How to Get 1,000’s of Views On Your Videos

Videos are a search engine powerhouse.

In fact, according to Forrester Research, videos are 50 times more likely to rank on the first page of search engines than traditional text pages.

I’d say that’s pretty powerful!

But…

That’s not what we’re not going to be talking about in this article.

Instead, we’re going to go a bit underground…

As I reveal some of the best, untapped traffic strategies for driving thousands of visitors to your video.

I’m going to teach you how to get thousands of extra views on your video using ning syndication, video embedding, and viral voting.

So without further ado, let’s dive in…


1. Embedding Your Videos.

There are lots of sites that will allow you to embed your videos for further promotion, traffic, and exposure.

Some of my favorites include WonderHowTo.com and ImBroadcast.com. Both of these sites will allow you to ’embed’ your videos from sites like YouTube, MetaCafe, or any other video site that gives you embed code.

Some other sites where you can embed your video include:

http://current.com/news/
http://www.flixya.com
http://www.vidiac.com/publish/
http://www.sumo.tv/upload.php
http://www.mefeedia.com/addmedia
http://www.instructables.com
http://www.uvouch.com
http://www.magnify.net/sites/categories
http://www.vidiac.com
http://tv.affiliatetip.com/
http://www.betternetworker.com/
http://weblogtoolsvideos.com/
http://www.myvidster.com
http://www.gemzies.com/
http://www.videosift.com
http://www.wonderhowto.com
http://www.vodpod.com
http://www.videotutorialzone.com
http://www.bestechvideos.com/
http://www.sutree.com

This is one of the easiest ways to get hundreds (and sometimes
even thousands) of extra visitors for your video. I’ve seen VERY
few people taking advantage of this strategy, so I hope you
start using it before the rest of the world starts catching on ;)


2. You can also embed your video on Ning Networks for extra
traffic.

Ning is a highly powerful, but massively untapped traffic source
for videos.

Ning is basically an online platform that allows people to create
their own social networks.

Best of all, each of these networks allows you to submit articles, blog posts, and videos.

So, for example, in my market I could submit my video to the
following Ning networks:

http://sta.rtup.biz/ (75,280 members)
http://www.twittermoms.com (25,638 members)
http://www.viralnetworkers.com (8,456 members)
http://homebasedbusiness.com/ (15,454 members)
http://www.tweetbook.tw (24,619 members)
http://startupspace.ning.com/ (29,564 members)
http://liveops.ning.com (15,846)
http://mombloggers.ning.com (9,712 members)
http://jvvillage.ning.com/ (1,334 members)

Thus, allowing me to get my video in front of thousands of
laser-targeted prospects.

You can do the same thing with your videos.

Simply go to Ning.com and search for a community related to your
target market. Find one with over 1,000 members and start
getting involved in the community.

From there you can start submitting your YouTube videos, which
are featured on the FRONT PAGE of each Ning Community.

Ning communities are one of the biggest untapped traffic sources
online.

(* Quick Tip: You can use a similar strategy with forums. Forums are a great place to post your video, especially if you’re delivering high-quality content. Simply start a new thread on a
related forum and give it an enticing title. This is a great way to get the conversation started. You can also use your video to respond to commonly asked questions within the forum. Most forums are delighted for you to post your videos (as long as it’s good content). Just make sure you get a feel for the general guidelines first.)


3. Viral Voting – One of my faves ;)

Looking to give your video some social voting power?

There are 5 websites online that will help drive your video to the top of the most popular social media sites online.

The Unified Tribe
Synnd.net
Facebook Tribe
SponsoredTweets.com
StumbleUpon Ads
MicroWorkers.com
WebeServe.com

Now, let’s go into each of those in a bit more detail…

The Unified Tribe is a paid membershp site that uses the power of
the community to vote up each other’s content.

I have to admit, when I first heard about this I was pretty skeptical.

But I decided to test it out and give it a whirl.

48 hours later I had an additional 875 visitors to my website directly from the blog posts that I had submitted to the Unified Tribe Feed.

As you can imagine, that pretty much cleared up any doubts I was
having :)

The website is very intuitive and easy to use. It’s basically run on a point system. You get points for voting on other people’s content and you then use those votes to post your own content. So member’s must vote on other people’s content in order to post their own.

But best of all, there is a very high-quality filter here. All of the content is top-notch.

Like I said, there is a monthly membership fee, but I find it well worth the price. In return, you get voted up on the top social media sites online – Twitter, Facebook, Digg, and StumbleUpon.

The next social voting site is Synnd.net. Syndd is similar to the
Unified Tribe in that it uses the power of the community to vote
up your content.

In fact, Synnd has a community of over 800+ people who will vote
up your content.

The biggest difference that it has in comparison to the Unified
Tribe is that the voting process is completely automated. Each user has software installed on their computer that automatically submits users submissions throughout the day.

But again, a very powerful system.

Synnd gives you the propulsion you need for viral propogation.

Next up is the Facebook group called (TSA) Tribe Syndication Association.

This is a Facebook group that’s dedicated to helping its members
syndicate each others content.

Once again, leveraging the power of the community.

Whether you want more views on your video, more comments on your
blog posts, or more exposure to your website, TSA can help you do
it.

The main problem that can come up with a volunteer system like
this though is that people don’t have the same incentive to
continue voting for the other members.

