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How To Brand Yourself Online Using YouTube

Adding Your Mark To YouTube Videos Brand Yourself Online

An Article by Dennis O'Brien
 
How to add a watermark to youtube videosIf you want to brand yourself online then one way is to add a watermark or logo to your YouTube videos before you upload them.  It "speaks" to your audience in very subtle yet effective terms. One way to do this is to use Microsoft Windows Movie Maker which comes with most versions of Windows. If you don't have it you can download it HERE
 
Another way is with YouTube annotations or advertising if you have right account and the budget. You can do a lot of work with the YouTube video editor and sort of brand yourself online using YouTube videos.  Annotations can be effective but for a more professional look you'll need a program that works with images at least.
 
This video shows how you can brand yourself using Windows Movie Maker but has our logo added using the other method outlined below the video.

 
You probably do not have the Flash Player (Get Adobe Flash Player Here) installed for your browser or the video files are misplaced on your server!
 

Other Reasons You Might Want To Brand Your Videos

Add a Watermark or Logo To Prevent Unauthorised Use

 

Have you ever found one of your videos in use elsewhere and with somebody else's logo on it? Believe me this does happen.  You want to protect your videos or you would'nt be readfing this. What should you do? I know you just watched a video on how to add a watermark to YouTube videos and those methods are fine. But the simplest way I've found to watermark a YouTube video, (your signature, logo, brand name, animated image, etc) is with this neat and inexpensive program called Video Watermark Pro.
 

How To Brand YouTube Videos Using Video Watermark Pro

 

You will need three things:
 
1) The Video clip of course
 
2) The software – Video Watermark Pro – allows you to embed text, image, logo, sign (include animated) to your video in batch mode. Video Watermark is simple, easy to use and has a user friendly interface. It has high speed processing, so it is very fast.
 
Download Site: http://www.video-watermark.com/products/watermark-setup-pro.exe – note: I have no affiliate links with this program nor the company.
 
3) An Image watermark or company logo
 
Step 1 – Launch Video Watermark Pro and load your FLV files.
 
Load your video file
 
Step 2 – There are three modes of use which are text, image and shape watermark. You will find support on their website for more on these.  
 
Add image watermark
 
Click the "Add Image" button and the Browse button 2 to select an image from the programs default collection or you can add user defined images (your logo) by adding your own images to the "user" folder in the programs Example directory.
 
Image watermark editing interface
 
Click 'Add' button 1 to create first watermark layer. You can see the image preview in the preview window, Click and drag the image to the desired position.
 
create layer
 
Tip: If you want to create multiple layered logo images, just click 'Add' again. You can see the website for tutorials on using effects overlays or get creative yourself.
 
add more layers
 
Here are some of the many effects available for a layered mix.
 
mix effect
 
There are images that come with the program. You could use some of them to add a watermark to youtube videos by adding text as well.  You can add new images for each category from your hard disc to the folder mentioned earlier. 
 
browse watermarks
 
Use resize, opacity setting, rotate, etc.
 
If you don't want to have your logo or watermark show at all times or create animated effects , such as 1-3 minutes show watermark 1, 3-4 minutes show watermark 2, 4-8 minutes get some watermark animation, etc… use the timeline 4 for editing. 
 
time line
 
Per second/unit
 
 
Per minute/unit
 
 
Add a start/end point for current time
 
 
Remove selection point
 
 
Move the pointer to previous and next point
 
 
Example: Click 'Add Key' to create a point in your desired section of the timeline, drag the pointer to as little as tenths of a second.  At any point you can apply effects such as adjust Opacity from 100 to 0, then play the video, you can see the watermark will gradually disappear.
 
 
Click HERE to see full video sample.
 
After you finished settings, click the OK  5 button save changes and return to main interface.
 
Click 'Run' button, adjust output settings, choose an output folder, video format, video and audio settings. Click 'Run' to start watermarking process.
 
Tip: Select FLV format for output
 
Output flv format
 
With it's high speed output it's only matter of what seems moments before your movie is ready. The output folder will open automatically for you to play your masterpiece.  Now you can create your own video on "How To Add A Watermark To YouTube Videos" and brand it with your own logo or watermark.
 
Video Watermark Pro has a great deal going right now and again I may recommend this but I have no affiliation with the company.  I just borrowed all these image from their site. I'm sure they won't mind.  If you do decide to use it you will have peace of mind.
 
