Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Make Money And Build Traffic With Video Marketing Using These Methods

I thought I would share my personal method of using videos online to drive traffic to a few sites I own. I also use this simply to drive traffic to domains I redirect to affiliate programs but I much rather send my visitors to a squeeze page. It’s the thing these days you know! Actually, it always has been but it seems the effort it takes to make a squeeze, put in an optin box and write up a well thought out email series is just to much these days for white and blackhat marketers. So since I want to see you succeed I am going to give you the traffic building part of your marketing campaign a FREE massive kickstart in acquiring visitors. Maybe if traffic building was easier (or people were better at it) then maybe making money online wouldn’t be as hard it seems. In any case, I am going to reveal a 4 step strategy to get visitors to your site using online video.

There is nothing really secret about this. I use 4 programs (hence the 4 step process). If I am not mistaken then all of them offer a free trial. Now, on the basis of truly believing in these programs and to give you an unbiased opinion and details of these programs and how to use them to your fullest advantage, I have included ALL outgoing links in this post as NON-AFFILIATE links.

*Disclaimer* — I use very fast and efficient means of getting videos. I do not horse around and make my own videos for these methods. I did at the first and it takes to long and I prefer hundreds of dollars over a few dollar commissions everyday. So if you have a problem with taking other people’s videos then this is probably not for you. You can however make your own videos, but at the sheer speed and volume I can do in less than 30 minutes a day your results will most likely be dramatically stunted. I don’t advise stealing people’s videos, but I do advise that you pull your socks up (so to speak) if you want to use this method to its full potential.

Step 1. – You will need a program that can easily download videos for you in a very fast timeset. For this I use a program called Ultraget. This program is COMPLETELY free. It is a program that will allow you to download any Youtube video. Just go to the site, it is very self-explanatory. I like to do batches of a dozen videos at a time. I quickly go over to Youtube and check out the recent videos. I always go for videos that do not look to personal. I don’t want copyright problems, so wrecks, accidents, sports and pets are great for this.

Step 2. – You need a video converter. The idea is to watermark all your videos with a link to the site you want displayed throughout the video. This is CRITICAL. ALWAYS have the website link displayed nicely within the video. Think about the domain for this, the more catchy the domain is the more likely people will type into their browser. This works great for redirects as you are getting only type in traffic. You could probably use this for domain parking as well. I never have, but I know a friend that does. He may comment on this later. So knowing that you need a video converter, I personally use a program called Total Video Converter. The program is offered on a trial basis. I believe it lasts 15 or 30 days (don’t quote me on that). It will easily pay for itself in just a few days.

When you use Ultraget to download Youtube vids they will download as FLV files. You just add these files in Total Video Converter and I personally found that converting to MPEG is the easiest and smoothest. This works great for all 27 video sites you will be uploading back to later on. So download and convert to MPEG and save those new files in a folder. It is now time to watermark them with a domain.

Step 3. – Watermarking videos could not be any easier than it is with Video Watermark Factory. Again this program has a free trial, but I don’t know how good it is, I just bought it outright. After downloading from Ultraget, and then converting to MPEG with Total Video Converter, you simply import your MPEG files in Watermark Factory and here you can edit them or add your watermark. It’s very simple.

Step 4. – Now that we have downloaded, converted and watermarked, it’s time to take these videos and upload them to the web video sites. I use a program called Video Post Robot. I believe it also has a free trial, but I simply pay my monthly membership. If you do any type of video marketing then you will understand that this payment is peanuts compared to the profit you are pulling. Quite simply, this program uploads your videos to 27 video sharing sites on the web. Google, Youtube, Veoh, Dailymotion, Metacafe. There are tons of them and each site has tons of users.

The program itself is very simple. However when you first get it, you will have to sit down and sign up for an account to each site. I did all 27 in about 30 minutes. I now have multiple accounts on these sites, which is also a very good idea. Heck you could even make niches and and account for each. The sheer amount of traffic you can and will receive is insane. It’s all so simple to do. After you have your accounts, you simply make a project for each video and pick the categories to upload to for each video site. I can do about a dozen videos start to finish in around 30 minutes using these tactics. I hope you find this helpful. Other than the cost of a few programs, you can easily have thousands of visitors to your site in just minutes.

