Using Video to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

There are many different places where you can publish your video online. However, you should not make the mistake of using YouTube as your only option. YouTube is by far the most popular video sharing site on the Internet and is often used as a search result. However, posting content on YouTube for no reason other than because it is on YouTube is something you should avoid.

If you have a good idea and a video, you should use it. It can bring more traffic to your site than you could ever dream of. However, not using your video on YouTube can kill your traffic for good. If your video is relevant and informative you will get tons of views and traffic back to your website. But if it is simply a way to pad your stats on YouTube, you will find it more difficult to get anyone to notice you.

Using YouTube as your sole method of marketing your site is something you should not do. It will only damage your relationship with your viewers and could even cost you potential customers. With YouTube you will find numerous other video sharing sites that will love your for your content, and more traffic coming back to your site than you could ever dream of. If you want to increase traffic to your site, use YouTube wisely. Use it to demonstrate your products, use it to talk about industry trends and announcements, use it to educate your viewers and show them what you are doing, but do not use it for just YouTube.

There are countless videos on YouTube that are nothing but commercials for the companies they are from. You can see promotional videos about how awesome their products or how great their service is. However, videos of people just talking about how great their company is not only makes viewers lose interest, but it also dilutes your message. People are looking for someone they can trust, someone who has a great message and is willing to put the effort into delivering it. Just browsing YouTube using keywords like “loyalty,podcast,podcast listener” tells you everything you need to know about what people want from YouTube video content.

With so many videos about other companies, they may be tagged as “sponsored videos”. Even if they are not, the viewers may assume they are somehow associated with these videos. Using paid advertising is fine as long as you make sure your video is relevant to your brand. If you use someone else’s video, even if it is labeled as such, it could lose the connection with your brand, your product and your message.

If you want people to get to your videos, you should create a channel. With a channel, you can tag it with your keywords, add videos, comments and interact with viewers. People will then subscribe to your channel, watching your videos. It is a social media channel that is focused on your brand. By creating your channel, videos, allowing viewers to comment and interact with you, you can build a community around your channel. As your channel grows, videos will be tagged with your keywords, allowing your brand to be found in searches.

Another thing you can do is comment on other people’s videos. This will help people find you on videos and search results. In addition, you can like videos, which will cause your video to show up on people’s feeds. All of this will cause people to tag your videos with your keywords, thus increasing exposure and helping you grow your channel.

You can also host videos on YouTube. These can be very powerful because YouTube videos are just links to your site. You can also use your videos to ask viewers to interact with you on your site. You can ask people to like your video, comment on it or visit your site. Just doing this can increase your views, subscribers and video views.

You can also take these skills and apply them to your blog. Just have a video post every day, week or month and increase your views and traffic to your blog.


Chris Friesen

I am a commercial gym owner, personal trainer, and Certified Level 2 Krav Maga Instructor who fell in love with internet marketing while building my online fitness business, which led me into the world of affiliate and online marketing. I decided to use these passions and talents to help people build their own profitable online businesses with the skills, tricks and techniques that I acquired along the way. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 kids, sitting in my hot tub out in the snow with a glass of bourbon, and yelling at my (many) misbehaving barn cats.