How many of you find Youtube to be a great source of promotion?

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  1. RestOwner

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    Is it worth creating and uploading a video to youtube to help boost promotion and traffic to a website? I've never done it before.
     
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    I will surely say yes. It helps in promotion of a site. The thing is in what way you are doing promotion.
     
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    I'd say it's only worth it if you have something very worthwhile to share. If your video's not superior, you won't get the views and it will be a waste of time. I'd think very carefully first about what you can offer the YouTube audience that's unique.
     
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    What type of website do you want to promote RestOwner?
     
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    yes. as long as you put your link in the description.
     
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    Of course it's worth it as long as it is related to your site and you have your site's URL or name as a watermark on it.
    Don't forget to post your site's URL on the description of your video.

    Just take a good look at this video I uploaded on Youtube. Although it doesn't have a watermark, it does have a link to my blog on the description box.
     
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    if your are talking about video optimization, then there are many websites which offer video promotion. No Doubt you tube is having large market share.
     
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    GekiDan that video has had almost 23,000 views. Did all those views take place from within your channel? Did it drive much traffic to your blog?
     
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    the healthy products website I was talking about on my other thread.

    I want to know this also GekiDan.
     
  10. GekiDan

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    As far as I know, most views came from Youtube (9k+) and other related searches (4k+).
    Yes. It gives a couple of traffic to my blog here and there since I have put the lyrics on my blog so they could sing along with the song.
    I have another video that's over 70k views but the content is not allowed here. :p
     
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    Depend on your website niche. If your website niche is video, entertainment, sport etc. Then, youtube is one of the best channel to drive traffic. However, youtube dont drive much traffic to those boring niche such like law, manufacturing etc
     
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    I have a you tube video up, which explains rakeback and I hope to do a beginners course for new online poker players, which will be published free on my site.. I keep putting it on the long finger though as Im not the most articulate in at explaining my thought process!
     
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    I've used YouTube for clients successfully for SEO/ORM purposes. For example, one client has a product they manufacture and we wanted to have a heavy presence on the first page of search results for the product name. So we used some company videos they had created for their B2B customers and optimized them on YouTube. Sure enough, those videos show up on the first page for our chosen terms.

    For ORM (online reputation management) I find having a YouTube page optimized for the company name can help them secure another spot on the first page of results.

    The videos don't drive much traffic for my clients -- but they do command a presence in search results which suits our purposes.
     
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    many people have done like this, and list their video in youtube to make advertisement and improve the traffic
     
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    Hi Freelancemom,

    any chance you can explain in more detail how to go about this. Heres my page http://www.youtube.com/user/RakebackReward which is very threadbare.. Thanks
     
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    I think its a great way of marketing your business,It will help them to improve the traffic.
     
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    I think now a days it is very popular technique of getting traffic and you do not have to make a video to upload it you can share a video and give the link in your description.
     
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    your are speaking about video optimization, then there are lots websites which offer video promote. No Doubt you tube is experiencing large market share.
     

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