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Using Traffic From Pinterest To Promote Youtube Videos

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by JackSparrow, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. JackSparrow

    JackSparrow Supreme Member

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    I was wondering if any of you guys have thought about using the traffic from posting images on Pinterest to gain views and exposure for your Youtube videos?

    The method i was thinking was building up sizable Pinterest accounts that look legit with several boards, setting up a niche related board and pinning loads of niche related images that point to your promotional Youtube video link.

    Then just wait for the viral explosion and the clickthroughs to view your video.
     
  2. EmpireQuality

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    pinterest already allows you to pin youtube videos, so there is not much point in pinning images that link to youtube videos.
     
  3. niloydaemons

    niloydaemons Junior Member

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    good for traffic.my friends are driving traffic in this manner.
     
  4. JackSparrow

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    But that is only one link to the youtube video and is dependent on whether the Pinterest user is interested in viewing the video.

    I'm talking about pinning lots of niche related images to a board on Pinterest with a link pointing to your Youtube video. So if the images go viral and people clickthrough to your video this will register as a view.

    In fact i do not even think they need to be niche images, because all we are looking for is to go viral and gain clickthroughs to the video on Youtube.
     
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    shailzrocks Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Possible only with "sizable" Accounts. Best Niche for this would be Recipe.
     
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    The key is to get traffic from OTHER sources, but to have a "Pin It" button on your website that people click.


    That will send Pinterest traffic who are more likely to Pin pages from your site.


    You need to start getting people who originate from Pinterest (therefore they are Pinterest users capable of Pinning) moving around your site.