The Outspoken Media Video Intro

by on 04/14/2010 • 67 Comments | Online Marketing

Hey. I was playing around with Google’s new Search Stories Video Creator this afternoon and decided Outspoken Media needed it’s own search story video.  What do you think?

I think we’re just missing the puppy that scampers along at the end. ;)

All kidding aside, I think Google’s new video creation tool is really neat.  If you’re a small business owner looking for a fun and simple way to use search to tell a story, these short videos can have a great impact. Plus, because you decide on your own search terms and what vertical you want to query [Web, Blogs, Images, etc], you get to create your own vanity highlight reel to document how awesome you are to your customers.  Pretty cool, right?

It’s a slow Wednesday and I want to play a game. I dare you to create a video [use the link on the left] and leave it in the comments. In fact, I double dog dare you. You can even make it about Outspoken if you want.  ;)

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Lisa Barone

Lisa Barone co-founded Outspoken Media in 2009 and served as Chief Branding Officer until April 2012.

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67 thoughts on “The Outspoken Media Video Intro

    • Yey, I love it! This is so fun.

      I love that you included searches for tips and how to get the most out of shopsite – encouraging people to search smarter. Thanks for playing! :)

    • oh my goodness, I love it! The photos work really well. How awesome for a tourist site to spark interest in a certain location, especially during certain times of year. Thanks for sharing it! :)

  1. It’s definitely a fun tool. Here’s a bit about or company:

    Would love to have shown our flower puppy dogs (1 and 2 in image search) but the screen only captured the bottom row from the page so I settled for a web result. Would be great if the tool actually showed the displayed portion of the page during the creation process.

    I had used SearchStories a couple days ago to create a little rant about the frustration with Google Maps spammers (call centers claiming phony locations) getting authoritative OneBoxes. Quick, tongue-in-cheek way to make a point, too.

    • God, I’m loving all of these so much. I also giggled when the search for [shin splints] came up. Been there, done that. Are you running the BM next week? I used to live in Boston and always loved that day. So much energy in the city.

  2. Two references to dogs in the same blog post? “…puppy that scampers along at the end” and “I double dog dare you.” Admit it, you are seriously crushing on the DogWalk :-)

  3. I love this new “toy” that Google released. I will be the first to admit I was typing in various names of people I know and getting a few laughs out of the results. It will be interesting to see the way small business use this tool to their advantage moving forward. It would be great if there were a few different tweaks Google could have offered. For example, the addition of a highlighter tool to draw attention to specific links…..

    Here’s the search story I put together:

  4. I’m not quite ready for a marathon yet, but yes Patriots Day is one of the best days in the city
    PS-your blog rocks!

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