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Youtube brainstorming

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by mightybh, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. mightybh

    mightybh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I did a few video blogs on Youtube within the last 3 years or so. What i noticed is that even though some videos were very crap they would still get a few views every day. During these few years even my shittest video managed to accumulate thousands of views.

    Instead of trying to make videos popular one at a time i went for a quantity approach. I went on clickbank and found an interesting product to promote. Iv made 100 videos between 4 and 10 seconds long for quick uploads. Each one of them would contain a different longtail keyphrase in the title + description. Eg If i was promoting iphone downloads i would generate a list of long tail keyphrases and name each video appropriately. Eg Download Britney ringtones for iphone and Get tennis game for your iphone and so on. Each video is very simple. It contains an arrow pointing towards my referral link in description =====)> followed by a quick image of an iphone for a thumbnail, followed by another arrow. When i was done with the product i would find another one, create a new Youtube account and make another 100 videos and so on...

    After testing this method for two weeks it turned out i was right about the views. Each video would generate me around 1-3 clicks/day. So if i upload 1000 video per day (working 10 hours a day) i would get:

    Day 1: 2000 referral clicks
    Day 2: 4000 referral clicks
    Day 3: 6000 referral clicks
    and so on.

    The best thing is that the flow of clicks is very stable and is always there. My last upload was a week ago or so yet i still get around the same amount of clicks every day.

    The problem is... And this is where brainstorming comes in. The conversion rate is very very bad. People search for the video, they find it, click on referral link and don't buy. I have tested all sorts of products. Everything from psp games to running cars on water without results. How would i increase the conversion rate? If the fuckers would convert better we could be on a long term stream of traffic here for a few days of hard work. Any ideas?
     
  2. KeijoKala

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    Peoples in youtube isn't searching anything to buy... they are looking for entertainment. But with that kind of traffic you could make nice income also from some CPA's and free leads.... something like get your free iPhone now -> email submit.
     
  3. mightybh

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    Well not really. I have made just under $1000 in one week after gaming Youtube and boosting one of my videos to the top of most viewed. I just don't understand why i can make $1000 from 1 video x 100.000 views but not 10000 videos x 10 views.

    Email submit is a very good idea though! I will give it a try and report back. I guess i can simply rename existing video descriptions to save time.
     
  4. havokb8

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    They may not be looking for something to buy, but you can trick them into giving you leads
     
  5. Nick Flame

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    What is your epcm ? how much you earn per thousands of uniques? I have several monetizing possibilities that can share with you if you currently earn less than expected.
     
  6. jmhmedia

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    Mighty: I was just curious, what kinda of videos are you creating? Are they related to the long-tail or just random videos with your domain in the video title?

    I agree with what everyone else is saying. Look at the demographic, email submit, cell submit, zip submit is that best way to go on these. I might try cross-marketing your own adsense supported video site. If you put a good site together you can keep those users coming back. One pop signup for $1.00 is great, but returning visitors is better.

    (I'm no longer a forum virgin, broke my first post :eek:)
     
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    Wow! You've got some capacity to create videos and upload them ..

    Did you try promoting dating or adult programs? These programs convert the best with short videos.
     
  8. mightybh

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    Nick Flame

    ecpm is very bad indeed. Feel free to PM me with more info.

    jmhmedia


    Have a look for yourself here: http://youtube.com/user/uoy*ube Il be testing different methods soon.

    boomboomer

    Well, when i try different methods i give it 110%. Have not tried adult stuff though. I'm worried that my vids will get flagged quicker.