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[METHOD] Increase your YouTube click rate; get your own YouTube video banner for free!

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by KillerHeck, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. KillerHeck

    KillerHeck Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey guys,

    This is my first method I?ll be sharing here so I hope you guys like it. It isn?t something new but probably most of guys aren?t using it or don?t know about it.

    This method allows you to add a custom banner (so called Call-to-Action Overlay) to any of your YouTube videos with your own url, all for free! In my experience these banners can generate up to 3 times more clicks then a link in the description and you can get these banners absolutely for free for any YouTube video. This is how you setup a Call-to-Action Overlay:


    1. Get an adwords account. It doesn?t need to have any money on it!
    2. Setup a new adwords campaign. The settings don?t really matter since we won?t be using this campaign.
    3. When you?re adding a new ad group, choose at Create an ad for the option ?Display ad builder? and create a ?YouTube Promoted Videos Template? ad.
    4. Create a headline and description but the important part is to add the video you want to have a custom banner on it and save the ad.
    5. Now go to you YouTube account?s Video Manager and edit your video information. You?ll notice that there will be an additional field called ?Call-to-Action Overlay? where you can add a url, description and a thumbnail.

    Once you filled in the ?Call-to-Action Overlay? field, the banner will appear on your video. You can add any url you want to it, so it could be your CPA offer url or to your landings page. None of my videos got banned using this method and some of my videos are running a free banner for more than 2 years.

    Since you can add an unlimited number of videos to a single adwords account, you can add a banner to all of your videos. Hope this is usefull for some of you guys!
     
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    + Rep from me for incredible informations! I really didnt know about this :D Nice sneaky way to improve clicks from video ;)
     
  3. mickyfu

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    Does the adwords account need to be verified? Or can I just make a random fake account to do this?
     
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    be careful with this guys. He is right, it isn't a new tactic, and if you use the wrong words for your adwords setup, they will ban your account in under 24 hours. Keep in mind, you don't really want to use the adwords portion, so pick a keyword no one would want to click but is still relevant, and then pause your adwords campaign... The overlay will still be enabled.
     
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  5. KillerHeck

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    No it doesn't need to be verified a new account will do the job. And if you need to setup a payment information, just use some fake information and set the payment option to manual payment.

    They changed that a while ago, now you need to have an active campaign for the overlay to be active, however you don't need to have a budget to keep an campaign active. But xoskillet is right, you don't want to do something stupid and get your adwords account banned!
     
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    "...if you use the wrong words for your adwords setup, they will ban your account in under 24 hours." If they ban the adwords account, will the youtube account get banned?

    Nice share!
     
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    This way is free or pay?
     
  8. weedismycheat

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    great share! thank you!
     
  9. KillerHeck

    KillerHeck Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    No, your youtube account will be safe!

    It's 100% free, just follow my steps!
     
  10. win292

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    this is amazing!! Thanks for sharing!!
     
  11. cookizz

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    WOW! This is forsure going to increase your traffic! Thank you so much!
     
  12. KillerHeck

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    You're welcome, great to hear you guys like this method :)
     
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    Nice one OP. thanks for the share
     
  14. mickyfu

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    Am I completely missing something? I have looked over the past few hours and been back and forward. I get to "display ad builder" and then there is nothing. No option for Youtube videos. Just somewhere I can enter keywords. What am I doing wrong?
     
  15. KillerHeck

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    Enter the keyword and save the ad, then you'll get the display ad builder, here's a video showing you EXACTLY what you need to do:

     
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  16. salerock

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    Could you explain the problems with the adwords account? Why would G want to ban your account for this? Thanks for the share
     
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    nice post, thank you + rep :)
     
  18. KillerHeck

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    Your adwords account could be banned for several reasons. For example, if you create several adwords accounts in a short time using the same ip or using the wrong keywords in your campaign (don't know which they are, I never got my adwords account banned!).

    If you just create 1 account (or use one that you already have) and use general keywords like "music" & "car" then there should be no problem!

    Thanks :)
     
  19. salerock

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    So then adwords is pretty shady!
     
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    Learn something new...thanks and +3 Rep given.