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YouTube - How to get the transcript of a video

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Here's how to get the transcript of a YouTube video (when available):
Go to YouTube and open the video of your choice.
Click on the More actions button (3 horizontal dots) located next to the Share button.
1) Click on Transcript.






2) Here you are

How much does YouTube pay partners for their content?

On average, you can earn $.80 per 1,000 views monetized by banner ads, or, $5-$8 per 1,000 views on a video monetized by rollout ads (the commercials before the video). So, on a video with 1,000,000 views monetized by rollout ads, you could earn $5,000-$8,000.

Youtube/Google shares ~45% of their ad revenue from the content with the content creator. The ad revenue is collected when a viewer clicks on an ad. This is known as Cost Per Click. Now, CPC can vary based on the ad.

You can expect an accounting firm to pay a higher CPC than a toothbrush company because their Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is higher. Youtube/Google is going to choose the ads they place based on the highest likelihood of a click. Factors that come in to play include the individual viewer and the data Google has on them, and the subject of the video.
Now, in my opinion, these earnings are all too low. I would not use this as my primary monetization strategy. Getting a lot of views is hard work. And if I wan…

How Make Money from Google AdSense

How To Earn £60 Per Day With Google AdSense, And How Much Traffic You Need?Earning £100, £200 or even £300 per day with Google AdSense is not an impossible job.

Many bloggers and website owners are doing it, and you are not an exception. The only thing you need is better planning and execution, hard work, determination and passion for blogging about your topic or niche.

Before diving into the exact process, let’s know some terminology for better understanding of Google AdSense and how you can generate more revenue by selling your ad inventories on your blog.

What Is AdSense: It’s a monetization program by Google for online content from websites, mobile sites, and site search results with relevant and engaging ads.

CTR : Your ad Click-through Rate is the number of ad clicks divided by the number of individual ad impressions. Suppose you are showing 3 AdSense ads on every page, your 1 page view is equal to 3 ad impressions.

CTR = Clicks / Ad Impressions X 100

Suppose, you get 5 clicks out of …

What to Watch on Netflix - Louis Theroux's Wierd Weekends

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Before he met the likes of Jimmy Saville, Paul Daniels and Max Clifford, Louis Theroux specialised in meeting, interviewing and often living with what you could politely call "controversial" groups. Over the course of three BBC series he hangs out with porn stars, wrestlers, hardline Christians, UFO watchers and more, somehow gaining the sort of access and revelations that a more 'serious' journalist couldn't (or perhaps wouldn't) get.


This is brilliant stuff: funny, troubling and regularly moving, and a good primer for Theroux's upcoming documentary film, My Scientology Movie.

What to Watch on Netflix - The Thick Of It

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You know how The Day Today made it impossible to watch the news without thinking it was a spoof (“Portillo’s teeth removed to boost pound”) and Brass Eye did the same with current affairs (“People say that alcohol’s a drug. It’s not – it’s a drink”)? Well, after watching The Thick Of It you’ll never again take anything a politician says seriously.


The unifying factor in those three shows is of course the supremely talented Mr Armando Iannucci, creator of TTOI and The Day Today and, given that he also worked on the various Alan Partridge shows, a man surely deserving of the title Greatest Living Briton.

But we digress. The Thick Of It could be described as a satire were it not so accurate in its depictions of jobsworth civil servants, careerist politicians and their clueless advisors. A must-watch for many, many reasons not least the virtuoso swearing abilities of Malcolm Tucker.

What to watch on Netflix - Luther

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It gets more preposterous as it goes on and makes the council estates of London look more dangerous than trying to put lipstick on a crocodile but Idris Elba’s gritty cop show is one of the better things he’s done post Stringer Bell.


Elba’s he-doesn’t-play-by-the-rules-but-god-damn-he-gets-results schtick is a little clich├ęd but with an excellent parade of nutters to apprehend over the course of three series (the fourth is showing on the BBC now) it’s that little bit cleverer than most British police procedurals churned out these days. Just don’t watch it when you’re home alone.

What to watch on Netflix - Battlestar Galactica

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As epic small-screen sci-fi goes, Battlestar Galactica is light-years ahead of the competition. It's vast in every sense, spanning years in the lives of the titular ship's crew, leaping about from planet to planet and star system to star system and lasting for a whopping 75 episodes, of which two are feature-length standalone movies.



It's also expansive in its content, majoring in such themes as religion, trust, self-worth, addiction, love, death and what it means to be human. But if that sounds a little serious, don't worry - there's plenty of action too, as the few thousand human survivors of a system-wide catastrophe attempt to elude robotic bad guys and gals the Cylons.

It drags a little at times - as you'd expect in a series lasting this long - but it's required viewing for fans of a good old rip-roaring space opera.

What to watch on Netflix - Fargo (TV Series)

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Not to be confused with the Coen brothers’ (also highly recommended, also on Netflix) movie that inspired it – and from which it draws its winning blend of dark deeds, intricate plotting, looming dread and comic “Minnesota nice” dialogue – this is yet another TV series that begs to be binge-watched over a weekend. And at a relatively modest eight episodes, that’s entirely doable.


Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks and Allison Tolman all deliver fine performances as residents of the snowbound titular town, but it’s Billy Bob Thornton, oozing malevolence and menace as drifter Lorne Malvo, who lingers longest in the memory.

The superb second series has recently finished airing on TV and will, with any luck, also hit Netflix before too long.

What to watch on Netflix - Breaking Bad

What, did you think we'd forgotten? Breaking Bad has been praised to the heavens by critics and those members of the public who clap their hands over their ears and shriek "spoilers!" when you start talking about it. Of course we were going to put it in this list.

