1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

FreeTheTV's Return: My YouTube Video Advertising Journey. Follow Along!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by FreeTheTV, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. FreeTheTV

    FreeTheTV BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    1,198
    I hate journals just as much as the next guy. Probably more than you do. The only journals on this forum so far that I have found riveting and worthwhile have been Zen19's (Jr. VIP version is much better) and Allie Albatross'. But it's my turn to give it a whirl, for the sake of the argument. Who knows, this could become the next big thing.

    I'm back in college, learning like the rest of them. But I've got a lot of free time away from the classroom (screw studying) and an extremely fast Internet connection. Time to start on an endeavor that I was never able to attempt back at home: YouTube. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, YouTube.

    I signed up and was accepted to DatingGold. Found a nice text link and converted it to a masked URL using http://www.shorturl.com. Went to PornHub and used Firefox's VideoDownloader extension/addon to download a video in FLV format. For those of you who don't know, I have a Mac. iSquint worked perfectly converting the FLV to an MP4.

    After conversion, I went into iMovie and edited the movie down to acceptability (aka no nudity, but close). Put a nice advertisement at the end of the video, and voila, uploaded it to YouTube with a nice new account. 112 views in around ten minutes. Not too shabby if I say so myself. Conversions is a completely different story.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QrpOyXPUpc

    That is the video. Simple, I know. Not even a hint of a watermark. But I'm going to see what it does for me. PLenty of 15-year old boys looking up porn on YouTube to watch, grab Mom's credit card, and buy a membership. Plenty of money to be made. I'm starting with this one, and am going to quickly bloom and expand. Wish me luck. This will be updated frequently.

    Oh flamers of Black Hat World journals, please be kind to me. Take your sarcasm to another thread.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  2. Moneymaka

    Moneymaka Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    122
    What about the people that can't hold it longer than 3 minutes???
    How are they going to see the url?

    Anyway, i've had very bad conversions with these kind of videos.
    Hope you do better. Keep us updated.
     
  3. Jekashi

    Jekashi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    146
    You might want to crop the video's time down to something less. I believe I read somewhere that it only counts as a view if they watch the whole thing.

    But conversions aside, have you gotten any hops yet to your link? If it's anything like e-whoring, it might be rather stiff (smallest pun in the world [biggest double-pun]) to get conversions from considering how flooded Youtube is with all the porn videos.

    But regardless, I'm looking forward to this journal. :)
     
  4. pakelika10

    pakelika10 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    383
    Occupation:
    ?
    Location:
    ?
    id recommend watermarking your url like in the bottom of the video so no one else will download, copy it, and re-upload it and steal your work.
     
  5. XG911

    XG911 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    109
    Good to see you back, I look forward to following your thread.
     
  6. FreeTheTV

    FreeTheTV BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    1,198
    As of this moment, my video has 318 views and one five-star rating. There have yet to be any comments on the video, and I'm going to let it run for a little bit before I intersperse random blasts with a YouTube view and comment generator, just to take some statistics on it. 318 views in ten hours isn't the worst ever, but it's definitely not as good as it could be.

    As far as the dating site views are concerned, I have 21 uniques for yesterday, and 8 so far for today. However, I have yet to receive a conversion of any kind. This is reasonable, since, as someone pointed out, it's a three minute video with a five second ad at the end of it. If I was watching, I admit it, I wouldn't go to the ad, especially since it's not even a hyperlink. I have class rather soon, so I'm not going to be able to download and change, edit and upload another video until around one o' clock. But when that time rolls around, I'll be cranking out another two or three better quality, higher quality, and better hit rate videos to share on here.

    Who knows, hopefully one may lead to a conversion. And with the campaign that I am currently running on DatingGold, I receive $50 for every person who signs up for a membership. FreeTheTV's days of free membership money are absolutely, positively, completely over. I have people making money for me now through that method (and my own little brokerage program), so that will never again be an issue.

