You read that right. According to recent reports, up to 85% of Facebook video is watched without sound.
That means if you want those videos you’ve been stressing over (and paying for) to pay off, you need to have captions on them all. Having captions allows people with the sound off to scroll through and read the content of any video or audio file.
Captions not only increase watch time, but they help you rank higher in search results. Closed captions boost view times because the viewer stays engaged regardless of their access to audio — essential for mobile viewing environments where audio may be disturbing or unavailable. Facebook confirms that captions increase video views by 12% compared with uncaptioned videos.
For this post, we wanted to share a bit behind the curtain. We do a LOT of video and audio work for our medical practice clients (shooting, editing, transcribing, and captioning). We use an awesome service to help us with our transcriptions and captions – and they do it all for about $1 per minute of footage. The price and 99% accuracy can’t be beat and we have a special $10 coupon below.
It’s called Rev.com and it will change the way you work, saving you time and money – plus making your videos even more effective.
What Is Rev?
Rev is a transcription and captions service. They will transcribe or put captions on any piece of audio or video you send them. They’re 99% accurate guaranteed, and the service costs only $1 per minute.
Rev.com is a new breed of service provider. Like traditional vendors, they rely on a network of specialized freelancers. However, unlike conventional vendors, they use proprietary technology to offer excellent quality, speed, and value.
Rev offers its clients the following services:
- Transcription (from any video or audio file)
- Foreign subtitles
From YouTube videos, podcasts, and webinars to meetings, interviews, and keynote addresses, Rev’s transcription service allows you to transfer all your video and audio content into written form.
Want to convert your recent podcast or patient testimonial interview into a quick blog post? With Rev, you can now do it in a fraction of the time. If you need closed captioning on your YouTube videos for hearing-impaired patients, Rev’s service can help you out there as well.
At the end of the day, our experience has shown that Rev is an invaluable service, and we hope you can get as much out of it as we have.
How to Get Started
It’s fast and easy to sign up and start using Rev.com. What’s more, when you sign up you’ll receive a $10 coupon to use on your first order. The $10 rebate will be sent to you by email once you register.
Corey has also prepared a how-to video to walk you through the registration and upload process from A-Z, which you can find right here:
Remember, don’t forget to use your referral link when you sign up to get $10 off your first order.
If you have any questions or need any help with this, feel free to reach out. We’ll be happy to help.
Full disclosure: Rev.com offered us an affiliate link but we decided to create this post and how-to video on our own – and we would have done it without the affiliate link. We use and believe in their service that much.