Since placing high in Google searches is very important to some of my clients, I have been researching an increasingly popular tactic: using YouTube videos. So far, I am encouraged by how easy it is to post videos. Registering at YouTube just takes a couple of minutes, and their interface for uploading is straightforward.

My only hitch in posting the video embedded below had to do with maintaining aspect ratio. I produced the video using Windows Movie Maker with sound track manipulation in Audacity. It was done in 4:3 aspect ratio. That’s the ratio of older TVs. Following some bad instructions at an otherwise helpful site, I ended up with a YouTube video that was stretched horizontally. I had to delete it and follow YouTube’s own instructions more carefully. When all else fails, follow directions!