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 – 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. So don’t think people will go searching for your website on Google. At some point during the video tell them exactly where to go.
The other word of advice is to add a link to your blog in the description of the video. Watch this video, and I’ll show you how easy it is to do this.
Find out how I’m getting backlinks and traffic from YouTube right here on Basic Blog Tips!
- Traffic from YouTube in my WordPress stats
- Backlinks from YouTube in Google Webmaster Tools
- Linkbuilding techniques for your website and email list in your video description
- Secret YouTube page about your blog (this is a hidden gem that you MUST SEE)
Stay tuned to my YouTube channel because this video is part of an Internet Marketing Video Challenge sponsored by fellow blogger and YouTuber Barry Wells. If you want to take part in the challenge or check out the awesome videos from some of the other contestants, head over to Barry’s blog for all the details. But before you go, please share your advice or tips for how you get traffic from YouTube!
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