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My (rather fast) Success w/ Adsense & Youtube

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Tvision10, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Tvision10

    Tvision10 Regular Member

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    Hey guys, it's been a while since my Article marketing thread, but I've been busy and thought I'd post some of my results with a different method.

    The article marketing game is quickly becoming a place for only those who really have the time, money and know-how in setting up a campaign that produces real results. The competition is huge and even with hard work, there is always the guarantee that you'll have a thousand other marketers working just as hard to knock your articles out of view. Things change, so you change with it.

    Being flexible is a big part of working online. You've got to be willing to drop a method, no matter how much you may want to continue, if it isn't making you money anymore. That's a big issue with many beginning marketers. It's difficult to admit your failures and re-start the learning process on a new method.

    However, just remember that there are a billion people online each day, and even with all the competition, you've still got room to profit well.

    So back to the thread...

    I've always had an interest in using videos to market an idea. Youtube is one of the most visited sites online, and people love watching their videos. I've read some threads about people using videos to direct users to CPA offers, however many of them end up getting their accounts banned, which I have seen first hand. You can also promote affiliate products, however most people don't want to browse videos about a product, but instead things of Entertainment value - e.g. Music videos, funny clips, tutorials, etc.

    So basically, I linked my Adsense account which I had opened years before and was basically laying dormant, to my Youtube channel and began researching successful Youtubers who were making big bucks from Adsense.

    It's actually pretty simple, in that all of these guys do the same thing. They look for popular topics, create videos, post them, and earn.

    Now of course it's not that simple, but it's not hard either.

    So, I did a little research, and found a topic that millions of people are into, and I began creating videos. You want to pick a topic that goes hand in hand with videos, meaning you want a topic that most people will search videos for before they do anything else.

    So I picked my topic, researched it, looked at what other users were doing on their channels and began posting my own short videos on the subject. Usually 1 to 5 minutes long, but this will vary depending on your topic.

    I created a professional youtube channel with nice graphics, and did the same with my videos. (I use camtasia ,as it lets you merge clips, photos, text, and let's you add your own little logo on the videos) But you can use whatever you like.

    I chose clips that were trending with the online community. I selected topics that I knew people were searching for, and used strong keywording in my video titles and tags. This is key. You want the title to grab the user but also bring in top search positions.

    Another big thing I found that can determine whether you get many views, or little views, is the little square thumbnail the viewers see in the video search results. So make sure you have some good, funny, scary or otherwise eye-catching photos or footage in your video. Youtube selects 3 stills you can choose from. The first, middle, and last frame of your video. So now you know where to place your photos for the best thumbnail. I have tested this and it DOES make a difference.

    Another thing about tags. Never use any profane and/or inappropriate tags when submitting your video, as this will most likely cause adsense to reject it, and you'll have wasted your time and have no ads showing up.

    So use clear tags that relate to your video and that users search for.

    So you've got a nice channel up, you've got your "About me" filled out and everything looks professional and nice, as if you've been doing this for years, and you've got some nice videos up with a nice little watermark or logo on the bottom showing your username. Now what you do, and what I did, is over the first few weeks/months build up your viewership, subscribers and overall presence in the online video community.

    So, you create a twitter page and a facebook fan page, then you can link them together, and when you upload a new video, you can post it to twitter and then that will automatically be posted to the facebook fan page. You can even create your own website should you have the means, and dedicate it to your topic of choice, also posting your videos there, along with stories, pictures or whatever else you want. It just adds to the professionalism and spreads your presence a little wider. This will make people come to you for new videos, rather then some kid with a blank youtube channel who posts crap with bad tags, titles, etc.

    You keep tabs on other youtube channels and/or websites for the newest videos on your topic, then you can download them, throw them into your video editor of choice, add your watermark, switch things up a bit, and get plenty of views. Just make sure your not uploading anything that would violate copyrights. There are a wide variety of topics out there that people post videos on, which are public domain, so you will see many different people posting the same video, it's just a matter of who get's it up faster. So keep tabs on the newest updates/news/videos on your selected topic, so you that you can get your videos posted up just as they hit, guaranteeing you a nice chunk of your competition's views.

