Inserting a Video in Your Blog Posts

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Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt
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Inserting a Video  in Your Blog Posts.

I had a question earlier today about how to insert a video and I almost forwarded a blog that I wrote back in January, except that the procedure has changed slightly since then and it does not seem to be working for me anymore.

After consulting with Kerrie this morning before posting the Summer Video Challenge, I discovered why my video's have not been loading for the last few months, so I will share the new and simpler procedure with all of my friends here in the Rain.

Step 1, decide which video you would like to insert in your blog, the one that I am using for an example is not my own so I cannot use it for the contest but it will work well for this blog.choosing a youtube video

While in Youtube either grab the url from the top of your browser or click the share button and copy the url code that it presents for you.  Note the old method was similar to this except that we grabbed the "embed code" instead of the url address.

 

Step 2, decide where you would like to put the video within your blog, and place your curser there.

 Step 3, click the video button on your AR toolbar.ar video button

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4, paste the url address into the url box.

inserting videoStep 5, click the Insert button, then shout Yippeee, because your video should be showing up in your blog.

 

 

 

 

This method should work for vimeo and other videos as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Bob, couldn't be much easier than that. Definitely gets you 'out of the woods'! Can't wait to see your contributions!
Aug 14, 2013 09:29 PM #45
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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Tips to implement video always welcomed if only 3 percent of agents, brokers are shooting, editing, rendering, uploading video. But a slide show and Kenny G music bed no matter how you use the wild slice and dice confusing edits is not a video. It is a slide show with Kenny G to avoid dead air and just filler. The audio for the video is 40% of the experience. Don't waste it! The size of the video you embed in your post should consider how old, the quality and the other component size of images, headlines you use for the balance, look, feel of the online media blog post too! 560 wide on an older video can make the resolution look poor which dings the performance, quality of the piece you hunt and peck too.

Aug 14, 2013 09:50 PM #46
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Nina Hollander
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For some reason I always thought this was very complicated and avoided it. Then figured it out one day and it was quite easy. But thanks for the easy reminder!

Aug 14, 2013 10:01 PM #47
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
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They made it easier. .you don't have to embed video with complicated html language anymore. .good post!

Aug 14, 2013 10:40 PM #48
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Bruce Hicks
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These are good instructions Bob.  It might help others who are reading the contest, if you could modify the original blog to link back to this blog.  Aloha,

Aug 15, 2013 12:14 AM #49
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Brenda Mayette
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An awesome - & bookmarked - tip!  THANK YOU!

Aug 15, 2013 12:34 AM #50
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Anthony Rollins
Keller Williams Realty-Overland Park - Overland Park, KS
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Bob,

Thanks for these easy to follow instructions.  As a newer member to AR and someone who is just about to upgrade to the premium membership, i look forward to posting my first video blog soon.

Cheers!

Aug 15, 2013 01:39 AM #51
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
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I haven't posted a video in a while and I just did one for the contest before reading this post. I did it the "old way" and it seems to have worked. I copied the embed code from YouTube, placed the cursor where I wanted the video to appear in my post, switched to the HTML mode, and pasted in the embed code.

Aug 18, 2013 04:47 AM #52
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Mitch Muller - Charlotte NC Real Estate
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For some reason when I insert the URL into URL box, all I get is a big pink box in my post. Still learning!

Sep 05, 2013 11:30 AM #53
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Bob Crane
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Hi Mitch, sometimes it does this, just hit post anyway and it will generally sort itself out.

I like your workaround to the problem, posting a photo with a link embedded to the youtube video.

Sep 05, 2013 01:46 PM #54
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Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team
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THANK YOU!!! This is fabulous.

Sep 11, 2013 09:35 AM #55
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Beth and Richard Witt
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Hey Bob... I had bookmarked this when you first wrote it and went back to it today since I was having difficult getting a video into my post... I just wanted to thank you so much... it worked like a charm... Happy Day...

Check it out... and thank you again

Sep 14, 2013 11:47 PM #56
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Bob, the process is so much simpler than 'grabbing' an embed code. Thanks for your mountainous cache of wisdom.

Sep 15, 2013 12:10 AM #57
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Lottie Kendall
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Bob, you're awesome. I had forgotten how to do this, but here's your instructions. So simple! Thanks.

Sep 21, 2013 02:46 PM #58
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Liz Lockhart
Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape Girardeau, MO
GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate

Bob Crane ~ Just in time for the contest. I have had problems with "embed" vs "insert." So now I know to forget the whole embed thing with AR. I will give it a shot.

Aug 01, 2014 05:11 AM #59
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Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
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Thanks Bob! I was writing a post and wanted to embed a video and did not know how anymore!

Aug 10, 2014 01:54 AM #60
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I hope it works out well for you, if you have any problems, just pick up the phone and I can coach you through it.

bob

 

Aug 10, 2014 03:05 AM #61
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Kathy Smiley
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Thanks for the tips Bob, I'm anxious to try them out!

Aug 17, 2014 12:23 AM #62
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Elizabeth Bouchard
Long & Foster Realtors - Arlington, VA
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Glad I read this.  I have been going to source code and putting in the embed code but this way looks much easier.

Sep 01, 2014 05:46 AM #63
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Sara Wagner
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Hi Bob, I am enjoying going through some of your early blog posts and reposts and getting ready to start doing some posts myself soon.

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