YOUTUBE TRAFFIC - MORE VIEWS

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What's up Warriors!

Just wanted to share with you guys something I did recently that has managed to get me more views to my YouTube channel and more traffic to my squeeze page.

So... What tactic am I refering to in this post. Well I'm specifically talking about "Video Responses."

I've just started doing video marketing and I came across this guy's channel. His name is Jon McNeil and I really liked his video's on his channel.

Going through his video's I saw a video titled "How To Turn Clicks Into Cash." Again I really liked the video and I got the idea that I could expand on the advice he was offering. I thought to myself if I could show people what software I use in my business that could benefit someone else why not do it. Right?

So I created a video and titled it "Clicking For Cash - Video Response to Jon McNeil" (Ok, i went a little over board with the extras after the hyphen. However, It worked). I then went back to Jon's video and posted a comment telling him about the video response I made.

Here is what I said; "Hey Jon just wanted to "follow up" get it? Lol. Yes I've seen that video. I watch all your videos. Anyway I really liked this video so I did a response. Hope you like it, unfortunately I can post the link here it's over at my channel." I've never done a video response before so I even messed up here by not knowing how to do a video response properly. Anyway I posted it to his channel and he accepted it. So now when you scroll down the comments under his video you will see my video with my title and my thumbnail.

Now his channel has had over 100,000 views so far to date and he gets decent views to his videos. Everytime someone watches his video they will be exposed to my video. So I'm stealing some his traffic. I'm leveraging the traffic of his channel to my channel. This never cost me a penny to do. I already have a flip camera to record myself talking. I have Camtasia for Mac to edit the video and I have a YouTube Channel, which is free to post my video to. Also to add he recently did another video referencing what I did here. Check it out:


Main things to do:

1. Make sure you put your squeezepage link in the first line of your description box. This will allow quick access to your squeezepage for the viewer. Also it's above the fold.

2. Do not put your URL at the the bottom of the video. You can do it if you want to but it's better if you don't so that the channel owner will be more inclined to accept your video response. I generally do this on all my other videos but I didn't do it on this video response.

3. Make your title closely related to the video. This helps because if the people commenting on his video have got the time to respond with a comment then they would most likely have time to watch the related video.

4. Make sure that the channel owner responds to your comments so that you know that they are active on their channel. This is important because there is no point doing a video response to someone who doesn't take time out to reply to his/her video comments. Chances are they will not even check their inbox to see your video response.

5. Give the channel owner a shout out in your video. Tooting horns can convince the owner to accept your video response.


This same strategy can be used in other networks as well.


To your success

Manie
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  • Do you answer with the videos of yourself or do you do screencasts ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
      Originally Posted by smallbusinesstoolkit View Post

      Do you answer with the videos of yourself or do you do screencasts ?
      I did both

      The first 6 mins was me talking in front of the camera and then the other 10 minutes was screencast. Also I promoted one of the products I talk about in the video. It has had a few hops since it's a Clickbank product but no buys yet.

      Here is the video:



      I know if I did this for someone that gets a lot of views I'd get more of a response and more clicks throughs.


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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    This is an excellent way to promote videos and can be used in a couple of ways.

    One is to do what Manie did and add a video reply to a specific person/channel.

    It can also be used for a popular, trending video that either has, or is likely to go viral.

    And it can help with Video SEO, if a particular video is getting a lot of searches by its title.

    Also, Mannie's method can be used to break the ice with the major players in a niche, and his may be the best way to get traffic. JVs on Youtube are called "collabs" (collaborations) and doing them with successful Toobers is a great way to help both.

    Use your tech/marketing skills to help a big player in their niche and they will help you.
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      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      This is an excellent way to promote videos and can be used in a couple of ways.

      One is to do what Manie did and add a video reply to a specific person/channel.

      It can also be used for a popular, trending video that either has, or is likely to go viral.

      And it can help with Video SEO, if a particular video is getting a lot of searches by its title.

      Also, Mannie's method can be used to break the ice with the major players in a niche, and his may be the best way to get traffic. JVs on Youtube are called "collabs" (collaborations) and doing them with successful Toobers is a great way to help both.

      Use your tech/marketing skills to help a big player in their niche and they will help you.
      Thanks for comments Kurt!

      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      And it can help with Video SEO
      Forgot to mention that

      I haven't done a collab yet Kurt but looking forward to doing one shortly.


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  • Profile picture of the author Jacob Padget
    Yes. Posting video responses has always been a reliable way to kickstart one's Youtube channel. It's much better than starting cold and/or going insane with the keywords.
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      Originally Posted by Jacob Padget View Post

      going insane with the keywords.
      Excellent point you made here.

