Want free traffic to your website? Learn how to get traffic to your website using Youtube. It is killer! I get hundreds of visitors from my youtube videos and the best part is that it is free to do.
Jeff Johnson has a complete video training on it plus a lot more cool traffic tricks. I recommend you check it out here.
Alright, so you want some more tips? Check out these 5 tips I found that I totally agree with from business2community.com.
1. Clickable URL’s in your YouTube Channel and video descriptions
It is important to include clickable links in both your YouTube channel description and also the individual descriptions for each of your videos.
It is easy to create clickable links in your video descriptions and this is one of the best methods of getting traffic from YouTube. Just make sure you put the ‘http://’ at the start of your website URL.
2. Use the YouTube Annotations feature
This feature allows you to link to related YouTube videos and channels from your YouTube video. It also gives you other opportunities to make your video interactive e.g. you could create video’s with multiple possibilities (viewers would click to choose where the video goes next). This is useful in terms of getting viewers to see your other video content on YouTube, but it doesn’t allow you to link to external websites.
(http://youtu.be/UxnopxbOdic – this is a great video showing how to use annotations but the embed function has been disabled…
3. Add links to your YouTube videos
LinkedTube has made it possible to place links to your own website or blog on your YouTube video. For example, you could have a clickable link on a video about your products that takes the customer straight to your shopping cart. See the LinkedTube demonstration video for easy how-to instructions.
4. Grow subscriptions to your YouTube channel
Putting some time into growing subscriptions to your YouTube channel will organically increase the number of viewers who take the next step and visit your website. Increasing subscriptions is a job in itself. See the video below from Gideon Shalwick about how to get more views on YouTube (which should help draw more people to your website). Note how Gideon uses graphics to display his own web address permanently throughout his video.
5. Include carefully planned calls to action in your videos
If your videos are designed to create particular responses from your audience, you are more likely to get those responses. It may be that you incorporate some form of incentive for an immediate click through to your website. Maybe a special offer if your viewers quote a reference from your video. Have goals for your videos and be creative about how you achieve those goals.
I use all those youtube tactics to help drive thousands of visitors to my different sites. Yes, they are basic but you will be surprised at how many people actually mess that up.
Here’s a video from Jeff Johnson that shows you how to SEO your youtube videos to get them to rank higher in Google.