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How do I embed a link into a youtube video?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by drey2k, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. drey2k

    drey2k Power Member

    Jan 4, 2009
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    Finance guy
    USSR 1943
    I need to have a CLICKABLE link displayed throughout my youtube video on the bottom part of the video itself.

    Can someone please point me in the right direction? Right now I am just using an annotation but it does not make the link clickable.
  2. kez1000

    kez1000 Supreme Member

    Jul 24, 2009
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    that got rid of that clickable links on videos lonnnng ago. the resaon why they did
    was to stop prople clicking away from their site.. so you have no chance

    the only way around it is to have a FAT arrow thought pointing to ur url in the
    video discription box to the right of you video.. crap but hey
  3. sciatap72

    sciatap72 Newbie

    Jan 22, 2008
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    It seems nobody knows it (not even the so called guru), but you can actually put an overlay link inside a youtube video, I mean a link that points to any web page outside of youtube ! Everybody can do it, not just "youtube partners" .

    basically you have to use the new "promoted videos" from youtube.

    Start a campaign with adwords using the promoted video, so you choose one of your video you want to promote (see the video below for explanation). .

    Then you can pause the campaign right away (so you don't spend a cent): having a "paused" campaign (as long as you want) is enough to have a new opportunity for your video, youtube now gives you a clickable overlay inside the video, you will set it from the edit page of your video (you can see what I mean watching the screencast).

    This is the only video that explains how to do it, the screencats is made with the italian interface of adwords but hey ... you can get the overall method anyway.

    Of course if you use crappy methods to increase your video views, youtube could eventually turn off the overlay and video itself.

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