If you’re broadcasting with the live streaming apps, Periscope or Meerkat, you should do more than establish a free Katch.me account. You should put that account to work for you in your content marketing strategy. Katch.me is a video sharing platform that archives your broadcasts, so they can be easily shared in your digital content at a later date.
In my teaching Periscope broadcast today, I shared six ways to put your Katch.me account to work. One of my live viewers of the broadcast added a seventh tip, so you’ll find seven ways to use your Katch account in the list below. Under the list, you’ll find the embedded video of the broadcast so that you can watch it if you’d like!
7 Ways to Put Your Katch.me Account to Work
- By creating a free Katch.me account (linked to your Twitter account), you can capture your Periscope and Meerkat broadcasts as videos that you can be viewed, shared or downloaded long after the replays are no longer live in the Periscope or Meerkat apps. The platform creates an archive in the cloud that you, your followers, or potential followers can use as reference.
- You can grab links to your archived videos in Katch.me and share them with your followers in tweets, Facebook posts, blog posts and other online social media channels. If you would like to embed a video in a blog post, Katch.me also provides the code for embedding. (see example below)
- If you’d like to review a broadcast after it is no longer available on replay in the app, you can watch the video in Katch and review the comments by your followers who participated in the broadcast. Katch has a “Comments” tab which makes it very convenient for viewing the comments without watching the whole video of the broadcast.
- Following the suggestion mentioned in number 3 above, view the comments to note the handles of the people who were interacting with you. This allows you to follow up with them by tweeting or sending a direct message in Twitter. You might send a “thank you for participating” tweet or respond to a question they asked during the broadcast.
- If you’re watching a live broadcast, you can type “#katch” in the comment box and Katch will tweet a link to the replay to you in your Twitter feed. – Tip provided by @WelmoedVerhagen (Thank you Welmoed!)
- After you log in to your Katch.me account, you can edit the titles of the videos. This is especially helpful if you had started a broadcast without giving it a title. A broadcast started without a title will show up in your Katch.me account as “Untitled” until you use the edit function to give it a title.
- Using the edit function in Katch.me, you can delete a video from your account. I recommend that you schedule a visit to your Katch account on a regular basis to look for videos that really ought to be deleted. Keep in mind that each tweet, post, or stored video, represents you to potential followers, potential and current customers of your business, or recruiters and hiring supervisors if you happen to be looking for a new job. It’s a good idea to do account cleanup on a regular basis. (And note that if you delete a broadcast in your Periscope app, it will still exist in your Katch.me account until you delete it there as well.)
Do you have another way that you’re using your Katch.me account? Please add your suggestions and tips in the comments on this blog post. I look forward to seeing you on one of my upcoming broadcasts. If you’re not already following me, please do. My handle in both Periscope, Meerkat and Twitter is @vickiemaris.
PS – Here is the archived video of my broadcast about these methods for using Katch.me. I’ve embedded it in this post using the code I grabbed from my account in Katch.me after I logged in, selected the video, and clicked on the “Share” tab.
Vickie Maris is an online course designer, instructor, podcaster, and coach. She is also a university administrator and program designer. In her eclectic life, she plays acoustic guitar and piano accordion, is a singer/songwriter, and performs in the band Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday. She and her hubby, Scott Greeson, live on a hobby farm in Indiana with llamas, rabbits, a Jack Russell Terrier, Connemara pony and one, in-charge, cat. Vickie also has an Etsy shop in which she sells llama roving, yarn and Angora rabbit fluff.