Discussion in 'YouTube' started by john1444, May 20, 2012.
I urgently need information on how to use youtube video to promote my amazon product.
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SIMPLE! Just make video promoting your amazon product and upload to youtube
An image slideshow of your product intermixed with pages containing bullet points showing the useful features of your product.
Use powerpoint to create the video slideshow or you can use a combination of Photoshop and Windows Movie Maker!
Research the keywords for your product and places these in the title, description and keyword tags of your video to help you rank in Google with little effort.
Maybe purchase some likes, comments and views using the many services to help your video start to go viral.
What is the length of the video suppose to be?
How can i incorporate affiliate link or website?
Won't this likes, comments, get my video deranked or get my account closed?
Can be anything you would like it to be, though generally around 1:30 to about 4 minutes long. 40 seconds could be good if you plan to promote multiple products.
You can do this using YouTube annotations, though it will take some experimenting to get this quite right (upload the video on unlisted, then experiment and only make public once it is done right). Having a hyperlinked annotation around some rectangular box (make it look nice) that links to this. Search YouTube for a tutorial to get this done right.
Make sure the first text in the description is a link. Ensure that the title is catchy, contains the relative search term. Make sure the relative search term appears at least once in the description. Spam the tags, ensure you use quotation marks so that "search term" is directly hyperlinked.
It has to be diverse; I remember I fiverred on vid and the genius sent all the traffic from Facebook and cost my vid the first page (second vid on the playlist took it's spot lol). I was able to recover, though a different gig spread out the traffic from different sources which boosted the rankings. The best help for search terms is having subscribers on your account, is adds authority to you as a user. Use Vagex or something similar to boost the results, however clean use of search terms helps a video more than anything (even targeting a popular video with identical keywords etc will help for the Related Videos). There's not much you can do if an aged and popular video is number one from your term, however one thing you can do is do SEO strategies for the vid (Create Web 2.0s that embed the vid, target keyword) so that the video appears in the Google search. You'll be surprised what you could do with fewer resources allocated than a normal campaign!
Also, I *highly* recommend to link to a squeeze page rather than to an affiliate link, I am not quite sure if linking to an affiliate link will get your account banned since I've never experienced it personally however you can do more with squeeze pages (collect info, have multiple products on sale).
I am completely new to amazon and would like to know if squeeze page is necessary in order to be able to earn as much as i want. I have gone through a couple of ebooks on amazon and none of them talked about squeeze page.
Is a squeeze page a must?
To be perfectly honest with you, I've never done videos for Amazon products, only client work for their actual products (there's more freedom when you're the actual site owner and you own the physical product).
So doing affiliate links with YouTube is something I cannot answer for you, hopefully someone else is more experienced in this particular field. I just know in general from quickly reading the terms, affiliate links can get banned from youtube.
There have been instances of people having their accounts removed or warned using direct affiliate links (via quick google search)
Because I have no personal expereince with this I cannot formally vouch for this, however it seems to me you'd have to be clever with doing some kind of squeeze page or a review type article link if promoting a product. (ie: Do 'How to treat Acne' instructional page, and recommend a Amazon product treatment in the instructions).
Of course my best advice is to experiment. Measure your results, check out the YouTube keyword suggestion tool and see what you can target and what products could work.
The great thing about YouTube is that you can get legitimate traffic with relatively minor work. There's things you can do like creating YouTube playlists, grabbing the playlist RSS Feed (which is an ordeal, but once you figure it out it is a cool resource) and converting that feed to a Wordpress auto-blog to boost the authority of your vids.
P.S I can't respond to your PM, but here's what I wrote to you.
"I Work for a Digital Agency, however YouTube marketing is more Whitehat more than anything for what we do.
For prepping a Video, I am trained in doing special effects and editing so creating content is not an issue whatsoever. So I do all of my stuff using Premiere/After Effects. If you need to do these ASAP, it will probably take too long to master this software.
You can get Freeware video editing software, it'll depend on what you are going for. I would personally recommend going to Fiverr (I promise I don't work for Fiverr PR haha) and pay a few people to a few testimonials for the product and edit them together. Script it out, block it out and make sure they say similar things so that you can continuously switch between the reviews.
Have some motion shots of the product, some text here and there with some Amazon quotes and I think you should be sweet in putting together an effective marketing video.
Like I said in my post, I'd recommend creating multiple videos, putting them in a playlist and creating an Auto-blog from that playlist RSS feed (this could take some work, but that's what I would do)."
Thanks so much for your time.
Appreciate, gave you a rep.
Heed Dubious advice regarding use of a squeeze page.
Do not link directly from your video to you Amazon affiliate link,
My experience: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/441869-sign-things-come.html
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