Want to add a transcript to your online videos?
It means that you have finally taken the first step towards being SEO friendly. But online transcription goes beyond just converting videos to text.
There are certain guidelines you need to follow to ensure your transcripts are easily readable and understandable.
Love straining to read?
The answer is an obvious no. Most transcripts that accompany videos are difficult to read.
The fonts are small and font color so light you’d have to use magnifying lens to read them.
Make sure your fonts are clear and font color doesn’t blend into the background.
Using bold fonts, sub headings and titles can make your online transcript immensely readable.
Provide a speaker identified transcript…
If there is more than one speaker, it helps to have a speaker identified transcript.
People don’t usually listen closely to the audio of a recording; they are reading a transcript of.
So if you’ve mentioned or introduced your speakers in the recording and forget to offer a speaker identified transcript, there is little chance of your viewers knowing who spoke what.
Provide a transcript in different formats.
Though HTML is the most commonly used format, offering a PDF download of your transcript or a Word document, can make your transcripts more user friendly. Having your transcript in different formats helps you to repurpose content better.
You can use the transcribed document for running email campaigns, post it in social media sites or use it in your website. All, without worrying about the compatibility, of your transcript!
Want to leave out the false starts?
You very well can. Edited and trimmed transcripts ensure your viewer doesn’t need to scroll a dozen times to get to the bottom of your transcript. A concise edited transcript is a far better choice.