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How do these video promotion services, such as Yellow Thunder, etc. work?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by dyliu, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. dyliu

    dyliu Newbie

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    Yellow Thunder Media (do a Google search, I can't post link because I'm a newbie) claims to advertise your video across 3,500+ premium publisher sites to make it go viral, drive viewers to your website/Facebook page/Twitter, and incorporate your brand message into YouTube celebrities' videos. How do they exactly do that? What are some examples of the premium publisher sites and YouTube celebrities that they advertise videos on?

    Has anyone here tried them? What are your thoughts? They claim to drive real and organic YouTube views and subscribers, but I'm curious about how exactly they go about marketing the clients' YouTube videos.
     
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  2. AudioMacOSX

    AudioMacOSX Junior Member

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    I haven't tried Yellow Thunder Media but I did try Virool.com

    It's quite lame and I'm convinced the traffic is not real. Minimum cost of 4 cents per view. They claim to post your video on various blogs and other sites but All views come from virool.com (according to YouTube Analytics).. I blew threw $10 in 1 hour. I received an Impression to view ratio of 27.96% which is just ridiculous and says cheating/spamming to me! There is no way 27.96% of real people who saw my video thumbnail would click through to watch. When I do advertising via YouTube adwords my CTR is less than 1%.
     
  3. dyliu

    dyliu Newbie

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    Thanks. Yea I tried Virool as well for $0.04 CPC, and I thought it should be legitimate because it's a Y-Combinator-backed startup lol. Yellow Thunder looks more legitimate because it has worked with big movie studios like CBS Films, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, but the CPC is more expensive at $0.10. I'm not sure if I should go ahead and try it, and if the traffic is safe for the AdSense account on our YouTube videos.

    Any other video promotion service that you guys have tried and would recommend? How about Alphabird, AdBrite, or VideoSeeding, etc.?
     
  4. reinie

    reinie Elite Member

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    not to spam a service here, but i can help you out with video promotion packages. send me a PM or check my sig