Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Huda Kattan Beauty YouTube Audience Retention the for last 50 uploads

This post is about Huda Kattan, her channel at YouTube and the last fifty videos uploaded.

I've studied them in my normal fashion to give some insights into the efficiency of a running YouTube Beauty Channel.

I've chosen Huda Huttan as my travels into beauty and makeup at Instagram has lead me to believe Huda is a shining example of someone who is loved and respected in the beauty community.

My never ending focus, how one idea, in this case beauty and makeup, is published across many platforms.

Monday, 23 February 2015

The Mike Downes Instagram link page

If you're reading this, chances are you arrived here from my Instagram account - the only allowed URL from my profile.

I've made this page to help make sense of the beauty and makeup artists I follow at Instagram.

In particular on how some Instagram users are found on other platforms like YouTube and Twitter.

Of course, beauty blogging is of huge interest no matter what the platform, but from what I can see there are some users who want to be at YouTube too, but just are not sure where to start.

It's a massive leap of faith to catapult yourself from the 15 sec instagram clip to a fully fledged YouTube Channel. And that means getting to grips with cameras, microphones, lighting, a suitable video editor - akin to running your own mini tv channel.

So to get started, if I name some instagrams users, or post a photo pointing to a blog post or youtube video, this is the place to find it. I will make updates as I need them (what's even better, I can embed videos in this post). I will number the posts, as will help me at Instagram.

If I had a number one question for all the beauty bloggers, makeup artists and those who follow and watch, it would be, Why? Is it to learn #howto, admire, for the products or for the personality/entertainment value? I'm fascinated to know (for those people new to me, I cover a wide range of topics, all to do with media change, thank you.. 

Latest link 24 feb 15:

Huda kattan beauty youtube audience retention ..

This post is about Huda Kattan, her channel at YouTube and the last fifty videos uploaded.

I've studied them in my normal fashion to give some insights into the efficiency of a running YouTube Beauty Channel.

I've chosen Huda Huttan as my travels into beauty and makeup at Instagram has lead me to believe Huda is a shining example of someone who is loved and respected in the beauty community.

1, 28 Jan 2015, Here's the brilliant Cristelle from @frenchtouchofmakeup in a rare interview (Sept 2013).

My own youtube channel has the beta gif maker, you can see this in action on the left.

This gif was made from my A Célébration of frenchtouchofmakeup (as below).

2, 19 Feb 2015 A Célébration of frenchtouchofmakeup A frenchtouchofmakeup is a brilliant example of a stylish themed approach using serpentine curves and effective simplicity. Cristelle's channel stood head and shoulders above all others.

On researching makeup and MUA on Instagram, I looked at 120 accounts. My focus was how creators will use YouTube, Instagram, Twitter etc to seamlessly blend their content.  The Instagram square images are so small in preview which is why I say Cristelle has done such a great job. Of course, the 15 sec videos have been used too, where at youtube video length can be enormously long.

In other words, ''On my studies into YouTube Audience Retention, I have studied many channels (including beauty, style and makeup). I wanted to contrast that with how a person uses all platforms, so I looked at instagram too - that's where I found frenchtouchofmakeup''. 

You can visit Cristelle's channel at..
AND I hope with all our help frenchtouchofmakeup may return to YouTube again :)

This video is from my #celebration #homage series.. 
read more, ''Paying homage One easy and fulfilling way for me, to give a shout out, kudos, props, to big up, pay respect, celebrate or give a pat on the back to others. I've tormented myself recently, on how I make my next move in this online world. When the idea of homage first came to me, I said out loud, I can live with that..

3, May/Dec 2014 ongoing - My Studies with YouTube Audience Retention relating to beauty channels.

There are many posts. The slide on the left is taken from: youtube reveal audience retention (25 Oct 2014).

Watching 8.37 of a video of length 13.28 gives an audience retention of 64%

4, 29 Jan 2015, May Mia as youtube.com/007MayaMia .. instagram.com/maya_mia_y

On my travels through youtube, I'm so glad I've found +Maya Mia. Her story is inspiration, no more so than what she talks about at 5:44in this video. What starts out as a discussion into affiliate links, codes, views and sponsorship ends ups with donations to some local Orphanages in Tanzania
  Maya,  I would upload again (the part from 5:44 to the end) as it's so valuable for other creators and for those people who feel passionate (as you do) on helping others. I was delighted when you opened your  http://instagram.com/mayas_animalkingdom account - just shows another side to you.
  For other's reading this, have a read of this post which details the wonderful Maya story http://www.beautylish.com/a/vxnrs/maya-mia-interview .. 
  Finally, and I need to post on this separately, if people ask what's a guy (like me) doing watching and commenting on a beauty channel - well, that's in all the work I do on mass communication and media change - where Beauty and Makeup stands head and shoulders high above the rest on youtube. I will work hard to study and help with YouTube Audience Retention while making the most of the brilliant people I meet. In other words, every single channel owner is their own highly specialised and targeted media company.. Good luck and best wishes to you Maya..
  ps what are the links and names of the local Orphanages you mention? /mike  

5, 28 Jan 2014, Kaushal Beauty It actually feels very good to know there are talented creators like+Kaushal Beauty alive and well in the UK. All the info is there, the http://kaushalbeauty.com/faq is just brilliant. In all my studies, finding a channel like this, makes it so much easier and even easier to track across all platforms, love it :)  

/this post ends and will be updated.. I will be posting on how I spent two weeks following beauty accounts at Instagram, why I did it, what I learned and what is the next step (for you and me).. /mike

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The Google Earth Pro Resource Page for Movie Makers

On 30 jan 2015, Google Earth made the Pro version free to all.

This post will be a collection of resources for those people who wish to make the most of using the Movie Maker tool.

Of course Google themselves and the brilliant people who are on the team, have many resources already. I will include those links and sites.

Friday, 30 January 2015

figurative reality, youtube and my notes on starting 2015

This post started as a three lines at g+. It's now 3,327 words and will take a while to get through.

the g+ bit, i wrote so need this, the Social Blade dashboard, I use it to track highly specialised and targeted media companies ie channels at youtube. Social Blade is the only site that offers a balanced analysis of youtube channels. This is super important. If you're a modest creator, then it could be a small step to give up your day job and scale up.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Ginxlive, why I watch and the comparison to TFI Friday

This blog is about mass communication and media change. 

And that's why I rate my experience with Ginx TV high on my list of must watch shows.

In the last two weeks, I've thought about #Ginxlive every single day.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Blogging with Blogger and a Model Post for Blogger Talk

this blog's home page as a collage
In this post, I don't want it to be about me, but about the story I have told in the last four years.

And in this case, what I've used to tell it, Google's +Blogger.  This site or blog is written by me and no one else.

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