Bryan Cranston's Walter White is one of the great characters of modern fiction; a mild-mannered chemistry teacher whose cancer diagnosis prompts him to turn his skills to creating crystal meth – with the help of his former student Jesse. Series creator Vince Gilligan claims that he pitched the show as being the story of "a man who transforms himself from Mr Chips into Scarface." And where the early episodes play up White's hilariously incompetent attempts to enter the drugs trade, as the series progresses he develops into a genuinely chilling character.

Watch it. Now. If only so that you don't have to keep clapping your hands over your ears and shrieking "spoilers!" whenever an…

What to watch on Netflix - I'm Alan Partridge

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There are two types of people in the world. 1) Those who have seen I’m Alan Partridge and love it 2) Those who haven’t seen I’m Alan Partridge. Logically, we suppose, there could be a third type - those who have seen it but didn’t like it - but frankly, it seems too far-fetched to waste time on.



So, if you’re a type 2 person - maybe you’re too young, or were in some kind of coma throughout the late ’90s and early ’00s - here’s your chance to catch up on The Greatest British Comedy Of All Time. And if you’re a type 1 person, watch it again anyway - seeing the faux-pas-prone chat-show host attempt to navigate such real-world situations as a romantic meal and a trip to the garage for some tungsten-tipped screws will never grow old.

What to watch on Netflix - House of Cards

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House Of Cards is still perhaps the jewel in Netflix's crown. With David Fincher behind the camera and Kevin Spacey in front of it as scheming Democratic Majority Whip Frank Underwood, its depiction of the White House as a cesspool of self-interested career politicians is light years away from The West Wing – and seeing Spacey's Machiavellian plots unfold is a delight.



The fourth season starts in the the next couple of weeks, so if you haven't already checked it out, now's the time to start.

Once you've finished that, you might want to check out the 1990s BBC drama that it's (loosely) based on. Where Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood is all smooth Southern charm, Ian Richardson's Francis Urquhart is positively reptilian – a Shakespearian villain in a post-Thatcher Britain.

What to watch on Netflix - Better Call Saul

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Everyone's favourite sleazy-yet-likeable lawyer Saul Goodman (well, Jimmy McGill) returns to Netflix, in a series that throws us back seven years before the explosive events of Breaking Bad

Bob Odenkirk slips into his cheap suit with remarkable ease, and his superb performance allows his character's desperation, tenacity and humour to seep through the screen and grab our attention with both hands.

It's always fun to root for the underdog, and from the very first episode you're right there alongside Goodman, wanting him to fight to the top - all while being aware of the dark things to come. Yet another belting Netflix Original.

9 Free Ways Increase YouTube Video Views

If the goal of your video is to rack up YouTube views, you have some tough competition. As we often tell our video clients, nonprofits are ultimately competing against cat videos for their audience’s attention.
This means that nonprofit videos need to be entertaining – not just informative. If you can hook your audience with a compelling video, there’s a much greater likelihood that they will visit your website to learn more about your cause or campaign. But you have to pull people in emotionally first – make them laugh, make them cry, or make them think about something in a new and interesting way.

What’s the first step to pulling people in? Your video has to be seen! As the world’s second largest search engine (right after Google), YouTube is a great way to be found. By keeping your audience and their search interests in mind when uploading your video, you can increase the chances people will find it and watch.

Here are 9 ways to increase the views of your organization’s video on You…

What to Watch on Netfix - Narcos

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The most critically acclaimed Netflix original series of 2015 tells the bloody story of Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar and the man tasked with taking him down. Sounds like a laugh riot, right?


While Narcos lacks much in the way of light-relief, watching American DEA agent Steve Murphy submerge himself in a viciously amoral cesspit is a constant thrill. What could well be a high-minded exercise in true crime melodrama is elevated to nerve-shredding nirvana via some classy performances and the disturbing use of archive footage. Escobar’s brutal legacy lives on through your telebox, and the horror of it all will make you wince in anguish.

Top 10 Websites to Learn Coding Online

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Gone are the days when programming languages could only be mastered programmers like Bill Gates, who later got to dominate the world by storm. Now everyone holds the same potential, and the chance to learn and even master programming language easily. Today, we will show you 10 interactive websites that will help you do that.


That’s right, forget about complicated setups and black, cold command prompts that make you want to quit before you start, and say hi to 10 educational websites with instant and interactive lessons that teach you programming languages like HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby and even iOS. Pick up tips, screencasts and even best practices from industry professionals.

RECOMMENDED READING:Getting A College Degree Or Self-Learning?

Kickstart the beginning of your new path into programming today!
Codecademy

Codecademy is indisputably the most famous website to teach you to code interactively, thanks to its helpful interface and well-structured courses. Upon visiting the main page, you can…

Which Blogging Platform to use

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There’s a lot to choose from. You are able to create a blog with many different blogging platforms, such as WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger and more…

However, given that there are over 72 million active users using WordPress today, it’s clear which platform is the boss. 
Before you can even start worrying about how your blog will look like, you’ll need to choose your blogging platform.

It’s FREE for everyone to use (including themes, layouts and add-ons that many other blogging platforms don’t provide).
It’s super easy to set up. Even all the mommy bloggers that I’ve helped are able to do it.
It’s secure; WordPress are always updating their software and keeping everything sound and secure, so there’s rarely a worry of having your blog come under hacking attacks. No wonder Sony, NASA and even university blogs are using WordPress. It’s HIGHLY customisable. There are hundreds of free themes and plugins that add more functionality to your blog, from contact and subscribe boxes to plugins that…