Do you write books, tutorials or DVDs about Premiere Pro or After Effects? Then you’d probably like to know that there is a simple and powerful way to promote your content. How? Add a comment to Help, that’s how! Comments, which may include links to your work, can be added quickly by content creators directly to Help. For example, if you made a video tutorial about titling in Premiere Pro you could go to the Help page about titling and add a comment with a link to your work. This will appear right at the bottom of the page. It’s easy to do too. This blog post aims to show you how to do just that.
Before I get into the methodology of adding comments to Help, content creators will want to know the advantages of adding comments in the first place.
- Many more users come to Adobe.com than standard tutorial sites.
- Your comment is targeted directly to users that need your content.
- It’s a great way to promote your tutorial books or DVDs.
- Drives more users to your content giving you more credibility at tutorial sites.
- Positions you as as one of the “leaders” of the community.
To make a comment with a link, start by going to the Help Pages online.
- For Premiere Pro, go to Help online: http://bit.ly/a50FeO
For After Effects, go to Help online: http://bit.ly/amSwN2
- In the upper left corner of help, check the “This Reference Only” option, type in the search term for the topic you wish to provide a link for, and then press Enter.
- After you’ve found the proper page, click “Add Your Comment and Rating” at the top of that Help page.
- The Adobe ID page launches.Log in to Help with your Adobe ID. If you do not have an Adobe ID, go here to get one: http://bit.ly/ab9Zj5
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Add Comment” button.
- A comments field will launch. Enter the relevant information in the field. Don’t forget to include the link for your content in the body of the comment—no HTML code is required.
- When you are satisfied with the comment, click the “Save” button.
Your comment will then be posted with a link to your content.
Feel free to do this on your own any time you like. If you need help doing this, you can contact me (kmonahan—AT—adobe.com) and I’ll add it to the Help comments. Help comments can be seen by every user that goes to help for that particular product. The best tutorials get permanently added to Help (folded in from comments) as long as they are high quality.
If you’re offering tutorials and “how to” books or videos for sale, I can also fold in portions of your content (via your publisher) into Help. This is a great way to promote your books and videos to the Adobe community completely free of charge. If you are authoring this kind of content, drop me a line and let me know what you’ve worked on so I can request access to your content from your publisher.
If you would like to do more tutorials but are running short of ideas, I can also help with that too. I have areas of content that do need reinforcing. Content that matches our needs is ideal.
If you know a content creator be sure to tell them, as well.