    Like I said, use strong titles with keywords that Google and Youtube likes. It's very easy to get a new video on the first page of Google simply because you used better titles/tags than say a bigger competitor.

    You're going to want to stay on top of it, posting at least one video a day. Use your sense and only post videos that you know will get views. Don't just throw something together that people have already seen or don't want to see, because you won't get views. Be up to date and use the best clips, photos, and media you can find.

    You can then post comments on other highly viewed videos linking to your channel. Example would be if you were uploading funny kitten videos, you could go to a kitten video or a video you know only women will watch, and post a comment like "Newest Funny Kitten Videos On the Web Check Out This Crazy Cat Video - then you paste the end part of your youtube link which will look like "watch?v=l1J2f8399g" - then what you can do (and I did) is create 4 or 5 other youtube accounts, which you can then log into each and vote up your comments (and your videos), so they stay at the top and gain viewership.

    Ever heard of the term "fake it till you make it"? Well that's what you've got to do, and even the big dogs did at one time. You've got to create the image that you are the best place for funny kitten videos, and that they need to come to your channel and subscribe.

    You can also post video responses on popular videos.

    One thing I know, is that much of the work is done for you. With the whole blogging craze going on, your videos will be spidered and picked up by a ton of auto-blogs and blogs on your topic. So your video get's spread, especially if it's good, to some high traffic video blogs.

    And remember, all the while, you are selecting to monetize each video when you upload it. Remember to write something like "I created and own this video. All rights are mine" in the field it asks. Remember no footage, music or clips you know would be flagged for copyrights.

    As time goes by, and IF you are keeping your channel updated with fresh relevant videos and information, you will gain subscribers, friend invites, and have your videos favorited, liked and spread.

    You will also start to notice clicks on your adsense reports. The more videos you post, and the more popularity you gain, the more views and clicks you'll get on your ads.

    Submit your videos to other video sharing sites and direct them back to your youtube channel or website. If you do create a website, you can then place adsense there too. Add your website/blog link to the end of all your videos so people know where to go if they want to see more. Do anything you can to get your videos and presence out there.

    I have been doing this for little over 3 months. The first month I made $50 through adsense. The second month I made $150, and the third month which I actually just got my check from today, was for $230, and I only have around 17 videos, each getting a couple thousand hits each day.

    So here's a checklist of what to do to get your own video campaign going:

    -Sign up for a Youtube account

    -Create a professional channel with nice backgound graphics and filled out information on what you do and what your topic is.

    -Pick a topic that people like to watch videos about, e.g. Funny clips, Rap battles, Music Lyrics videos, UFO videos, Baby videos, Conspiracy videos, Military videos, Tutorial videos, Gaming Videos... You get the picture.
    (no one wants to watch videos about boring topics, so use your sense)

    -Get a list of your top competitors, study them and their videos, see how they are doing it and mimic.

    -Follow top sites/channels on your topic for new videos/news -then download, watermark, and re-upload quick - or create a similar video if their are copyright issues.

    -Use relative tags directly hooked with your topic and video. Use strong searchable wording in your titles. If your video is about a silly cat playing with a ball, then make your title "Funny Cute Kitty Playing With Ball - New Kitty Videos" - or something similar - I like to add a few tags at the end of the video just to help the ranking. Those are all strong keywords people use when searching for funny cat videos.


    -Create twitter account and facebook fan page - also professional and updated.

    -Post your videos on other's videos and comments.

    -Create a website or free blog dedicated to your topic, embed your videos there and also ad adsense on the site. Always keep your Youtube channel linked with all your other accounts.

    -Post at least one video a day and stay on top of what's HOT that day or week.

