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Who uses youtube videos for traffic?

  1. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    I just made my first youtube video. It's just a slideshow but I got a new camcorder yesterday. Since I have a tourist website I'll be making videos of Disney and the other theme parks here in Orlando.

    I have my URL both in the beginning and end of the video. Does anyone else make youtube videos to get traffic? If so would you mind sharing your tips on what to do to get the most traffic?

    I see you can post a video as a response for another, which will help. Also getting friends on there that share your niche is a good idea. Any other ideas? Thanks! smile

  2. Mrvoodoo profile image59
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    I place a link in the video description, then at the end of the video have a picture with a bit of writing describing the site and a big arrow pointing right at the link.

    I get maybe a thousand extra visitors a month this way from just a few short video clips, i'm sure if you had a really popular video you could get a lot more.

    1. lovelypaper profile image69
      lovelypaperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's cool. I have to try this. Thanks!

  3. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    Oh wow, I had no idea you could put a link in the description! Thanks, I'll go do that right now. I go to the parks every week. In only a month I should have a few dozen videos! smile

  4. Mrvoodoo profile image59
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    My pleasure, I hope you do well from them.

    This isn't a great hub but it kind of demonstrates how I use Youtube to get more traffic.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Art-of-Dive … ee-traffic

    I'm also pretty sure that submitting your videos to social bookmarking sites, etc. for links improves their ranking within the YouTube search, amongst other factors.

    Have fun.

  5. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    I've decided to make book trailers for my books and put them on youtube, first one is done and on youtube!

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Possibly try to include a few related keywords in the title if you can that are frequently searched for, like you might with a hub for Google.

      That way in addition to those who are specifically searching for your book, you'll hopefully pick up a few who weren't, but who go on to buy it anyway.

      * You may have already done this, but without a link I couldn't check.

      Best of luck with it.

  6. girly_girl09 profile image74
    girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

    It can work. It all depends on how popular the video is. smile I've done some slideshow videos and they get about 1/4 of google's traffic to my hubs, just from posting a link in the description on youtube. Not bad and will give you a nofollow backlink (better than nothing, imo)!

  7. waynet profile image50
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    I post videos on youtube for traffic and it works, I have a drawing channel and my user name over there is WayneTully1.

    One of the best things that I have done is to do a multi-part video series on the same topic, that way I can target some traffic from say 5 parts rather than a single video, although I've had over 53,000 video views I know this can be increased with a bit more promotion.

    And one thing I've done is join other video sharing sites and title my videos slightly different between accounts, so that they appear unique in the search engines when searched for the right keyword terms.

    Also I do a bit of research to see if there are other videos that are similar to mine and see what their keywords are and plus I leave video responses on relevant videos too and use all of the available share tools too.

    It's great video marketing, just started a tattoo video channel over there on youtube too.

    1. girly_girl09 profile image74
      girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I could definitely see how a drawing series would be very popular. Very cool.

    2. lakeerieartists profile image80
      lakeerieartistsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wayne, since I am a Youtube dunce, how do you set up a channel?  I have been meaning to make some videos of my PMC tutorials, of course I need a new camera first, but would love some how to info.  I will check out your videos.  smile

      1. waynet profile image50
        waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah you can create a video channel quite easily, it's just like filling a profile page really once you've signed up and then just uploading your videos and re-arranging them on your channel page....watch the video that sunforged linked to...it explains better than I....

  8. sunforged profile image63
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPpjD4ikBXk

    if you find this guys voice annoying there are tons of options in the related videos

  9. lakeerieartists profile image80
    lakeerieartistsposted 7 years ago

    Thanks to both of you  smile

  10. lakeerieartists profile image80
    lakeerieartistsposted 7 years ago

    Okay, Wayne, I found your channel.  So explain to me how this drives traffic?  Where is the link?

    1. waynet profile image50
      waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Right, whenever you post a video if you've written it targeted to a good keyword term or phrase your video will show up at the side of others videos pages as related videos and so people will check your videos out and then hopefully see the link right at the beginning of your video description and visit your site.

      As these links are nofollow it's best to build your youtube channel as a network, but by a bit of participation with only the relevant people who have similar interests that are relevant to your own youtube channel and I would look at trying to get a few video responses on some of the high traffic videos in your niche if you can, it seems though you can only place one of each video as a video response, but that's ok.

      If there is anything else I can help you with, just ask and good luck with your channel!!

  11. lakeerieartists profile image80
    lakeerieartistsposted 7 years ago

    Well, I set up a channel.  Now I just need to make some videos.  smile  Thanks for the help.

    1. waynet profile image50
      waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Making videos is the easy part(sometimes!?)...good luck!

  12. lakeerieartists profile image80
    lakeerieartistsposted 7 years ago

    smile

  13. lovelypaper profile image69
    lovelypaperposted 7 years ago

    Ok, please explain. Can you use Youtube videos that are not yours and make money off of these? How do you do this?

 
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