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We all know how important it is to get traffic (visitors) to our websites. We can add our website links to articles and send them out in emails to the people on our subscriber list or upload them to Article Directories…we can buy google adsense advertising by bidding on various keywords and phrases…we can make and publish videos that showcase our talents, our products or our services…and so many other things…but below is a fun article about…

How To Get Noticed On YouTube

I have uploaded numerous videos of my own on to YouTube and other video sharing sites.


There are no winning recipes for what type of videos will get you traffic. I’ve seen some really valuable and well produced videos with hardly any views and the most ridiculous ones with an enormous fan base – go figure…and you must also drive people TO your videos as well….you don’t just ‘publish and run’.

Just as writing articles, leaving posts on forums and blogs are useful tools for getting a website noticed, so is looking at other people’s videos and leaving comments for them. You can also post ‘video responses’ to get more attention.

Whatever you choose, you still have to ‘work at it’. But video making is great fun and also under utilized for marketing purposes.

When I saw this video I knew I had to share it with you.

This guy, Kevin Nalts, makes a video every day and publishes it on YouTube so he’s probably one of the best experts to be able to bring you some great advice on not only how to cheat on YouTube, but more importantly he gives you the clues as to “How To Get Noticed On YouTube“. (You’ll note that even his title with the word CHEAT in it, tends to build up your curiosity)

A few other points to note are:

  • use your best keywords in the title of your video (mine were indexed within the first few weeks)
  • get someone to submit your videos to StumbleUpon but make sure you only submit from each IP address once (or the rating changes to a negative).
  • if you submit once to Veoh, they have a system where you can opt to submit to GoogleVideo, YouTube and Myspace all in one go.
  • the thumbnail (the thumbnail sized image that people first see) is very important…YouTube automatically selects the thumbnail from the centre of your video, so make sure your image right at the halfway point, represents your most important subject. Other video sharing sites give you more choice.
  • there are many video sharing sites to choose from, and you can find a fairly comprehensive list of them at Mini-Movie-Maker, but without question, YouTube gets the most traffic.
  • also find some resources on how to make and edit your own videos at http://www.mini-movie-maker.com
  • some of the things that reliably get attention are, controversial issues, doing something really stupid, accidents, people being humiliated or hurt (sorry, but it’s true), images that cause a shock response, anything bizarre and really different.

Watch and Learn from someone with much more experience than most…


About 

Elizabeth Richardson currently lives on The Gold Coast Of Australia and is a mother, teacher, business developer, author of the International Best Seller 500 Confessions, founder of The Appreciation Space and Get Rid Of Bad Habits - for good! As a teacher she helped many small business owners get started with Build Your Own Websites Classes in South Gippsland and on The Gold Coast. These days Elizabeth enjoys a life of total luxury but still plays as a writer, professional photographer and web designer. Her passion for living, loving and laughing, remains at the forefront of her focus.

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