7 Easy Ways to Market on Video Sharing Sites like Youtube

Do you want to take advantage of the online buzz brought by online video sharing websites like Youtube? There are plenty of ways to promote or market your website or product on high traffic video sharing websites like Youtube. Here are some tips to get your started:

  • Create a funny or interesting video. Highly entertaining videos get more traffic than those done half-heartedly. Think of new concepts or try to improvise by looking at highly-viewed videos on Youtube. Think of a video that can entertain and catch the user’s attention, while subtly promoting a link to your products or website.
  • The video should be related or topical to the product or website you are marketing, or should have relationship. It’s hard to promote a certain product or website if the overall theme of the video is entirely different. Make sure to make the best out of your video by inserting some lines or remarks about your product or website. Say the name of your product or website at certain intervals. That should pass a very good message to your audience.
  • Add text links or watermark links. Download a third-party application that will allow you to insert text links before the opening and after the ending sequences of your video. If you can find more reliable software that will allow you to insert watermarked texts or links in your video throughout its duration, then that would be a better alternative. Links will not only point users to where your products or websites can be found, but it should also help you build a fan-base when more and more users start looking for your videos online. It would be perfect to have an increased following for videos which are related to the products or websites.
  • Maximize the use of video tags. One of the best tools on Youtube is the video tags or keywords. Tags help categorize your videos and make it easier for online users to find them. One of the best ways to find the right tags for your video is to conduct research on several keywords or tags you plan to use. Key in your tags on the Youtube search bar and look for videos related to those keywords.

    Strong or highly viewed videos should be studied. If you find any excellent tags placed or used on those videos, you can improvise on those tags when you create your own. Find plenty of strong keywords or tags, and mix them up or you can select those tags which are appropriate to the type of video you are promoting.

  • Comment on other people’s videos. One of the best ways to get fresh traffic to your own videos is by commenting on other people’s videos and asking them to visit your video section or home page. Make sure the comments you are going to add on other people’s videos are topical and neither vulgar nor discriminating. Your popularity ratings on the Youtube Video Community can be affected by the impression you make through your video comments.
  • The Video Reply strategy. If you find videos that are related to your own, then make a video reply or provide a link on the user profile that posted that video so that other people can also see what you have to say. Video replies are very essential when marketing on categorical or topical videos.
  • Email videos to your friends and relatives. Youtube provides a shortcut on every video console where you can send the link to your friends and relatives. Use this to get additional traffic. Get people to see your videos by sending those links over to them.

Author: Steve

3 Responses to “7 Easy Ways to Market on Video Sharing Sites like Youtube”

  1. [...] Do you want to take advantage of the online buzz brought by online video sharing websites like Youtube? There are plenty of ways to promote or market your website or product on high traffic video sharing websites like Youtube. Here are some tips to get your started. Click here to read more [...]

  2. beemerbee4365 says:

    Obviously the more entertaining the video the more people are going to want to watch it. The problem I find is that people are composing really unprofessional videos that just dont work. I think that web 2.0 technology allows web owners to create professional flash videos that entertain and inform their viewers rather than just trying to make them laugh.

  3. iiFocus says:

    Good points. Although I wouldn’t have titled this post 7 ways to market your site like youtube, it really is one way (video) and and 6 ways to improve that video.

    Any other ways to market these sites?

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