    Now to class, and then back to business. During class I'll have my laptop out, but people sit behind me, so I can't download/upload videos such as that. I will, however, search for a good watermarking program and/or a way to do so inside iMovie. Goodye for now.
     
  7. halfalump

    halfalump Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    89
    Occupation:
    Traffic Broker
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Do yourself a big favor. If you're going to do this, don't get hung up on the results of just one video. This one video could take off or it could get flagged in an hour. It could make you $xxx or it could make you $0.

    While I admit, there is probably some benefit to being somewhat analytical in the beginning to understand what works and what doesn't, the single biggest factor in your success will be figuring out a formula that generally works for getting you traffic and then doing as much of it as you are clever enough to do.

    From my experience, your formula should be something like this:
    1. Find 10 to 20 sets of tags that appear to be getting people lots of views early on in your niche.
    2. Get as much video material as you can get your hands on, and edit it down to betweeen 30 seconds and 1.5 minutes. This is pretty much a sweet spot.
    3. Stockpile all your edited, unwatermarked video clips. You can re-watermark, re-encode them and re-use them forever.
    4. Get a batch watermarking solution: either use WatermarkMaster or learn to add your own with AviSynth or FFMPEG
    5. buy several memorable .COM URL's and forward them all to your offer. I recommend setting up a separate campaign for each URL so you can track them separately.
    6. Watermark a batch of no more than 100 with a given URL at a time. Upload them and edit the descriptions after upload to include your URL (having the URL in the description will greatly increase your CTR, and editing after upload will prevent YT from connecting your URLS and deleting them before they even get a chance to be seen). I try to give several days between runs on the same URL and the result is that I have several distinct groups of videos with different URLs all happily sending me traffic and sales. Very rarely do I see mass bannings anymore, and if I do, it's only on one group. I also use separate campaigns for each of these, in case I feel like selling a group of URLs and I want to show their separate sales history.
    7. Don't add more than 3 videos to any one account. Any more than that and you are just risking losing your work when your account gets disabled.
    8. Move on to your next batch. You can use the same clips, but add a different watermark.
    As soon as you upload, let it go, it's in the wild. You need to just let the video do its thing while you get back to your job, which is uploading. You need put up hundreds, if not thousands, if you want to see a decent return. I would highly recommend you code or hire someone to code a capable multi-account uploader. This is money or time well spent.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 4
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2009
  8. halfalump

    halfalump Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    89
    Occupation:
    Traffic Broker
    Location:
    New York, NY
    and this thread should probably be in the YT section, btw
     
  9. abhi1

    abhi1 Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    349
    Occupation:
    Student, Webmaster
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    You might wanna try something these guys are doing with their "VIDEO-STORIES". Shud act as awesome filter and might get more conversions:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8rJ1WML60Y

    Watch da full video and see what they've got at the end...you'd get the picture of what am talking about...INCENTIVE!!! lol
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  10. halfalump

    halfalump Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    89
    Occupation:
    Traffic Broker
    Location:
    New York, NY
    lol, I didn't know where you were going with that til that last bit. That's pretty smart.

    Code:
    [CENTER]Do you want her to take off her panties? 
    [ YES! ] [ EW, No! ][/CENTER]
     
  11. abhi1

    abhi1 Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    349
    Occupation:
    Student, Webmaster
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    LOL trust me, it sure is :D
     
  12. vidkid

    vidkid Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    111
    Location:
    USA
    abhi1,

    The idea of 'video-stories' is super-fantastic :)

    FreeTheTV,
    -How about giving two good choices & more involvement:

     
  13. powerpc

    powerpc BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    113
    Tip: for YT videos use the webcamclub, not amateurmatch. :)
     
  14. Gary Carlyle

    Gary Carlyle Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    35
    Home Page:
    Why do so many people get banned on this forum? Shame that.

    Anyway, he should of used a free sign up offer. Where you get a dollar per sign up.
     
  15. sturose

    sturose Power Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    835
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Freelance sex slave
    Location:
    Chained up in a dungeon
    Home Page:
    For bumping 6 year old threads!!!