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Best way to grow Video Hosting site(like youtube)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sk8rjess, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. sk8rjess

    sk8rjess Registered Member

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    This may be too broad of a question - if so mods please delete - but our agency has a wordpress site that is like youtube where as users can upload all of their own content but we self-host the videos. We have thousands of posts but aren't seeing traffic as we'd like. As many times as I've pitched hiring an SEO company(I'm the web dev) who actually knows what they are doing, the owner insists on us doing our own SEO and SEM. We have an SEO plugin and on every video post we are filling out the proper info, making the titles relevant, etc... you know, the basic SEO stuff.
    Since hiring a company is out of the question, what else can I do to gain traffic? We really aren't seeing as much search engine traffic as we should.
     
  2. ContentWriter

    ContentWriter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It's really difficult to engage in something like this. But you can try having your page promoted on other platforms, especially if you're getting frustrated with the results that your SEO strategies are giving you.
     
  3. peter9

    peter9 Newbie

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    You can only gain the audience once your videos become viral so, I think you should try out with social media things.
     
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    Provide giveaway and let BHW upload some videos over there.
    Atleast 20% will love it as Youtube is having too many TOS.
     
  5. metafser

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    I shocked after reading your thread. when your company started this business, why they didn't make strategy for gathering traffic.

    By the way I am trying to give some advice for you. Cause You said already 1 thousand unique video published. It's really huge. :)

    Join Every social Network - Facebook Group, Linkedin Group, Google Plus Group (Related Group). Then Promote your video content in there. If you want to increase more & more traffic then you should work with Facebook paid advertising. Facebook paid advertising can boost your video content. When your video will be reached in many peoples, search engine algorithm find you to send traffic.

    Lots of ways you will find in BHW for promoting your company video content. Just try to use search box. :)
     
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    Share through all the social media networks and promote your video through this method.
     
  7. HoneyHelper

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    Smo!
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  8. BloggerTonmoy

    BloggerTonmoy Senior Member

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    Make me proper plan mate. If you don't have the proper plan to do SEO, you will just waste of your time and thousand of dollars
     
  9. andreaklarin

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    Hello mate,

    You can make your video hosting site you can take the help of ehost, hostclear and many more sites that wiil help you making and growing your video hosting site.

    Good Luck.
     
  10. HostStage

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    The problem with your market is that youtube is so established that it covers most of the needs.
    Then, you have Dailymotion for YT haters or the question of a required competition. Then, you have Metacafe and that's pretty much it.

    The only way i see you making a break through is by providing something unique as of the content shared (content that YT wouldn't allow and here you fall into the borderline fast, or a website developped around a specific type of video : ie Vines)

    Basically, your success will go through innovation. Then, it will answer your questions regarding IM / SEO strategies.

    EDIT : Another strategy to drive traffic, is some unique videos hosted on your website and you can release partial teaser in youtube leading to your website ;)
     
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