Last week I posted a video on how to get a YouTube channel, and encouraged you to create your channel, then record and upload your first video. It’s important that you also use your videos to drive traffic back to your website or blog.
NOTE: If you don’t have a website yet, you can also link to your Facebook page or Twitter profile.
There’s a simple way to make this very easy. You must make sure that every video you upload to YouTube contains a clickable link back to your website at the very beginning of your video’s description.
Most people, if they put a link in their video’s description, make the mistake of putting it at the end of the description. Most viewers will never see that link because YouTube shows a shortened version of the description, and viewers must click the "more" button to see the rest of it.
To make the link clickable, it must appear exactly as it would in your browser bar. That means you include the "http" at the beginning, and it’s a good idea to also include the trailing slash at the end, like this:
You may even want to put the link on its own line to further call attention to it. See an example of one of my own videos here: http://bit.ly/dBzZca
Your assignment this week is to make sure that every video you have on YouTube has a clickable link to your website at the very beginning of its description. Do this by going to your "My Videos" page, click "Edit" next to a video and add the link to the beginning of the description.
Then comment below and let us know you completed the task!
Watch for an expanded blog post with more YouTube tips later this week.