      I actually was that guy at first. I wanted to get the correct keywords so I could rank my videos. Now it's all about going with the flow. Just ensure you do your off page SEO as well as your on page.
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    • Profile picture of the author quesquaya
      Manie, thanks for posting this. I've started to do this, and I'm glad that somebody is sharing that they were successful, which means in a couple of weeks, my videos will be in better shape.
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      • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
        Originally Posted by quesquaya View Post

        Manie, thanks for posting this. I've started to do this, and I'm glad that somebody is sharing that they were successful, which means in a couple of weeks, my videos will be in better shape.
        Your welcomed

        Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

        Manie's technique is more than just posting video responses. It's about creating PERSONALIZED video responses.
        It certainly is. If you just went around posting video responses how much traction do you think you would get. I doubt anything significant. It's all about building rapport with the owner FIRST before posting.
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        • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
          Once in a blue moon a real gem of a thread appears. This is one...

          Please don't take offense, because none is intended, but why did you think it necessary to dress up like a 'boy from the hood' when you made your video? :confused:
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          • Profile picture of the author Rymen1993
            I'm going to try this method and post here
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          • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
            Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

            Once in a blue moon a real gem of a thread appears. This is one...

            Please don't take offense, because none is intended, but why did you think it necessary to dress up like a 'boy from the hood' when you made your video? :confused:
            Hey AnniePot, I'm from the hood in the UK, South London. To be more precise Brixton. But on another note, as you deduced I hadn't had a shave and my braids were really messy so I put a hat on to hide my hair, but no way to hide the beard; hence the thuggout demeanour.

            Thanks for your comments

            I've actually just done another video. No hat and clean shave. You'll have to subscribe to my channel to see it tonight. Btw are you on YouTube? Would love to partner up with Warriors on there.


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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by Jacob Padget View Post

      Yes. Posting video responses has always been a reliable way to kickstart one's Youtube channel. It's much better than starting cold and/or going insane with the keywords.
      Manie's technique is more than just posting video responses. It's about creating PERSONALIZED video responses.
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  • Profile picture of the author screamingfingers
    That was a great idea! I'm going to try that my self!
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    Originally Posted by Manie Amari View Post

    What's up Warriors!

    Just wanted to share with you guys something I did recently that has managed to get me more views to my YouTube channel and more traffic to my squeeze page.

    So... What tactic am I refering to in this post. Well I'm specifically talking about "Video Responses."

    I've just started doing video marketing and I came across this guy's channel. His name is Jon McNeil and I really liked his video's on his channel.

    Going through his video's I saw a video titled "How To Turn Clicks Into Cash." Again I really liked the video and I got the idea that I could expand on the advice he was offering. I thought to myself if I could show people what software I use in my business that could benefit someone else why not do it. Right?

    So I created a video and titled it "Clicking For Cash - Video Response to Jon McNeil" (Ok, i went a little over board with the extras after the hyphen. However, It worked). I then went back to Jon's video and posted a comment telling him about the video response I made.

    Here is what I said; "Hey Jon just wanted to "follow up" get it? Lol. Yes I've seen that video. I watch all your videos. Anyway I really liked this video so I did a response. Hope you like it, unfortunately I can post the link here it's over at my channel." I've never done a video response before so I even messed up here by not knowing how to do a video response properly. Anyway I posted it to his channel and he accepted it. So now when you scroll down the comments under his video you will see my video with my title and my thumbnail.

    Now his channel has had over 100,000 views so far to date and he gets decent views to his videos. Everytime someone watches his video they will be exposed to my video. So I'm stealing some his traffic. I'm leveraging the traffic of his channel to my channel. This never cost me a penny to do. I already have a flip camera to record myself talking. I have Camtasia for Mac to edit the video and I have a YouTube Channel, which is free to post my video to. Also to add he recently did another video referencing what I did here. Check it out:

    How to Get a GURU to notice YOU - YouTube

    Main things to do:

    1. Make sure you put your squeezepage link in the first line of your description box. This will allow quick access to your squeezepage for the viewer. Also it's above the fold.

    2. Do not put your URL at the the bottom of the video. You can do it if you want to but it's better if you don't so that the channel owner will be more inclined to accept your video response. I generally do this on all my other videos but I didn't do it on this video response.

    3. Make your title closely related to the video. This helps because if the people commenting on his video have got the time to respond with a comment then they would most likely have time to watch the related video.

    4. Make sure that the channel owner responds to your comments so that you know that they are active on their channel. This is important because there is no point doing a video response to someone who doesn't take time out to reply to his/her video comments. Chances are they will not even check their inbox to see your video response.

    5. Give the channel owner a shout out in your video. Tooting horns can convince the owner to accept your video response.


    This same strategy can be used in other networks as well.


    To your success

    Manie

    Thank you for this valuable information. I always wondered what was the best way to get a video response accepted, and these 5 steps definitely break it down into the items that need to be taken into consideration.

    I am going to go take a few hours and try what you have suggested and I will let you know how it goes.

    Cheers!
    Andrew
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      Originally Posted by sadneck View Post

      Thank you for this valuable information. I always wondered what was the best way to get a video response accepted, and these 5 steps definitely break it down into the items that need to be taken into consideration.

      I am going to go take a few hours and try what you have suggested and I will let you know how it goes.

      Cheers!
      Andrew
      Hey Andrew your welcome. Hit this thread up with your results. Would love to know how it went for you.


