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Hey guys, this is SEO Floyd and in this section we are going to be talking about rich media citations. In the previous citation training we talked about your traditional citations which are going to be sites like Yelp and MerchantCircle and Google Business, et cetera. In this section we're going to talk about rich media citations which simply means citation sources that are based on images or videos. It's very important that you combine the rich media citations with the traditional citations. They're both very important to the strategy. I'm not going to go into this in an exhaustive way, but let me tell you basically what you're going to want to do.

The first source I want to cover is going to be image and photo sharing sites. There are tons of these on the internet. You're going to want to pick ones that have good domain authority. I just did a Google search for this and I came up with an article that has some of the top ones. You're going to want to make sure ... There's a couple that you're going to want to make sure that you use, right. You're going to make sure that you use Instagram, you want to make sure that use Flicker, right. Those are the biggest ones, but as I look through here there are some other ones, Imgur, Photobucket, DeviantArt, Shutterfly, ImageShack, SmugMug, Picasa, obviously, Snapfish, all these are good.

What you're going to do is you are going to the same images, the same technique that we used to geotag the images in the original citation training, we're are going to use with these images. I showed you a way to do it for free, one at a time in the original one. It's probably better that you go ahead and do this as a separate step though since you're going to be doing it so much. I was trying to do that for brevity of the training, but since this is so important you're probably going to want to make one of your step to go ahead and just go ahead and get all of your images ready for your client and go ahead and geotag them all at the same time.

You can use what I showed you before also if you upload to a Picasa, there is a real easy way to do that. I may cover that in another training or if you want to ask in the group we can go over that. Basically, what you're going to do is, the images that you're going to upload for your client, the same ones that you uploaded to your other citation sources, you're going to want to upload to these image sites. You need to have either original images that you own that are not copyrighted or you need to adjust the images to make them unique. There's various techniques for that that again are beyond the scope of this course, but feel free to ask about them in the group. As far as the rich media citations go for the image sites it pretty simple guys. You're basically going to go setup an account on several of these for your client. You're going to go upload images to it and these images are geotagged and they're going to have a link back to our site. That's pretty much it for the image portion.

Now, the video portion is basically going to be the same thing. We covered this in the other section. The only real difference is that when we're doing these videos we are going to make sure that we do the geotagging in the video itself. For that, let me pause here for one second and let me go ahead and go over to YouTube. All right guys, I went ahead and logged in to one of my YouTube accounts and I pulled up a video here.

Now, if you're uploading a video for the first time you can adjust these settings during the upload process. If the video is already uploaded you're going to go to info and settings and then advanced settings and you're going to come over here to video location, all right. Now, in here you are simply going to type in the customer's address and hit search and it's going to pull it in. Now, you're going to want to drag the little cursor to whenever the actual is and you see when I did that then it went ahead and put the latitude and longitude in here. You want to verify this is correct obviously from the geotagging we did earlier. Once that is done you're simply going to hit save changes. Now, this video is geotagged. This is a rich media citation.

Now, what I didn't talk about in the other portion is what you're going to want to do is you're going to want to use some syndication for your videos. There's a couple of different ways that you can do this. You can do it manually by simply creating accounts on several different video sharing sites, like Daily Motion and Vimeo and things like that, or you can go to Fiverr and use a Fiverr gig for that. If you're going to do that there is a gig to submit to Traffic Geyser which is one that I highly suggest and the person, his name is [Witkowski 00:05:38], Mike Witkowski. He has a really good gig for that so basically what's going to happen is he's going to take your video. He's going to upload it to a number of video sharing sites, I don't remember the exact number but it's a really good number. You're going to want to do that. You're going to want to get your videos out to a bunch of different places.

Once you're done with this section of the training now you should have anywhere from let's say 3 to 5 geotagged image links going back to your site, directly to your money site. You should have a minimum to 3 to 5 videos that are also geotagged, again going back to your money site. This is going to conclude the rich media citation portion of the training. Do not skip this guys. This is important. These sites that we're choosing all have very high domain authority and they make very good tier 1 links, and in strategy section we're going to talk a little bit about using them with some tier 2s and things like that. Anyway, that's it for this portion of the training. I will see you in the next video.