I don't get it...I...Just...Don't...Get...It!!!

maniac2002

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Disappointed! That is how I feel right now. I decided to try usin Youtube with a CPA. I put up the video (with annotation to my site, of course) I chose perfect keywords, placed my clickable link in the info box. Sounds good so far, right? Then I sat back and in 24 hours, I have gotten 19060 views....RIGHT ON!!!!! OOOOOOPS forgot to mention tha I got 7 click throughs to my site and 0 (zero, NIL, NADA) conversions on a simple email submit that is DIRECTLY related to the video.......WTF am I doing wrong????

Man, I am soooooo bummed out right now!!!!!

Sorry for the downer guys....Just needed to vent!!!!!
 

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Show us the video, that way we will be able to tell you what you did wrong, but now...
 

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maybe you can try to put a gateway on your site to lock the content? so if ppl wanna see your content they have to fill in a CPA offer like a zipsubmit or small survey. dont give up, youre already getting traffic so now you have to figure out a way to monetize it and the gateway could be helpful for that.

a gateway isn't going to help his click thru rate. he said he got 7 clicks from about 20k views.

solution: obviously the users are getting what they want from the video and not caring about your link. you need to lure them with something, not just throw the link in the description box. for example if it is a song, say "get this ringtone FREE at mystupidscamringtonsite.com.
 

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Getting more than 19,000 views in 24 hours shows you picked a good topic in general. Maybe your video isn't interesting enough and, therefore doesn't meet the viewers expectation.
 

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Well it seems like you aren't persuading your viewers into going to your site/offer well enough. You seem to be doing a lot of things right and like 1 or 2 things wrong... so stop huffing and puffing and figure out which part of your scheme needs to be improved :)
 

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Well, the video s a New Moon clip and the offer is a New Moon book giveaway. As for the info box, I didn't just throw up my link, I put

"See an exclusive New Moon clip that has not been seen anywhere. Then goto http__________to get an exciting, exclusive New Moon givaway"

and as of this post I am up to 20 090 views.

If I am allowed to post the youtube link I will, but I don't want to get banned or censored for doing so.
 

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Does the user have to click "More Info" in order to see the link? That could be your problem.
 

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Actually, since this is only a youtube link, I will post it....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdhF5riu42Q
 

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Ok I think I know what's wrong. It's the original problem I talked about.

The user is clicking your video to get just that, the video. You're giving it to them. then you say... "See an exclusive New Moon clip that has not been seen anywhere. Then goto http://www.***.com to get an exciting, exclusive New Moon givaway."

It sounds like you're implying the clip they are currently watching is that clip. I would change the entire description to say "See an exclusive New Moon Clip that youtube will not let me show! (link here)"
 

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It sounds like you're implying the clip they are currently watching is that clip. I would change the entire description to say "See an exclusive New Moon Clip that youtube will not let me show! (link here)"

LOL....Actually, that is what I did mean....I just wordered it wrong....I have updated the message with link. Hope it helps. Thank you.

The only thing they are going to get by clicking the link is a chance to get a "free" New Moon book.
 

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LOL....Actually, that is what I did mean....I just wordered it wrong....I have updated the message with link. Hope it helps. Thank you.

The only thing they are going to get by clicking the link is a chance to get a "free" New Moon book.

That's still not going to help you. Ask anyone that's ever marketed on YouTube. those users for some reason are the most stingy bunch there is. You seriously have to tempt them with something. A very small number of them are going click through that link as it is now.

And with the launch of the movie today/tonight you don't really have much time left.
 

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That's still not going to help you. Ask anyone that's ever marketed on YouTube. those users for some reason are the most stingy bunch there is. You seriously have to tempt them with something. A very small number of them are going click through that link as it is now.

And with the launch of the movie today/tonight you don't really have much time left.


I re-did it....Is this better ForeverNever? Thanks
 

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LOL...Thanks :) :) :) I guess I have to get over the whole newbie "truth in advertising" thing....
 

