Now that you have successfully created your own INDEPENDENTMEDIA channel and you’ve spent countless hours creating and editing your video content, it’s time for it to go live. Congratulations! INDEPENDENT MEDIA can be a powerful platform for small businesses seeing as it’s free and an excellent way to drive traffic to your site. By creating great video content, you can grow your audience and increase your influence on the Internet. However, it’s not as easy as just recording and throwing a video out into the world. In this article, we’ll show you step-by-step how to upload a video to your INDEPENDENT MEDIA channel:
Before you upload your video
Make sure your video file is supported: Before you can successfully upload your video to INDEPENDENTMEDIA, you have to make sure that the platform actually supports the video you’re using. Luckily, it supports most video file formats. You can find the full list of supported files here:
As you can see, the chances of your video file being unsupported are slim. However, if your video file type isn’t listed above, you will need to re-export it using a supported format
How to upload a video to INDEPENDENTMEDIA
- Log in to your INDEPENDENTMEDIA account.
- Click on the Upload Button,
- Then, press Upload and ‘select files to upload’ to find the video file saved on your computer/Mobile. Or, you can drag and drop it into the window.
- An optional step is to choose the privacy settings on your video (but more on that below).
If you choose to stop after this, you will technically have achieved what this article is all about. Namely, you video will now be on INDEPENDENTMEDIA. That said, it will be lacking a proper description and tags, which are crucial if you want your content to be found by the community of viewers. Also, if you don’t change the name of your video, it will automatically be rocking the same file name as when you uploaded it from your computer. To avoid that (and to properly finalize the process), you’ll need to fill out the following sections:
Add an SEO friendly title so that it’s more easily discoverable via search engines.
Add a description of the video so people know what your content is about before watching it.
Add tags, which act as tools to help the discovery of your video.
INDEPENDENTMEDIA videos’ optimization isn’t something to skimp on. Identifying the proper keywords will open up endless possibilities for your video to be found onbuilt-in search.
Adding the final touches
Now that your video is successfully uploaded, it’s time to take advantage of INDEPENDENT MEDIA built-in tools. These tools can be helpful to enhance your video in one way or another for your audience.
Share your video with the world
Now that your video has been successfully uploaded to INDEPENDENT MEDIA, it can be discovered by others. However, you can also spread the word yourself. Share the link with your friends and family and on social networks to get as many views as you can. As you build your channel’s popularity, you might eventually be able to make money on INDEPENDENTMEDIA.
If you have a website (and let’s face it, there’s no reason not to), you can easily add your newly uploaded INDEPENDENTMEDIA video directly to its pages.