It works more on the honor system – Which is good, but not as
sustainable or consistent. Whereas the 2 systems above work
EVERY time as long as you’re submitting top-quality content.

The next site I’d like to introduce you to is SponsoredTweets.com.

This site essentially allows you to set up paid Twitter campaigns
where you can have multiple people voting on your content.

You’re also able to choose exactly who you want to retweet your
content. You can search their database based on followers, ratio,
country of residence and more.

They will provide you with a list of Tweeters that meet your criteria.

You can then make offers to the people you pick.

This one can get a bit pricey compared to the other options we’ve talked about, but still a very effective way to give your content that initial boost it needs to gain momentum.

StumbleUpon Ads (https://www.stumbleupon.com/ads/) are a similar
concept. You pay just 5 cents per view.

Plus, videos are VERY popular on StumbleUpon. You can use
StumbleUpon Ads to give your video the initial boost it needs to
go viral.

For example, you could pay $10 for StumbleUpon ads and then let
organic voting do the rest for you.

Once you’ve given it that initial boost, people will start voting naturally as long as you have good content.

Next up is a very unique website called MicroWorkers.com.

This is a really cool site where you can get people to do small jobs for you.

You can pay people to tweet your content, Stumble your content,
blog about your product, Digg your website, post comments on your video, rate your video, and much more.

So, for example, let’s say you want 50 people to Digg your video.

You could go to MicroWorkers.com and create a new campaign.

In the section for “available positions”, you would put 50 – showing that you need 50 workers / 50 people to Digg your content.

You would also choose how much you want to pay each worker.

Once you’ve posted your campaign, people will then start digging
your content.

Pretty cool huh?

Not only will this help you get to the front page of the top social media sites but it also creates powerful backlinks that will help you rank well in the search engines.

And finally, our last social voting site is called WebeServe.com.

Webeserve is another crowdsourcing solution that allows you to build traffic and spread your message around the web.

Their community of workers will tweet your videos, bookmark your
videos, distribute your articles, Digg your content, Stumble your
content, etc…

WebeServe.com is a very affordable way to drive thousands of extra visitors to your website through the power of social voting.

So, now that you know the tricks of the trade, get out there and start promoting your videos!

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28 thoughts on “How to Get 1,000’s of Views On Your Videos”

  1. Wow Kim,
    You are my all time favorite Blogger. I get so much from you.
    But more importantly you have given me the confidence to believe that I can get traffic.
    I have been reading your info for only a short time and you give more than anyone I have ever seen online. I will use the information above because 1) I have been wanting to do video for a while now and 2) I know if you said it, it will work. Thanks
    Bruce

  2. Kim

    awesome tips, I had heard about the embedding thing but your list is pretty comprehensive, i'll definately be trying that more.

    what about using mturk for getting stumbles, diggs etc, I've had some luck with this in the past although I'm not sure what their terms are as far as people having to signup for accounts as part of a HIT

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Wow! What a valuable post! I definitely needed this information – I've learnt a lot about article marketing, but have never seen such a comprehensive list for video marketing. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Wow! What a valuable post! I definitely needed this information – I've learnt a lot about article marketing, but have never seen such a comprehensive list for video marketing. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Hi Kim!

    Thanks for inviting me to your Blog…it's so nice to meet you. :)

    Wow, I know that video is a very powerful tool to utilize & master in the branding process. I'm going to be taking advantage of it myself, in the very near future.

    So grateful for your 3 'knowledge nuggets' too!!

    Have a pleasant day…your tribal friend Steven Suchar

  6. Hi Kim,

    Got to your blog from Chris Farrell's webinar today…

    Wow, lots of great info!! Video embedding is something
    I didn't even have the slightest clue about! Thank you
    so much for sharing all these links!

    ~Nat

  7. Hi Kim, many thanks for the great content above especially on the Unified Tribe Method as I have 3 blogs, no video's at present and very much like the idea of a points based system as this gives people a real incentive to vote up your content in your blog or video. I heard about this blog from the Chris Farrell webinar recording.

    Keith

  8. Great post here by Kim yet again. I would love to include some more info though.

    These are some of the other factors that may determine the rankings of the videos in the search engines :

    The name of the file that you upload to the video sharing sites i.e. the filenale should be your main keyword that you want to optimise your video for.

    The title should include your keyword FIRST and then followed by a line or a question. Include the keyword twice if possible but use common sense, it should not look like a forced stuffing.

    The keyword density in the description should be 3-4%. I love to include a short paragraph giving some additional information about the video subject and also include some AWESOME facts if possible. Leave the viewers with a question in their mind and your CTR will sky rocket.

    in the tags you need to include your keywords in declining order of priority i.e. your main keyword first followed by your second main keyword and so on. A nice trick that you can use is including the keywords of competing videos in your tags, that way your videos show in their related videos at the right hand side of the screen.

    The thumbnail that is displayed should be something interesting and not plain text that is unreadable. A picture (the more dramatic the better) is always better than plain text. Use thumbnails wisely as they determine if your videos are clicked on or not.

  9. Kim great information as always – people charge for this type of stuff. Do you use applications such as Tube Mogul to blast your videos onto other video sites?

    Combined with what you describe above a bit off effort could really get you out to the masses even though I personaly dont like video that much!

  10. Good informative post with well research, I have video uploaded on youtube, I was thinking that it will get 1000 views but the reality is different, I am suffering with my video and just got 10 views, but i will practice your suggestions and tips, thanks for it.

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