A global research company, Comscore, recently stated that in a typical month 35% of everyone who goes online worldwide visit YouTube (Source: Stompernet.com). Social media sites are growing exponentially – almost doubling every six months. So the trend is up … and video consumers are at the core of this new growth.
There are a number of software developers who have recently developed scripts to enable anyone to build their own niche video site with free videos drawn from YouTube. These scripts enable you to build as many niche video sites as you want. The scripts are easy-to-use, designed for the average internet marketer and allow you to build a site in minutes.
The niche video sites draw on YouTube's vast video library on the basis of a tag (keyword) that you determine as your site focus. The script also provides a search facility to enable visitors to search YouTube on any other tag/keyword they desire. The script can be easily edited to add AdSense advertising, affiliate product ads (such as for ClickBank) and links to other websites, Squidoo lenses or blogs.
There are six basic steps involved in the creation of a niche video site:
1. Identify a competitive keyword
The video sites draw on YouTube videos that are tagged with the identified keyword. So the first step is to identify a high search/low competition keyword in the area of your interest (the "Bum Marketing" method).
2. Locate an affiliate program or product
The niche video site scripts enable you to add your own affiliate products or programs through banners, text links or block ads such as those provided by BetterTextAds or FavAds. You need to identify programs or products that fit into the theme of the video site you are creating. Of course, sometimes you will start with the product or program and then determine the desired keywords.
3. Purchase a domain name to match your tag/keyword
Video sites that have a domain name that matches their core keyword tend to receive higher rankings in Google (all things being equal). A matching domain name also helps to orientate the visitor to the focus and content of the video site.
4. Purchase hosting for your new domain
You need to obtain a reliable host that provides you with ample capacity to store the files and manage the volume of visitors.
5. Edit the files in the script
This is a lot simpler than first appears. Usually there are only two or three files you need to edit via Notepad to change the information to your own. For example, you need to replace the existing AdSense ID with your own. You may want to add an affiliate product banner at the top of the site or insert block ads in the sidebar (to replace the AdSense ads), and this can be done by inserting the html code provided by the relevant affiliate program owner. Some scripts come with videos so this aspect is made even easier.
6. FTP the edited files to your website host
This can be done very easily and quickly by FTP programs such as FileZilla.com which are readily available at no cost.
Video sites and video watching are exploding on the Internet and now is the time to get ahead of the unprecedented growth that is occurring at an accelerating rate. Scripts are now available that let you quickly and easily build multiple video sites for one relatively small outlay.
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