Of course how you market and what niches you target will determine your success, but everyone likes to make more money, people go to video sites for entertainment so games have worked great. Screensavers, wallpapers, layouts, certain niche focused health products (think weight loss, acne) and I have even heard of people doing quite well in the adult niches (obviously). I do not engage in the adult niches with video marketing but it works.

*Note* One thing I like to do when ripping youtube vids is that if I get the feeling that uploading the same video back to youtube will cause problems, I simply don’t upload it in Video Post Robot. There are 26 other sites you can upload it to. :)


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38 Responses

November 30, 2007
renyu

1: Not sure about total video converter. But i use A-one flv converter. I’ve uploaded it to piratebay if anyone wants it. Or you could buy it here : http://www.aone-soft.com/flv_to_avi_mpeg_wmv_3gp_mp4_ipod_converter.htm

Not sure if total video converter can batch convert… but this can.

2: Watermark factory adds a watermark to the free trial.. at least when i downloaded it. I’ve also uploaded the full version to thepiratebay if anyone wants it.

The cool part about VWF is that it can batch watermark. So one could just load 100 vids.. and then just hit start and it will do all of them. Sometimes if the video is corrupt the whole program shuts down though..

It’s IMO best to convert the vids with vmw in 382kbps. NOT higher than that.

(Btw, did you see my post the the RJ forum about this or what? : D)


November 30, 2007
Ruck

Yea awhile back, but already had everything except VWF. Up till then I was watermarking with my movie editor.

And there ya go everyone, Renyu just cost the cost down by a lot. Thanks for the adds man!


November 30, 2007
renyu

hehe ;)

This program is free. If you have clips that are too big for youtube, use this to split them. It’s very easy.. and very fast.

http://www.doeasier.org/splitter/

you need to register the program though..
http://www.doeasier.org/splitter/order.html

maybe you should add that to your post.


November 30, 2007

I like it when you post these step by step methods. Great stuff


November 30, 2007

couldn’t find them on piratebay


November 30, 2007

just realize its a server problem I having with piratebay. I can’t find any other torrents right now


November 30, 2007
solvetheproblem

“I always go for videos that do not look to personal. I don’t want copyright problems, so wrecks, accidents, sports and pets are great for this.” Pardon the nubie question but do you mean use these types of videos or not use them?

Great ideas here though!


November 30, 2007

Ruck,

AWESOME post, man!

I do have a question:

Have you ever used HeySpread! for distributing your videos? If so, how was it?

Also, are there any good, free watermark tools out there?

Also, I don’t know if you know this, but the new RealPlayer will download videos as well and it’s free. I use it to download a lot of things.

Thanks, Ruck!


December 1, 2007

Once again, I find myself printing everything you said…i literally had to clear out a section of my desk (really, a whole section) and renamed it “RUCK INFO” – Now…if I can just get all of this to work for me :)


December 1, 2007
Ruck

Total Video Can batch convert. You just import all your vids and have them all check marked when you convert.

As for Heyspread,
I never heard of it before. I only use these 4 tools now because in the tiny timeframe it takes me to rip and reupload a dozen videos with my watermark, you just can’t beat it. Maybe you can, but I am not the type to go out looking when something is working.


December 1, 2007
Jay

Cool. Thanks a lot. I found all those programs at mininova.org


December 7, 2007
Harry

Hey RUCK

Need your wisdom..

You said “I do not engage in the adult niches with video marketing but it works. ”

I have been trying to break into the adult niche for some time but I cant seem to find the right offer or cpa to promote.

Please pls pls can you point me in the right direction. You probably know people that know good paying programs. Can you tell me where to look.

I tried adultfriendfinder but the only pay peanuts. I can generate a good amout of traffic thru video marketing, I just need the right offer to target these wankers. Excuse my pardon.

Please get back to me

Thanks


December 7, 2007
Ruck

What network are you working with Harry? Azoogle and Hydra Network (Hydramedia) have an assortment of dating offers. Most of them payout on free profiles and stuff.


December 7, 2007
Harry

I am on azoogle, copeac and leadersmarket. I am trying to get the highest payout as possible.

