How To Use Your Youtube Success To Drive Traffic To Your Website

Mitz Pantic
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youtube success trafficIf you are a webmaster then you may have heard of people using their Youtube success to drive traffic to their websites. If you are a webmaster and have not heard of this, then where have you been? Youtube is beyond huge because people watch 2 billion videos a day and are uploading hundreds of thousands of videos daily. According to Youtube, every minute, 24 hours of video is uploaded. Would you like a piece of that traffic?

Youtube is here to stay. I have never heard anyone complain that Youtube is too hard to use. The main comment I hear about Youtube is when people ask “did you see that video on Youtube?” If I had to compare it to Facebook and the complexity of that I would choose Youtube any day.

Youtube success is sweet when you can taste it, especially for a webmaster who has an opportunity to use the traffic to their advantage.

How to get views on Youtube and getting traffic from Youtube are two different subjects and in this article I would like to focus on the later.

How to use your Youtube success to drive traffic to your website?

So you have your own Youtube channel and have gathered a few hundred subscribers and loyal followers. What now?

#1.  Link in the description

Of course you have heard this one a hundred times but I still constantly see people not adding a link to the video description. Also in some cases they have tried to put HTML to make a link, which Youtube does not accept. You need to type your full URL carefully and try to add it in the beginning of the description so it stands out.

#2.  Make them want more

Leave them foaming at the mouth and wanting more. That’s sounds terrible but if your video is great, and you know it has great information, why not manipulate the situation. What about temping them with 10 fantastic secrets and get down to the last 3 and tell them the rest will be revealed at your website. Maybe you started with some basic information and offer the more detailed tutorial at your website. I often mention that I have made a step by step tutorial with screen shots to go with this video. If they are interested in the subject they will want to know more.

Of course the other way to temp your viewers to click is to offer them a gift that is related to video. This way they will visit your website to receive the gift. This gift can simply be a PDF file to download loaded with links back to your website and of course, great information. All these tasks will keep working for you in the future.

#3.  Generate traffic to your video

Lets face it. If your video gets traffic then your website will possibly get traffic also. Therefore why  not generate traffic to your video which then leads to your website.

You can do this through the normal channels that you would usually use for your website. A few ideas include bookmarking your video, SEO titles, descriptions and tags, posting it on Facebook and Twitter, writing articles pointing to it, and the list goes on. Do not think you are wasting your time because it all leads to your website in the end.

If you feel that this is a waste of time then maybe your video is not worth it. If you can get them there to watch the video, tempt them, tell them to click and they do, this is very high quality traffic. This traffic is where the money is.

#4.  Call to Action

This is where people fail. You must have the courage to tell the viewers what to do and where to go! Well you know what I mean. If you have temped them correctly it still does not guarantee that they will click on your link. Emphasize that there is a link to your website below the video and tell them to click on it.

How to use other peoples Youtube success to drive traffic to your website?

Unfortunately some who do experience Youtube success do not use this enormous traffic opportunity and it is a crying shame. I have seen videos with millions of views and that’s it. There are no links to websites or links to other videos, nothing! As long as this is not your video going to waste then do not panic. This is your sign to step in and make them an offer so you can have your website link there.

See my screen shot below of a perfect example. Where the hell is Matt is one of the most watched series on Youtube about a guy who does a little dance in all different parts of the world. Even though Matt Harding has made millions from his videos he has still left traffic and money on the table. This video only has over 4 million views but his others have 33 million. If this isn’t Youtube success then I do not know what is, but where the hell is the website link Matt?

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Notes on how to use your Youtube success to drive traffic to your website:

  • Creating a successful Youtube channel is the same as creating a successful website. It takes patience and persistence. See what you need to become a successful blogger.
  • Getting traffic to your website from Youtube is a step by step process and it pays to invest time to create your own Youtube success story.

I have a good reason for suggesting you use your Youtube video’s to get traffic to your website. It is simply because these website visitors convert better. They buy more, click more, and sign up more.  After all, isn’t that what you want? Traffic from Youtube accounts for 33% of my income so I know I am not wasting my time. Using Youtube success is guaranteed to boost your website traffic and sales if you follow those few simple steps I have mentioned above. 

Comments

  1. I haven’t uploaded very many YouTube videos, but I have had my account for quite a few years. I only recently added my link on the first line of the description area. I don’t know why I didn’t think about doing this years ago. I guess at the time I thought it was frowned upon.

    As for the title, description, tags, and such it seems like it’s almost a game of luck. One video I upload will get a decent number of views, and another one will get barely any. I’ve been tempted to go back and edit some of the descriptions and tags on the videos that don’t get very many views, but I don’t know if that is wise or not.
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    • Twitter:
      Hi Ray
      I still go back and edit descriptions, tags and titles if I see it is needed. The reason is that not only do I get traffic but I also earn a decent amount of money every month from Adsense on youtube. Every little bit of traffic to the video is well worth the effort.

