When it comes to video content: Guide, don't Overwhelm

If you have great video content, I’ll wait while you give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back. You’re way ahead of the game. Whether you have 10, 25, 50, or 100+ videos, it sure feels great to have such a wide variety of content online, doesn’t it?

Now, take a step back for a moment. Approach your channel and your library of videos from the perspective of a new visitor. Chances are that the plethora of videos you have on display is overwhelming for this newcomer, so much so that he or she will gladly exit to more familiar territory.

In a striking Catch-22, YouTube channels are where this is most prevalent. YT made it possible for you to upload video after video for public consumption, but your library soon became so daunting that visitors didn’t know where to begin. So they never did.

What’s the solution here? Step away from YouTube and try categorizing the videos on your web page. Take our client, Wet & Forget, for example. Their multitude of videos ranged from application how-tos to interviews about the product. Their library had grown steadily, and having every video on the same page was simply too overwhelming. Pictured below is the new look to the Wet & Forget Videos page.

If you feel that you have great video content that should be getting more attention, take a look at your videos from a new visitor’s perspective. Is it overwhelming? If so, it may be time to re-think the aesthetics of your page. An overwhelmed visitor is a lost visitor, so better categorizing of your material could work wonders.