Shooting a video is an easy way to create content, but not the best way to rank your site for popular search terms. Blog posts are a great way to rank for terms but are time-consuming. An automated transcription takes those ideas in your head and quickly gets unique content on your site that search engines love – fresh content, higher rankings, more leads!
First, you’ll want to film your video and add it to Youtube. Once you have uploaded your video, you’ll add it to your site as a post then transcribe it.
Please note, this VideoPost Transcription service is only applicable to the English language and is available to members with the Content Tools Add-On.
Let’s get started
Step 1: Copy the video’s URL
Locate your video on Youtube or Vimeo. At the top of the browser, copy the URL in the address bar.
Step 2: Add a new post
Go to your site’s content, then find Posts on the left-hand side. Click the “Add New” button on the top right.
Step 3: Select “Create VideoPost”
Step 4: *Optional* Title your VideoPost
If you do not add a title, your VideoPost transcription will automatically add the Youtube video title as your VideoPost title.
Step 5: Add your video to the VideoPost
Step 6: Confirm your purchase
You will see the total charge for your transcription prior to submitting the VideoPost to be transcribed. After review, click the button to “Purchase Now” to begin the transcription process.
Step 7: Save the post
You can save or publish the post. Saving the draft will allow you to keep the post private until you are ready to publish it. Publishing the post will immediately make the post public on your blog page.
Refresh once the post is saved.
Step 7: Let us do the magic
You’ll see a notification at the top of your post reflecting the status of your transcription. A light orange bar will appear to let you know we are working on the transcript and to check back soon.
We’ll send you an email with confirmation that your transcription has completed. At that point, you’ll see a light green bar at the top of your post confirming the transcription is complete.
Step 8: Edit your transcript and publish the post
Because the transcription is verbatim, we recommend you hop in and update the content. There will be some “um’s,” “so’s,” and other words that can be filler content and hurt the flow of the written post. To best optimize the page, you will want to review this content for grammatical errors and readability.
If you’d like to add headings or other media to the VideoPost content, you’ll need to copy the entire transcript and then paste it to make edits to separate paragraph blocks. We are working on separating content into blocks upon transcription. At this time, your content is entered into a single block, which requires you to copy and paste the entire transcript and it will then show up as individual blocks. Please don’t forget to delete the single-block that you just copied or you’ll have duplicate content. (A fix is coming!)