10 Video Marketing Tips That Won’t Cost You A Penny

Videos are a great way to increase online engagement and speed up brand awareness. Don’t hide your videos by producing without promoting. Any way that you can encourage people to find your video, is a step in the right direction. And it doesn’t have to cost you any money.

1. Embed Them In Your Blog

It might sound obvious, but even though you’re uploading videos to YouTube, you should still write a blog post and intro to the video and embed it into your blog. Remember to include in the title that a video is included, and include a good description.

2. Use A Good File Name

When you save the video on your computer and then upload it, give the video a name that is relevant to the content on the video. This file name will be indexed when the video is shared online.

3. Add a Keyword-Rich Title

The title of your video should also include some keywords that help search engines find it. A keyword-rich title is the best thing you can do for every blog post, video or not.

4. Description

Don’t forget to include a description of your video when you upload it. It’s important to use the space you have to its full potential to include a link to your website and any products you are promoting.

5. Use A URL That Makes Sense

In some cases your URL is your title, but sometimes you might want to shorten it. If you do that make sure that it makes sense to the content of the video.

6. Share Your Videos

Sites like YouTube, Flickr.com, Vimeo.com and others allow you to share all your videos. The more eyes on your video, the better. Don’t disable the ability for people who like your video to embed it into their own blog or website. This will give you more exposure.

7. Cross-Link To Other Videos

When you write any blog post that is relevant, you can add the link to the video at the bottom as other information that your audience might want to see.

8. Ask People to Share It for You

In every video you create, ask people to like it, share it, and tell others about it. The more you ask, the more likely it is to be shared.

9. Keep Comments Open

Always let people make comments on your videos. Yes, in some cases you’ll get spam, and from time to time people will be mean or disagree, but that’s part of the process. How you respond will make a huge difference in how you’re perceived.

10. Repurpose Videos

You can cut up longer videos into shorter quick videos to share with your audience, and even turn videos into blog posts, or transcribe the videos, add to them and turn them into an eBook or report

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Shopping In Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a wonderland for shoppers because shopping here is real fun.It is a city full of variety and unique things that makes it an ideal shopping destination. Here you will find both small unique shops offering you things that you will not find in shops of any other big city and big super markets where you can get all big brands. It is a city where you can shop best of jewellery, books,antiques,second-hand antiques and diamonds.

Some of the best shopping streets in Amsterdam are -:


It is the most popular and busiest shopping street of the city. Here you will discover the market crowded with shoppers and shops selling competitively priced products. The best part is that there is no traffic only shoppers. Here you will find many malls and several big department stores also.

P.C. Hooftstraat

Here you will discover the best shops of the town and beautiful architecture. The street is in neighbourhood to national museaum of Amsterdam. Here you will find all big brands, all luxury items. It is the most expensive and Posh market. You will get the best choice in luxury items whether you are looking for clothes, shoes or cosmetics.

Cornelis Schuytstraat

This beautiful street is located near P.C. Hooftstraat. The street is also for expensive shopping. Here you will find the best food, wine, cosmetics, good cafes, several designers shops and Amsterdam best Flower shop.


It is also one of the most busiest streets in Amsterdam with numerous shops offering design items, gadgets, shoes, clothes and also best records shop of the city. Shopping here is fun with narrow sidewalks, traffic and busy restaurants, food wine shops making the place busy and full of life.

Beethovenstraat – Situated in the south of Amsterdam, it is the most elegamt, modern and convenient to visit street in comparison to other streets. Here you will find good shops for clothes, wine and chocolates and food. Here you will find the best sushi in the town.

Shop Opening time

Mondays – 1-6pm.

Tuesday to Friday – 9/10am -6pm.

