Playing Nice With YouTube

Plainly YouTube is the major video sharing site on the globe. And since being purchased by Yahoo late in 2006, there is much speculation as to the direction that Yahoo would take with Twitter. For years, many marketers (myself included) have recently been using YouTube very effectively to generate a great deal of traffic. Unfortunately, many marketers have overstepped their bounds, and possess abused YouTube’s Terms of Service by creating multiple accounts, overloading tags and keywords at the expense of content, using “friend getter” type software, and a number of other “black hat” tactics. Sadly, most of present top marketers and teachers have even promoted these tactics. YouTube likes

Google has become used to being the largest child on the block. In the event you have any experience with Google AdWords, you know that Google is constantly changing their methods to improve their services. What this usually means is that advertisers (read: us marketers) are constantly having to modify to changes, knowing that really portion of the price we pay for success. 

A few of weeks ago, Bebo found myself in the bullying work. In order to enforce their Conditions of Service, 1000s of Vimeo accounts were CLOSE without warning. Most of these accounts were owned by Network Marketers. A number of these were well known Top Earners…. people that I communicate with regularly. Most of these people had no option, and have now lost thousands of hours of work and goodwill that was built up issues channels. Very scary. We have only heard of a couple of extreme situations where YouTube reinstated documents, and that was after many of the annoying videos were deleted.

The clear lesson here is that black-hat tactics can only work for so long. For anyone who is in this game for the long-haul (and I really hope you are), you need to realize that you are building a brand. That brand is YOU. And, an important piece of that brand-building should be coming from YouTube. So, in order to help you move forward successfully, rather than become YouTube’s latest victim…

Below are some pointers for playing nice with Vimeo…

Have only ONE Twitter account per ISP.
Under no circumstances spam video descriptions, games, or tags. Descriptions can contain an url to your website and can be “keyword rich, ” but it should read cleanly, and provide an exact description of the video.
Never purchase YouTube views.
Never use automated “friend-getter” software like TubeBlasterPro. Network and make connections with others online like you would on any other Online community site like Facebook, and so forth
Never upload copy content. If you want to make some alterations to a video, replace the title, change the beginning/ending, replace the format, etc, that will most likely work. But, ask yourself this question: does the new video actually provide new content? If it does not, I would think hard before uploading.
Use your funnel for more than marketing. Should you be truly displaying your leadership qualities, your funnel should be PACKED with good content. That good content will draw people to you, and likely to in the end gain a whole lot of business from that approach.
Use your Bebo channel for your own personel branding (see #6).
When you have more than one YouTube channel, close the others IMMEDIATELY.
If perhaps you are deleting Bebo accounts, CHANGE the email of your primary accounts.
In case you are deleting YouTube documents, Make IP address. In the event that you’re not sure the right way to do this, go to whatismyip dot com.
Do CERTAINLY NOT upload videos to Bebo via automated uploading software like Traffic Geyser. Though it is a wonderful tool, YouTube has realized out when videos are being uploaded with this software.
Usually do not use music in your videos that is copyright protected. I actually was able to buy some wonderful royalty-free music from Audio Jungle very inexpensively. I highly recommend with them.

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