Youtube Featured Videos

Youtube Featured Videos

A client once asked: What exactly is a featured video in YouTube and how does it compare to getting the edge on viewers? Is it worth going that route? I have a very unique video and would like to get mass coverage.

Excellent question. A Youtube featured or more commonly a spotlight video can really launch views to a new level and if your video is designed right send your traffic through the roof also.

First off you need to create your video properly:

  • Content focused on a good keyword phrase (not selling)
  • 8 minutes or less is best
  • Your website URL watermarked throughout
  • Create the video file name with the keyword phrase in it
  • upload to Youtube and make sure to use descriptions and tags with the keyword phrase in it. (very important)
  • Once it has been uploaded, solicit top ratings and positive comments from other youtube members, friends, family, virtually everyone you can.

Once your video has good ratings and comments, Send an email to editor@youtube.com, and attach a link to the YouTube video you would like to have featured. Do not attach the video. It must first be uploaded to the YouTube site!

Explain to them why you think your video is worth being featured. Even if the video hasn’t yet received a high rating or a lot of views, the editor may deem it worthy.

Make a heart warming compelling case as to how many people need this information etc. Featured videos are mostly from yourtube partners, but they do throw in a spotlight video now and again.

Written by Mark Stoffels

Mark Stoffels is an accomplished internet marketing coach and entrepreneur with more than 10 years teaching hundreds of people how to become successful by creating automated online businesses. With his own niche sites reaching millions of organic visitors, Mark practices what he preaches.

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