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YouTube Creators: I found some content, can I use it in my video?

Short answer: usually no, not without explicit permission

Sometimes you hear a song that would be the perfect background for your video. Or see an image that would fit right into the slideshow you are creating. Or you find a video clip that would be hilarious to incorporate into your comedy routine.

+Leo Wattenberg has created a great overview on using 3rd party content, the different creative common licenses and copyright on YouTube. It was originally posted in the YouTube Creators forum, where you can comment on it directly:!category-topic/youtube-creators/z4p76vRB7qs 

Be sure to check out the spreadsheet he created of online sources of music you can use in your videos:

Read the licenses carefully and use your common sense!

#copyright   #creativecommons   #YouTubeTips  

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New to Google+? Don't know where to start?

Here is a collection of posts and articles from around the Circleverse.

Take a Tour on Google+:

Google+ best practices for beginners:

Choose what you share on your profile:

Who can send you notifications:

Don't just drop links:

Share Google+ posts on Facebook:

Hide your circles and followers:

Control what you see from your communities:

Create a private community for yourself:

Change the cover photo on Android:

Tips for sharing on Google+:

Tips for building relationships:

Tips for community members:

Tips about Google+ Photos:

Tips for using hashtags:

Tips for blocking someone:

The official Google+ Help Center:

Set up recovery options for your Google account:

Switch between Google accounts:

Account permissions and apps:

All your Google+ statistics:

Deleting a Google+ profile / Page: What happens to YouTube:

Who owns your business page and YouTube channel:

Google+ Partner Playbook for businesses:

Promote your business on Google+:

Video: Google+ tips

Is there something important missing here? What aspect of Google+ would you like to know more about?

#TCpost #Googleplustips #BestHelpOnTheWeb

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The Complete Beginner's Guide to SlideShare
A quick and effective blueprint for building a beautiful, viral presentation

The five principles of good SlideShare design:

1. Your message: Focused, clear and concise
2. Keep it simple: The average Slideshare deck is 14 slides
3. Cool fonts: Look beyond the basics
4. Stunning images
5. Consistent color palette

"The most important rule of SlideShare: If your presentations aren’t good enough, you won’t get anything from SlideShare." - Mauro D'Andrea

This quote comes from blogger and presenter Mauro D’Andrea who put together a huge resource of SlideShare information for the KISSmetrics blog. D’Andrea’s biggest takeaway from the post: Design a great presentation.

I might amend that bit of advice just a tad. I’m not sure I was well equipped or capable of building a great presentation on my own, yet we still saw good results. So how about: Design a good-to-great presentation. It doesn’t have to be Picasso; it should be better than elementary.

To find out how we create SlideShares quickly and effectively, click over to read the full post on the Buffer blog. We've got 5 more tips for quick creating and awesome sharing.

Read the full post:

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#design #slides #slideshare #presentations

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Take your Blogging to the Next Level

Many individuals and businesses aspire to become better bloggers. Perhaps you’re looking to add an additional revenue stream, or perhaps you’re hoping to use your blog to establish your expertise and authority in your field. Whatever the reason, you’re on the right track! Your blog can do all those things and more for you, but it will take time and hard work.

That’s where I can help.

Here are a number of articles I’ve published which you can spend some time reviewing and learn several key techniques and aspects of blogging that will help you.


101 Blogging Tips for Successful Business Blogs -

How Often Should You Blog: The Ultimate Answer -

What Does It Take to Blog 3 - 5 Times a Week? -

The Importance of Ignoring Your Blogging Schedule -

Cut Your Blog Writing Time by 50% with a Blog Template -

WARNING: This Will Improve Your Blog Traffic by 25% -

They’re Just Words. Edit Your Blog Posts Ruthlessly. -

How to Blog Like Mike -


Generating Blog Ideas - 

Tell Your Business Story, One Blog at a Time -

Vary Your Blog Posts With These Three Styles - 

How to Orchestrate Themes Into Your Content Marketing -

Are Your Blog Posts Riding Coattails? -

How to Create Brand Interest and Value with Newsjacking -


How I Promote My Blog Posts -

5 Ways to Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable -

Super Charge Your Blog Reach as a Triberr Power User - 

How Many Titles does your Blog Post Need? -

Should Bloggers and Businesses Share Old Content? -

How to Revive Old Blog Content - 

Finally, be sure to read Blogging for Business: What’s Important in 2014 ( by James Scherer and Five Trends That Will Significantly Shape Content Marketing In 2014 ( by Ross Simmonds so that you have a clear vision of where blogging and content marketing is going in the coming year.

If you haven’t already, I would recommend subscribing to my Blog Notification Circle. If you’re interested in getting a notification each time I share a new article on social media, blogging and marketing, just let me know. New posts come out no more than once or twice a day. (For more information on how you can use this technique yourself, click here:

Best of luck with your blog! 

#Blogging #ContentMarketing #BloggingTips 
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