Video Watermark
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About the Author:

I work at home as a web designer/developer and video marketing is a major component for my clients. The many issues faced by site owners led me to start this blog as a reference point for further reading. I hope you enjoy our contributions and please visit http://fusionthemes.com.au/

16 Comments

  1. Radu February 8, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Dennis,

    Grea video tutorial here.

    I didn't know how to add a watermark on images or youtube videos..until now.

    I'm using more blogging at this time but it's something worth considering for our marketing campaign. Thanks for sharing. Page bookmarked 🙂

    Best,

    Radu

    • Dennis OBrien February 9, 2012 at 3:50 am

      Hello Radu….thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment. Glad you found some value here and also for adding value to the post.

      Dennis O'Brien

  2. Taxi Zürich February 9, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Great software i dont know some of the software i know this is not that famous than adobe products but i know this gonna hit soon good luck with that.

    • Dennis OBrien February 10, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Hello pholaine

      Thanks for taking the tome to comment and for adding value to the post. It is simple software easy to use. If you like to explore video marketing please visit this link. http://onlinevideomarketing.ws/talkfusion/
      Taxi drivers need something to talk about and this could be extra good business for you. Very big in Europe right now.

      This is a DoFollow blog which means the link to your taxi service is monitored by search engines. Come back any time for more backlinks.

      Dennis O'Brien

  3. Saqib Khan February 9, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Hey Dennis great stuff here.

    To be honest I have not really entered the video marketing side of things yet, but it is a great way of self branding and getting yourself out there. It is one of the methods that can take you a level or 2 higher in your marketing game and is something that I will get into.

    Thank you for the share bud.

    Have a great evening! 🙂

    • Dennis OBrien February 10, 2012 at 12:03 am

      Hello Saqib

      Thanks for taking the tome to comment and for adding value to the post. Video marketing is just another dimension in marketing. You can use other peoples video or your own as long as it adds value. The key is in sharing the videos to other social networks. One video alone can bring some extra traffic. lately I have been concentrating on the business side of video marketing. if you care to see what I do please take quick visit to this page http://onlinevideomarketing.ws/talkfusion/

      Thank you again and I look forward to visiting http://succeedwithsaqib.com/ again

      Dennis O'Brien

  4. Maria Eves February 10, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Dennis hello I dont recognize your voice in the video is that you?. Very detailed post its an area that iv been following for a while and implementing -video marketing.

    I have been attending DPyles webinars and he gets more into seo for the video which gets results to the top of the search engines. This what your describeing iv never heard anyone of the top guru ever talk of. Interesting point.

    Thanks again great value!!

    • Dennis OBrien February 10, 2012 at 1:31 am

      Hello Maria Thanks for taking the time to comment and for adding value to the post. And you are correct that is not my voice but simply an instruction video available freely on the web. And I also have been busy looking into video SEO. One thing I discovered was when you upload a video (any video) and use keyword rich title with the same keyword phrase in the description brings great results. For instance searching "How To Make Money Online With Clickbank" brings me in at around number 4 on page one. But this can be deceiving if you're signed in to Google. And that isn't my video either but it's bringing me around 50 leads a week. There are other ways like hosting your own version of a video and hiding the YouTube embed code for the same video in your post. It often results in a double listing in search results and coupled with the previous method can be very effective. Thanks Maria Dennis O'Brien

  5. Allison February 15, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I think it gonna be a great way to bring a kind of improvement in a YouTube page, Thanks for the ideas.. My friend were doing such these, Maybe It can help him to create a great ones.

    • Dennis OBrien February 15, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Hello Allison
      Thank you for visiting our web site. I am glad you find this helpful for your friend. Please visit us again, we are a dofollow blog so your link is creating a backlink for your chinesetalk.org web site. Nice design and I love your Fried Rice recipe. I've been getting it wrong for years 🙂

  6. Ann February 29, 2012 at 11:25 am

    No doubt with the capacity and satisfaction provides by the YouTube, thanks for the new additional ideas you share with us to bring new thing at YouTube page..

    • Dennis OBrien February 29, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Glad you liked the article. This site has a "dofollow" policy for all outgoing links so please visit agaim.

      Admin

  7. Shrink Fibroids March 10, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Hi Dennis, Thanks for the tutorial i have camtasia studio but i dont see any features like this. i would like to get watermark pro thanks for the download link too.

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