The Best Totally Free Stock Video Sites To Help You Make Stunning Social Media Videos

The Ultimate List of Free Stock Video Websites 2018

Are you looking for free stock video footage to use in your social media videos - Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc?

In an age where social sites are begging for brands to use video, they're the perfect solution for adding interest to a project rather than a static image, especially if, for whatever reason, you can't get out to record a suitable clip yourself.

Paying for video from traditional stock video websites can get very expensive, very quickly. But, there is an alternative.

There are a surprising number of sites offering totally free stock video footage - the best of which I have compiled below. These are sites that have plenty of free clips available (one hundred or more, and are regularly updated). Every site below has its merits, but I've tried to order them in a way that puts the best options towards to the top of the list.

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How to Create Profitable Facebook Mobile Video Ads for Every Placement (News Feed, Pre-Roll, Mid-Roll, Canvas)

Why You Can No Longer Ignore Facebook Mobile Video Ads

Mobile is fast becoming the primary media consumption device, and people people are watching for longer - especially on Facebook. More than 100 million hours of video are watched on Facebook every day, so video ads now give businesses the potential to reach a huge audience.  Amazingly, US mobile ad spend is projected to grow to overtake TV ad spend during 2019.

To give you a sense of the impact of mobile content (including ads) on Facebook, the site says that it takes people just 1.7 seconds to consume mobile content on Facebook, compared to 2.5 seconds on desktop, and that people report recalling mobile feed content after seeing it for just a quarter of a second.

Unlike TV where the majority of commercials are still 30-seconds long and non-skippable, mobile video ads appear in a variety of skippable and non-skippable formats on Facebook: in the News Feed, and before and during videos.

The challenge for businesses, then, is how to create mobile video ads that generate the best return, wherever they are placed. In this blog post, I will cover the three main video ads types on Facebook, highlight their benefits, and offer some key techniques for helping you to succeed with each.

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5 Things Every Brand Must Now Do To Survive and Thrive on Facebook in 2018

On January 11, 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a major change to the Facebook News Feed, one that has a far-reaching impact on brands and businesses who use the site to interact with and reach new customers.

In this blog post, I'll explain what's going on and how you can adapt to survive and thrive on Facebook in 2018.

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How to Combine Instagram Stories Highlights And Story Links to Increase Conversions

In December 2017, Instagram rolled out Stories Highlights and Stories Archive - two new tools that allow users to hold on to their favourite memories from Instagram Stories. These new pair of features, combined, offer up precious new opportunities for brands to promote their content and attract new customers.

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How to Create And Use Instagram Location Tags to Drive Customers to Your Business

When browsing Instagram, you'll notice that many people's images, videos and stories are tagged with specific locations - most often their business name or locale. Tagging your Instagram posts with a location can be a great way to increase exposure for your business.  In this post, I'll explain how and highlight specific examples for you to try.

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