Does youtube have a major advantage over other sites?

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So I've really been thinking about this, but youtube is just a great medium to promote on. The more I learn about it and use it, the MORE I like it. The more obsessed I become with it. When this is usually not how it goes on other websites.

Consider this ok.

I worked on a fan page,
I worked on a blog,
I worked on some forums.

THEN I worked on youtube.

When I stop working on my fan page or blog or the forums... my traffic drops relatively fast.

On youtube, it NEVER goes down. My hops always keep coming in at a nice consistent rate. Even my videos that don't do so well with traffic, that traffic never seems to go away. It will slowly drip in day after day REGARDLESS of if I'm even promoting the video. Then one of my better videos ALWAYS seems to bring in an avg of 300 visitors a day.

This is from DOING NOTHING but UPLOADING AN AFFILIATE VIDEO and dropping about 5 internal links afterwards (within youtube itself on other relevant videos). Probably took me about 20-30 minutes to set up. My blog on the other hand took about 1 hour just to write every 1 page of it. I probaly have about 8 pages on it right now. So A LOT more time for not even a fraction of the amount of traffic. Today I think I got 4 hops from that blog when I get 10xs that amount from just ONE youtube video.

Youtube honestly seems like less work for more exposure AND for a longer period of time too.

So I don't know about you guys, but this week I'm scaling up my youtube promotions A LOT. If I can get a few sales from 6 videos, and traffic just keeps coming in. That tells me I need to invest A LOT more time learning youtube the "right way"... whatever that is.

I'm curious if other youtube addicts have found their experiences to be similar? I mean is it just me or does youtube have a major advantage in regards to consistent traffic?

Thanks - Red
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  • Profile picture of the author imgeek2727
    Some youtube techniques are more scalable than others. Be careful of fake ebooks trying to appeal to a get rich quick mentality. You will easily find yourself losing hard earned money and nothing to show for your effort. Youtube had some recent changes lately and Google's I/O Conference revealed that there are some SERIOUS changes to youtube's comm system coming soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author tmoby
    Youtube is my favourite for this reason. When I ranked websites there would be maintenance to make sure it stays at the top. With Youtube you rank it and it naturally gains more to keep it there, usually in youtube and google, it's the BEST.

    Youtube to me is the best site right now to create great, consistant residual income.
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  • Profile picture of the author bpeterson84
    Youtube is a must if you are trying to drive some traffic. One of the most visted sites on the web. Believe I heard on the news the other day that the average internet user spend 30 plus minutes a day on youtube.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    I'm a big Youtube fan. You can get traffic from the Youtube search, Google search, as well as from being "related" videos, play lists, comments, best comments, likes, subscribers and more.

    Plus, I like making videos as a change of pace from writing to create content.

    You can also make money from the built-in monetization and by adding links in the descriptions to your own offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimbo159
    I also like the fact the YouTube videos often rank highly in Google and other search engines for certain keywords. Brings in some nice additional traffic.

    Anyone tried any other video sites with any success?
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    YouTube is the leading video site and still not understood or explored due to expertise and technical know how.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edward Floyd
    One of the advantages of YouTube is that it is a search engine for videos.

    Fan pages, blogs and forums don't work so well in that regard because people don't use them for searching as often. For example, Facebook's main function is to see what your friends are up to through the feed, and a secondary function is following pages. You don't typically get people searching for their interests. The same is true for blogs and forums, you are presented with the content rather than searching for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JawadAshraf
    Definitely Youtube has a major advantage over other sites for many reasons like it helps your videos rank higher easily in the search engines and Youtube, it gives you the opportunity to pass your message to the interested audience instantly, it gives you an opportunity to earn residual income and so so much more.
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  • Profile picture of the author JerrickYeoh
    It depend how you promote your youtube as well . Which channel you promote your youtube ? Mostly yotube do need blog and facebook to integrate with so it can market and share , tweet and reach wider range or people.
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  • Profile picture of the author KickAss Marketing
    More people enjoy videos so Youtube attracts people well, and in the internet business those who attract well usually earn well.

