Video marketing, appeals to so many who are trying to build their social profile and get more views on YouTube. Many people get into video marketing because they are tired of writing article after article.
Maybe you are an outsourcer and are looking for another way to help improve traffic to your site or gain exposure to your niche. It can be another tool you add to your arsenal. Along, with social networking, which is another topic.
For whatever reason you have chosen to dive into video marketing this article should provide you with a lot of resources to get your video marketing on track.
It’s quite obvious that video marketing appeals to the visual stimulated crowd, and in my opinion people would much rather watch something, rather than just reading a 3,000 word article (please bloggers don’t hate me for that comment).
Don’t, get me wrong I am not saying people will not read them, but there is a lot better chance that your video will go viral vs your article. Don’t get me wrong though, there is nothing wrong with your article marketing campaigns, just please keep reading if you are interested on getting more exposure to your YouTube Videos.
What I commonly see when I talk to people is they’ll try a couple videos, but they don’t get any hits. A lot of people will just give up. That is the problem though; affiliate marketers have to be persistent if they want to get things done. Your probably wondering, How To Get Views On YouTube. Seriously, it isn’t that hard and you might even have some fun doing it.
Getting More Views on YouTube
Wondering how to get more views – the best answer to that question is – by using correct SEO. This is the most important step to making it big in video marketing or possibly going viral on YouTube. You have to have your videos done correctly (SEO wise).
Make sure you put your keywords in your title (the closer to beginning the better, but don’t make it sound weird.). What I typically do is have my keywords “How To Get Views On YouTube” and then a dash and a call for action phrase; something like “The Secret is Finally Revealed“. The full title would be “How To Get Views On YouTube – The Secret Is Finally Revealed“. That might be a tad long, but you get the general idea .
Now you need to have your keywords in the tags and in the description, as well. Don’t ever do it with the tags though. Only three variations of your keywords or it might look like SPAM, according to YouTube. You don’t want your hard work going to waste. That and keyword stuffing is really getting cracked down on YouTube (and SEO and general).
Also, have your URL in the description box, and as close to the beginning as humanly possible. Your goal is to have people watch the video, but leave it open ended. You have to click on the link in order to get more information. Another thing people are commonly doing is have a banner at the bottom of a YouTube view or a clickable button during the video and at the end of the video.
Using video annotations is another powerful way you can be sure to get the most views on YouTube. You can add links to other videos, get people to subscribe to your channel and add calls to action for your audience with this strategy.
Final steps for getting views On YouTube
The last step is the most important if you really want to learn how to get views on YouTube. Just because you put up a video doesn’t mean anyone is going to see it. In fact, chances are unless you have tons of friends or subscribers no one is going to discover you video until your get out and become active. I am sure a lot of bloggers know what I am talking about in this area, just because you have a blog doesn’t mean people are going to magically come to your blog and interact with you.
You need to use social networks in order to get your videos out there. This could be anything from Facebook, Google+ and StumbleUpon to Twitter and all the other million places where people talk and discuss different topics. Then you are going to want to interlink all your social networking accounts together in order to build strong authority backlinks to your videos. Don’t forget that you can also join the partner program and earn from showing advertising on your videos too.
It goes a couple steps further than just using social networks, though. You also want to use ezinearticles, buzzle, goarticles, etc. to write some keyword dense articles with a backlink attached to your YouTube video and channel.
Furthermore, if you want to build more variety backlinks to your videos and actually get people to them you need to participate on blogs by guest posting which is a nice way to get free online video advertising and instantly boost your view count. Just remember when you blog comment to add value to the conversation and leave a url to your video if it is on topic and actually adds value to the conversation. No video link dropping!
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Other posts about getting more views on YouTube
- TubeMogul Tracks Video View from Multiple Networks at Once (basicpodcastingtips.com)
- Five Ways to Grow Your List With YouTube Videos (MsIleaneSpeaks.com)
- Video Blogging Women On The Rise (BasicBlogTips.com)
- MiniTube – An Entirely New Way To Watch YouTube [Mac & Linux] (makeuseof.com)
- 5 Tips for Setting Up a Video Blogging Room (BasicBlogTips.com)
- I Got 50,000 Video Views on My YouTube Channel (Jupiter Jim’s Marketing Team)
Can you think of anything else? What other ideas do you have to get views on YouTube free?