Videos: Is There a Benefit To Having Lots Of Video Sites Hosting A Video?

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I sell offline marketing to small business owners. Video is a huge part of what I sell.
Of course, I use Youtube. I have over a hundred Channels (one for each client).

I also send videos to other video sites, Daily Motion, Metacafe, etc.
And I change the titles and descriptions when I send copies of the videos to the other sites. Occasionally one shows up in a Google Search, but not with duplicate content.

My question is; Is this really an advantage to the client? And if so, what is it?
Every video site I use has Nofollow links going out of their site. So SEO use is limited (I would think). And most won't even let you have a Nofollow link to your URL in the video description.

I know people who use Traffic Geyser or Tubemogul (I know, they just changed their name). They send the same video with the same title and content to a dozen video sites or more.

I still do the same thing for my clients, because it takes almost no effort, and they may be getting a benefit. It's not part of my presentation.

Now, I do a whole lot to promote video on Youtube. And I see the results.
By the way; There is a Fiverr gig where this guy will take your Youtube video and send it to 30 videos sites for $5. A great deal, but is there really value?

I'm not asking about the value of video.But the value of multiple identical video content on multiple video sites.

Anyone?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
    It depends on how people are finding your video. If you think they might be using the video site search function, then it is definitely worth it to upload to multiple sites, especially if you are using software.

    No follow links are not worth as much in terms of SEO but they are not worthless, especially if you have an easy care system to get them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Hey Claude,

    First, a quick question...do you use the same IP address for all 100 Youtube channels?

    With video marketing, I believe in the 80/20 rule, and for videos it's probably more like a 95/5 rule, with Youtube getting 95% of your attention.

    However, Google and Bing do rank videos from other video sites in their SERPs, so there is some possible benefit.

    Also, Blip.tv(I think?) uploads videos to iTunes. I think its Blip, it could be another site, my memory isn't working right now.

    You don't have to use the same descriptions (keywords) for each site, so you can get some diversity by taking some extra time and mixing things up.

    You can also use some of the 3rd tier video sites to test lower quality videos and see if you can get them to rank on the minor video sites, without risking your Youtube accounts.

    Having said this, IMO you're doing the right thing by spending the vast majority of your efforts on Youtube. And I'd be more inclined to spend time to "syndicate" Youtube videos across the web (Web 2.0 sites, social sites) than spend much time and effort with the seond and thrid tier video sites. You can get Youtube views from Squidoo, Facebook, Tumblr, Blogger, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      Hey Claude,

      First, a quick question...do you use the same IP address for all 100 Youtube channels?
      Kurt; Um...well...no. And I'm very careful to clear cookies between channels.
      And I do a ton more that I'd rather tell you in a private conversation.
      But...Vagex won't accept videos from other video sites I've tried.
      And..I can't link effectively to outside of Youtube...But inside? Very effective.

      I have seen Metacafe (and other videos sites ) show up in Google searches. But if I have an identical video, with identical written content, the Youtube video shows up first, every time.

      One thing I tried myself that didn't work well, was linking one video in a channel to the next video (in the same channel). Like a broken link wheel of videos in the same channel. It didn't hurt, but it didn't help either. Oh well, now I know.

      I do know that nofollow links still help with relevance, and I do post my videos on lots of websites. I know those links help.

      By the way, Video Thunder was one of the WSOs I found valuable with my video marketing. Thanks.
      Good advice about Syndicating.
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      • Profile picture of the author sadneck
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post


        I have seen Metacafe (and other videos sites ) show up in Google searches. But if I have an identical video, with identical written content, the Youtube video shows up first, every time.
        Claude, my question to you is, whats wrong with blanketing page 1? Great, youtube shows up first, but with metacafe, guavaleaf, dailymotion, you can start taking over all spots on page 1!

        I love the fact that my video message goes 10 pages deep, (and some low competition offline campaigns I have done for clients I take all top 23 spots for their keyword cloud... Thats first 2 pages for the keyword cloud, plus the next 3 top spots on page 3!)

        Thats with 1 video uploaded to 100+ sites.

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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by sadneck View Post

          Claude, my question to you is, whats wrong with blanketing page 1? Great, youtube shows up first, but with metacafe, guavaleaf, dailymotion, you can start taking over all spots on page 1!

          I love the fact that my video message goes 10 pages deep, (and some low competition offline campaigns I have done for clients I take all top 23 spots for their keyword cloud... Thats first 2 pages for the keyword cloud, plus the next 3 top spots on page 3!)

          Thats with 1 video uploaded to 100+ sites.

          Andrew
          Andrew, do you mean you take up the first 2 pages of a Google search with the same video on different video sites? Can I see an example? PM me if you like. That's very impressive.
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  • Profile picture of the author goguy
    Distributing to video sharing site is a good idea, it helps create more awareness for your videos and opportunity to tap into traffic coming in from all those video sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author SunnyDelight
    The more places you can put your links and content up, the better! You never know who is where and what they are searching for.

    I've had people find me in and my products in places all over the net. I even made sales with a great deal of them and I was happy I posed whereever I posted so that they could find me.

    I have a mantra that I say to myself. Whereever I can find a place to post my links or something about my site and products I do it! YOu never know who's interested and who's watching!
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  • The more links, the merrier. Go for it!
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    • Profile picture of the author sadneck
      First of all Claude, great thread, thank you for bringing this up. I know from personal experience that when it comes to uploading videos across multiple platforms, (I am talking deeper than just vimeo, dailymotion, blip, etc,) that there is huge value when you upload 1 video with a keyword cloud.

      Backlinks are definitely not what you are going for. You want to do Blitz SEO, so that a perspective client searching within your keyword cloud will most likely come across your message. Done properly, watching a video on youtube or on another site, conversions are the same.

      (Kurt is a great pal of mine, BUT I think we do differ in our view of the value of using other sites versus only using Youtube. My suggestion to you is, if you can get your message out to more places, why not? Some of my best videos views come from the smaller sites targeted correctly.)

      There are many examples of where this could work, but the one I like the most (because there is a load of money in it,) is for offline SEO companies. Easy to rank and blitz their keyword cloud all with one video upload!

      Throw in their 1800 number in the title and you have a very happy offline client for little work.

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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    in IM it is ALWAYS advantageous to diversify. Most of these sites like OneLoad don't cost money. I personally use this strategy and have found it to be effective
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  • Profile picture of the author danieluk9
    I think your right, the more publicity the better.
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  • Profile picture of the author gustoking
    yes, using multiple video sites is effective as i suggested to someone else. you are playing a numbers game and even if no click you got brand awerness and might be re affirmed from youtube or else where. Document the process and sell system!
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