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My Youtube Earning Dropped 65% Because of This New Update

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Simas9, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Simas9

    Simas9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Did you notice this sh!t? Youtube now automatically starts showing the "share" field below the video when the video is over instead of the 'about' field. I as most of the marketers have my affiliate links below the video and I encourage users to press 'Show more' to view the information. Now it's way harder for the user to press the barely visible "About" button and go through the details and press 'Show more'.

    I am trying to find a solution for this. The worst thing is that I don't have the login details for some of the very old videos that are popular (promiscuous me)...

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  2. ok888

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    At me it's all right, the About tab there as default
     
  4. Simas9

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    Two ways I have though of to improve this mess:

    1. Annotations linking to one external page which pre-sells (similar to about section).
    2. Adding 1-4 minutes looong black screen in the end of the video with the text saying 'Please press the show more button below to view the information".

    I am not sure if this won't hurt the rankings though. Your thoughts?
     
  5. Only1iNDRAJIT

    Only1iNDRAJIT Newbie

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    I don't know my youtube views have increased dramatically.But i dont care for earnings coz my videos have matched 3rd party contents. But the new format of youtube has proved to be of much help for me..that share button is not a very significant thing..if u can attract viewers then u will earn automatically.
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  6. ibmethatswhoib

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    But annotations you can only link to G00gle properties right?

    1. Annotations linking to one external page which pre-sells (similar to about section).
     
  7. francis1017

    francis1017 Supreme Member

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    I am on youtube+PPD.. My earnings are still the same..

    I really think it depends on your niche because if the video looks real and HQ even if youtube do that after watching the video.. the people would look for the download link (click the about tab) and do all to download the software...
     
  8. HerpDerpSlerp

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    If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
     
  9. ibmethatswhoib

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    I see what you did there, jerky

     
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  10. oobble

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    I believe method 2 would cause lower audience retention on the video which could adversely affect the video's ranking.
     
  11. Tin Man

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    sorry to hear that mate
     
  12. Cyberars

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    yes this will drop the traffic for sure,
    yesterday, i started a thread about it (maybe can be merged with this one)
    (591724-youtube-change-may-kill-traffic-vidoes)
     
  13. darkswift

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    I just checked a bunch of my videos, and the about tab is still the one that people see by default. Maybe they are rolling it out across accounts bit by bit. Hope it doesn't hit my accounts though.