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YouTube - What's the situation at the moment?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by spookers, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. spookers

    spookers Newbie

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    Yes folks, with a title like that, it could only be from a newbie... but with all the mostly informative posts here i'm beginning to experience the state of overwhelm.
    In other words, which tactics are really worth pursuing? Which are a waste of time...

    The posts from HaRRo and Nick Flash are interesting and seem useable, but they are over at least a year old. Are these tactics still up to date? Can any of you suggest definitive, workable tactics involving product promotion and Youtube?

    YouTubes Terms of Service are not altogether clear to me - in part they are contradictory - and together with what i've been reading from the posts, it seems they can delete an upload and cancel an account on a whim. So is this a case of trial and error? or is there a tried and trusted way of using Youtube to drive traffic - without wasting all the work by having your account canceled, or worse still, being banned from one of the affiliate networks?

    P.S. If i don't get any replies to this thread i'll be happy coz that answers my queries too. But if do have a suggestion i'll be your friend for life.

    Okay, thats a bit over the top...I'll be your friend for a few minutes..ok? Great! Thank you.
     
  2. mobsim

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    but it also saves time by asking.... instead of wasting that time with a method that doesn't work
     
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  3. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    They still work but are bit harder than back then :)
     
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  4. eplekedut

    eplekedut Registered Member

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    same with OP, is it really work now ?, my video got more then 500 views, with 200 click click bank afiliate link... 0 conversion. is it normal ?
     
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  5. Mr Ex

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    Youtube traffic is hard to monetize since people there are not in a buying mood. They just want to have some fun and kill a few hours. Also clips that have huge views are mainly watched by teenagers who don't have much money. Back in the day it was easier to monetize but internet marketers tried almost everything and spammed the hell out of it. Now you need to do something different to get attention. Before, all you had to do was to upload a popular music video and advertise ringtone offers. Now, i don't think you will get any credit for doing that. Plus, it's really hard to even upload a single music video on yt nowadays.

    I don't know maybe it's just me but i never generated a consistent income from yt traffic. I made a few affiliate sales here and there but that's it. The thing is you get traffic and clicks but it just doesn't convert. For me, it's just too much work for just a pocket change.
     
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  6. Silencer

    Silencer Senior Member

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    Well I can tell you one thing, the movie method is almost dead since YouTube automatically removes those videos and bans the accounts. But be creative, other things MAY work. I`m still testing the waters with Youtube myself.
     
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  7. eplekedut

    eplekedut Registered Member

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    @MR Ex & Silencer

    thanks for the info, i think i must leave YT now...

    here's what i got today... LOL :D

     
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  8. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    If one account gets banned, start two more and post the same things less conspicuously. Slap back! YT is helpful for fanning page views to a site, which may by itself be helpful indirectly for your monetizing purposes. There's also the possibility of JVs with other accounts (getting your link added to the descriptions of videos other people posted), video commenting and annotations, and the like.
     
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  9. anti_dote

    anti_dote Power Member

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    mobsim Re: YouTube - What's the situation at the moment?
    but it also saves time by asking.... instead of wasting that time with a method that doesn't work


    ^^ Yes it does save time but can you really trust someone who is in the same boat as you are ? so as hexalor said the only way to find it is apply those methods
     
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  10. eplekedut

    eplekedut Registered Member

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    seems u know very well how to monetize youtube trafiic... must be glad if u can share in here too :shakehand