A little off SEO topic but I’ve come across a presentation style called Pecha Kucha. The idea is very simple.

20 slides – 20 seconds on each slides.

The slides should be pretty simple, maybe just a full screen picture without any text. It’s seems a great way to get over a topic quickly while keeping your audience’s attention. Often watching presentations online can be really boring (never mind in a stuffy office) but if you know that every twenty seconds a slide is going to change, users should stay to view all 20 slides.

I came across Pecha Kucha watching this video about building Links from the team at www.sitevisibility.co.uk

19 Ways To Build Links to Your Website – Pecha Kucha Kelvin Newman from SiteVisibility on Vimeo.

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YouTube have recently had to remove many music videos due to a issue regarding payments with Performing Rights Society. The result is that some videos have now been removed for UK viewers.

For example this video from Adele – Chasing Payment is now removed.

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Interestingly this page is still hanging on in a Google Search for a search for “adele – chasing payments

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That page returns a 303 response, which is is similar to a 302 (more details here) in that the page as moved elsewhere but the difference its not permanent or a temporary change, it just does say.

This means the page will remain in the search engine rankings which is happening, the page was cached on the 16th.

This is a great move by YouTube as they are holding onto the positions in the search engine rankings and keeping levels of traffic until a deal with the Performing Rights Society is sorted out. Once the deal is sorted out the page will return a normal 200 ok like other YouTube video pages.

I’m not sure if the 303 response is the correct status to give to the search engine? Anyone know?

IMBroadcast is a new user generated content video site just for the Internet Marketing industry. There’s plenty of videos out there about SEO, PPC and Blogging but no real central resource for the videos. IMBroadcast aims to bring them all together in one site.

The site has the standard fetures you would expect in generated content video site commenting, groups, tagging, channels, voting, user profiles etc. At the moment it seems that you have to host your video on YouTube and then add it to the database. I’m guessing the ability to upload your videos will come.

There’s a wide range of content on the site from tutorials, conferances, weekly round ups and the odd rant. It doesn’t seem that any prominate channels have developed yet, but they’re seems to plenty of video views with The Girly Girl’s SEO Conference Guide ranking at number one with 1,434 views.

So head over to www.imbroadcast.com, get an account and check out some of the videos.

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