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3 Tricks to Linking a YouTube Video

3 Tricks to Linking a YouTube Video

YouTube is an incredibly popular website. It is a video sharing site which allows the users to not only view and share videos but also upload, rate, and comment on them. Individuals upload most of the videos on this site, but there is also content from cooperating media, including clips from TV shows, music videos, and movie trailers. Big media corporations such as BBC, Hulu, and Vevo offer some of their content on YouTube.

You can share these videos with anyone. You can share their link on your social media profiles. It is possible that the videos are long, so if you want to show someone a part of the video which is only a few seconds long, but the video is several minutes long, then it can be a difficult situation. But you do not have to worry because there is a method which allows you to share a particular section in the video. It is a simple process, and it will save you the trouble of watching the whole video.

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Here are some simple tricks which will allow you to create a link for a specific part of a video. It is not a difficult or lengthy process; you can create a link in minutes.

1. The lengthy way of adding time stamp code

In this method, you need to find the URL of a video you want to share. The URL is the link that shows in the address bar of the browser while you are watching the video. The URL is not the link that shows when you click the “share” button. There is a certain format that you need to use to specify the starting time of the video: #t=2m10s. The first part of the of the format #t= is known as the time stamp. The second part shows the time, and it specifies the minutes and seconds. You can add this code to the URL of the video and share it with other people. In this way, people should not have to watch the boring introduction, and they will just watch the relevant part. It will assist in increasing the video’s natural YouTube views.

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2. The easy and short method

There is an easy and quick method which allows the shared video to start at a particular time. You can do it by using the sharing options of YouTube videos. First of all, you need to go to the website and look for the video you want to share. The next step is to click on the “share” link. The options will expand, and it will show the choices for how you can share the video. If you look at the bottom of the sharing options, you will see a checkbox marked as “start at.” In this check box you need to put the start time. Once you scroll to the specific time you want the video to start at it will record that time automatically. It is the easiest way of attaching the time stamp to the video you are sharing.

3. If you own the video

If you are the owner of the video and it is hosted on your channel, then you have the option of editing the video and only showing the version with the particular part you want to show. It is a good way to save the time of the viewers and give them only the parts of the video they are interested it. The editing tools of the site may not be the best, but they are capable of cutting off extra minutes and making it small.

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Sharing only a particular part of the YouTube videos is an excellent way of increasing the views of your videos. People using the internet do not have a long attention span. They get bored quickly, so if you want to keep them interested you should only share the exciting parts of the videos. Nowadays people prefer to use the YouTube website from their mobile phones and they do not want to sit staring at a video which is minutes long.

Featured photo credit: Gerd Altmann via pixabay.com

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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