how-to

A how-to is an informal, often short, description of how to accomplish some specific task. A how-to is usually meant to help non-experts, may leave out details that are only important to experts, and may also be greatly simplified from an overall discussion of the topic. One of the earliest how-to books was published in 1569 by Thomas Wight and entitled, A booke of the arte and maner, how to plant and graffe all sortes of trees: With divers other new practise, by one of the Abbey of Saint Vincent in Fraunce by Leonard Mascall.
In the modern era how-tos can range from brief directions to aid in performing a task one is unfamiliar with to full-length books, generally intended to assist or inspire life-changing methods and attitudes. They occur in the “self-help” genre, business books, and the hobby industry.
Perhaps the best known full-length book in the genre is How to Win Friends and Influence People, written by Dale Carnegie in 1936.
A similar concept is the [topic] For Dummies…

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How To Boost Video Engagement with YouTube Poll Cards

YouTube Interactive Cards are the shiny, updated annotations that also work on mobile devices. We take a look at how you can boost engagement on your YouTube videos from using one of the newest - Poll Cards.

How-to Discover Trending Videos: 6 Ways to Search Social Media Like a Pro

If you want to generate truly engaging video content, you’ll need to put in time and effort to research and discover the trending topics that will appeal to your target audience on social media. Using the following tips and tools you can discover what's trending in the video world on each social network.

Video Creators: How-to Properly Disclose Paid Endorsement Deals

The FTC has very specific and clear guidance on how to disclose paid endorsements in video content. Any time an endorsement is made as a result of a relationship with a sponsor, the video creator must make this clear in the video itself.

How-to Add Tags to Multiple YouTube Videos at Once [Tutorial]

Updating the tags and options on multiple YouTube videos can be a daunting task if you have a huge library of content. Luckily, there's an easy way to update a group of videos all at the same time. We show you how, and what kind of tag options are available.

The Anatomy of YouTube: 26 Amazing Facts from the Past 10 Years

YouTube is 10 years old, and as you would expect from the world's largest video site, they have an incredible amount of data to share with the world about user and viewer behavior. We bring you 26 of the top facts from the last decade.

How-to Post a Pre-recorded, Edited Video to Instagram

Instagram Video is an incredibly important platform for brands and marketers, and the more professional you can make the content, the better. We take you through a quick guide to uploading a pre-made, edited video to Instagram.

A Guide to YouTube Interactive Cards ► Future of Annotations

YouTube users can finally access see annotations on their mobile devices in the form of new YouTube Cards! Creators can use the Cards to add extra interactivity to their videos, and inform the viewer about other websites, videos, playlists, fundraising, fan funding, and merchandise they'd like them to see without detracting from the video they are watching.

How-to Recreate YouTube's Hero, Hub, Hygiene Strategy For Your Brand

YouTube's much talked-about Hero, Hub and Hygiene strategy offers a solid content marketing structure for your videos. But how do brands recreate that strategy so their content generates the engagement they need? We discuss this all-important topic on this week's ReelSEO TubeTalk podcast, the best podcast for YouTube video marketing tips.

How to Optimize YouTube Videos for Mobile Devices

Half of all YouTube traffic comes from mobile devices so what is the best way to optimize your videos for mobile? On this week's TubeTalk podcast we discuss getting the most out of your mobile traffic analytics, explain the difference between the YouTube mobile apps, and confirm which annotations work on phones and tablets.

Are You Misleading Viewers? How-to Best Disclose Sponsored Videos & Why

It's a fact that many online video creators are still not disclosing sponsorships they received for some of their video content, and that's totally against current FTC guidelines. In this week's How To's Day, we discuss how you can properly disclose your paid endorsements, and why you need to.

How-to Set Up a Professional Green Screen: 7 Tips for Video Creators

Using green screen gives an incredibly professional finish to any video production, whatever the scale. But get it wrong, and it in can be a nightmare to put right in post-production. We have 7 really solid tips for video creators to get the best out of chroma key.