    -Choose wise thumbnails that people will click on.

    -Use proper grammers, spelling, capitalization, etc.

    -Do basic SEO work through social networking, articles, etc.



    And that's about it!

    The more videos and views you get, the more subscribers you'll get, the more friends you'll get, the more blogs you'll have picking up your videos, the more money you'll make via adsense.

    Like I said, my earnings are steadily rising each month and I'm barely doing an hour or two of work each day on this one method. Does not take long at all.

    If you're putting up good videos that are new with what's cool, then the viewers will do the rest for you. You make everything look professional, and act like you are the new authority on videos for said topic, you will make money.

    It's an easy method that once going, will continue to make you money each month almost on autopilot, because even your oldest videos will continue to rise in views and make money.

    Well friends, that's all for today, so I hope this will inspire you to keep going. Remember, it's not always the most complicated method that will make you money. Keep things simple!

    Best wishes
     
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    Excellent post, lots of success with Youtube partnering recently :)

    Here's a tip if you are ripping videos off other sharing sites and uploading to Youtube - pick videos with very little views so you are unique and don't eventually get into trouble for copyright or something.
     
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  3. Tvision10

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    Yes, very true thanks for mentioning that.
     
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    I think because you're well spoken and have a dog in your avatar is why I read your whole tutorial to myself in the voice of Brian Griffin (Family Guy) LOL.

    Anyways good work man.
     
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    I have a question. How do i link adsense with my youtube account?

    I'm already a semi-partner with youtube. I have the option to monetize any video i upload..Is this what you are doing??
     
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    Thanks for this guide, I appreciate it.
     
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    Great post! Thanks :)
     
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    100% this strategy works.
     
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    If you can monetize your uploads, Adsense is linked to that account.
     
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    nice post..i tried this thumbs up trick ..somewhat ..but with mainstream (vevo) music vids..it appears that the thumbed up comments get rotated..but then again it may only be with copyrighted or super viral vids..i'll give it a try with user submitted viral vids though..thx
     
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    Today I hit $18.58 on my adsense just from Youtube videos, so this should be a no brainer for those wanting to increase their profits through video marketing but don't know how to go about it.
     
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    thank you for the share

    i wish you good luck and much succes
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to write all that.

    Would you say most of your videos are actually videos that you download and altered. Are you using any videos that are basically a slideshow with pictures and text?
     
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    That's a good question.

    I'm doing both. As I said I'm using camtasia, which you can download free via torrent sites and I highly suggest. As for videos, I will download others I find on Youtube or other sites, as long as they contain footage that is public domain. Don't download anything that you know the author put time and work into. But if it's a clip that many are uploading or is not something created by the user, then you'll be fine. Create a watermark in photoshop with transparency, slap it on your video in camtasia using "Add Callout" and upload.

    I also create my own videos, also with camtasia, using photos I find on Google images, then I'll search Youtube for some good epic music to use, such as songs from movies or something that will go good with your video, download it, put it in camtasia, delete the actual video and keep the audio.

    Also slap on your watermark, use "fade to black" transition between your photos and/or titles and text. Make it look nice with good music.

    Or you can create your own with photos and text, and ALSO add snips of video to it. It's up to you, but I think users will like you more when they see some of your videos actually had work put into them, however you don't have to make all your videos like this, just some.
     
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    long post but defently worth the read thanks. I been wanting to get into youtube i have many videos that are ready to monetize but when i try to apply for monetizetion i dont know what to put on brief description where you have to explain about your video and copyright stuff. What do you exacly put there? I always uncheck the music, movies, pictures and that stuff and i put that i made the videos my self and that i onw everythin used on the video but they still i never get a response if they get approve or not any suggestion on wht i can do?
     
  16. marimo

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    Thanks, I'm now going into youtube world,BUT
    It's hard finding topic... there are too many competitors:D
    Maybe I should first try making my yo-yo video...