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****** ==> YouTube + AdSense = $$$?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by astutenacute, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. astutenacute

    astutenacute Registered Member

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    I'd like to hear some thoughts on this method. My guess is that it probably won't work for some reason or other, though I'm not sure why.

    Typically, cheap untargeted traffic sucks for affiliate landing pages and AdSense sites. For example, buying a bunch of visitors to your MFA site in a health niche will result in tremendously low CTR because most visitors don't care about that niche. Same thing with product pages. You need quality targeted traffic for that stuff.

    With monetized YouTube videos, however, I think it's different. Preroll videos are very general in topic, and we don't require clicks to get paid for them. We just need visitors to watch the whole ad. A certain % of humans will always do this, regardless of what the ad is about. I myself have watched ads on YouTube about cars I'll never buy or movies I've never heard of.

    If this holds true, then buying traffic from a place like ****** and directing it to a YouTube video is simply arbitrage (assuming the traffic isn't fake). The CPM of $1 is far less then the RPM you earn on YouTube videos. Furthermore, you'll boost your views, and if your video is actually good you can pick up some subscribers to boot.

    The whole idea seems too good to be true though. What's the catch, guys?
     
  2. trustedfire9

    trustedfire9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    bro you should look to your rep now and watch it carefully , people here have bad
    experience with your title ...............
     
  3. astutenacute

    astutenacute Registered Member

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    Excuse me? I'm not sure what you mean.
     
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    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    ****** has something to say about your method and youtube:

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    http://kb.******/47/can-i-advertise-a-youtube-video
     
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  5. astutenacute

    astutenacute Registered Member

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    Ah, I figured there was something. Thanks for pointing this out.

    Are there any alternative services for cheap (but real) untargeted traffic that do not use iFrames? If so, same question as OP.
     
  6. shortguy014

    shortguy014 Junior Member

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    I suggest you use enhance views with a timer on the video depending on how long the ad is. If you reckon your average ad is only 30 seconds long, set it so that they watch it for 30 seconds etc. But make sure if you are using this method that you earn your own credits (enhance views prices are inflated as all hell)
     
  7. astutenacute

    astutenacute Registered Member

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    Viewswapping is out of the question. That's essentially an obvious act of click-fraud. I want real humans visiting the videos and behaving normally.
     
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    Essence19 BANNED BANNED

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    very few things work - you cant buy cheap traffic when it comes to youtube, you will need to buy real views.
     
  9. astutenacute

    astutenacute Registered Member

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    I wasn't aware that cheap traffic and real views were mutually exclusive. I'm not looking for fake views, just untargeted and inexpensive.

    I'm thinking that PPC might work. Not with Adwords, obviously, but I hear that services exist that offer clicks for less than a penny. If I could get below $0.003 per click then this should theoretically work.