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YouTube Annotations Are Dead

Why?

They don’t work on mobile, and never did. Over 60% of YouTube views are on mobile.

So how can add interactivity to your videos now? And how can you get that same experience on mobile? YouTube Cards and End Slates.

Below is a guide on how to implement end cards in your videos, and drive more subscribers and views to your other videos.

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TUTORIAL: HOW-TO CREATE A CUSTOM YOUTUBE END SLATE / CARD [CREATORS TIP #64]

by: MARK R ROBERTSON

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Creating a custom, interactive end slate (A.K.A. tail slate, outro, end screen) for the end of your YouTube videos is something that I recommend in all of my talks and to all my clients looking for best practices in YouTube marketing.  They offer a great way to drive awareness and views to your other video assets, increase engagement and subscribers, and using interactive annotations along with it can also help with rankings in search. Custom end slates can also be used to reinforce your brand or even take the focus away from YouTube’s default related videos end screen.

On this week’s Creator’s Tip, Tim demonstrates how we create our outro slates for videos on the ReelSEO channel.

Benefits: How to Use Custom End Cards for YouTube

Typically the way we use outro slates is to annotate to previous videos we’ve done.  The subscribe button will generally be there and people can listen to the end of the show while it’s fading out.   This is important because, YouTube is paying more and more attention to how much time videos contribute to people’s overall viewing session on YouTube.  If your video can do more to send more views and more traffic to your other videos, then your videos will rank better in search and do better for audience retention.

Additionally, viewers may be more inclined to click on subscribe when they are reading some of the titles.  They may think to themselves, “This channel is making other good content.”  Even if they don’t click on some of the other videos, they’re more likely to subscribe because they have a glimpse of some of the other videos you’ve done.

How to Create a Custom, Interactive YouTube End Slate

Although we use Adobe CS6 Premier Pro to create our outro, you should be able to achieve the same effect with any other decent video editing software with the exception perhaps of iMovie and Windows MovieMaker.

First off, be aware there are numerous different layers. The bottom layer should be the background.  If you turn the visibility off, you will see that the background goes away.  If you turn that visibility back on it appears again.

The next layer can be the titles of all your video clips and continues all the way up to the logo.  The visibility of each layer can be turned on and off.

If you’ve worked with layers before, you know the way it works is it starts with the top layer and you look down through all these layers.  If you want to move the layers around, you can do it until you get each layer in the position you want it.   Now you know what you want on your layers, and you’re ready to start.

  • Use key frames.  You’ll probably want to start with 100% scale for the position to be nice and centered.  Select the frames you want, and key frame them.
  • Find where you want it to end.  This is probably going to be at around 43%.  If you remove these key frames, you would see that it would just stay on top of all of your other stuff.  So you want it to get smaller.
  • Move the frames where you want it to end.  You’ll have them the right size, but in the middle.
  • Move them to the place you want them.
  • Go to your effects.  Keep moving them by dragging them where you want them.  Then zoom them in until they fit in the area.
  • Add your titles underneath.
  • At the end of your video, be sure to freeze about 15 frames so that when you add the pause annotation your video does not look like it jerks.

YouTube End Card Template:

Here’s a link for you to download a template that we’ve created for our YouTube Outro – http://rseo.co/Ubt8xQ

Hopefully this will help you think of some neat ways to create a custom end slate for your videos and increase engagement, views, rankings and more…

QUESTION: What other creative ways can you think of to use a custom outro or end slate on YouTube videos?

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After Almost 5 Years, Make Money Mondays Will Be Taking A Break - 2017

In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Sean V. Bradley, President of Dealer Synergy, announces that this is the last week he will be creating Make Money Mondays. Do to the enormous growth of all of his companies, it has become too time consuming to continue with these free videos. However ALL the Make Money Monday videos will be accessible to members of Bradley On Demand by going to www.bradleyondemand.com. For more information about Bradley On Demand, please contact Dealer Synergy at (856)-546-2440. Within this video Sean recaps on some of the things the Automotive Industry has taught him over the past 18 years that he has been in the business. Some of the key points include that practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent. Also that the second you become more effective is the second that your pay raise kicks in. Make Money Mondays is taking a hiatus but it may not be gone forever!


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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's Nation Sales Director, Joseph Argento, explains how as the Manager, you need to help your employees check their attitudes at the door. You are a coach and a leader, you need to help your employees with their problems in a professional manner in order for them to perform up to standard at their job. The more you help your people succeed, the more you will succeed.

Make Money Mondays - Special Edition - Attitude Adjustment

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's Nation Sales Director, Joseph Argento, explains how to assess your employees sales performances. It is based on the metrics of what you as a Manager and your management team feels are your benchmarks. You must factor in volume, total gross, the average gross per unit, the closing percentage and the CSI. It's important to take the time to assess and coach individually. Following these steps will help the dealership sell more cars, more often, and more profitably. 

Make Money Mondays - Special Edition - Assessing Sales Performances

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's Nation Sales Director, Joseph Argento, explains how you need to lead and motivate your team if you want to be successful. You need to get your people behind you and supporting you which means, everyone has to be on the same page. Everyone needs to understand the goals of the dealership, how to approach those goals, and the consequences if those goals are not met in order to work well as one unit. It's about planning, being on the same page, motivating, and the execution.

Make Money Mondays - Special Edition - Lead & Motivate Your Team

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Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - BDC Prior Customers & Orphan Owners

In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Sean V. Bradley, President of Dealer Synergy, explains the disconnect between the Showroom and the Internet department. What most people don't know is that the Internet and Phones are the new Showroom. The hardest part of an Internet Sale is to just get the person on the phone. Showroom consultants often do not treat Internet Consultants with the respect they deserve. There is a massive disconnect and Sean has a method to close that gap.