      I could really keep making videos and just push traffic to youtube and make money but I would never rely on someone else for my income.. It is nice while it is working though. :)
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  2. This is a truely great blog. I use youtube a lot and often can’t find a linJk to the subject. I have to look into creating my own videos with URLs. Thanks for the information.


  3. Twitter:
    Hi Mitz

    Thank you for mention some great tips.
    Link in Description always help me to get traffic.
    I find that link avove “Show more” section in description field get 2x-3x more click.
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  4. Twitter:
    Topic plays very important role, so it might be a tough call for some niche to achieve viral video success. This isn’t impossible, I think the other major factor is consistency.
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  5. Twitter:
    The niche you work is very important when it comes to Youtube and driving traffic can be easy task if your video goes viral overnight it’s awesome, things like this happen all the time and many take advantage.
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  6. Twitter:
    Hello Mitz,

    I so love your points: craftily manipulating a system like Youtube ethically for traffic ends cannot be a bad idea! While the majority of the world feel that there should be something like ‘everything for free’, that only applies in novels and movies.

    Great entry!

    Always,
    Terungwa
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  7. Twitter:
    Hi,
    Great tips indeed.Really youtube is huge platform to genrate traffic to your website,and you pick out very useful points. thank you for sharing.
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  8. Yes! YouTube is one of the best way to increase blog traffic and thanks for mentioning some useful points, keep it up this Good job.


  9. Twitter:
    This is indeed something that will help drive traffic to any website when implemented.
    Thank you very much!
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  10. Youtube is one of the best sources of getting traffic to your website. if we’re promoting our video in a right way then it can send us unlimited traffic. i do agree with all points. i usually like to promote my videos on search engines with the help of social bookmarking and article posting.

    nice article and thanks for sharing..

  11. aliahsanzaidi says:

    Hello Mitz,

    I so love your points: craftily manipulating a system like Youtube ethically for traffic ends cannot be a bad idea! While the majority of the world feel that there should be something like ‘everything for free’, that only applies in novels and movies.
    thanks
    Regard


  12. Twitter:
    I have been using YouTube for Two thing: First to Drive good Traffic to My Blogs and second to Make money from Video Monetization. I have 3-4 Channels on YouTube and All My channels has Good Subscribers.
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  13. Twitter:
    Good stuff!

    Just attended a breakout session with the proprietors of CuteGirlHairstyles.com who have had enormous YouTube success. It was very informative.

    If you click through my link, there is a rundown of their session (and all the others I attended at BYBC2014). It shows their strategy and ideas. So much good stuff. Someday!
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  14. Twitter:
    Hello there,
    thanks for tips of increasing traffic.. I’d like to know about earning money from YouTube.. What to do for that please guide me.
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  15. Ram Inamdar says:

    Great info Mitz!
    I am kinda novice at this, and have implemented point #1. But other points are as much valuable too. I will surely try to implement other points on my videos to drive traffic to my blogs. Thanks!


  16. Twitter:
    optimizing a youtube video is some what similar to optimizing a blog post for search engine. All you need is a good title containing keywords and a description of the video containing more than 400 words.Simple a nice tutorial, i made me to understand youtube seo more deeply.
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  17. Twitter:
    I only knew that YouTube is Video sharing gateway, But your idea about getting traffic through YouTube is a great idea. Hope I am going to try it soon/
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  18. Twitter:
    Hello Milica,

    I can definitely testify to the wonders YouTube can do for your traffic, with my website being somewhat fairly new. I had a video of one of my products posted on YouTube and right now the majority of traffic that I have received has came from people who have viewed my video. YouTube to generate traffic would be a recommendation I would have for all webmasters!
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    • Twitter:
      Well now you just need to make more videos that attract more visits!

      I do computer tips videos and I made a few videos about excel. I am not an expert like some people with this program but people liked the videos because they were simple and could understand them. So I made more. Now I have a selection of excel videos that all bring traffic and money. If one or two are working for you then more would be even better.
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  19. What programs do you use to compile and edit your videos? That’s the one area that I don’t know a whole lot on – how to add titles, transitions, things like that.

  20. Wonderful information, I had come to know about your blog from my friend, I have read atleast 7 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your website gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that I had been looking for, I’m already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanks a ton once again.