    The advantage of Youtube relies mainly on its popularity and experience in terms of handling videos and video searches so the site can usually provide better results that other sites (depending on intended usage).

    So does it have a major advantage over other sites? The answer is: Most probably, but not absolutely.

    Remember, there are always other ways to utilize sites to their full potential.
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  • Profile picture of the author CBusiness
    youtube DEFINITELY is THE BEST site to drive traffic from. Various reasons I wont disclose.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    If I'm not mistaken, YouTube gets enough searches to qualify as the world's #4 search engine, after Google, Yahoo, and Bing. That's powerful!

    So, does YouTube have a major advantage over other sites? Absolutely. The list of advantages is long, and each one can be used to improve the reach of whatever you're promoting.

    All the best,
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

      If I'm not mistaken, YouTube gets enough searches to qualify as the world's #4 search engine, after Google, Yahoo, and Bing. That's powerful!

      So, does YouTube have a major advantage over other sites? Absolutely. The list of advantages is long, and each one can be used to improve the reach of whatever you're promoting.

      All the best,
      Michael
      Hey Michael,

      Actually, Youtube is now the second largest "search engine", dwarfing Bing/Yahoo. And it's possible to get Youtube videos to rank for low-competition keywords on Google's first page in a matter of minutes, so there's some real SEO benefits with Youtube.

      (BTW, Facebook is the second largest video sharing site, after Youtube.)
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  • Profile picture of the author bd02
    Yes, YouTube is owned by Google. This is why you see so many YouTube videos at the top of Google searches.
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  • Profile picture of the author alfid
    I think You Tube is a great place to promote. Most people like videos versus reading material nowadays. That's what it seems like.
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    • Profile picture of the author billthelord
      Originally Posted by alfid View Post

      I think You Tube is a great place to promote. Most people like videos versus reading material nowadays. That's what it seems like.
      Yeah, people would rather watch something for a minute rather than read for 2.
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      • Profile picture of the author cliftoncarden
        Of course you already know that Youtube is owned by Google,
        BUT, did you also know that Google panda and other changes have
        had NO affect on Videos being indexed and ranked!

        Go figure right.

        Google is partial to You tube!

        You tube is an AMAZING source of free traffic!

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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Nariel
    I am a MASSIVE YouTube fan and believe its the best way of driving traffic at the moment. Dont just believe that YouTube is just good for ranking well in google. You can rank well in YouTube as well which are 2 completely different techniques

    Ranking in Google = keyword research, optimising videos (many ways to do this) and bulk backlinking (I use Fiverr). You cant so that on a blog or website without risk being slapped. And Yes you can backlink in bulk without worrying about being slapped!

    Ranking in YouTube: Yes some of the above. However if you have created and built a channel that is dedicated to your niche you can easily become an authority as seen by YouTube by getting more views, subscribers etc etc. Once you have that authority your videos will be ranked higher resulting in more traffic

    The free stats you can get are super as you can find out where you are loosing interest from your audience etc etc

    cheers

    Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author AdSilog
    A lot of good to know information here. I'm now beginning to notice how almost every time one does a search in Google, there are at least 2 to 3 videos that gets in the list and of course they're from YouTube since Google owns it.
    I'll remember to put more effort in YouTube from now on.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinmartinjr
    My only problem with youtube is that getting traffic to videos can really be a hassle.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Youtube traffic is good. A good customization and attractive looking thumbnail can get you alot of views.
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  • Profile picture of the author FiatMoney
    I do agree that Youtube plays a powerful role in internet marketing, and its only going to get bigger. Thats why we focus on sending real youtube views only to our clients, not cheap bots like these other guys. And our view are SAFE to use with ad sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    I believe the best thing about youtube is the fact that it drives billions of organic traffic everyday, then imagine having a share of that into your videos...that is a lot.... treat youtube as the google for videos. You can actually rank up your keyword using youtube videos, this means that you can easily monetize your videos or add your links in your videos. However, you should also keep in mind that google rankings of your videos in youtube are more successful if you have solid number of views accompanied with "likes" and comments.
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