#EdenUpdate - Video Review Program Tips and Suggestions

Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Hi guys!

Lately more and more of you have been doing video reviews so I wanted to bullet point a few tips and suggestions here. Please feel free to add your own or ask questions!

1. Make sure you email me (carrieann@edenfantasy s.com) for permission to add video to your reviews. No permission, no gift card!

2. Be sure when you email, if it is not obvious, that you include your screen name. I have no idea that "Jenny", with the email "spottedpuppy@gmail.co m" is actually MistressMamaPants on EF... ya know? It gets hard to keep y'all straight so, please, include your screen name somewhere. Thanks!

3. If you do both monthly video review program plus regular added video reviews, please make sure you let me know which you're talking about when you ask permissions. I won't assign a product if I didn't know that's what you were asking me to do. Most times, I'll assume you're asking for permission on a product you already own.

4. Don't upload videos more than once. If something is not working, email me and let me know and wait for either JR or myself to tell you if we need it reuploaded. I don't want to see anyone getting points abuse violations for errors!

5. Please, please, please visit the guidelines and be sure you're doing your video titles, tags and descriptions properly. These are different than the tags and descriptions that you see on the review or product page. These are very important for the videos page on EdenTube where they are hosted. It makes JR cranky when he has to continually fix them so if you're not sure what the right way is, message him! He'll be happy to tell you.

That's it for now, though I may add more as they come to me. And, again, feel free to add your own, as well, be it about the program, how to do certain things or just video advice!
06/01/2012
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sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Hi guys!Lately more and more of you have been doing video reviews so I wanted to bullet point a few tips and suggestions here. Please feel free to add your own or ask questions!1. Make sure you email me (carrieann@edenfantasy s.com) for permission to ... More
Hey Carrie Ann,

I've never done video reviews before but wanted to ask you something after reading this....

You mention in section #3 about a monthly video review program? I haven't heard of this, or seen any information on it. Is there a link that explains this? Or could you tell me more about it? I had always just assumed that videos were done as a "regular added video reviews".

I eventually would like to give video reviewing a try so I'm just exploring my options! Thanks!
06/01/2012
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by sktb0007
Hey Carrie Ann,

I've never done video reviews before but wanted to ask you something after reading this....

You mention in section #3 about a monthly video review program? I haven't heard of this, or seen any information on it. ... More
The program is mentioned in the Video Review Guidelines, which can be found in the review program section of your account dashboard.

Or by clicking that link up there
06/01/2012
Missy May Missy May
Thanks for posting this. It's always nice to have a lil' reminder.
06/01/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
It's true...I do get cranky sometimes. And then she has to deal with me...and without her trusty cherry double dong.

The best suggestion I can make to someone is look for other videos on EdenTube for a similar product to see which tags are appropriate and how to title the video.

Also, even though I'm an Admin, I can't see private videos unless I'm invited.
06/01/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
Thanks for posting this Carrie.. I didnt see this before, and my Video was going no where what so ever (like I couldnt link it to my written review or anything!). I did send you an email about it.

Hoping everything can get fixed! I enjoyed making the video
06/03/2012
sweetiejo sweetiejo
Thanks for putting this up. It helped me to read and remember what to do when requesting to do a video review.
06/05/2012
tA tA
Just a heads-up, it's really hard to get the video submission form to accept related pages - I've had to skip adding pages to that section because of this. So if anyone's having problems with it, it's not just you!

Also, thankyou for this guide. It's hella helpful.
06/06/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by tA
Just a heads-up, it's really hard to get the video submission form to accept related pages - I've had to skip adding pages to that section because of this. So if anyone's having problems with it, it's not just you!

Also, ... More
This is the first I've heard of that.

If anyone can share more info, I'd appreciate it!
06/06/2012
Do emu Do emu
Thanks for the heads up, Carrie!
06/06/2012
Nirelan Nirelan
I've been too afraid to do a video review! LOL
06/08/2012
Nirelan Nirelan
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
The program is mentioned in the Video Review Guidelines, which can be found in the review program section of your account dashboard.

Or by clicking that link up there ... More
another link to bookmark on my computer! just in case i decide to buck up and do a video review! I'm learning so much everyday here! Thanks guys!
06/08/2012
indiglo indiglo
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Originally posted by tA
Just a heads-up, it's really hard to get the video submission form to accept related pages - I've had to skip adding pages to that section because of this. So if anyone's having problems with it, it's not just you!

