Video sites are gaining in popularity and it’s becoming very common for people to create and upload videos to those video submission sites as a technique of increasing traffic to a website. In this article, I’ll talk about video marketing for beginners, how it works, how to get started, as well as some of the benefits of video marketing.
What is video marketing?
Video marketing, to put it simply, is a technique where you create a tutorial or article video, can be 5 to 10 minutes long, and upload them to one of the top video submission sites.
Video marketing for beginners – how it works
When you upload videos, you get visitors to your website by adding links to your site at the end of the videos. You can add the links to your website in the descriptions, or bring it up somewhere in the videos so that people who view your videos can visit your site.
People can share your videos with their friends on their social media accounts, or embed them on their websites by simply copying and pasting the ’embed’ code into their sites. They can also leave comments or rate your videos.
Video marketing for beginners – how to get started
For beginners to video marketing, it is easy to get started. You can create an article video or a guide about something you are an expert at.
You can create an account on one of the top video submission sites. Then create a short video using software that you can easily find in any type of computer.
There are also automatic software like ArticleVideoRobot that you can use to turn articles that are posted on your blog into videos.
Then, you can either upload the videos manually or use automatic submission software tools like VideoSwiper to automatically submit videos to a lot of video sites at the same instant.
Benefits of video marketing
People like videos
A lot of people prefer videos over text and more and more are opting for video when it comes to finding information about a particular subject.
Lets you pass on information more quickly
Video marketing is very effective, in that it lets you communicate a lot of information quickly. And that is the key in trying to nurture relationships with prospects in a way that they will remember your brand and increase their loyalty.
Can help you drive traffic
There are a lot of Google updates every year and it’s getting almost impossible to keep up. You can use video marketing to get consistent traffic without worrying about losing your SEO traffic.
Videos are easy to create
Another benefit of video marketing is ease of creation. You can create videos without having to use expensive tools. You can get started absolutely for free.
Top Video submission sites
Video submission or video sharing sites are sites that you can submit your videos to. They are places to share and watch videos. These sites also let you upload your own videos. Below are some of the top video submission site:
Launched in 2005, YouTube is a top video submission site. You can upload short original videos like tvs, music videos, article videos and so many others to the site. You can create videos in .avi, .mkv, .mov, divx and other formats.
If you are a regular member you can only upload videos not longer than 15 minutes, though partners can upload longer videos. There is a partners program on YouTube where people who upload videos, and who make the grade to qualify for the partners program, share ad revenue with YouTube.
Mostly gaming videos and other similar videos like game plays of video games or trailers or cheat videos are allowed on the site.
Your videos will be converted automatically to 760/30p VP6 flash videos, so as to make them viewable on many devices including web or mobile. The site also has a premium ‘Vimeo plus’ package at $60 per year, that you can become a member of and create unlimited channels and upload unlimited videos.
Founded in 2015, DailyMotion is one of the top video submission sites where people can upload short movies, tv shows, extreme videos and more.
People who upload videos to the website are called ‘individual creators’, and anyone can become an individual creator by signing up for free. People viewing your videos can recommend them to other users or their friends on DailyMotion.
Metacafe is a pretty popular video site that gets tens of millions of unique monthly views. You can upload short form videos like video games, sports, music, tv shows, extreme sports and so on. It also has a partnership program called ‘producer rewards’ . If you upload an original video and it gets upwards of 20k views, and did not violate copyrights you will be eligible for a payment of $5 per 1000 views.
Veoh seems to mainly favor TV, movies and other similar entertainment videos. So you’ll have success if you upload those types of videos. When you upload a video, it can be watched on web, mobile, or smart phone devices such as iPad, iPhone and more.
You have to register and create your own channel before being able to upload your own videos to the site. But anyone, registered or otherwise, can watch videos uploaded to the site for free.
You can register and become a member or create your own channel and upload videos of any type to Break. People who will view your videos can leave a comment, or use the thumbs up or thumbs down buttons to rate your videos.
So, if you want your videos to get a lot of views, you have to upload high quality videos. You also have to make people become your fans and subscribe to channels on the video submission sites. They will then like your videos, share on social media sites and more.
What’s Your Feedback?
So which is your favourite video submission site and why? Has it given your site a boost in terms of traffic? Please leave a comment in the box below.