  21. Twitter:
    Hey nice to see the information, I am newbie in the blogging so its really new thing for me thanks for the wonderful article.
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  22. Twitter:
    Hi Admin,
    These Are really nice method to drive traffic from you tube and its really working. Thanks for this awesome post.
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  23. Twitter:
    If you don’t have search engine traffic on your site then the best site to generate traffic is Youtube because it ranks fast and Youtube already has great traffic and with some skill you can turn them into your customers.
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  24. Twitter:
    You Tube could be a powerful source to drive traffic into your blog but not all have the skills to make the most of it. You have suggested nice ways mitz, I have been a great fan of you tube videos but couldn’t make the most of it when it comes to drive traffic into my blog. Hope with these nice tips, I would be able to attract some quality traffic into my blog. Thanks for these nice tips mitz
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  25. Nisha Pandey says:

    Very informative. NES! YouTube sharings and likings surely can benet many users worldwide and this can be done by using your tips.

  26. Gary Starkman says:

    Calls to action are not easy to make. You should write an article on how to make them the best possible.


    • Twitter:
      In a video you can mention a free ebook or mention some awesome information they might need and they will go looking for a link to see it..

      Make them think there is something at your site that they need to see… When you have done a video, just ask yourself, how did I make them WANT to visit my site?

      I don’t think it matters how you do it…It is about taking the action and doing it now!
      I have seen the most unintentional things bring a person to my website. Sometimes you can get a clue about what people want when you read their comments.
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  27. Twitter:
    Hey Mitz,
    Nice post and Thanks for sharing this post with us. Yes, video plays important role in driving traffic and it attracts many reader. truly speaking, I never used YouTube for driving traffic but now I will surely gonna used it.
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  28. “type URL it in the beginning” – I add my url in video description, but in the beginning it looks out of place, I put it below. What do you advise?

  29. wow/…
    thanks…
    youtube is now generating traffic for my blog.
    i am making videos for my all post as a tutorial and adding links.
    Nice share.


  30. Twitter:
    Nice post
    Well youtube is a well known video site which comprises of almost everything . So obviously the traffic to it would be tremendous . But getting some of its traffic would be like getting a big gift without any occasion. The above article clearly gives us some steps which if we follow could easily get some traffic from youtube. Well we all know about these but have never tried it in a proper way . I surely am gonna try it .
    If we use some SEO tips to our video tags , description and title half the battle is won.If you get good traffic to your video then it is same as getting better traffic to your website .

    Helpful post and thank you for sharing.
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  31. Montada Se7li says:

    This is a truely great blog. I use youtube a lot and often can’t find a linJk to the subject. I have to look into creating my own videos with URLs…. Thanks for the information.


  32. Twitter:
    Youtube is a great thing for attracting more traffic without anydoubt.I use it for my own cause and it’s working very well for me.
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  33. Nice post Mitz. The important thing about a video is that, it can get viral (yes, not often though) and it can bring in some enormous traffic which could be utilized for promoting the site as well. On the other hand you can create some cool explanatory videos about your business and promote these in other mediums to bring in quality traffic to your site.


  34. Twitter:
    Hey Mitz

    There is no doubt about the traffic you can gain from YouTube videos. Having a channel full of nice videos you can gain a lot of traffic, Now with your this amazing post we can actually understand the importance. Thanks a lot for sharing this info with us. I will look forward to read more from you
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  35. Twitter:
    Hey Mitz,
    Yes, getting traffic from YouTube is an old method but it’s very effective ! Because if a video gets viral, it can drive tons of targeted traffic to your website. Thanks for sharing this informative article :D
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  36. varun saini says:

    Hi Mitz, Great post written by you. I totally agree that adding link in the description of Youtube video will help you to generate traffic to your website. If we are uploading a tutorial on Youtube we can mention the link of our website for downloading the files needed in the tutorial, will that work??

    Thanks.

  37. Mitz it need many of youtube followre or subscriber to get traffic to blog

  38. Mitz thanks for your reply really appreciate it thanks

  39. I think this is a good idea, I’ve seen a lot of videos on youtube there are many people view, if that traffic into the website, it is really very good. Thanks for sharing!

  40. I am not aware of this method of earning from the you tube channel but thaks for taking the mind set towards this way too.
    I just know youtube for just watching out videos and always get amazed why people upload videos on youtube for free but finally get the answer.
    Nice article

  41. Great tips to drive traffic from youtube! I had never thought of taking advantage of videos uploaded by others ! Nice one thanks

  42. I believe that youtube links provide juice, recent study recommended that they be used to generate traffic to your blog. Youtube can not be ignored.