On Saturdays most of the shops closed early. If you are looking to shop on Sundays, you can shop in city centre, Damrak, Leidsestraat etc

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History of Vancouver’s Real Estate Market

1981In 1981 there was a significant real estate market bubble. Back then, home buyers were faced with skyrocketing interest rates nearing 20%, and an annualized inflation rate of 12.5%. The unemployment rate was at 13%. This was the baby boomer period that saw a rise in demand for real estate.The housing prices at that time were of course almost 1/10th of what they are today, but the baby boomer bulge that stampeded into the housing market was also faced with increased closing costs. More than 20% of the homes bought were sold within 6 weeks, indicating a number of investors trying to realize a profit though a quick flip. A profit they wouldn’t see for years to come. The demographic shift led to prices being pushed up, and we can see afterwards from 1981 the market cooling off, or the bubble bursting. The market softened for about 7 years before it saw another significant spike.1990This year saw a drop of sales ranging from 20-25%. Those who invested back then, could only now realize an appreciation of their asset up to 5.3%. Interest rates in 1990 were also very unfavourable, topping somewhere near 14-15% for 1 and 5 year mortgage rates. The average price for a home was about $220,000-230,000. When the housing bubble burst, there was a national default rate of 0.28%.1990 was also the beginning of an increasingly strong housing market. Vancouver’s population as shown on the graph began to rise. It is estimated that about 14% of the properties bought at that time were sold within 6 weeks, indicating another frenzy of flipped properties and increased prices. The index of affordability was near 65%. There was a less dramatic jump in average prices compared to 1981, and a more modest levelling off until mid 1990′s.1998The housing market around this period was faced with a number of issues. The leaky condo crisis and the Asian Contagion both played a major role in Vancouver’s real estate market. MLS records have shown the number of sales only amounted to 16,000. Although 1998 was the beginning of a steadily increasing upswing, we will take a look at what brought the market into a slump.Real estate prices peaked in 1995 and the market saw a correction in the following four years. The market activity was exacerbated by the world economic environment. The ‘Asian Contagion’ began in Japan when lending institutions were stuck with bad loans. They were slow to react and couldn’t take decisive action.An inflation bubble occurred and they went into deep recession that also hurt overseas investors who held investment securities, and their economy went bust. The Asian financial crisis triggered the Russian financial crisis, and this domino effect brought worldwide economic trouble. We can see on the graph that around that time, real estate prices had bottomed out.The leaky condo crisis also brought demand down for detached homes, as households weren’t able to sell their condos and afford to make such a move. The world economy crisis led developers to capitalize on the market taking a dive, which in turn led to the reduced quality of housing structure.They didn’t build up to code which caused water to ingress through the roof, on top of unsuitable installation of membranes around the building envelope. This problem cost millions of dollars, forcing owners to shell out nearly $70,000 which they couldn’t afford.1999-2008Instead of isolating a specific year between this time period, it would be more functional to analyze all the events that led to a massive increase in home prices that we now face today. After the events surrounding 1998, there was a lot of pent up demand for housing that started a chain reaction with homebuyers.Sales of detached/ attached homes, and apartments increased 16% within a year, leading to a healthy recovery in the resale housing market. Interprovincial migration was also a factor in increased market activity, a net flow BC hasn’t seen for two years. In 2001, the Federal Government decreased capital gains taxes from 75%-50% to promote investing and increase sales volumes.In 2004, Greater Vancouver’s real estate market was impacted by record breaking activity. The continuing pent up demand, low interest rates, and word that Vancouver won the bid for the 2010 Olympics put the GVRD on the map as one of the hottest real estate markets to invest in, especially in Canada. All of this activity led to a burst of new home construction, seeing a 33% increase over the same period the previous year, or more significantly, a 137% spike from five years ago.In fall of 2007, real estate prices were at its peak. The benchmark price for a detached home was at an unheard of $771,250 according to MLS Link Housing Price Index. Sales in 2007 were upwards of 38,000. As we can see on the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s graph, the average home price for 2008 was $825,206.Vancouver’s growing economy, rising incomes, increased immigration, and higher employment had the market in a healthy position, but it began to cool down in the following months. The GVRD is still bound by its limited land base, surrounded by mountains, water and agricultural land reserve. The recession is also a determining factor as to why the prices are beginning to level off, and affordability is marginally improving as we enter a buyer’s market.

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