The YouTube website was originally created by three friends in 2005 who were at the time employed by Paypal. YouTube has now grown to become the largest online video sharing website where users can share and upload videos for free. This is an unbelievable advantage for website owners as they can not only upload a video to Youtube, but they can also include a clickable link that leads directly to their website. Now the only question remaining is “How do I get viewers to click on that link?”
How to Drive Traffic to Your Website from Youtube
What you need:
- You will need to have a website for people to visit when clicking on the link.
- A video to upload to the Youtube video website.
- A video that is highly related to the page you are linking to.
- A well written description, including the url to your website.
- Information people are interested in.
How to Make a Video?
There are a few ways to make a video to upload to Youtube. You could make a type of slideshow video, do a computer screen recording, or take video footage with a video camera. The first two ways involve using software and if you are a money savvy person and do not want to spend money this is the way for you. It is easy to create videos using your Windows operating system’s programs such as the “Sound Recorder” program and “Windows Movie Maker“. There is also the free Camstudio which allows you to make computer video tutorials like I make.
The first step to making any video is to write up a script as it is hard to think of what to say when your are recording. Simply read your script into the microphone or the Sound Recorder and then save this file. Second section is to create the visual portion of the video. You can make a slide show in PowerPoint and play music with it. Isn’t this simple? You can also add pictures to Windows Movie Maker and turn this into an avi file.
Upload Your Video to YouTube
The last step in the process is to upload a video to YouTube. It is free of cost and really easy to do. After that simply create a small description about your video and link it to your website. See How to upload a movie or video clip from your computer to the Youtube website and also How to Get More YouTube Views for Your Videos?
Don’t let procrastination stop you either. I uploaded the worst video possible about 5 years ago and one person liked it. Now in 2014 I have about 350 or more and actually earn a regular monthly income from the ads they place on there. Not only that, each video links to a page with more related information. A win win situation.
Filing in Your Video Description and Title
the title and description is an important part that contributes to a successful video. Having a good video title and description will ensure people know what your video is about and make it easier to find. I guess you can call it Youtube video SEO.
If you really want them to click on the url in the description, give them a good reason to. How about giving them a free gift or offering more juicy information beyond the click.