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Youtube Marketing

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by Romanorc, May 3, 2009.

  1. #1
    I could use a little help here... how do you use youtube for marketing?

    I'll take all your ideas please.

    Thanks,
    SEMrush
     
    Romanorc, May 3, 2009 IP
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    kush86 Well-Known Member

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    There's a combo that you can do for youtube marketing.

    1) Youtube marketing without a video
    Semi-spam youtube with comments on videos related to your niche with a real comment with your url. something like this yourdomain dot com

    2) Youtube marketing with a video
    Make your video and play your url within the video and place your url in the description area of your video.

    I hope this will help you with your youtube marketing.
     
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    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    Make your own videos, put the address of your site in the start and end of the video. Some people watermark the entire video with the site address. And I even used to do that. But a full length watermark does not look very professional.

    Put a link to your site in the first line of the video description.

    Make the videos interesting, and informative for your targeted market.

    I have been posting video on youtube for 2 years. Youtube is my #2 source of targeted traffic with an 18% bounce rate. At one time, youtbe sent my site as much traffic as yahoo.

    When done properly, youtbe can provide your site with a steady stream of targeted traffic. But, you have to make the videos so they are informative or fun to watch.
     
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    johnnytaft11 Guest

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    I use YouTube now as a means of marketing, and it definitely works. Just be sure to put your URL in 3 main places:

    1. Begging / End of your videos (or both)
    2. First line in the description
    3. Your Profile URL

    Good luck!
     
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  5. Romanorc

    Romanorc Active Member

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    Thanks for the above information, guys.

    I currently do a lot of article marketing (about 25 - 30 articles a week) and get some nice traffic and great conversions from that traffic but I know I need to learn this as well.

    I made my first youtube video last night and had 21 views overnight using the methods above. No traffic to my site from them as of yet but I understand part of this is a numbers game.

    Do you promote the videos also or just let them sit on youtube and people find/search for them?

    Again, I appreciate your sharing.
     
    Romanorc, May 4, 2009 IP
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    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    jaxrefinance - be sure to embed the video in your site.

    When your posting an article, make a video on the same topic as the article. I usually insert the video on the first line of the article, but sometimes 2 or 3 paragraphs down.

    People will sometimes click the Statistics & Data link on youtube (its directly under the video) to see who is linking to a video. And then they will see a link to your site.
     
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    footyplus Peon

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    Windows movie maker! works a treat and is easy to use
     
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    asim_nazir1 Peon

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    you can make or fine a FUNNY VIDEO which will get alot of natural views,, and then ad the end add your message or ad.

    this way you will also get good rating for the video when ppl like it!
     
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  9. Romanorc

    Romanorc Active Member

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    Great tips... I really appreciate your help.

    I've got three videos up now with a total of just under 100 views and 6 people have gone to my site from them.

    Thanks again.
     
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    cashforlifetv Peon

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    I once had a video reach to over 10000 people. All for nothing. It also made the top 100 videos within Youtube Canada
     
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