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Youtube Videos Links in Description Field - Cloak Them?!

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by mystery, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    Hello,

    for those of you who are experienced with youtube marketing:

    Do you recommend cloaking our links in the description fields of the videos?

    Especially if we have several accounts?

    I don't want to get my accounts closed if they can track the links based on the domain...
    but at the same time, I'd like to benefit from any sort of link juice or popularity by having
    them on youtube vids description fields uncloaked.

    Any feedback appreciated,

    Thanks!

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  2. jgeeked

    jgeeked Regular Member

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    You should always cloak your affiliate links. Two reasons:

    1) People can see where traffic is coming from, and if it converts well they can "steal" the traffic by competing with you.
    2) Most affiliate links are ugly, cloaking them makes them shorter and most people are now used to clicking shortened urls from some of the more popular url shortening sites.
     
  3. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    No, my case is different. The links are redirection pages from my authority site domain. Networks already know the traffic comes from my site. They can't steal that. lol

    yes, but I am also trying to brand my site's domain name. If there is no risk of youtube possibly being able to link all of my youtube accounts together because they saw one domain on all of their videos, then I might have to go with it.
     
  4. imshinji

    imshinji Junior Member

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    i think it's recommended for cj and cpa networks, for amazon i don't know ...
     
  5. c0ntenth|ef

    c0ntenth|ef Power Member

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    also if you keep put the same links its easier for youtube to find all your videos and delete them so better always use cloaked.