Each day, YouTube gets massive amounts of traffic on the internet, but what I'd like to share with you in this post, are a few tips that I've used to get traffic from YouTube – coming back to my blog.
With a few simple steps you can get traffic coming to your blog from YouTube also and best of all, each and every one of these techniques is absolutely 100% free.
The key to getting traffic from YouTube
It's no secret that video marketing is one of the best ways to promote your blog and your brand. Create a video that's educational, artistic, funny, entertaining or interesting enough to capture the attention of your audience, and you've just made a new fan who can't wait to subscribe to your YouTube channel or share your video on social networks with family and friends.
You might even be the next YouTube sensation like my friend Lisa Irby, but at the end of the day, what you really want is for people to take enough of an interest in you that they take the time to subscribe to your channel and eventually visit your website or blog.
The simplest way to get those adoring fans from YouTube back over to your site is by asking. I know you might think that goes without saying, but there are lots of people who post videos on YouTube and never even mention their blogs and in some cases they don't even have a blog (kinda sad right?).
So don't think people will go searching for your website on Google. At some point during the video you should do this:
The other word of advice is to add a YouTube video annotation link that sends viewers back to your blog. Watch this video, and I'll show you how easy it is to use annotations on your YouTube videos.
In the video I'll show you:
- YouTube's annotation interface
- Different types of YouTube annotations
- Strategies to make video annotations more effective
- YouTube's “Associated Website” account settings
One thing that is important to mention here is that these annotations do not work on mobile devices. You can use YouTube cards and End Screens to drive traffic to your site from people viewing your videos on mobile devices.
But before you go, please share your advice or tips for how you get traffic from YouTube!