Shooting video is the fastest way to produce your own unique content for your Carrot site! All you need is your cell phone and a Youtube account. Once you have the video uploaded to Youtube, you can then embed it onto a post and have it transcribed to maximize the post for SEO purposes.
The steps below will walk you through how you can transcribe a video from a post.
Just 3 Steps to Optimized Content
- Shoot a video and upload to YouTube (easy and free on your smart phone!)
- Go to Learn More to review how to curate ideas and shoot your videos
- Publish a new Video Post
- Order an automated transcription
Behind the scenes, we produce a high-quality transcription of your video, and automatically attach it to your post when it is complete!
Why a Video Transcription?
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!
Adding a Transcription
Step 1: Go to your site’s “Content” section
Step 2: Add a new post
Step 3: Select “Video” type, add your video’s URL, and publish
IMPORTANT: In order for us to access your video for transcription the URL you paste needs to be in a format we understand. If your YouTube URL does not look like either of these examples you will run into trouble:
If you are unsure how to get the URL for your youtube video: follow this support article and choose the “Copy the link” option.
(we’ll automatically pull in the video title and description to your post)
Step 4: Click “Start Transcription”
We’ll send you an email with confirmation that your transcription has completed, within the next day or so. Your post will be automatically updated with the transcription shown below to be picked up by search engines. If you receive the email and the transcription is not available on the site, please give it 24 hours to fully populate. Sometimes the email is sent before the transcription service and Carrot site have fully connected.
Step 5: *Optional: Edit your transcript
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.