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You have to think of your audience. These are young kids (mostly female) are desperately looking for New Moon videos of any type. They're probably jumping from video to video and not spending any time looking at anything but the actual video itself.

So I have doubts they're reading your description that has your link.

I'd suggest you overlay the video with words along the lines of "Hey, want a special exclusive New Moon bonus? Click on my link here ---->"
 

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You have to think of your audience. These are young kids (mostly female) are desperately looking for New Moon videos of any type. They're probably jumping from video to video and not spending any time looking at anything but the actual video itself.

So I have doubts they're reading your description that has your link.

I'd suggest you overlay the video with words along the lines of "Hey, want a special exclusive New Moon bonus? Click on my link here ---->"

Thanks Steve, I have taken up your suggestion. Cheers.
 
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You have to think of your audience. These are young kids (mostly female) are desperately looking for New Moon videos of any type. They're probably jumping from video to video and not spending any time looking at anything but the actual video itself.

So I have doubts they're reading your description that has your link.

I'd suggest you overlay the video with words along the lines of "Hey, want a special exclusive New Moon bonus? Click on my link here ---->"

I have to agree with what he said. I did some stuff with a hot topic gift card email submit on some twilight clips, as well as videos of all the audio versions of all the books, back when twilight was coming to DVD. I was getting insane traffic to the videos, but virtually NOBODY was clicking the links or typing in that watermark...If I remember correctly my stats were worse than yours, giving like 5 clickthoughs per 40k views. I really think it has alot to do with the audience. If I were you I would log into that account and take a look at what the insight link on the account page has to tell you.

Annotations in the case of younger viewers have a huge impact, because they generally DO NOT read the descriptions and they are too lazy to type in a watermark (or maybe their brains are wired to ignore it at this point). From my experience, a viewership comprised of people 20 and up have more of a tendency to convert much, much better on a link or two stuffed in the description or a simple watermark.

EDIT: Oh, and in my opinion, fuck trying to market email submits to preteens on youtube. Conversions on the back end DO matter (You think 10 to 15 year olds coming in from youtube are really going to convert in a way that truly matters?) Not only will sending people that actually convert on the back end ensure that you get paid at the end of the month by your CPA companies of choice, but it also makes it easier to negotiate for higher payouts on offers in the future. I like getting paid, and I like it when my AM knows I am sending traffic that CONVERTS, because I also enjoy getting paid MORE. :grin1:

Of course, this is merely my opinion. Perhaps I am just bitter because they don't convert for me. :D

EDIT #2: I actually just went and checked out the video you posted. I don't do movies anymore, but when I did I used to have a time rule with annotations. What I would do in this case is, don't have the annotation from the start in the bottom left corner...Instead, make the annotation show up at about the 15 second mark and make it full screen until the end of the video. This way, you give the viewer about a third of what they are looking for, which makes them more apt to click on your link. They probably won't be reading the text that surrounds the link, they will just see that they have to take SOME action to get what they want, and they will see the link and assume that it's the way.
 
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I have to agree with what he said. I did some stuff with a hot topic gift card email submit on some twilight clips, as well as videos of all the audio versions of all the books, back when twilight was coming to DVD. I was getting insane traffic to the videos, but virtually NOBODY was clicking the links or typing in that watermark...If I remember correctly my stats were worse than yours, giving like 5 clickthoughs per 40k views. I really think it has alot to do with the audience. If I were you I would log into that account and take a look at what the insight link on the account page has to tell you.

Annotations in the case of younger viewers have a huge impact, because they generally DO NOT read the descriptions and they are too lazy to type in a watermark (or maybe their brains are wired to ignore it at this point). From my experience, a viewership comprised of people 20 and up have more of a tendency to convert much, much better on a link or two stuffed in the description or a simple watermark.

It's the fact that the younger crowd simply understands that the description box is where the spam usually is. Bum marketing is going to be impossible one day and internet marketing in general will be very hard.
 

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Idk man but if you can give me some tips on 19k views in 24 hours, I think I can help you.

I'll give you a tip. Pick a hot subject. That's probably all he did was post the video. The movie had a lot of hype behind it.
 
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