Stop Showing Related YouTube Videos on Your Site

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Why would you want to promote other people's Youtube videos? Especially on your own sales page.

I see this all the time even with experienced marketers. If you must use YouTube, at least disable the related videos option.

To do this, simply click the little star or widget wheel symbol next to the Embed code on the right panel in YouTube. It will give you additional options for disabling the related videos, different color options, and different sizes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Why would someone put a competitors video on their own site?!
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  • Profile picture of the author nick1123
    Hey thanks for the tip Ron!


    Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

    Why would you want to promote other people's Youtube videos? Especially on your own sales page.

    I see this all the time even with experienced marketers. If you must use YouTube, at least disable the related videos option.

    To do this, simply click the little star or widget wheel symbol next to the Embed code on the right panel in YouTube. It will give you additional options for disabling the related videos, different color options, and different sizes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Ohhhhhhhhhh - yea, I've seen that too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

    To do this, simply click the little star or widget wheel symbol next to the Embed code on the right panel in YouTube. It will give you additional options for disabling the related videos, different color options, and different sizes.
    That's a great tip, Ron.

    Also, when creating videos for YouTube, leave around 20 seconds or so blank time at the end.

    That way, when people embed your video on their pages, it won't go immediately to your competitors' related vids when it stops playing.


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  • Profile picture of the author Shane Bryan
    I'm new to using video. This is a great tip.

    I'm usually hesitant to use anything that will be promoting a competitor. I'm working to make myself a living, not someone else!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris_Willow
    Why would someone put a youtube video on their salespage anyway. Unless it's a testimonial- thus youtube is good social proof.
    When I see youtube on a salesletter I usually think of it as unprofessional, but those are just my 2 cents.

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Charles Harper
    Hello Ron:

    That is great and I will keep that in mind.

    I do use Video Generator or Screencast though when I want to impress.

    Charles
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  • Profile picture of the author Timothy Wright
    Those related videos can be a distraction. Good idea to keep the focus on your sales message. Thanks for the tip.
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  • Profile picture of the author stuff2
    Thanks
    I will make sure I do this next time I embed any videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Ambrose
    Youtube videos are good - they are easy and simple to install on your site. However I agree with Chris on this. Since using his video creation services, I doubt I'll use a youtube video on my site again. period.
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