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If you like Make Money Mondays, you will love Bradley On Demand: http://www.BradleyOnDemand.com/ 
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Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - BDC Prior Customers & Orphan Owners

In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Sean V. Bradley, President of Dealer Synergy, explains the importance of orphan owners at your dealership. NADA says dealerships have a 70% attrition rates. When these sales people leave, their previous customers do not have a resource at your dealership. This is where you should want to adopt every previous customer and make them into your own. You should look as these orphan owners as a possible lead and should be proactive in trying to work with them.

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's National Phone Trainer, L.A. Williams, explains techniques on how to deal with angry customers. You need to know how to handle an angry customer and be able to stay positive and polite. You cannot allow the customer to lead you down the path of anger. You never want to get mad at your money, and your customers are your money.

Make Money Mondays - Special Edition - How to Deal with Angry Customers

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Do NOT miss the #IS20G10 in Philadelphia!

Internet Director Sandra Dellolio submitted a Word Track to enter into the "King of The Ring" Contest in Philadelphia, July 10-12, 2017.

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Conquering the Battle for Millennial Buyers - Internet Sales 20 Group 10 - Philadelphia, PA

Doug Vansach will be speaking at this year's Internet Sales 20 Group 10

Doug Vansach, Vice President of Analytics and Data Services at Autoloop, will discuss how to conquer the battle for millennial buyers. Millennials represent the biggest threat and the biggest opportunity to an auto dealer’s business. They are the least loyal generation and the hardest group to attract during the buying process. Based on AutoLoop’s analysis of over 1M leads and a survey of 60K unsold prospects, this presentation will uncover new insights about the vehicle purchasing process of Millennials and will enable dealers to gain a competitive advantage that win over this finicky group. We will review specific strategies and technologies that dealers are using today to attract Millennials, from advertising to store visits to trade-ins. Dealers who attend this session will be armed with a better understanding of Millennials to increase their lead conversion rates and drive higher repurchase rates than their competitors.

To sign up, visit http://www.InternetSales20Group.com/ or call (267) 319-6776!

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's Nation Sales Director, Joseph Argento, explains how the most important investment you can make is in yourself. You as an Automotive Sales Professional should be searching for constant knowledge and education. Some of the key components for individuals to grow as a professional is to take the time to go to external learning events such as workshops and reading books. Take the time to invest in yourself and you will see a an advancement in your overall professional growth.

Make Money Mondays - Special Edition - Invest in Yourself

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's President, Sean V. Bradley explains the most important resource as an Automotive Sales Professional is your phone. You need to make sure you have good phone skills. There are many ways to communicate with a prospect over the phone. Weather you are leaving a voicemail, texting, or using social media you need to use all different types of communication when trying to connect with a customer.

Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - Phone Diversity

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The Roadmap to Successful Conquest Email Marketing - Internet Sales 20 Group 10

Peter Martin will be speaking at this year's Internet Sales 20 Group 10

The "Web Doc" Peter Martin from Testimonial Builder will have an action packed 45 minute speaking session giving you his roadmap to a successful conquest email marketing campaign. If you or your dealership is struggling with reaching your audience through engaging emails, Peter will show you how to strategically build emails to convert more sales.

To sign up for Internet Sales 20 Group 10 in Philadelphia, PA July 10-12 please register at- http://internetsales20group.com/registration.html

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's President, Sean V. Bradley explains that you should be looking to convert service customers into new leads. NADA says that customer are 7x more likely to purchase a vehicle where they get it serviced from.

Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - BDC Service Conversions

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Create Your Vision Board - Make Money Mondays - Special Edition

In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Special Edition, Joseph Argento, National Sales Director of Dealer Synergy explains how and why you should create a vision board to help map out your success. With a vision board, you can list some of your biggest desires that will remind you what your are striving to acheive.

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Todd Dearborn, Vice President of Cars Direct, will be presenting the very best practices in working with the Subprime consumer. Special Finance is a growing portion of every dealers business and we're going to talk to you about lenders, inventory, and the best ways to maximize your potential when it comes to the digital consumer who is credit challenged. You can learn from Todd and many other industry experts at the Internet Sales 20 Group 10 in Philadelphia, PA on July 10-12!

To sign up, visit http://www.InternetSales20Group.com/ or call (267) 319-6776!

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Everyone Should Have A Pricing Process - Make Money Mondays - Special Edition

In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Special Edition, Toni Anne Fardette, Business Development Director of the Atlantic Auto Group and The Billion Dollar Girl, explains how to handle customers who go into your dealership and ask for pricing. You need to know the difference between price shopper and someone who is asking general questions. It is very important that you train your people on scripts on how to handle customers who only ask about price.

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If there is one training event that Dealers, General Managers, and Internet and BDC Directors need to attend this year, it's the Internet Director Development Workshop at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott in Newark, NJ on May 16 & 17! This intimate, 2-day Dealer Synergy-accredited course will immerse you in the world of Internet Sales & help you make more money for yourself and your business!

The Internet Director Development Workshop is designed to help strengthen and evolve every single facet of your Internet Department and teach you how to maximize your sales! While Day 1 covers all of the fundamentals of a powerful Internet Department, Day 2 dives deep into live-action training and full Internet Department audits, which will identify your weak points and show you how to turn them into your strongest assets!

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's President, Sean V. Bradley explains that you must pick up the phone and dial the phone. Most people are reluctant to dial the phone and are not making the recommended number of calls each day. There is an 11-14% connection ratio on the phone, so you should be making at least 120 calls each day to sell enough appointments.

Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - Call Reluctance

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