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The 8 Best Types of Video For Small Businesses (and When to Use Them)

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The benefits of using video in your digital marketing can't be overstated. As a strategy, video has been a top performer for years, providing companies with unmatched social reach, increased conversions and excellent ROI overall.

However, it's no secret that effective video marketing can be expensive and time-consuming. Larger companies often have the budget for an ongoing video strategy involving the creation and promotion of many videos of various types. Luckily, small businesses can still see huge benefits with video, perhaps just on a smaller scale. Creating even one or two of the following types of videos could seriously boost your leads, sales and exposure.

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Will a New Facebook Video Feature Finally Compete with YouTube?

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Sharing videos on social media is incredibly popular, and Facebook now gets around four billion video views every day. For marketers, video is one of the most effective and popular techniques for bringing attention to a product or service on the Internet.

Of course, many marketers host their companies' videos on a YouTube channel and share or embed them from there. While other streaming video sites like Vimeo have tried to compete with YouTube, none (except possibly Vine) have succeeded. Now, however, a new Facebook video service could finally challenge the video giant.

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Study Says Video Posts Get the Most Organic Reach on Facebook

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The lack of organic reach on Facebook has been a thorn in the side of many content creators and content marketers over the past year. The percentage of people who organically see posts from brands in their News Feeds - even from brands they Like - is so low that companies have been essentially forced into paying to boost their posts or promote their page.

However, it's still debatable whether or not Facebook ads are actually effective. So, if you're still holding out for organic reach, you may want to try creating more video content.

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Is Your Company Taking Advantage of User-Generated Content?

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According to Demand Metric, around 90 percent of organizations are now using content marketing to generate traffic, leads and sales. Also, 78 percent of CMOs consider content to be the future of marketing.

However, anybody familiar with content creation knows how time consuming it can be. Especially if you're dealing with image or video content, it takes serious time to create something that surpasses the competition and is good enough to get noticed among the millions of pieces of content published every day. So, why not get your users to do some of the work for you?

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YouTube Kids App Makes Its Debut, Still Includes Ads

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Last year, we reported that Gmail and YouTube accounts specifically designed for children were in the works. Now that the YouTube Kids app has finally launched, we may now be seeing the beginning of a full-on strategy from Google to develop child-friendly services.

Privacy, data collection and ethical concerns aside, the new app could be good news for parents as well as businesses that cater to small children. Video marketing is incredibly effective, and YouTube Kids may present a new portal by which family-friendly organizations can get some exposure - if they deem it ethical to do so.

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