Thursday, October 13, 2016

Aerial Drone Footage of Paisley Park & First Avenue - Prince Memorial Video

Wow!  What an amazing season.  I have done so much traveling in the past few weeks, I have not had a chance to focus on my blog.  Well, I hope to make up for it in the next three months.  First, I have to say, drone photography has been a real education.

The FAA decided to allow small drone operators to secure a certificate as a Unmanned Small Drone Pilot.  It's called the Part 107 certificate.  I decided to concentrate on that and passed the exam on September 12.  Yep, I am a to speak.

In that time, I took to the world of SEO and began promoting one of my YouTube videos.  The trip to the family reunion in Minneapolis in August yielded my first attempts to fly my drone.  On the drive across the USA, I did much more flying and took the time to create and upload a couple of videos.  I was able to upload my aerial drone footage of the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally onto YouTube just before the rally ended, and got over 3500 hits right away.  As if this writing, I am up to 5000 hits.

But once I realized that a targeted video could get so many hits, I decided to cull my Minneapolis footage into a tribute to Prince.  He passed away in April of 2016.  Although I began working on the video in August, I thought it might still speak to people.  I uploaded it in late August, 2016.

Once complete, I uploaded it and an amazing thing happened.  Two days after I uploaded the Prince Memorial video onto YouTube, the estate announced that his home, Paisley Park, would be open to fans for tours in October 2016.   I was excited.  That gave me 5-6 weeks to do as much SEO as I could.  My hope was to have my video work it's way up the Google chain until it would be a highly placed reference once people started searching for information on Paisley Park.

It worked.  The tours took place last week, and my video has had over 13,500 hits and is still climbing.  I am very happy with the results of the video, and keep getting nice comments.  Here is the link.  I hope you enjoy it as well.

Aerial Drone Footage of Paisley Park and First Avenue - Prince Memorial Video:


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