  43. Twitter:
    I am totally agree with you on youtube traffic tips.you is trully amazing when it comes to traffic.i get lots of traffic from youtube and you tips will certainly help me in adding more.thanks for sharing such a amazing tips.keep it up
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  44. Twitter:
    People often make the kind of mistakes you mentioned above when it comes to drawing traffic to websites. Especially the point about including backlinks. People forget it because it’s the simplest thing but it’s very effective. Especially on websites like Youtube where you have a massive crowd to take advantage of.
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  45. Twitter:
    This is impressive…
    Thanks for the post. This is a good blog. It gives a good information about how to get traffic via youtube. I will surely follow this…


  46. Twitter:
    Hi Mitz,
    Your article really cleared my some doubts. Actually I am not using Youtube for getting traffic. But now my mindset little bit changed . Please keep sharing such tips . It is really helpful for me.
    Thanks and Regards
    Ritul Gangwar
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  47. Twitter:
    i really need to start doing things on YouTube, a totally untapped resource for my site.
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  48. Twitter:
    I have never have success with in the past..
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  49. syedzaheer says:

    i have youtube account i uploaded many video there but i do not get huge traffic
    it is true i got some traffic and leads from youtube
    thnaks for awsome post


  50. Twitter:
    Adding traffic is and has always been an issue for me. Been trying out various methods to tackle it
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  51. Twitter:
    I have a idea for a youtube channel and will be starting next month. Will be using my existing content as a video series and hope it will work they way I want.

    Thanks for the tips Mitz.
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  52. Leon Bailey says:

    Good post. I haven’t had much success on YouTube on a viral kind of case. Some views get more than others, but I am going to use your tips and adjust the content of the videos that I have. Thank you!

  53. jagdish tiwari says:

    Thanks For Sharing.I have one question,Should I include relevant keywords in Video description or sentences are inf for that??

  54. Raman Bathina says:

    Thanks Mitz for providing more tips which are not used by me and many bloggers.Recently i started creating YouTube videos and they generate some Good income to me also.Now i use these tips to drive more traffic to my blog.

  55. Interesting tips but not everything is about the money. They don’t want their videos to be tainted with websites or promotions. Simply contributing to the netizens, people in the internet, is enough. Besides, they do those things because it what makes them happy and upload it to YouTube to share it to the world. Without ulterior motive to make money. Now that’s how to retire a millionaire. A million viewers on YouTube that is.
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  56. This is really a nice post. But I want to ask as I am new to this blogging world and my blog is not getting enough traffic can you please help me in this problem.


  57. Twitter:
    Youtube is always one of the best way to drive traffic to your website.
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  58. DeVaughn Burke says:

    I absolutely LOVE Youtube. Its personally my best traffic source. I don’t rely on search engine traffic for my blog but for my Youtebe videos its all I rely on. Great article by the way. You have some really great tips on this one.

  59. Thanks Mitz for providing more tips which are not used by me and many bloggers.Recently i started creating YouTube videos and they generate some Good income to me also.Now i use these tips to drive more traffic to my blog.

  60. youtube is one of the top 5 best ways to really increase traffic on blogs.It is still untapped while others like facebook are at Saturation levels.This article is really awesome.Thanks

  61. Hi Mitz
    After read your post i realized that i fail in call to action. Thanks for your tip :)

    Jolice
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  62. Shony Cyriac says:

    Yeah, youtube is a great way for massive traffic if you have a viral video.I have experienced it and it also adds up little link juice to our site which is pretty cool.

  63. Hey,
    Youtube is the best site for advertising the blog and one can get the best traffic from youtube.
    Thanks,
    Salena Gomez
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  64. Akash Tyagi says:

    Hey Mitz Pantic thanx to you about your post this is really helpful to me. i was facing lot of problems with my Youtube channel but when i saw your post then i realized that i was totally wrong but thanx again to you..

  65. you are right,youtube can bring some good targeted traffic.and when you add link at the beginning and the end of video then it will increase the chances of their visit to your site.
    now a days youtube is the best way of marketing and i am also going to try it with your tips.
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  66. Paul John says:

    I’ve been trying for years to get send traffic from my YouTube channels to my sites but never work. Hopefully these tips will change that. THanks


  67. Twitter:
    Good Job Mitz Pantic

    Putting links in the video description is a must. Especially if you run a major blog or website. This also creates a easy backlink. And yes, you have to make the people hunger for more content, videos and clips. This will all draw attention to you, your links and sites.

    Nice.
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  68. Ajay Verma says:

    I have uploaded some of the videos on youtube but the problem came when the videos are not getting enough views. Hence they will not get you much more of traffic.


  69. Twitter:
    thanks you for mention a lot if tricks. I uploaded lots of video on YouTube and I am receiving traffic from it and also got quality back-links. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
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  70. Some great tricks here. I’m definitely going to be trying some of these. Thanks.
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  71. I agree with the author on all points. YouTube is a part of social media marketing. I would like to add that with YouTube, nothing is confirm. Your video might go viral and change your fortunes. Therefore it is very important to provide link in the description in your video.
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  72. Twitter:
    I love “Where the hell is Matt” videos. I think that go popular around the same time youtube was gaining in popularity I have been uploading videos to youtube for nearly 3 years now. Only one of the videos have gone viral. The key is to transform those hits into subscribers. Besides driving traffic, youtube advertising partnership is a great way to earn revenue.
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