Also, ... More
I had this problem in the past, so let me ask a question that may seem obvious - are you trying to add more than 1 link at a time in the little box? I used to try to add all my links in there at once, and it would never accept them. Then I figured out that you put 1 link in there, click "associate" (or whatever the button says) and it takes it. Don't try to format the link, or include the text - just put the plain old link. Then if you want to associate more, insert 1 more link into the box, click "associate" and so on.

It automatically turns the link into the little text words, you don't have to do any of that. I hope this helps, if not, maybe you're having a different problem than what I had in the beginning.
06/08/2012
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Nirelan
I've been too afraid to do a video review! LOL
Is there anything in particular that concerns you?

Like, is it a privacy thing? Are you worried that we'll all be like, "THESE ARE THE MOST AWFUL VIDEOS EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE INTERNET"?

video reviews are awesome, and I find them super duper helpful when I'm trying to figure out if I want to buy a product because it's like a review in two minutes without having to read, so if there's something particularly troubling I'd love to help put your fears to rest.
06/08/2012
tA tA
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Originally posted by indiglo
I had this problem in the past, so let me ask a question that may seem obvious - are you trying to add more than 1 link at a time in the little box? I used to try to add all my links in there at once, and it would never accept them. Then I figured ... More
Nooope, just one link at a time. I've tried anything from edenfantasys.com to link to link here) and they keep getting rejected. It's frustrating! ):

Sometimes I'm able to get it through, but usually not.
06/08/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by tA
Nooope, just one link at a time. I've tried anything from edenfantasys.com to link to link here) and they keep getting rejected. It's frustrating! ):

Sometimes I'm able to get it through, but usually not.
Something that could help, if you want to associate the video review you're uploading to the review, your profile, the company's EdenLink profle, etc. Just open that page in a new tab. Copy/paste the address from the address bar of that tab into the box on the upload page.

Also, you don't need to associate the main EF page to anything on EF...that's just overkill and kinda silly.
06/08/2012
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by tA
Nooope, just one link at a time. I've tried anything from edenfantasys.com to link to link here) and they keep getting rejected. It's frustrating! ):

Sometimes I'm able to get it through, but usually not.
You can only associate with the product page and review page, for the most part. You can't do it to EdenLink profiles or other people's profiles or the main page or Presents pages. If you've been trying anything other than your own review or the product page, that would be why it does't work
06/08/2012
jryder3891 jryder3891
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Hi guys!Lately more and more of you have been doing video reviews so I wanted to bullet point a few tips and suggestions here. Please feel free to add your own or ask questions!1. Make sure you email me (carrieann@edenfantasy s.com) for permission to ... More
Thanks for the tips!!!
06/09/2012
yarii yarii
thanks alot!
06/21/2012
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
You can only associate with the product page and review page, for the most part. You can't do it to EdenLink profiles or other people's profiles or the main page or Presents pages. If you've been trying anything other than your own ... More
I've been linking to company pages on EdenLink and my personal profile page for awhile now without any problems.
06/22/2012
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Kindred
I've been linking to company pages on EdenLink and my personal profile page for awhile now without any problems.
It might technically "work" - in that it'll go through without hanging you up -- but I"m not actually seeing any contributor videos on company pages on Eden Link.

Perhaps I'm looking at the wrong ones?

Also, videos are automatically placed on your personal profile, even if you don't add the link in the associated pages area. They automatically go to your profile, your review (if you upload from the review page or review area of your dashboard) and to the community page.
06/25/2012
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
It might technically "work" - in that it'll go through without hanging you up -- but I"m not actually seeing any contributor videos on company pages on Eden Link.

Perhaps I'm looking at the wrong ones?

Also, ... More
Ah, I'm associating to those pages not to post the videos there, but so that people viewing the video on EdenTube can link to the product page, Company page, and my contributor page directly.
06/25/2012
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Kindred
Ah, I'm associating to those pages not to post the videos there, but so that people viewing the video on EdenTube can link to the product page, Company page, and my contributor page directly.
Ahhhh. Yep, then that works and is a brilliant idea. As always, you rock, Kindred.
06/26/2012
SassySam SassySam
thank you for the information, i had no idea so much went into the video process.
12/08/2012
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