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Are ringtones really the best way to monetize music videos?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by TheInternetHustler, May 17, 2009.

  1. TheInternetHustler

    TheInternetHustler Regular Member

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    Hey, I have been marketing stuff on youtube for over a year, but I have never been able to monetize music videos. My ringtone traffic never seems to convert.

    I just got this account with a music video with 20mil views(it's not a new video though) and it is still getting about 8000 views a day. Shouldn't I be able to monetize such a video? I haven't had luck with anything... I am thinking maybe the best thing to do would be to put a big spotlight annotation over the whole video and have that link to one of my other videos to increase it's views...

    Anyone know if the video has any monetize potential/how?

    If you can help me out I will send you 200 youtube/gmail accounts.

    Thanks
     
  2. element_of_0ne

    element_of_0ne Junior Member

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    What is the music video? Did you buy this account or get the views yourself?
     
  3. TheInternetHustler

    TheInternetHustler Regular Member

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    It's an Eminem music video. I purchased the account
    Yeah, it seems this way...

    Oh well, maybe it isn't worth much...
     
  4. Youtube

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    I have a few old music videos with over a million views and they don't really get to many conversions with ringtone offers.
     
  5. aolandaol221

    aolandaol221 Registered Member

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    hehe is from the gay adds youtube puts over your videos man:D k here is a neat trick on next music videos u guys will upload:p is it what i do when i upload music videos:D
    I edit each video and i play with the sound speed and image speed:p so youtube filters will not see the videos as "copyright and taht bullshit blah blah blah will not delete but will put ads " i hope u understand what i nmean god daimn i am drunk again:D

    if u put the speedof the soudn the soudn and voices will sound like they drinked helium:p do that and you get rid of the youtube ads:D avoid the youtube filters:D
     
  6. TheInternetHustler

    TheInternetHustler Regular Member

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    Yeah I know what you mean. I didn't upload the videos I am talking about though, I paid some people to give me their accounts with music videos that already had a lot of views.

    Right now I just have up annotations on the videos which are linked to my videos. This seems to be a decent way to increase my view counts for new videos I upload.
     
  7. TheBHCat

    TheBHCat Junior Member

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    What about promoting an offer that would appeal to the genre that is watching the videos?for Eminen it could be an eBook about "How To Go From Being A Preppy White Boy, To Being A Straight Up Gangsta' Hustlah In 30 Days". Maybe that is a bad example, but you catch the general idea.

    Put yourself in the place of the people viewing the videos, and imagine what their interests would be.
     
  8. istuff

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    ring tones are on almost every video, what you can do is offer a link to download the relapse album but make them complete and offer first
     
  9. TheInternetHustler

    TheInternetHustler Regular Member

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    Hahaha, I like the example...

    The videos which I have been linking the annotations to have been about downloading music/music videos so I think that is targeted as I will be able to get it. Maybe I will make a video specifically about downloading the latest eminem album, I guess that would work pretty well. It's looks like I will make the money back which invested into buying the accounts so I am not really worried about the video anymore. Thanks for the suggestion though.
     
  10. TheInternetHustler

    TheInternetHustler Regular Member

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    Thats what I am thinking, I just started promoting this pretty good affiliate program for music/other downloads, so I will just make a video(which annotations in the music video will link to) of me downloading relapse via my affiliated software and I will put my affiliate download link in the video description. Thanks