      Originally Posted by jamesrich1 View Post

      I agree with the method that you used. Video responses is an excellent way to get targeted views to your You Tube videos.

      Originally Posted by techbul View Post

      Thanks for sharing!
      Your welcome techbul

      Originally Posted by jonj31070 View Post

      Thank you Mani for the share! I will definitely give this a try.
      Hey jonj31070 go for it.

      Originally Posted by Martin Lee Jr View Post

      Hi Mani

      Thanks for the share!

      1. I heard about this technique on a blog post, and forgot all about it. You are correct, and they key thing is - to send a response to a video with a lot of views, so you can benefit from some of that traffic

      2. Jon is great with video - I purchased a couple of IM tools after watching a few of his videos. He also helped me out a little when I first got started in I.M. Good guy!
      Hey Martin Lee Jr I'm a big fan of Jons. I watch all his videos. I'm be getting in with him for the high traffic product shortly. He is truly an inspiration.



      Thanks for the comments Warriors. If any of you are on YouTube let's collab and connect our channels. If you don't want to post on the thread inbox me.

      Thanks

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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    I agree with the method that you used. Video responses is an excellent way to get targeted views to your You Tube videos.
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    Thanks for sharing!
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    Thank you Mani for the share! I will definitely give this a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Lee Jr
    Hi Mani

    Thanks for the share!

    1. I heard about this technique on a blog post, and forgot all about it. You are correct, and they key thing is - to send a response to a video with a lot of views, so you can benefit from some of that traffic

    2. Jon is great with video - I purchased a couple of IM tools after watching a few of his videos. He also helped me out a little when I first got started in I.M. Good guy!
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hi,

    Interesting sound with these video marketign techniques, I don't understand some of these,please forgive me.

    @Manie, how do you make money with your videos?

    1 you build a list? with them-and how many people does opt in each video?
    2. how much traffic brings to comment onother similiar big video groups?
    3. or do you direct link to your money site (affiliate)?

    best wishes
    marco005
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    • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      @Manie, how do you make money with your videos?
      I don't. Well not directly, I focus on getting the viewer onto my list FIRST!

      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      1 you build a list? with them-and how many people does opt in each video?
      Well i've just started my YouTube channel and I've had 28 optins, with only 376 views on 6 videos. It's said that the conversion for clickers from your video to your squeezepage is roughly 10% on YouTube.

      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      2. how much traffic brings to comment onother similiar big video groups?
      Can't really give you an estimate here. But if you get your video response accepted for a video that is getting thousands of views you will surely get a peice of their traffic. Conversions depend on the niche and the channel's strength of brand.

      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      3. or do you direct link to your money site (affiliate)?
      I don't do direct linking. However from time to time I will recommend other products and of course use my affiliate link

      Hope I helped


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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Another benefit that hasn't been mentioned is that by posting your video as another Youtuber's video response created an internal link from their video to yours. Video pages on Youtube have Pagerank. If you an create a link from their page to yours, it transfers some of their Pagerank to your video. And the titles are similar, so now you have a Highly Relevant Keyword Rich Link to your video.

        Unfortunately, you can only use your video as a video response once, not multiple places.

        And don't just send videos as video responses in bulk. They can be flagged as spam by the receiver. I had a channel deleted for trying it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          Another benefit that hasn't been mentioned is that by posting your video as another Youtuber's video response created an internal link from their video to yours. Video pages on Youtube have Pagerank. If you an create a link from their page to yours, it transfers some of their Pagerank to your video. And the titles are similar, so now you have a Highly Relevant Keyword Rich Link to your video.

          Unfortunately, you can only use your video as a video response once, not multiple places.

          And don't just send videos as video responses in bulk. They can be flagged as spam by the receiver. I had a channel deleted for trying it.
          Hey great points mentioned & yes I forgot about mentioning how this helps your page rank. Most forms of linking help your channels page rank. Even posting to another's channel's comments section adds to your score.

          Thanks for adding this to the thread.

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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hi,

    Thanks for your fast answer!
    @ Manie; I must make money like other warriors too as a business and I hope to make money with my youtube videos.

    So when I hear you, you make money from your list you build with youtube subsribers.

    Are these youtube subscribers in "buyer mode? or you make not money too? (hope not)

    When you not make any money with your youtbe list (I hope not) , why build that, it is worst time?

    I think build a youtube list is better to make money after, not directly, youtube viewer are not in direct "buyer mode".


    best wishes
    marco005
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    • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      Hi,

      Thanks for your fast answer!

      Are these youtube subscribers in "buyer mode? or you make not money too? (hope not)
      marco005
      That's part of the game of email marketing. Most subscribers optin for the free value; hence the ethical bribe. It's down to the list owner to build a relationship with them and convert them into a buyer.

      Whatever you do on YouTube just remember one thing if you can get a ton of views you can build a following and your list. The more influence you can obtain the more money you can make.


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  • Profile picture of the author CBusiness
    there's def better ways of getting traffic

    why not take over a niche with your own video vs doing responses?
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