Every day, more than 100 million videos are viewed on YouTube by users around the globe. If you’re not using YouTube to promote your company, you’re missing out on an incredible amount of traffic! Whether your business is a small company or a huge corporation, there are certain ways to utilize this video giant to the benefit of your business. While it’s free to use, it’s important that, as with every other aspect of marketing online, your content is quality and up to par.
Here are a few tips for using YouTube to your best advantage:
- Use tags and keywords. Just like with Twitter, Facebook and other social sites around the web, it is essential that you add tags and keywords to ensure your video is found. With 72 hours of video being uploaded every 60 seconds on the site, competition is fierce – so make sure you brainstorm the best tags to add to your video.
- Update and add to your channel on a regular basis. Don’t let your initial enthusiasm wane after the first few days or weeks. Post quality videos frequently, or even add others that are related to your field. Frequently updated content is important with YouTube, just as it is with your website, social media, blogs, etc.
- Share your videos instead of counting on your audience to come to you. Not everyone will know to look for your business on YouTube, so share your videos on your blog or company website, on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms to ensure it gets the most viewers.
- Analyze your results! Those who experience the most success online analyze everything; after all, unless you do you really don’t know what’s working and what isn’t, meaning you could be wasting your valuable time. With YouTube, it’s a simple matter to look in to the facts and demographics of those who view your videos. With the free analytics tools provided by the site, you can see not only the number of views your video has received, but the links that brought them to your video, demographics, and more.
Video is a powerful marketing tool and getting more popular every day. If you aren’t utilizing the power of YouTube for your business, why not? It’s free and easy; all it costs is a little of your time.