ScreencastingWizard’s 2012 Top 10 Articles

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December 29, 2012

Like you, I find it helpful to take a snapshot at this time of year to see the “top 10” articles here that you and other readers visited most in the last 12 months.  It’s also interesting to take a look at the keyword search terms that helped folks get here.  (As a matter of fact, yes, there’s probably a bit of narcissism that plays into it.)  😉  But, there’s also a bit of me wanting to see where I could make adjustments to my content in 2013.

Top 10 posts of 2012 (articles published in 2012)

From all the articles I authored in the last 12 months, it’s clear that the “best screen capture software” series fared the best.  I’ll risk reading a bit more into this and say that it’s probably from folks wanting to understand where best to put their money as the demand grows overall for knowledge about how to create video-based content.

My takeaways:  Series type articles are very popular.  Also, once someone has committed on a particular path for the software they want to use, I should have some information readily available that will help folks make the best and most effective use of the screencasting software they purchase.

  1. 6 of the best screen capture software – compared (episode 1)
  2. 7 great tips for making video from PowerPoint
  3. Best screen capture software comparison series – CamStudio vs. Screenr (episode 6)
  4. How to fix video stuttering and buffering problems. Where do you host non-public videos?
  5. Techsmith’s Camtasia Studio 8 – now truly the rockstar in video screen capture for Windows
  6. Best screen capture software comparison series – Screenflow (episode 4)
  7. How to encode video and screencasts optimally for the web – part 2
  8. What format should you use when you make video for the web?
  9. Best screen capture software comparison series (episode 2) – Camtasia Macintosh
  10. Best screen capture software comparison series (episode 3) – Camtasia Studio

Top 10 posts of 2012 (all time)

The snapshot below of the top 10 most read articles of all time (i.e., includes articles published in prior years) suggests that organizing content (via storyboarding templates) and transforming personal content to web video type presentations remain all time popular topics of interest here.  But, interesting too, is the continued interest in topics related to displaying content through YouTube.

My takeaways:  Continued focus in 2013 on production and post-production (editing) “how tos” that help give you an edge in the quality of your digital content and transformation of personal content.  Perhaps you’re one of my friends in the Baby Boom generation and are coming to realize — as I’ve always maintained — that you have a lot of pent up knowledge from all those productive years in corporate america.  Believe it: There’s an audience for the stuff in your head.  I happen to believe there’s a lot of hidden knowledge that’s roaring to get out.  Also, I should increase some offerings in helping you understand how to leverage some of the wonderful things YouTube has been doing in the last year.

  1. Three simple storyboarding templates to organize your content creation projects
  2. How to remove the YouTube logo with ModestBranding
  3. 6 of the best screen capture software – compared (episode 1)
  4. How to embed a non-watermarked YouTube video
  5. How to link to a specific timecode in YouTube videos
  6. The poor man’s wireless microphone: How to use a digital voice recorder as a walkaround microphone
  7. Creating screencasts on the iPad just got a step closer
  8. 7 great tips for making video from PowerPoint
  9. Best screen capture software comparison series – CamStudio vs. Screenr (episode 6)
  10. Include a SWOT with your new year business planning

Top Keyword Search Terms For

From a quick analysis of the top 10 keyword search terms folks used to find, those related to storyboard templates were, by far, the most popular.  Interestingly, storyboard template and swot analysis were also popular last year.

My takeaways:  More free tools and other downloads in 2013 that help folks organize and structure their web-video production efforts.

  • storyboard template
  • youtube modestbranding
  • swot analysis
  • youtube timecode
  • screencast ipad
  • best screen capture software
  • whiteboard presentation software
  • camtasia studio 8
  • mel aclaro
  • buffering problems streaming video

What do you think?  What other takeaways would you suggest I tack on to my list for 2013?

Screencasting and Social Video Roadmap’s Deep-Dig Roundup

Here Are a Few More Popular Screencasting and Social Video Roadmap Articles You May Have Missed

I know you might be new to the Screencasting and Social Video Roadmap blogsite.  So it may help you to know that I post a Screencasting and Social Video Roadmap deep dig roundup every weekend.  Each deep dig roundup lists popular articles on the blog from past months.

From the popular articles listed above, a couple of my personal favorites remain the Poor Man’s Wireless Microphone and, interestingly enough, the article about How to Use Post-It Notes to Gain Meeting Consensus.  They answer questions that come up a lot in regular IRL conversations I have with friends and colleagues.

I’d Love to Hear About Your Favorite Articles In the Last Week

They don’t have to be any of mine.  If there’s a particular article that stands out in your mind from the last week–whether it’s one of mine or not–I’d love to hear it.  Please share in the comments.