Is it only dating offers, I can focus on?

Are ther any other offers I can promote apart from dating cpa offers?

Thanks


December 7, 2007
renyu

promote webcams harry.. they covert very well.

http://tinyurl.com/2ls3yu

yeah.. this is a nasty affiliate link…..


December 11, 2007

These tips on making money, and building traffic are sure to help

http://www.jingalink.com


December 11, 2007

what exactly does jingalink does


December 11, 2007

what exactly is Jingalink


December 15, 2007

Hi Ruck,
ok, with those video sites other than youtube, they are a big site with tones of videos too. So even if we submit videos to these sites, how are we going to ‘fight’ with other videos ?

I means, there would be tones of videos in those sites waiting for visitors to watch, so how are we able to catch the visitors attention and watch our videos ?? Apart form using some ‘attention catching’ descriptions and tagging, what else ??

Thanks


December 15, 2007
Ruck

Hi Mini,

Honestly I have shown some of my Youtube accounts and some of my Break accounts. Some video sites work different than others.

Here’s an example. Upload a video to Youtube and upload a video to Break.com

Let the video sit there for two days. Don’t do anything to it. Come back and post your view count for each and you will see what I mean.

All you need is attention grabbing headlines, and tags. That’s all I do. My power comes in that I have mutiple accounts at each site and are upload massive amounts of videos.

One thing I learned though. If your taking videos on Youtube I personally, do reupload them there. I have faced some deleted videos and warnings but never a banning. However, if I keep doing that, I am sure that it would soon follow.


December 15, 2007

Hi Ruck,
emm..I just posted a video to both sites. Well ya, hot video but only 20+ sec.

The video is almost hitting the allowed limit ( maybe over by little bit in term of .xxx. …ya u know :P

Let’s see what’s the stats would be. Or maybe it get taken off too soon.

By the way, if it cross their allowed limits, what could happen by then ? ( apart from getting video deleted and account banned ) . I didn’t really push to this extend before.


December 16, 2007

Ruck,

Where do you send this type of traffic? To blogs? Do you create a site for them to go to? Do you send them to free CPA or PPL offers?

This seems pretty easy to do, but I have no idea what type of offers I can focus on.

Thanks!


December 16, 2007
Ruck

Chris,

I personally send them to my own sites. I know many affiliates that send them to domains with redirects to CPA offers. CPA is a lot easier than Affiliate Marketing. Has been in my experience anyway. Make sure the CPA offer is free and you will get better conversions.


December 16, 2007

Thanks, Ruck!


January 19, 2008
Wombat

Videoget will batch download videos and convert them to mpgs on the fly
h**p://rapid***share.com/files/36078276/Portable_20VideoGet.v2.0.2.27.Retail.Full.zip


January 20, 2008

Ruck,

Thank you for all this info. Can you explain what you mean by a video that doesn’t look too personal? Do you mean showing a car crash vs someone’s personal story with their cat? Would a celebrity focus be okay? Thanks.


January 20, 2008

A personal video would be someone filming themselves and seeing you rip their video. That’s easy canning right there and getting your videos flagged.


January 20, 2008

In terms of downloading videos in the FLV format, there is a Firefox extension that you can use in addition the Ultraget…

It is..

DownloadHelper.com
http://www.downloadhelper.net/

Great post, and a wonderful blueprint for using video file sharing more effectively..

Robert


Excellent post! I am downloading right now and signed up for the video robot site.

I am not too sure about risking banning from youtube though so I won’t upload copied videos there.


July 2, 2008

This qualify for “black hat marketing strategy”. Says who, me (just kidding).

I think this is a great tutorial. I learned from the tips you shared. Thanks


September 24, 2008

Do you have any trouble with Video Post Robot not being able to upload videos? I used to use TrafficGeyser and I got frustrated that I had to manually upload to several companies. I believe the companies that host the videos don’t want automatic uploading.

Just wanted to know about your experience. Thanks


November 30, 2008
SkyWatcher

The post tips are useful and valuable! I’ll keep an eye on your every post!


August 13, 2010

You could apply similar logic to your photos too and monetize them.


October 14, 2010
Ken Radke

Well I will have to test out for myself but it sounds promising :)