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[GUIDE] Clickable hyperlink annotations - increase CTR from YouTube videos to money site!

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by zerofoxtrot, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. zerofoxtrot

    zerofoxtrot Senior Member

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    I've recently seen a lot of people asking on how to have a hyperlink annotation on their YouTube video, I'm about to show you on how to get these. It's extremely easy to do, and is a huge benefit.

    1. Add your website to Google Webmaster Tools (your money website, the one you want to have a link for).

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    2. Click on your website to get to the Dashboard, from the left sidebar select Configuration -> Associates -> Add New User.

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    3. Fill in the email address of your YouTube account, make sure you also have ticked the YouTube checkbox.

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    4. Your YouTube account is now "associated" with your website, now go to this page to verify your YouTube account (skip this if you have already phone verified you YouTube account).

    5. Confirm if everything is done successfully by checking out your YouTube features availabilities. It should say this if everything went correctly, if not, try again from step 1, or try logging in again.

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    6. Get started! Edit any video you want and open the "Annotations", this banner should pop-up. Hit the enable button.

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    7. Now add any sort of annotation you want, I like to use the Note & Spotlight annotation. I'm going to show you on using the Note annotation. Basically fill in the content of your annotation, check the "Link" checkbox, and fill in your associated website you setup on Webmaster Tools.

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    8. Now edit the annotation to your demands. I basically like to watermark the whole video by showing the hyperlink annotation from beginning to end in the top right of the video or something like that. Once you're done hit save and publish!

    9. View your video, test the link, and edit it further if you want. I had the best CTR when I placed my hyperlink annotation in the top middle with a red color, try it out too!


    Hopefully I have helped you guys out, these annotation hyperlinks are definitely worth it. I had an increased CTR of 20% by just placing these things. This is my way of giving back to BHW after this forum has given me so much in return. Good luck!
     
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  2. everythingred

    everythingred Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Great tip mate! I've bookmarked this thread as I can see this coming in handy in the near future for me. +rep
     
  4. BabyMonster

    BabyMonster Power Member

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    I've had nice additional traffic when I learned this and implemented on my money vids. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure everyone will benefit. ;)
     
  5. abuhanifa

    abuhanifa Senior Member

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    I have done everything correctly but its not showing green button against external annotations :( What could be the problem ?
     
  6. rohitseth

    rohitseth Regular Member

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    Nice, just done with tutorials and also tried on my video, working great, Other thing i wanted to know, is it break of youtube rule if we redirect to another website other than blogspot or yt video. And next the last option associated website not showing, when i edit the video, but i can manually put the link
     
  7. zerofoxtrot

    zerofoxtrot Senior Member

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    Did you successfully associate your Webmaster Tools account with your YouTube account? Make sure you use the same email address, or else try to clear cookies or try another browser. Also make sure you have phone verified your YT account.

    It's not against the rules if you're putting up a link to an external website other than an other YouTube video or blogspot. And I didn't quite get your last statement, you have the link annotation to your website right now?
     
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    Good tutorial op.
     
  9. abuhanifa

    abuhanifa Senior Member

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    Now I have used the same email but it is still the same problem .
     
  10. spiritmolecule

    spiritmolecule Registered Member

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    I tried this method tonight, but when I got to step 3 I didn't have an option to associate the account with a YT account, only Chrome Web Store. I took a screenshot, but BHW won't let me post it yet.
     
  11. Scipio00

    Scipio00 Regular Member

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    Same problem here. Help?