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A lot of us would like to create saleable material on Youtube to bring in the bucks but we know that requires a whole lot of thinking. When gearing up for Youtube battle you’ll need to be well equipped with the right tricks to get to and stay on the top spots. Millions of people upload videos everyday and a huge fraction of these material have very good content, so how do you make yours stand out? And how does one make money on Youtube?
The answer: Youtube Partner Program. This allows you to display ads on your videos and earn a percentage of the income based on clicks.
So here are some tips on getting that Youtube Partner spot:
- Grow your audience to these minimum numbers: a thousand subscribers, and ten thousand channel views. Of course more is better if you want to up your chances of becoming a Youtube Partner. Upload fifty to a hundred videos before submitting your application as a Youtube Partner – you’ll want to prove your body of work first before they accept you.
- If you’re running a channel, treat your content like you were programming for a TV channel. Of course the Internet is totally different but it requires pretty much the same outlook. Think ahead and plot your content. Engage your audience. Read up on the science of viral videos (because knowing the psychology of your audience helps). It could also help if you can determine who your audience is. That way, you’ll know who you’re talking to and can plan your content accordingly.
YouTube videos are no longer just for entertainment, it is now part of marketing’s content strategy to gain web traffic and achieve business goals. Sure thing, articles and other text-based content are still valuable SEO-wise and perhaps to some readers. But when it comes to catching a person’s attention video is the best type of content to use.
Ok, there might be a little confusion right here when it comes to search engine ranking. Let’s make it clear, a YouTube video is as invisible as a white ink in white paper to Google or other search engines. Why? Search engines can’t really read videos but they can sure read the text embedded on the video.
And since the algorithm of search engines determines ranking, you have to boost up your video for Google (without compromising the content thought).
So how do you optimize a YouTube video upload?
… Use keywords
What are keywords or key phrases?
Key words or phrases are terms that users use to search for a particular content on the web. For example, a user wants to look for a parody of the popular music video Gangnam style, then key in the words “YouTube Parody Gangnam Style” on the search bar. Search engines will then dig for the best results from their database presenting the user several YouTube videos bearing the words being searched.
Google has launched a site called wdyl.com. That stands for “What do you love?”. That is the all the site says with a search box and a heart button until you enter your query.
Once you enter it, you get a different kind of search results page. The page will show you a graphical interface with boxes for results in Image Search, Maps, Google Alerts, Patent Search, Google Trends, Product Search, Sketchup, YouTube, Books, Google Translate, Blog Search, Picasa, Google News, Google Earth, Google Mobile Search, etc. It also has boxes for various Google tools.
For example, if I tell Google I love “India” it will also show Gmail box telling me to email somebody about India, a Google Calendar box telling me to plan an event about India, a Google Voice box telling me to call somebody about India, a Google Moderator box telling me to organize a debate about India (a fantastic idea), a Google Groups box telling me to start a India discussion group (another great idea), and a Chrome box telling me to access India stuff on the web, faster.