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Tips-free traffic from videos

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by ★WiM★, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. ★WiM★

    ★WiM★ Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Here are some tips for getting free traffic from videos, just for you:

    1. Keep videos useful, but incomplete.

    The inner-filmmaker in everyone wants to freakin? deliver their magnum opus to Youtube. Screw that. Keep your videos short - two minutes max. Give away some good info your prospects will want, but at the end of the video, tell them to take an action (ie: visit your own damn website) to get MORE information.

    Let?s say you are doing a product review. In your video, you can spend the whole two minutes talking about how you got this product, and it made you $5,000 in two weeks, doing a total 90 minutes of work. You can show people the checks you got, the product itself, etc. Then, at the end of the video, you can say: ?If you want to learn more about the tactics this course taught me, visit my website at?? whatever.

    So you show the benefit (useful), and tell the viewer to take an action to find out how you got that benefit and how they can do it too. (incomplete).

    2. Plaster Your Website On That Dang Video.

    Don?t wait to show people your website. Put it on the bottom of that video and keep it up on there the WHOLE DANG TIME. I believe video geeks call this the ?bottom third? where you take the bottom third part of the video and display your website address on there. Any moron with iMovie can do this, so you should too.

    3. Piggy-back off popular videos

    Find videos on Youtube that are getting lots of traffic, and create a video response for them. This will show up beneath the video, and you?ll get to siphon off some of that massive traffic that video is getting.

    4. Trick The Public

    If there?s a super-popular video on Youtube, did you know you can totally trick people into watching your video because they think they?re going to be watching a super-popular video? It?s a very easy trick. First, you need to know that Youtube takes a screencapture of your video 30 seconds in (or in some cases at the half way mark of your video), if you did not specifiy one yourself, to be shown next to that video in it?s results listings.

    So what you do is this? take a screenshot of the popular video that is the same as the screenshot that shows up next to it in Youtube. (You can do this by pressing CNTRL+PrtScn) Then, you insert this picture as 1 frame of video, 30 seconds into YOUR video (or half way through). Then you upload it to Youtube using the same title, description, etc. as the popular video.

    So when people go searching for that popular video, and they click on your version of it, instead of seeing what they want, they?ll see YOUR video.

    Is this sneaky? You bet. Is it underhanded? You bet. Will most people click away and leave once they see it?s not what they?re looking for? You bet. But if even a SMALL percentage of people on a video that?s being searched for 1,000,000 times a DAY decide to watch your full video, you?re going to make some sales. Period.

    5. Get Listed In The Search Engines

    Did you know putting up a video on Youtube can get you top ranking in the search engines for keyword phrases in a matter of hours? it?s true. You just need to know the tricks to writing your descriptions properly, and how to keyword-load your title.

    But taking it a step further, you can also get an RSS feed for your Youtube account and ping that sucker at pingomatic.com, and have search engines from all over crawl your video and INDEX it. So not only do you get listed in Google, but suddenly your video is in Yahoo, MSN, ASK, and all those other lame search engines people use.

    Each Youtube user has their own RSS feed, even though YouTube doesn?t advertise it. The format is:

    http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/username/uploads

    Just replace the part where it says ?username? with your own username. (simple, yes?)
     
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  2. areyouserious

    areyouserious Registered Member

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    well said... btw, the rss trick works well.
     
  3. megaplex

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    Got any more gems like this info?

    BTW you have a new fan.

    M
     
  4. aliskorn

    aliskorn Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is very useful info,thank you.Youtube is very powerful guys,use it wisely.Google loves it :D
     
  5. Therookie

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    5. Get Listed In The Search Engines

    Did you know putting up a video on Youtube can get you top ranking in the search engines for keyword phrases in a matter of hours? it's true. You just need to know the tricks to writing your descriptions properly, and how to keyword-load your title.

    Can you give an example of this?
     
  6. Jonezyuk

    Jonezyuk BANNED BANNED

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    Nice tips, i did use the Trick The Public idea before, did work really well, although i was promoting my music, i did get alot of subscribers and comments asking for downloads to my songs. works well