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Do People Watch Videos That are 10-20 Minutes Long?

In my last post HOW Do I Actually Use Video in MY Business Caterina Alexon asked if people really watch videos that are 10-20 minutes long. My Response was: “…For profile video or a message video, that is definitely too long UNLESS it is REALLY engaging/funny/outrageous.

So today, when my mother sent me the link to a 10+ minute video and while I watched it laughing the whole way through, even watched it a second time, I thought about Catarina’s question and my response. Now this video is NOT for children and definitely for mature audiences only. But as it shows another way that video is powerful AND that the length is definitely related to the value or content of the video, I decided to share it below.

Disclaimer: If you are offended by R-ratedf content, please do not watch this video. For the rest of you who do watch it, enjoy it and let me know if you laugh out loud!

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Julie Weishaar We will work with you to increase your online visibility by leveraging the latest in Internet and video technologies while helping you grow your business. We provide video marketing services and offer video marketing products for those who like to “do it themselves”, specializing in camera-less animated video production. We also provide consulting services for those who are just starting out on the Internet or with Video Marketing and need help with their Internet and Video Marketing Strategy.

8 Responses to “Should I? Shouldn’t I? I Did! **For Mature Audiences Only**”
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  1. Hi Tonnette. Agreed – we need to keep our videos on the shorter side and compelling enough to keep the viewer’s attention – especially in this day of information overload and short attention spans right? Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Tonnette says:

    the length of the video we should prioritized that so the viewer wont get bored,5 minutes it should be enough.but this video it made my mind clear and mde me think i should apply thin to my future work.

  3. Hi Sherryl. I know you do so if you watched this one then it is DEFINITELY worth the 10+ minutes. :)

  4. That’s hysterical Julie. I definitely agree with Catarina about the length of videos. I have a very short attention span when it comes to watching anything that longer than 3 or 4 minutes.That doesn’t mean that videos are wasted on me though. I often forward long videos to people in my address book who I know will enjoy them (and who have more patience than me.) So, I can still contribute to making something viral while only skimming over it myself. (BTW – I watched the whole 10+ minutes if this. :) )

  5. Maja Clear says:

    For me he video is great,for me we should make the video deliver more interesting to make the people follow it.something that may get some ideas that apply to there self.

  6. @Susan: Wasn’t it funny? Yes you are right about the delivery too. I didn’t know but she was on Saturday Night Live.

    @Caterina: LOL – Agreed. Heading over to see Sherryl’s blog now. Thanks for mentioning it :)

  7. You make me laugh Julie:-) The video’s funny and an exception to the rule, but generally speaking videos have to be short to the point.

    Actually watched a five minute video on Sherryl’s blog today, It’s a great example of how you can make people watch long videos by including a celebrity. Admittedly had never heard of her but Sherryl sold her to her readers.

  8. Susan Oakes says:

    Excellent video Julie. It is not just about the content it is also the delivery.

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