YouTube is the 3rd most visited website on the entire Internet, its a great source to generate traffic to your own website or product. Generating traffic through YouTube is a bit like submitting articles, the reason being that if your Article has great content, its a nice read and unique people will share it and you get more hits than if you just had a random duplicated Article.
The same with the Videos you upload to YouTube and other video websites, you might just get some free traffic to your website (which is still not bad) but if your video is good and contains good content then it can go Viral and generate tons of free traffic.
To this post there is no specific strategy to follow or step by step guide, since I am not a video genie myself but I do use videos from time to time to get some leads… To generate traffic through YouTube all you need to do is make a video describing your product or reviewing it. If you just want to generate traffic that is not targeted then you can upload any type of video and add your link to it. If you are not familiar with making videos you can always find videos in other websites that are good and upload them to Youtube, for example get a Viral video from youtube and upload to another video website and put your link in the description, this will surely generate some free traffic.
Something which is pretty important are the tags and the title, people will find your video through searches in the video sites, so you need to have the right title and the right tags so your public can reach you. Videos also comes up on Search Engines, if you are fighting to get a good placement for a certain keyboard putting up a video is not a bad idea.
Here is a list of the biggest video websites on the internet, you can register a free account and start uploading videos right now.
There are tons of services where you can get a custom video made for you for a very low price, for as low as $25.
- MySpace TV
I hope this helps, for some people this is their main source of traffic and even their main source of income.
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Dirson E. Jimenez Santana