1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Posting links on YouTube

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by LeeGiS, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. LeeGiS

    LeeGiS Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2012
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    5
    When you post links on youtube videos, do you put your website's URL, or do you use URL shortener? I see many people using shortened URL, but I don't see the benefit of it. Is it a way to prevent your website getting banned by youtube? Wouldn't it be more beneficial to get backlinks?
     
  2. Zak_A

    Zak_A Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    808
    Likes Received:
    873
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    WP designer & developer
    Location:
    Western Europe
    When you see a shortened link on YT, where does it go ?
    Lots of noobs are using sharecas, CPA or other affiliate program to monetize their youtube traffic, and they link directly from their videos to their affiliate links, so they use shorteners to avoid displaying these ugly looking affiliate links ;)
     
  3. pokerjk

    pokerjk Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,167
    Likes Received:
    384
    Occupation:
    Online Marketer
    Location:
    England
    Yeah zak just explained it for you. It's to hide the fact they trying to make money through there affiliate / CPA links.
     
  4. roughy

    roughy Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    16
    I don't think usage of shortened URL will prevent google to ban your site if there is a reason for it. These services just shorten the URL they cannot hide it from Google.

    So the main reason is as explained above. Well, there are always people who simply don't know what they are doing but I think they are the minoritu in this case.
     
  5. paxpelus

    paxpelus Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    50
    Interesting. I didn't even thought about that...
     
  6. h_10070782

    h_10070782 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    26
    yes, google will fine it ,but .youtube cant not find it ,thanks is why