7 Ways To Use YouTube To Drive Traffic To Your Website

Posted on January 25, 2013

There are several ways in driving traffic to your website. Some of the ways include all the Social Media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and so on. They can be overwhelming and you might not know where to start.

In as much as all Social Media Marketing methods would drive traffic, there is one method which should not be ignored and this is the power of using videos to drive traffic to your website.

YouTube is a great platform to use to drive traffic.

Google is the number one search engine and it owns YouTube. What does it mean? This means that your videos are also ranked on Google.

Having a video on YouTube is owning your own channel and it is free advertisement.

Here are the 7 Ways to use YouTube to drive traffic:

  1. Share some content and it does not have to be too long. It can be as short as two minutes. The length of the video matters because of the attention span of people, as you do not want your viewers to drift off.
  2. After you have shared your message, thank your audience for listening to you. Do you know that they could be listening to someone else?  But they chose to listen to you so be grateful.
  3. The next stage is Call to Action. This is where you tell them to click on the link below your video to claim their free gifts. It is good to describe the gifts you are going to give them. The gifts can be in the form of free videos, report, mp3 and so on.a call to action 3 7 Ways To Use YouTube To Drive Traffic To Your Website
  4. In addition to the above tip always ensure that you leave your website details at the bottom of the video. This is the place where they will click and this will drive traffic to your site.
  5. Encourage your viewers to share your videos on all the Social Media sites.YouTube allows the viewers to share your videos on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. If your information is very valuable they can also embed your video on their website.
  6. Also encourage your viewers to subscribe to your channel. When they do subscribe to your channel they will be expecting more videos from you. Make it a habit to post more videos.
  7. Remember that in every video you put on YouTube, introduce yourself by mentioning your name and what you do and how you add value to people’s lives.a tell your viewers 300x156 7 Ways To Use YouTube To Drive Traffic To Your Website

Avoid perfection in your videos. Just post and add value. Any time your viewers watch you on YouTube they will believe that they know you as they feel more connected to you. They get to watch your body language, your sense of humor and this is great in attracting more clients.

7 Replies to "7 Ways To Use YouTube To Drive Traffic To Your Website"

  • Carol Steinberg
    January 25, 2013 (11:46 pm)

    Good advice, Tina. I have some video that was shot of me teaching my college class, but it’s too long. Any suggestions?

    • Tina Kyei
      January 27, 2013 (1:05 am)

      How long is your video? Depending on the length you can use Youtube to trim your video.

  • Kim
    January 26, 2013 (12:06 am)

    This is one online marketing technique I need to do for my business. Your post provides sound tips for ensuring the video is viewer friendly. Thanks for sharing.


  • Aletha McManama
    January 26, 2013 (1:50 am)

    Tina, I keep hearing that your video doesn’t have to be perfect, and I believe it. I remember Michelle Schaeffer mentioning that just recently when she started video-taping herself. Great tips on getting YouTube to drive traffic to your site. I see a few areas on my YT account that needs to be cleaned up.

    • Tina Kyei
      January 27, 2013 (1:14 am)

      Thank you for finding my tips very valuable and I am glad to hear that you will be making some changes to your Youtube account.

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