My 7 Tips for Youtube users

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I just posted this on my blog and wanted to share here for those warriors who are interested in using Youtube.

One of the most common tools for uploading is Tube Mogul, which let's you upload one video and it will get distributed to a batch of the top video sharing sites. TubeMogul.com | In-Depth Tracking, Analytics for Online Video | Web Video Syndication

I have at least 3 accounts on at least 20 different video sharing sites also, which I'd be happy to use to upload any shorter videos you create and want to get 'out there'.

With Youtube specifically, there are some basic things for effective marketing which include:

1 - Ensuring that you include the full url that you want people to be able to go to in the description section (so that it appears as a clickable link next to the video.

2 - Youtube allows you to add annotations after you've uploaded a video, these are good for call outs at particular points in the video, and also for enabling adding a clickable text link on the video itself (usually at the beginning and/or end of the video when you want people to be able to take your prefer action). It's worth testing these to see which get the best conversions.

3 - Youtube provide analytics for the video which are worth checking regularly as they show how much and which parts of the video get viewed most. (obviously those are the parts you would tend to focus on having a strong message or a call to action)

4 - Youtube allow 'tags', effective use of the tags ensure the video gets found more often and more easily.

5 - linking to specific parts of the video. - If you look at the end of a Youtube url you will often see something like "#t=31m08s" on the end of the url? That link will take you 31 minutes and 8 seconds into that video, so if you're referring a person that you want to see a particular piece of the video, this is a good way to do it.

6 - The video title you upload with is just about the biggest influencing factor for the number of views it gets.

7 - Thumbnails - Once your video's been processed, three representative video thumbnails will be generated automatically by the system. Once these thumbnails have been generated, you can select one of the them as your video thumbnail. I have seen a pattern in how far into the video the thumbnails are taken from and considered testing having certain content at those points, but not sure if that's too far to go. However, the thumbnail is something people often look at, so worth picking the most suitable one, and testing others. There are tools that will let you pick your thumbnails, so that might be better since different video sites do this differently.



Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author Akarin
    Great and useful tips, Andy. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Amenda Jessera
    Hey Andy, again you have come up with some nice and useful thoughts man, really helpful for promotions. Thanks a lot buddy.
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    • Profile picture of the author TeamGlobal
      Nice tips Andy, especially the one about the clickable link in the YouTube description.

      Thanks for sharing.

      All The Very Best,


      Tony
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  • Profile picture of the author TheDebtEliminator
    Hello Andy,

    I appreciate you insight and sharing the information'

    This will be used very soon, as my next video is ready to be launched next week

    All the Best
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    Great tips Andy once again!!! To add You Tube is about 75% of the video market. Using Tube Mogul is just as easy as You Tube after initial set up. You are hitting a larger audience with no additional work.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      Originally Posted by Mukul Verma View Post

      Great tips Andy once again!!! To add You Tube is about 75% of the video market. Using Tube Mogul is just as easy as You Tube after initial set up. You are hitting a larger audience with no additional work.
      Exactly!.


      I can practically fill up all the first page of search engine results - will one video coming up from lots of video sites.

      Andy
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      • Profile picture of the author Success With Dany
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        What are the tools that lets you pick your thumbnails? I use the mid-video trick.

        But then, you gotta insert something in the middle of the video and it kills the flow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Koos-K
    thank you for the tips, they will sure come in handy
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