The Outspoken Media Video Intro

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.  ;)

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

Your Comments

  • Rob Mangiafico
    here’s my quick video about our company. :)

    Neat little app!

    • Lisa Barone

      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! :)

  • netmeg

    I think I broke it. When I put my stuff in it, it just went black.

    • Lisa Barone

      What were YOU searching for? :p

      [try it again, but leave out all the porn searches this time!]

      • netmeg

        pfffft. I don’t have to search for porn. I know where to find it. If I need to.

    • Carla Marshall

      OK, this is massively rubbish I know but be gentle with me, it’s my first go :-S

      I *might* send out my clients keyword ranking reports this way from now on……LMAO

      • Lisa Barone

        That ranking MySpace page may be the best thing I’ve seen all day. :p Awesome! And, haha, what if we did start sending ranking reports this way, with the music and all! :)

        • Carla Marshall

          That MySpace page isn’t even mine – I’ve been trying to knock *that* Carla Marshall off the top for about 4 months but she’s a stubborn one. I’ll do it though if it bloody kills me LOL

          • Lisa Barone

            hahaha! Go get her! :)

    • Amy Gutierrez

      I too get the black screen ….

  • James Ball

    I also own a directory in North Georgia…so when I saw this yesterday I just HAD to have one for us! Here tis’

    • Lisa Barone

      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! :)

  • Brian Harnish

    Here’s my short video about the company I work for and results for clients’ websites that I have worked on. This is a pretty cool tool!!! :D

    • Lisa Barone

      Oh. My GOD! Amazing how music can change a whole video. Your video could shank our video.

      • Brian Harnish

        Thank you Lisa! Thank you. :D Yup…music can totally change a video.

  • CJ

    That was fun and sooo easy! Thanks for the idea:

    • Lisa Barone

      Thanks for playing. And nice music choice. ;)

  • Todd Mintz
    • Carla Marshall

      Haha brilliant!

    • Lisa Barone

      haha awesome!

    • Jeremy Martin

      Haha. Todd, you genius you. Thanks for the laugh!

    • Jen Adams

      I laughed and laughed. That was beautifully and succinctly rendered.

  • CareySuante

    Cool tool! I am trying in out right now!

  • Joe Hall

    Mine is blurry because I tried to hack the app…..Don’t hack Google’s apps.

    • Lisa Barone

      No hacking teh Google! Awesome video. Thanks for playing. <3

  • Angela Daniello

    Lisa, thank you for sharing this!! What fun. BTW, I had to choose the same music you picked. Too good. :-)

    • Lisa Barone

      Great! And doesn’t that music rock? I feel like a baby or a kitten should just appear at the end of the video. :)

  • Lauren Garcimonde-Fisher

    Thanks for dare, Lisa – this was so fun! Here’s a little diddy about me:

  • Collar City Records (Matthew)

    Here’s a little teaser of the new albums we’ll be putting out this year as told by Google Image Search. Some worked, and some did not – which I think is part of the charm.

    Thanks for the idea!

    • Lisa Barone

      OMG this video kicks ass! Love it!

      • Collar City Records (Matthew)

        I had to pick “Metal”, of course for the music.

  • Cathy

    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.

  • Ryan Knott

    This is ridiculously fun. I never thought I’d be able to SHARE my vanity searches. ;-)


  • netmeg

    Ok, finally. Geez. It was dying on my tweets, so I had to leave those out.

    • Joe Hall

      LMAO! This one is my favorite!

  • Casey Yandle

    All great stories! Took me a few tries, but finally got the app to work correctly! Joe must have messed up mine too! :)

    Here’s mine:

    • Lisa Barone

      That was awesome and rockin’ tunes, too! :) Thanks, Casey.

  • Kristin Dziadul
  • Jenny

    I wanted to share so many more searches but I’m not allowed to use the word “boob” or “shit” and there’s apparently a lot of both of those on my blog.

    • Lisa Barone

      [stands up, applauds]

      THAT ROCKED! :)

      • Jenny

        Thanks! What a fun contest. Now if I can only entice you and the other OutSpoken ladies to join my dance video challenge, the Internet basically be complete.

        • Virginia

          Oh my gosh! Now there are TWO video challenges I must enter!

        • Lisa Barone

          Oh man, I love it. I’ve had a couple people actally send me this video and dare us to get involved. It’s hilarious. But I think we may scare away all our readers. We don’t have your moves. :)

          • Kim M.

            doooooo eeeeeet.

          • Jenny

            I’m sad that I never met up with you at SESNY. I did speak with Rae briefly and tried to soak up every drip of her SEO genius. At the next conference I’d like to offer dance lessons so we can make this OutSpoken dance video a reality… deal? Deal? I’ll even sponsor a round. Unless it’s at another damn bar with $10 domestics.

  • Phil Buckley

    When you come to Raleigh, here’s where I’ll be taking you to dinner…

    • Casey Yandle

      haha very creative Phil! :)

    • Lisa Barone

      that was just mean. [tummy rumbles]

  • Norcross

    And here’s mine. A fun tool, indeed.

  • James Svoboda

    This one is all about a bad search assumption of location:

    Local Search Story: Bloomington (Indiana). But I live in Minnesota!!!


  • David Blizzard

    This is how I originally stumbled on to Outspoken Media and some SEOs on Twitter.

    • Lisa Barone

      omg. l laughed. i cried. and then i watched it 20 more times.

  • Paul Biedermann

    Fun… and a little self promo never hurts!

  • Amy

    I was so glued to this thing all day that it is now 9:30 pm and I have to catch up on some work (ha, like reading your blog).

    Here is one that I made for me

    and the one I did for my company from a customers perspective

    • Lisa Barone

      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.

  • Rufus Dogg

    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 :-)

  • Heather Villa

    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:

  • Yitz Francus

    A new tool for a new company.

  • Alan Bleiweiss


    Thanks for continually being an inspiration!

    I really enjoyed seeing how everyone has come up with their own video, and in short order decided I’d do one as well!

  • Amy

    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!

  • Dylan Spencer

    These are fun to make. I made a quick one about our company.

  • Kristin

    The Golden Technologies search story:

    This was a lot of fun to play with and see what it could do. Thanks for the dare!

  • Jen Lopez

    hah! The only way to rank for Jennifer Lopez?

  • John Brown

    Thanks for highlighting this fun tool . Made one for our company about prom.

  • Jim Rudnick

    Lisa!!! Great post and yup I not only took that “dare” but posted about it too on my own canuckseo blog too! What a great too, eh!

    Here’s a link over to my own post —
    Our CanuckSEO Search Story!



  • Adam Singer

    It sounds like baby music :)

  • Mark Reed

    Just came across this today and thought I’d try give it a go. First one I used my reviews on yelp. The second was from my website.