So You Want YouTube to Send You Traffic--Here's How

By Megan Jocy

Video marketing has evolved quite a bit over the last half decade or so and it grows more every single day. YouTube has immensely helped video marketing and there are many online marketers that have discovered that they can generate a lot of traffic with this social site. And if your video goes viral on YouTube, you're in for a treat. After all, YouTube works almost like a search engine for videos these days. So if you want to get in on the action of YouTube and drive a ton of targeted traffic to your own website then this article is going to be for you. Here are a few tips that should help you get as much as possible from YouTube in terms of good traffic.

Getting more views for your video needs to be a top priority in your strategy. This means that you are going to need to take the correct steps so that you can get more exposure for your videos. Creating video responses for popular videos is one good way to do this.

Don't just go out there and start creating a video response for any old video you find with lots of views. You should go after only niche targeted videos. When you create quality video responses, the traffic levels for your own videos will automatically get higher. Your videos can then feed much higher quality levels of traffic to your website too.

Look through YouTube and learn everything you can from the videos that have found success there. Take a look at what they're doing and how they're getting the attention of people. Do some analysis of the approaches they've taken and try to understand what makes this particular content so popular. Search for clues in their videos and try to reverse engineer the efforts they have taken to truly know what techniques they have learned. It's really easy to learn from the variety of super popular videos that exist on YouTube. You just need to be able to spot the things that have worked. When you've spotted a very popular video, ask yourself what you need to do to get the same result. Contrary to popular belief, YouTube has a learning curve if you want to find success; go through it--you'll be glad you did.

Helping people with your videos on YouTube is a surefire way to find success. Make one of those popular "how to" videos in which you show your prospects how to do things. You will be teaching your viewers in exchange for getting their attention. This will give them incentive to go to your website. You will generate a higher amount of traffic to your site or blog when your viewers find your videos helpful. This will help people start to think that when you can give them so much, they must be able to get even more from your website. There is just something about YouTube traffic that makes sense. People who have interest in your videos and then click through to your site are more highly targeted but is that all that there is? No; YouTube is actually seen more as a growing video centric search engine that can index every single video out there. This social website is incredibly popular and it is that popularity that makes it worth going after. Your ability to potentially reach millions and millions of very targeted viewers makes YouTube a dream come true for almost every Internet Marketer. So if you have yet to put the power of YouTube to work, now is the time to do so.

About the Author: