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YouTube Affiliate Link CTR Data?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by HelloInsomnia, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. HelloInsomnia

    HelloInsomnia Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I need some information on the CTR of affiliate links in YT videos. Please only respond if you have a pretty good idea of that the actual CTR is so it doesn't pollute the other data.

    Specifically for these categories:

    1. Affiliate link under video but no call to action
    2. Affiliate link under video and video is watermarked
    3. Affiliate link under video and call to action at beginning of video
    4. Affiliate link under video and call to action at end of video
    5. Affiliate link under video plus watermark plus call to action in video

    I know there's a lot of factors that are at play beyond these measures but it would help to know this data.

    Thanks.
     
  2. florflor

    florflor Senior Member

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    Given the amount of testing needed to get this data, why would anyone share their findings with you?

    Think about it. Would you?

    Personally, I'd sell this info.
     
  3. HelloInsomnia

    HelloInsomnia Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Why? It's not like it's top secret info or anything. I just don't have any YT videos out there to test this with. But I know thousands of people here do. I don't think this info is worth selling it's not like it's going to make you money on it's own - I just see it as a useful thing to know.
     
  4. microsoft

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    I too need this info.

    I tried "Affiliate link under video but no call to action", CTR was low(not what I expected). Can't tell you the exact % but it was low.

    People were dumb enough to look at the description.
     
  5. martinovich

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    They will look at the description if they are targeted!

    As we know that targeted traffic is much better than bunch of waste views. You must point that in your video - "...press that link below"
    I don't have success with that yet but I'm working and testing, testing, testing...... I have some videos out there and one of them are 3 day's old and got great rankings. Will see....

    Good luck!