Amateur YouTube publishers upload their videos for a wide variety of reasons. Some do it for fun, others do it as a potential to become famous within the YouTube community. Professional publishers use these videos to drive traffic to their web sites, sell services, advertise products, attract new customers and make sales. When you browse the videos of amateurs and professionals on YouTube, you are viewing with millions of other users. Many companies are taking advantage of the high YouTube traffic for the sake of their own marketing campaigns and long term strategies to leverage social media for their businesses.
YouTube is ultimately a hosting website that allows free uploads of short clips and videos. YouTube has functions that allow you to measure the number of times your video was viewed, how many clickthroughs were generated that pushed to your website. YouTube traffic from your videos leads the viewers to your web site and thus allowing them to check out your products or services.
As simplified as this may sound, you need to understand the environment where your videos are distributed. While you can count on YouTube traffic to divert visitors to your web site, only a small percentage of viewers will find your video. As such, it is best that you follow certain optimization techniques for your videos so that tens of millions of people can find your video within YouTube. There are certain SEO techniques that can be utilized to increase the awareness of your videos. Remember that YouTube in itself is a search engine, in fact the second most popular search engine on the planet; next to it Google, which also owns YouTube.
YouTube traffic, with optimization of your videos, increases the chances of your videos to be visible within the YouTube website and being found easily through the search engines of other online communities. As YouTube is a community-oriented website, it allows viewers to vote, share, rate and distribute videos they like the most. Meaning, the larger your video’s audience becomes, the more traffic your website receives.
So at this juncture you should understand by now that YouTube can bring awareness to your business and potentially lead to increased sales and services you offer. So how do you do it?
At Silentblast we recommend several approaches to implementing video on your website. One is by leveraging YouTube by you creating an account on YouTube where the videos will be uploaded to. This will place essentially your content on the second most popular search engine on the internet.
If you don’t have the ability to shoot video, Silentblast has web video professionals that can shoot the video for you. It will be professionally done at your offices, or work sites. If you are not comfortable with being in front of the camera; you can hire a person to represent the company in your videos. Silentblast has clients that have hired a professional spokesperson to speak on your behalf; such as For Sale Direct as an example. There is nothing wrong with doing it; companies have been doing it for your years on television, radio and print magazines.
You will also want to have built in, a Content Management System on your website to handle videos; it provides content for your existing website as well as mitigates the bandwidth issues as the CMS is designed to pull the video from YouTube. You have the benefit of videos but integrated into your website with the same look and feel that your website currently has.
If you consider the cost of a 30 second television spot or have done that form of media advertising before you will soon realize that the potential for long term media market awareness is available for a fraction of the cost of the development and distribution of a commercial television spot.
Consider the benefits:
- Showcase your products and services
- Provide demonstrations of your products and services
- Educate potential clients and customers on your company, products and services
- Increase your companies awareness to the general public
- Increase Sales
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