Video traffic is quickly becoming one of the best methods to drive traffic to web sites. Services such as YouTube.com have made it very easy for individuals to upload their videos and share them with their friends and the rest of the YouTube.com community. A few years ago, many CPA affiliates took advantage of major video sites like YouTube.com by uploading videos from a variety of music artists. They were trying to promote ringtone offers within these videos and some actually made a lot of money doing this.
At the end of the video, affiliates would put a message like “Get This Ringtone At” and then link to a CPA ringtone offer. The problem with this method is that they are using copyrighted videos to generate traffic to their ringtone offers and eventually YouTube.com catches on and shuts these accounts down. This doesn’t mean that you still can’t use video services to generate traffic to your CPA offers. What I do is first offer quality content in my videos (and this can be something as simple as a PowerPoint presentation) and link back to my money site at the end of the video. Let me give you an example.
You could create a PowerPoint presentation on how to get out of debt. You can find the material for your presentation for free on the Internet by simply googling “how to get out of debt.” Using a tool like Camtasia video, you can record the PowerPoint presentation with your voice as the audio presenting the slides. Simply link back to your money site at the end of the video promoting something related like a “debt” or a “free credit report” CPA offer.
You will generate traffic back to your money site when people go to it after watching the video and if you tag your videos properly with related terms (i.e. debt relief, credit report, debt credit score), you will move up organically on major search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN and get additional traffic. You want to use keyword rich text in the title and description of your video, but yet still have a shocking or eye-catching title. Link to your video from multiple web sites in order to increase the link value and if you put your video on “autostart” this will continue to generate views. In some smaller video communities, if you generate enough views on your video, you can move up on their all-time favourite video rankings. If you want to create more of personal touch, you can record yourself or someone talking into the camcorder or web cam on the related topic and then pitch the CPA offer at the end of the video. Some smart affiliates just create funny or interesting videos that are not directly related to the CPA offer. They are just hoping that their videos will go viral and be seen by a mass audience so that whatever they are pitching at the end of the video is seen by hundreds of thousands of people. Here are a few places where you can upload your videos for free for people to watch.
Google Videos http://video.google.com
Yahoo Videos http://video.yahoo.com
MySpace Videos http://vids.myspace.com
Here are a few sources listed below that can help you upload your promotional videos to multiple video web sites with one click: