45 PM #7
Richard and Beth Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Massapequa, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

As always great choice for a re-blog... thanks Roy

Feb 18, 2015 10:40 PM #8
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Another great reblog...Yes, if you are not mobile compatible ,why even bother?

Feb 18, 2015 10:40 PM #9
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Such truth, and very good advice! Thank you for sharing this us Roy!

Feb 19, 2015 02:47 AM #10
David Bacon
Realty One Group - Glendale, AZ

If your trying at all to target millinals then everything that you do must work well on mobile. 

Feb 19, 2015 11:32 PM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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It is sometimes a good idea to revisit old blogs and reblogs. We might even find some good ideas for new posts.

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