Some Points on YouTube Marketing for Newbies

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  1. blkhatman

    blkhatman Registered Member

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    Some points on YT: video CTR tends to be low usually 1/150 , it's one of the biggest sources of sh%t traffic in operation, so traffic is lazy, distracted, generally younger, and not out to buy anything right away. Conversion on cpa is probably 1/25 if the niche is hot. Math's simple, you'll need about 3750 unique views to convert a good cpa offer (making $1.50 on average). If your vid's hot and you rack up 100,000 natural views (over 3000 views a day over a month), you'll make about $27. Now ask yourself what kind of videos get that kind of traffic on YT and can you produce that kind consistently.

    I try to tell it like it is as a lot of noobs get suckered into this game by stories of striking it rich. Usually the story tellers fall into two camps. They're either BSing (who knows why but I ain't judging) or they caught a lucky streak that day. Very few do it on a consistent basis. If you see a too good to be true story always ask for proof or take it with a grain of salt. Numbers never lie.
     
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  2. zzenn

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    Some people get off on bragging. Or they have hidden agendas by sharing their "knowledge". You're probably right in all you said. Good info.
     
  3. KHMNTCPR8

    KHMNTCPR8 Regular Member

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    maybe ur just not good at youtube. youtube is easy (kinda)

    btw your numbers sound about right according to what i've seen with utube. except the part where u say 100,000 views gets $27 according to your calculations. more like $1500.
     
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    Considering I made $1k on my first month of Youtube promotion. I think I've done quite well :p
    Plus I did not use any Youtube tools at all and overall my videos only had about 10k views all up. Something in your calculations must be wrong :p
     
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    Based on my experience my youtube videos didn't really converted a single lead on CPA offers such as ringtone offers. But maybe there's something wrong with my optimisation. I still believe we can make good money from youtube traffic but we can't until we know the right techniques. (we don't even know if these guys claiming they earned 1K+ are really telling the truth unless they give some credible proofs - to see is to believe - Or on the other hand the person discouraging the use of youtube for traffic maybe doesn't want competition or wants to lessen the competition)
     
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  6. blkhatman

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    " KHMNTCPR8 said: (...) btw your numbers sound about right according to what i've seen with utube. except the part where u say 100,000 views gets $27 according to your calculations. more like $1500 "

    If the CTR and conversion I've mentioned appear right to you, and are congruent with your experiences, your cpa offer paid you about $55 per lead. Good on you for finding such a beauty.