Are videos like blog posts or like product pages?
Thu 11 Sep 2014, 09:22 AMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
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What has been said:
1101.1. David Leedy (09/11/2014 09:16 AM)
What I think you should do is put a date in the front of your videos. At a certain age most tech people will assume that there's been changes - but you might want to have a standard disclaimer about that.
I've thought of doing that for my NotesIn9 stuff... but never have really. A good example is I have a show "Introduction to XPages". It's old and dated... but STILL one of my most popular shows every month. The day will come when I want to redo that.
Now for my blog... since I host with a 3rd party. Libsyn.com. I'm pretty sure that I could effectively "swap" the old video with a new one... and all the stats and links would be unaffected. I'm not sure that's possible on YouTube though...
It's a good question. I think for product stuff you need to get that date of recording and maybe a version number right up front.
1101.2. Ben Langhinrichs (09/11/2014 09:35 AM)
I definitely agree about the version, and did that with the Message Store video, but people are less aware of what CoexLinks 3.5 means vs. CoexLinks 3.6 than what Notes 9.0.1 means vs. Notes 8.5.3. The post date on the video is prominent on Youtube, so that is helpful.
Maybe if I focused more on embedded videos, which I can swap out at will, it would not be such an issue. Also, I could use playlists more precisely. For example, I have a Midas playlist, but I could have an Out of Notes playlist and swap out the videos in it. Hmm.
Any opinion on what to do about deleting an old version vs. keeping it?
1101.3. Craig Wiseman (09/13/2014 09:56 AM)
I think keeping it with a note and link that there's a new version available is the best route. It keeps the history and cred and folks understand that things change over time.
Also, it's far less annoying than clicking a search link and having it be dead because you've removed the video.